Chris Manson

Online Trading Academy
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Chris Manson comes from a musical background and has been living out a childhood dream that has taken him all over the world with credits in film, television, and many artists of different styles of music since 1981. He was introduced to trading by a family member who is a professional trader in 2002, and it has become his second passion. Trading stocks, options and futures, Chris started out knowing just enough to make him very dangerous in the markets using the trial and error method of trading. His relative became his mentor and helped him overcome many mental obstacles and develop a trading plan, which he now knows is key to success. He now mainly trades Futures for short term income and Options for long term wealth.

Chris got his start with Online Trading Academy in 2009, as he was searching for an opportunity to help others achieve their financial goals.

Chris feels teaching allows him to not only help others, but also to stay sharp himself. As an Instructor, Chris likes to keep things very simple in the way he approaches the markets, and he likes to keep the class open and fun, creating a comfortable atmosphere for learning and asking questions.

  • Power Trader Nation


  • Degree in Audio Engineering, Belmont College
  • Musician with credits in film, television and recording
  • Former Speaker for IBD and Vector Vest investment groups


  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Stocks
  • Trading Platforms


  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Trader's Virtual Magazine author


Washington, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Very knowledgeable instructor who truly enjoys passing on knowledge to the students.”

, August 2018

“Great class! Awesome instructor! Chris really took the time to go into detail on how to be successful at trading Futures. ”

, August 2018

“Extremely knowledgeable trainer, very patient and clear instructions, lots of hands-on practice.”

, July 2018

“Chris Manson is an excellent instructor and I highly would recommend him.”

, June 2018

“Chris was an amazing instructor with a wealth of knowledge. ”

, May 2018

“The instructor, Chris Manson, was patient but above all knowledgeable. A lot to absorb in 7-days but the follow-up support will be a great asset to build confidence before making a live trade. My greatest take away was Chris' definition of diversification not being the traditional meaning, but having the knowledge to manage your assets in Futures, Forex, Options and/or Equities through market cycles. I look forward to my first trade and continuing education.”

, April 2018

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