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

“Chris Manson was knowledgeable and really personable. He imparted the information needed in an understandable way and shared his trading experience. A great course.”

, December 2018

“My Instructor, Chris really helped us to create an example of daily trading schedule and weekly focus on Futures trading. His knowledge and the willingness to share it with us truly makes a big difference. It made me more confident with getting into the Future trading.”

, November 2018

“Chris is very knowledgeable and friendly. He is also super-patient and fun!”

, November 2018

“Chris rocks! Learned so much and super inspired and much more focused and confident.”

, September 2018

“Chris was excellent at breaking things down and adding his own techniques. He's helped me bridge some previous lessons into the Futures portion of my trading plan. Thanks!”

, September 2018

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

, August 2018

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