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


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


Washington, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Truly enjoyed the class. Instructor showed us many ways to make money. Answered all questions. Was very helpful. Highly recommend him.”

, November 2017

“I was happy to receive training from an instructor with a background totally different from trading, and Chris Manson fit the bill perfectly. He was great! He gave us some tricks here and there that were very helpful.”

, October 2017

“Chris was great and fun to learn with during the week. Good humor and patient teaching style worked well for me and highly recommended.”

, September 2017

“The instructor was awesome. Answered all questions I had. Helped me understand when I felt overwhelmed. Chris Manson was fun and a very good teacher. Shared a lot of knowledge that was also not in the book. I was very happy.”

, August 2017

“Chris is a Fantastic Instructor; he is very personable, inspirational and VERY, VERY knowledgeable. He shares information very personably with Great patience and detail.”

, August 2017

“Fantastic personality. Focused on relevant content as well as student questions. Patient and attentive to even the most left field questions. Very warm and personable. Removed technology intimidation though great approach from student perspective. Enjoyed the experience immensely.”

, August 2017

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