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 was patient and gave many real world examples. He is a charting pro!”

, August 2019

“Chris Manson was a fantastic teacher. Glad he was our instructor. I was very enlightened by the class content. ”

, August 2019

“The highlight of the class was the instructor, Chris Manson. He gave a lot of personal touch, and insights, to the ups and downs of his trading experiences. I think that the whole class learned a lot of the 'What not to do's' from his teaching.”

, June 2019

“The classroom education was powerful and Chris Manson provided a level of consistent teaching. His mastery of trading, and execution of OTA's methods was inspiring and empowering. ”

, June 2019

“I really enjoyed the class with so much to learn. Opened up my eyes to the real investing and trading world. Chris was phenomenal in sharing his insights into the markets and trading experiences. I am really excited in continuing the Mastermind learning track so I can become an effective trader.”

, March 2019

“Chris Manson is a wonderful instructor, and has introduced us to the big picture of the trading world, not restricting himself to the "core strategy', where appropriate. The program is extraordinary and is a big eye-opener to me. Highly recommend taking the course, even if you have lot of questions, as I am sure you will find the answers during this class.”

, February 2019

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