Online Trading Academy
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Craig Schaffer

New York, USA

As a finance major in college, Craig Schaffer became fascinated by the markets and the diversity of businesses that make up an economy. He was fortunate to find a job with a major brokerage, allowing him to see how Wall Street functions from an insider’s perspective. He later traded his own account on his way to becoming an Online Trading Academy Instructor.

Craig’s trading principles stress the necessity of emotional control, strict risk management and less is more. He believes the trader who remains objective, self-correcting and focused will have a much higher likelihood of achieving his or her goals. His students will gain a solid foundation in basic concepts from which to develop and enhance their trading techniques.

Craig’s Why is helping other traders reach their education goals and become an active part of the OTA trading community. He is passionate about teaching Core Strategy and encourages students to consistently follow their trading plans.


  • Bachelor’s in Finance, College of St. Rose
  • Trained & managed junior traders, managed satellite trading office, Paine Webber
  • Trading own account since 1997


  • US Markets


  • Stocks


  • Outdoor sports including snowboarding, kayaking & fishing
Free Intro Class