Craig Weil

Online Trading Academy
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Craig Weil's trading career began in 1974 as a Member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, where he spent fifteen years before moving crosstown to the CME Group, where he spent another twenty years in the Futures trading pits. As a result, Craig's experience trading financial futures, equities, equity options, currencies, and agricultural futures is matched by few in the industry. His comprehensive trading career has prepared him to recognize trading opportunities in all global markets.  As a former radio show host, Craig gained insight through interviewing scores of industry leaders from all different areas of the financial community.  Craig says, "I am excited to be affiliated with Online Trading Academy. They have given me the opportunity to be an Instructor and share my lifelong career experiences with people from all corners of the world who have the same passion for the markets that I do.

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  • BA 1971, Tulane University
  • Trader's Talk Live Radio Show Host
  • Member Chicago Board Options Exchange 1974-1989
  • Chicago Board of Trade 14 years
  • Member Chicago Mercantile Exchange 1989-2009


  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Stocks
  • Trading Platforms


  • Registered Investment Advisor
  • Guest on various Chicago Media Programs
  • Head of CB Financial LLC
  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Numerous articles published for The Options Insider
  • DVD "Trading Discipline: Secrets of a Professional Trader"


Illinois, USA

What Students Are Saying

“I took this class because I wanted to learn how to handle my investments and portfolio myself. I was very unsure of myself. However, after taking Craig's class, I believe I can master this and look forward to the next step in my education.”

, January 2019

“I am very satisfied with the "Core Strategy" course. My instructor was Craig, who went through all the details of the psychology, discipline, and organization that is needed to consider becoming a successful active trader. The teaching was very detailed, especially considering the vast amount of material that was covered. The course is 7 days which covered the necessary criteria to look for in a potential trade. What I found extremely useful was the input I got from the instructor from his personal experience trading. These are things that would be difficult to grasp from just reading a book. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in active trading to take this course to become better prepared prior to trading live.”

, January 2019

“The futures class is an excellent introduction to futures trading. It's eye opening and fun, and Craig Weil is an excellent instructor. He really knows futures inside and out. ”

, January 2019

“Instructor, Craig Weil, has tremendous patience and experience. Learned a whole lot from Craig!”

, January 2019

“The instructor invested all of the time, effort and explanation to ensure that all of his students thoroughly understood the information and concepts that OTA teaches.”

, December 2018

“Craig is an awesome teacher!! I will never forget his down to earth style and flexibility in answering all questions. ”

, November 2018

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