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
  • 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

“Great course! Instructor, Craig Weil, is excellent. He is very knowledgeable and practical. We traded a variety of Futures contracts, including gold, oil, natural gas, soybeans, copper, and the Nasdaq 100. The week-long learning was extremely useful! I highly recommend the Futures course with Craig Weil. You will not be disappointed!”

, June 2019

“Craig Weil is an extremely good teacher. He is committed to ensuring success, and stays late to assist his students.”

, June 2019

“In my Futures class with Craig Weil, I received the kind of hands-on training I need to be up and running when I leave. ”

, June 2019

“David Miltenberger here... Fantastic learning experience in the Core Strategy Class with instructor Craig Weil! Craig was 100% professional at explaining the core strategies to the class. He worked with a wide variety of skill levels. I was very impressed with his knowledge, experience, humor, and overall ability to teach all of us. ”

, May 2019

“I've found Craig able to identify the student's needs throughout the week and address them in a timely manner. He expresses the daily goals and allows us to apply them by building up our confidence. This course has help me the most in understanding and applying our Core Strategies.”

, March 2019

“Craig Weil did a great job of covering the things that we need to know to actually trade while not spending too much time on the theoretical, nice to know things. His teaching style is one that encourages learning and participation but doesn't let the class descend into chaos. I'm a retake but felt this was a *very* well spent week and took much away from the class. Mark S”

, March 2019

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