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

“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

“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 has the best interest in student's success by showing step by step on matrix and chart trading.”

, February 2019

“It was a pleasure to attend the futures class taught by an instructor that had 45 years of experience in the field of trading.”

, February 2019

“I highly recommend OTA and Craig Weil. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about teaching futures! He shared all his tricks with the class and took the time to email us after our class ended to give us times to trade per market. This was his knowledge of 30 years of trading and he shared with us! Definitely worth the investment!”

, February 2019

“Our instructor, Craig made this class fun and very relevant. He was very methodical and patient with us. I feel that he took time to explain any questions or issues that arose. He had a very good speaking voice which was heard all through the room.”

, February 2019

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