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

, November 2018

“Craig kept the course lively and interesting. He explains things in terms that are easily understood. I feel very fortunate that he was my instructor for Core Strategy.”

, October 2018

“Online Trading Academy focuses on the essentials of supply and demand in identifying opportunities in the market. It is a proven approach. Craig Weil has been using this strategy for years and is an accomplished trader who has a gift for teaching his students how to use this approach in an engaging and effective way.”

, October 2018

“I love the class! I enjoyed the instructor's style of taking what we have learned in Core to a realistic application. A real Rubber meets the Road class.”

, September 2018

“Craig (our instructor) was extremely patient and caring. He made sure to take the time to assure a comprehensive understanding of lessons. Great instructor!!”

, September 2018

“Great class. Craig is wonderful. Presented the material in a very clear manner. I am ready to trade because the material was very well taught.”

, September 2018

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