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
  • Graduate Programs
  • Stocks


  • 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 a phenomenal instructor that not only takes the learning curve of the class into consideration when teaching, but is very accommodating on the comfort level as well. I was able to digest the information because the lessons were executed in a very palatable way with humor, and ease. ”

, September 2017

“Extremely knowledgeable and patient. Explained subject matter in great detail. I would certainly look forward to having him as my teacher if the opportunity rose up, without a doubt.”

, September 2017

“Craig Weil is very inspirational and compassionate towards his students. He assures everyone has a comfort level to go out and begin their trading confidently. I cannot say thank you enough as Craig has been my futures instructor for 4 classes now. I love it.”

, September 2017

“Craig is a great instructor and a very generous and funny man. His story of his life is exciting and his teaching abilities are amazing. Thank you, Craig.”

, August 2017

“Absolutely amazing again! Great instructor! Its like being taught to play basketball by Michael Jordan!”

, August 2017

“Craig Weil is a knowledge machine with this material. He is very kind and considerate to different levels of learning, and has been very patient with all students. Craig has answered all questions and has paced the class perfectly.”

, August 2017

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