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 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

“Craig Weil, Outstanding!!! Extremely enlightening and informative in the field of trading. I truly enjoyed the information and the direction of Core Strategy that he demonstrated. This was brand new to me, he made me feel comfortable. I'm leaving with the power and information to help my family, and with the feeling of wanting more.”

, September 2018

“The instructor, Craig Weil, was very patient with everyone. He made sure no one got lost. He was excellent!”

, July 2018

“The Futures class was truly informative. Craig Weil was an excellent futures teacher. He presented the class material in a very clear and straight-forward manner. Always answered questions offered by the class members with great patience. An important benefit was his willingness to share some of the tools and informational websites that he has developed over his 40+ years of experience and teaching.”

, July 2018

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