Darek Zelek

Online Trading Academy
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As a young, successful entrepreneur, Darek Zelek quickly discovered that understanding economic conditions and recognizing market imbalances of supply and demand leads to opportunities for those that can spot them.

In 2003 Darek started to invest in the Equities and Futures markets, which is how he met his mentor, a Chicago Board of Trade commodities trader. Darek says, “Trading using today’s technology is an incredible business. You have no employees, no worries of worker compensation issues, freedom to work from any place in the world, and ability to find buyers and sellers instantly.”

As a student at Online Trading Academy, Darek used his natural skill and teaching ability to mentor students who struggled as new traders. He took them under his wing and showed them simple, yet powerful techniques that allowed them to become more disciplined traders.

Darek understands what it takes to become a successful trader, and as an Instructor he has the ability and willingness to share his experience and trading techniques with his students. He is one of those individuals that has patience, dedication and passion for trading and teaching. He often says, “Learn to trade for a skill and the art of trading and naturally success and profits will follow."

  • Power Trader Nation
  • Center's Choice Award


  • Graduate of DePaul University
  • CEO of a successful construction development firm


  • Indian Markets
  • US Markets


  • Graduate Programs
  • Trading Platforms
  • Wealth Management


  • Online Trading Academy graduate
  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Currently earning the Chartered Market Technician Certification
  • Hour with the Pros


Arizona, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Good material and excellent teacher. Darek Zelek is a very bright, high energy and interesting teacher who had excellent command of the material, was flexible and clear in responding, had a good sense of humor and was able to keep a comfortable pace. I enjoyed the class and came away with valuable information.”

, August 2018

“Very practical approach to the subject matter. Very patient and accommodating. Passionate about the subject matter.”

, August 2018

“I've been through the core strategy, forex and options, and this class by far was the best presentation. Derek was easy to understand, and mapped things out well. He addressed all of my questions and made sure everyone was up to par no matter what their skill level was. Great instructor, my favorite so far.”

, June 2018

“He's the best, period!”

, June 2018

“I have been looking for help in managing portfolios for myself and my husband as we plan for the future. This has been very helpful in giving me some strategies for setting up portfolios both for security and for constant growth. Darek Zelek was an excellent instructor in providing examples and extensive explanations of both the principles, strategies and the reasoning behind them. He was energetic, enthusiastic, but also patient with all the students in the class.”

, May 2018

“I am extremely happy with the course, the instructor was very patient and helpful.”

, May 2018

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