Gabe Velazquez

Online Trading Academy
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Gabe Velazquez got his start in the markets as a broker trainee in 1997 and witnessed the gut wrenching fear of investors during that time period and the wild speculative euphoria of the late 90's. That experience brought to light the importance risk management plays in trading and investing. In fact, it's greatly influenced the way he trades today.

After many years of managing other people's money, Gabe now concentrates full time on trading his own portfolio and teaching for Online Trading Academy. Gabe is also OTA's Pro Picks Manager, so students who have him as an Instructor will benefit from his first hand experience of daily involvement in the market. He brings with him an acute awareness and understanding of how the markets really work. Articulating this knowledge clearly, succinctly, and with enthusiasm is something students can appreciate.

Gabe looks forward to sharing his passion for trading and the markets with you at one of his next scheduled classes.

  • Lessons From The Pros
  • Power Trader Nation
  • Mastermind Instructor


  • Broker for Paine Webber
  • Conducted technical analysis seminars throughout Southern California


  • Indian Markets
  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Graduate Programs
  • Mastermind Community
  • Stocks


  • Series 7, 63, 9 and 10 licenses
  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Hour with the Pros


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Instructor was great and made me realize and understand a lot about curriculum, trading and psychology of it. I think my instructor was great. I know that I have a long way to go but I have a plan now. Thank You very much. It is great to learn from great.”

, November 2017

“Gabe is a fantastic instructor. His teaching style is clear and organized. He has a talent to be able to explain the principals and share his experiences to really further student understanding. I really appreciated how he was able to keep the mood of the class light, while getting everybody involved in the materials and making sure everybody understood core strategy. Very satisfied with the class, and really looking forward to getting involved in his XLTs and other courses!”

, August 2017

“Took this both because of the instructor's reputation and for the Core Strategy review. Highly recommend both as all concepts are distilled to their essence and so clear, plus with great sense of humor. Hitting on all cylinders. Gabe is excellent at answering all questions and has incredible patience. Handles so well the different levels of expertise. Great sense of humor that helps us all learn. Great clarification and distilling concepts to their essence.”

, July 2017

“Our instructor, Gabe V., placed great emphasis on explaining the specifics of futures and core strategy and the needs for a solid process before we start trading with real money. He went into great detail explaining these zones along with many examples that it is now a lot easier to select the correct starting locations for trades. Excellent teacher for the material. His past experience was obvious when it came to explaining various situations.”

, June 2017

“Gabe is a straight shooter. No time for BS. He gives you a CLEAR, CONCISE, CONSISTENT PROCESS TO BE SUCCESSFUL, the watchlist and the methodology to check your watchlist. A simple method to read the candles, SET the trade and be successful.”

, June 2017

“Let me begin by saying that I was not comfortable coming to this class. Only some of the Core Strategy was making sense, and I was a little bit profitable in the simulator but experiencing more losses than profits (which technically means I was gambling). Then . . . I MET GABE! After just 5 days with him, not only do I FULLY UNDERSTAND Core Strategy, but I also understand how to profitably trade Futures. The way he teaches Futures, by re-teaching Core Strategy, was brilliant! Simply, GABE IS A SUPERSTAR . . . and I would personally fly to any location in this country to re-take a class with him . . . which I am certain that one day I will do when I need the refresher! This class was amazing, the light bulb turned on for me (and several of my classmates), I had my best week of trading in the simulator, and I feel far more comfortable than I have ever felt about trading in the market! Gabe . . . I salute you fine sir!! Thanks a million (and if I had that much to pay you, I would!”

, June 2017

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