Greg Hadley

Online Trading Academy
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Right out of college, Greg Hadley went to work at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he was a runner, pit, phone and out trade clerk, and eventually S&P 500 futures trader. He worked his way up to become Executive Vice President at two separate trading firms, specializing in options and futures trading.

Greg believes that trading is all about self control, confidence and the ability to book small losses with an eye toward a much larger gain. Trading for a consistent profit is not easy, but with the right education one has a great foundation to work from. As an Instructor, he wants to share his expertise to help others realize success in the markets. He likes the fact that Online Trading Academy students get to see actual traders at work so they can see first hand how the pros do it.

He tells his students that trading is an art and, while it can be a tough row to hoe, Online Trading Academy will be there to support them. “At the end of the day," Greg says, “OTA really does care about its students. It’s a feeling throughout the organization, world wide.”


  • History Major with a minor in Army ROTC, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Options Market Maker, KC-CO, Chicago, IL
  • Executive Vice President/Trading Floor Operations/Options Prop Trader, SG Warburg and Salomon Brothers, Hong Kong
  • President/Trader at BNT LLC, a convertible bond hedge fund, Deerfield, IL
  • President at Index Futures Group/Bull and Bear Institute, Chicago, IL


  • US Markets


  • Options


  • Holds Series 65 license
  • Held Series 7 and 66 licenses
  • Prior trading memberships, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange & Hong Kong Futures Exchange
  • Media segments on options and trading for Salem Business Network and First Business News of Chicago
  • Options and futures instructor, Bull and Bear Institute of Chicago


Chicago, IL

What Students Are Saying

“Our instructor, Greg Hadley was very professional, expert and patient with our questions. Finally Options have been demystified! I feel, with practice I will be able to successfully apply OTA strategies profitably and consistently.”

, June 2018

“The caliber of every instructor I have had at OTA has been very high, and Greg Hadley was no exception! Greg was highly motivated, engaged, informative, responsive and entertaining.”

, June 2018

“Greg H. is the only one that got me straight with options. Only he can break them down so I can see how it all works. The easy way! Thank you soooo much, my friend! You change my world. Thanks, Greg!”

, May 2018

“Greg was fantastic, very knowledgeable on options which brings a lot of credibility to the classroom. ”

, May 2018

“Greg Hadley is a great instructor and brings practical applications to the problem solving of which trade to take and how to apply it.”

, April 2018

“Greg Hadley provided real world options trading experience that enhanced my understanding of the academics behind them. Thank you!”

, April 2018

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