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


  • 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

“Greg Hadley made the Options 1 course very enjoyable and worked with everyone to make sure we understood the concepts and how options can be very profitable. A must class and a must instructor.”

, September 2019

“The options class taught by Greg Hadley was second to none! He made us all feel comfortable as options in my option can get confusing! He taught in a humorous way and kept the class informative and entertaining. LOL…but all kidding aside, it is a great class.”

, September 2019

“The instructor is very knowledgeable and presented the material in a clear manner. It was an excellent experience.”

, August 2019

“Greg's teaching style and real life experience made for an excellent class!”

, June 2019

“Options strategies are a necessity for any investor. Greg Hadley's class is an integral part of your complete trading strategy. He is as informative as he is humorous. He makes what could be a complex topic simple and relatable.”

, June 2019

“Greg is a fantastic Options Instructor! He keeps the class engaged, he makes sure that all questions are answered and no one is left behind, and he also keeps the class laughing and having a good time all week! Greg is a great instructor for options students of all levels. ”

, May 2019

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