John Rowland

Online Trading Academy
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John has been a trader for nearly 30 years, starting while he was still in college. Through most of his career he was a floor trader in oil and gas futures, and he has also worked as an “EDF Man” specializing in natural gas commodities.

As an Online Trading Academy Instructor, John Rowland offers priceless real world experience that helps his student see the big picture of economic conditions and how they translate into low risk, high potential trading opportunities. He believes there is always an opportunity in the futures market for traders who do their homework.

John’s favorite moment as a teacher is “watching the light bulb come on in my students’ eyes” when they understand how supply and demand can translate into winning trades.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Rollins College 
  • 17-year member of NYMEX 
  • member of education and settlement committees 
  • Head trader and floor manager at a natural gas trading firm


  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Mastermind Community


  • Recipient of Dale Carnegie Award 
  • Avid skier and golfer


Pennsylvania, USA

What Students Are Saying

“The class was excellent. The course materials laid the groundwork for understanding the fundamental strategies, and John's experiential insights made it easy to know which strategic methods could be most effective to implement until we gain experience. I found John to be an impressive and effective instructor and am overall very satisfied with the class.”

, June 2019

“John Rowland is the best instructor that I have experienced to date at OTA.”

, May 2019

“There was a lot of information covered this week in class, not just general information, but very structured specific nuggets pertaining to the Futures market. Our instructor's depth of knowledge and his ability to help us understand it is priceless.”

, May 2019

“John's teaching method was exceptional and my understanding of the Futures subject matter has increased tremendously. I left the class with a much higher level of confidence and am greatly encouraged by my learning experience! John was great!!”

, April 2019

“Even though John was overqualified to teach the class, he was patient and took the time to explain the concepts and make sure that students were keeping up with the content. ”

, February 2019

“First class instruction from highly experienced and qualified instructor- John Rowland. ”

, February 2019

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