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


  • Former holder of Series 3 license 
  • Recipient of Dale Carnegie Award 
  • Avid skier and golfer


Pennsylvania, USA

What Students Are Saying

“John is a very great instructor and taught us a lot about Futures! My mind is overloaded with information that will be helpful to be a good Futures trader!”

, October 2017

“Great class, phenomenal instructor. He teaches with passion and commitment to the student with a touch of tough love. Thanks, John, for sharing your experience and knowledge. I'm looking forward to moving things never seen to the realm of familiar.”

, September 2017

“John Rowland has a unique skill in presenting the content. He shows great concern for student comprehension. Very knowledgeable and the right mix of content and entertainment. Enjoyed the class! Would love to see him at the campus as a regular full time Futures instructor.”

, September 2017

“John Rowland did an amazing job at covering and explaining different elements of futures trading that I had not previously learnt about. I highly recommend his class and will definitely retake it. His experience and expertise is second to none. His explanations were clear and concise and he used great examples to illustrate. He also displayed great patience in answering questions and helping students who were struggling. He also has a great sense of humor and shared stories with us from his trading days, which, while illustrating some of the concepts, also kept the atmosphere fun and positive. I would love to see him come back as a guest instructor. I think he greatly compliments the strategies taught by Michelle.”

, September 2017

“The Futures Program exceeded my expectations. The instructor was filled with real world experience and added true perspective through his use of stories of actual events. Having a Futures instructor who spent a lot of time in the actual pits was a real advantage.”

, August 2017

“I found the instructor to be thorough and disciplined with respect to the course curriculum. I also found him to be interesting, humorous, helpful, enthusiastic, insightful, intense. One of the best so far.”

, August 2017

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