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 Rowland reinforced Core Strategy, and because of his years of experience and dedication to his profession enhanced the material brought forth in the futures asset.”

, January 2018

“Before the class with John, I was afraid of futures and margin. My goal was to try and understand this difficult subject. After I attended John Rowland's class, I not only understand, but I have no fear and I have the confidence to go forward. Thanks, John.”

, January 2018

“John is a great instructor! He not only reinforces core strategy, but expands your knowledge on the financial markets in so many different ways.”

, December 2017

“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

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