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 made everything so easy to understand. His examples were superb and made the course really nail down the Futures concepts.”

, March 2018

“John Rowland is a great instructor. I've learned & gained so much knowledge after taking John's futures class; especially risk management, leverage/margin assessment, ATR & trade management. John made things so easy to understand and his class was so interesting/exciting. I would recommend this class to anyone who would like to trade the futures market.”

, March 2018

“Very positive experience! John Rowland was phenomenal in accommodating all questions from novice to experienced students, answering them in a very understandable and asset specific manner. He brought in his tremendous wealth of experience to his teaching which showed in the positive responses he received from his students. Wow!”

, March 2018

“John Rowland's ability to translate and make understood, the trading vernacular is unparalleled. His delivery of reviewing core strategy concepts and fitting those basics into the puzzle of market signal recognition that leads to winning trades, is a very unique teaching quality that OTA should incorporate across all of their advanced classes. Taking John's class will undoubtedly have a very positive affect on my trading goals.”

, March 2018

“John Rowland was amazing! He taught us not only about the asset class but how to think like a trader. His revisit of core strategy was invaluable. He knows the asset class so well.”

, February 2018

“This week of "Professional Futures Trading" was filled with "Ah-Ha" light bulbs. John Rowland was very instructive and knowledgeable with industry specifics and experiences.”

, February 2018

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