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

“I thought John Rowland was able to bring his experience into the course, which I found to be helpful. Having come from a background of owning my own business, many key points taught were familiar and reinforced the need to treat this as a new business and plan it out accordingly to increase the potential of success.”

, June 2018

“John was an excellent instructor with a presentation style that related well with my learning style. The lessons and examples (some textbook, some real life) were very helpful in connecting the dots, and the material covered provided a great foundation to learning the futures market.”

, June 2018

“The Professional Futures Class with John Rowland was really terrific and exciting. He really has a great teaching style that keeps you fully engaged in learning this field. My husband and I highly recommend Online Trading Academy, they have so many great instructors and John Rowland is definitely top of that list.”

, May 2018

“John Rowland overwhelmed us with great, timely info and drew a group of strangers into a unified team of junior, pro-traders. Well done, John.”

, May 2018

“John is an excellent instructor and His presentation was excellent, particularly for the beginning futures trader. John knows trading inside out from a long experience; and he is very skilled at teaching and explaining the OTA material in a very systematic and organized fashion that students can relate to. His Trend now becomes our friend too.”

, May 2018

“As a previous student of Futures, this was a retake for me to refine and get another perspective on the Futures Market. I must say, John Rowland was truly amazing. Exactly what I was looking for. He is a superb teacher and his passion to share his knowledge and experience was greatly appreciated!! My knowledge of basic core principles was strengthened and my breadth of the Futures market expanded even more. I've got so much more to learn but must say, I feel like the foundation was reinforced with sound and sage wisdom from a Master! THANKS, JOHN!!”

, May 2018

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