Loren Newman

Online Trading Academy
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Loren Newman has extensive trading background as a CBOE market maker for 25 years and an independent trader on his own accounts. As co-founder of one of the first electronic trading firms in Chicago, he hired, trained and mentored over 100 new traders. This real-world experience makes him superbly qualified as an Online Trading Academy Instructor.

Loren likes to tell his students that a well-designed trading plan is the most important factor in controlling risk so you keep your losses in check and maximize potential gains. One of his proudest accomplishments was his success in recruiting traders from major universities and guiding them in the ever-changing world of trading.

Loren loves the enthusiasm of Online Trading Academy students and promises them intensive attention to the fine points of their trades and their classroom learning.


  • B.A., University of Arizona
  • CBOE trader and market maker
  • FINRA and CBOE arbitrator
  • Co-founder of La Salle Trading


  • US Markets


  • Mastermind Community
  • Options


  • Series 7,55,24 (expired)
  • Guest Lecturer, Northwestern University


Illinois, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Loren was a fantastic instructor for the Professional Options trader program. Through his instruction I feel more confident and prepared to move forward with adding Options to my overall trading plan!! Thank you!! and I look forward to the XLTs and future programs!!”

, November 2018

“The options class with Loren Newman was an excellent class for someone who wants to trade options in the real world. Wanting to learn options was the reason I came to OTA in the first place. Loren teaches through the book and interjects real world experience that puts the class material in context with actual trading practices. Very good class.”

, November 2018

“Loren Newman is a great teacher. Professional Options has been an incredible learning and growth experience; I hope I have the pleasure of attending another course taught by Newman.”

, November 2018

“I purposely took this class because of the instructor--Loren Newman. Loren's knowledge and experience are the perfect odds enhancers to the professional options trader course.”

, July 2018

“Loren is a phenomenal instructor. ”

, July 2018

“I truly enjoyed this class. The instructor, Loren Newman, was so knowledgeable but was very patient and helpful. He made sure we understood the material and, again, was patient with our progress.”

, June 2018

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