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


  • Guest Lecturer, Northwestern University


Illinois, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Loren Newman is probably the best instructor I have ever had, including instruction I have received outside of OTA. His knowledge and experience are unparalleled. His style of instruction is relaxed and entertaining at the same time and you never get bored. You do get one heck of an education!”

, June 2019

“The options class taught by Loren Newman was very enlightening. It really made it easy to understand the concepts and strategies that will make me a successful trader.”

, May 2019

“Loren does an excellent job explaining step by step how the sequence is done and always asks if all the students are getting it. Which I think is a great thing.”

, April 2019

“Mr. Newman, to me, was an inspiring and supportive instructor, bringing his knowledge - real time experience as well as his personality. Being an instructor can be difficult, especially with Options that can be a little overwhelming - Mr. Newman presented Options in a realistic and understandable level. To me, it's all about the instructors and OTA clearly has some great instructors.”

, February 2019

“Loren is a great instructor, able to deliver massive amounts of information to multiple students while ensuring no one is left behind. Reassuring students that the subject matter will become clearer as the course progresses was spot on.”

, February 2019

“Outstanding class with lots of beneficial information on options and strategy taught by Loren Newman. He brings real life experiences to the class in an entertaining manner and takes the time to make sure you understand the subject matter.”

, January 2019

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