Rick Wright

Online Trading Academy
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Rick Wright began trading equities in 1997 and was introduced to the Forex market in 2002.

Rick's goal as an Online Trading Academy Instructor is to accelerate student's learning curve of trading, eliminating the costly process of students figuring things out with their own money. He will show several examples of common, costly trading mistakes so those mistakes, and the losses incurred from them, can be avoided. Traders will learn how to recognize the differences between long and short term trends, where to enter trades, and where to exit based on previous price action.

In 2013, 2015 and 2016, Rick's Lessons from the Pros articles were instrumental in Online Trading Academy being awarded the Forex Best award from FXStreet.com for Best Education Content.

Best Forex Article Award Winner

  • Power Trader Nation


  • Studied economics and psychology, Iowa State University
  • Broker, branch manager, VP positions in the brokerage business


  • US Markets


  • Forex
  • Futures
  • Stocks


  • CES Certified
  • NASD series 4, 7, 9, 10, 24, 55, 63 and 65 licenses
  • Guest on various TV and business talk radio shows
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Member of the Market Technicians Association
  • Pursuing his Chartered Market Technician designation
  • Award Winning Author
  • Award Winning Trader


Texas, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Rick was direct, succinct, concise and thorough. Took time to re-hash and re-explain concepts as needed. A Very good and useful class for me; time well spent”

, September 2017

“Rick Wright's trading method is very organized and he is a professional instructor. He managed his time so well. He made sure that he discussed the topics very thoroughly. We did so much live trading and by the end of our class, I gained so much confidence in doing my own trades. He placed emphasis on writing our trade plans and having our very own trading journal. A truly A1 instructor. I HIGHLY recommend RICK WRIGHT. Two thumbs up!”

, August 2017

“OTA's Forex Class is outstanding. Rick Wright made class very entertaining and his knowledge of the markets is very impressive. I was able to get all my questions answered and he explained everything to me and the rest of the class in an extremely easy to understand manner, even for the people who are completely new to the world of trading.”

, August 2017

“I got a lot of self confidence in this class. Rick Wright was one of the best instructors I have had. Courteous, extremely knowledgeable, focused and he kept the class on track.”

, June 2017

“Rick was awesome, and the demeanor of the class was a great learning environment--positive, upbeat, making sure everyone was up-to-speed, adding extra valuable knowledge, visiting other helpful Forex websites, spending lunches continuing to answer off-topic questions.”

, March 2017

“The instructor is very knowledgeable and willing to share his knowledge. He was always in charge of the classroom, making sure that instruction continued efficiently during the week.”

, March 2017

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