Roger Best has been involved in the stock market since the age of 18. He is an equities specialist who formerly traded for his own account on the largest trading floor in the western United States. He currently trades his personal account at his private trading office, and is a periodic Instructor for Online Trading Academy.
An expert in algorithmic order execution, Roger brings this unique scientific experiential perspective to every class. Over the years he has traded and taught on many of the leading direct access trading platforms. Adept at both swing and momentum trading, Roger clearly describes and demonstrates these methods to his students. As he reduces complex trading strategies to their individual components, his students gain a solid foundation in basic concepts from which to develop and enhance their own trading techniques. Roger believes that, “As educators and professional traders, one of the most important things we do for students is apply our collective experience to filter out the less valuable inefficient practices and focus on the more reliable ones.”
An authority on risk management, Roger has done extensive research in quantifying and managing trading risk factors. A stickler for trading discipline, he is quick to explain why discipline and risk management are so essential to success, and exactly how to achieve them — his students learn the art and science of trading defensively. Roger is an adamant proponent of the “immersion educational experience,” and possesses a passionate energy for teaching the trading business.
- Bachelor degrees in International Marketing and Business Law, University of Washington Business School
- Founder, president and CEO of asset management and consulting firm which handled a total portfolio of over 100,000,000
- Contributor of features and functionality to direct access trading platforms
Consultant for "black box" system engineers
- Power Trading Radio guest, as well as numerous other financial radio programs
What Students Are Saying
“Very Committed, Passionate instructor.”
Thomas F Sullivan,
“Roger Best is amazing, full of knowledge and experience.”
“The OTA Core Strategy class is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to get into trading. The instructor (Roger) was extremely thorough and patient in all of his teachings. Highly recommended!”
“Mr. Roger had tremendous patience whenever I needed help and if I needed him to review again before proceeding the next topic. Also, to add, Ryan was helpful as well.”
“Roger Best is a knowledgeable, informative, and entertaining instructor. He tied funny stories with topics relevant to the lessons and answered everyone's questions with detail and to the best of his abilities. The classes were fun to take and engaging. Roger and my peers were extremely helpful and made my experience in the program that much more reputable and exciting. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in trading in the markets, let alone trading with an effective and easy-to-follow strategy!”
“Roger's timed, dry humor was fun but I was especially happy with how he offered the concepts that made understanding the classwork so much easier. His command of words offered efficient learning and his presentation was organized in a way that left no gaps in the material. Truly an enlightened experience.”