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
- CES Certified
- Power Trading Radio guest, as well as numerous other financial radio programs
What Students Are Saying
“My instructor, Roger Best was amazing! Anytime I had a question he took the time to answer it in great detail without making me feel small in any way! So thankful Ii had him as my first instructor! His life experience in trading really made the class both instructional and entertaining!”
“Mr. Best is the best teacher I have. He is very patient.”
“Absolutely great! Roger Best made sure we had a good understanding of basics and the importance of them. Roger is a gifted teacher. I feel like I know what I'm doing now with respect to some aspects of trading.”
“Mr. Best is an exceptional teacher. I know that I will become a better trader because of his insight and teaching method.”
“Great information. Roger was very understandable, easy to listen to. Felt very relaxed and instructed.”
“The instructor exhibited extensive knowledge in his field. Presented information in a variety of ways, which was helpful to people with different learning styles. Managed the group well, keeping the class on target. Used many visual aids and examples making this an excellent experience.”