Roger Best

Online Trading Academy
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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.

  • Power Trader Nation
  • Instructor of the Year Award


  • Bachelor degrees in International Marketing and Business Law, University of Washington Business School


  • US Markets


  • Stocks


  • 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


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Really enjoyed getting a full dive into the new CliK platform, taught by an excellent teacher who had a very pleasant cadence and teaching style and who was extremely approachable EVERY SINGLE DAY. His personal anecdotes made it very relatable, and his way of teaching involved concepts in a very clear and concise way helped me understand in a way that will last with me from now onwards. Rather than just taking whatever the instructor said as gospel because "he said so,” I was able to understand the why-- which will ensure that the concept is not going to be forgotten.”

, July 2019

“As always, the OTA instructor was excellent. Roger Best communicated clearly, kept the big picture before us, and listened patiently to every student. This whole week was a pleasure.”

, June 2019

“Roger Best is an excellent instructor.”

, June 2019

“Very Committed, Passionate instructor.”

, March 2019

“Roger Best is amazing, full of knowledge and experience.”

, March 2019

“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!”

, February 2019

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