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
  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest, as well as numerous other financial radio programs


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Roger Best is an amazing instructor who knows his material. He is extremely patient and so passionate about what he teaches. His teaching style has helped me build confidence in trading again. This last week was a memorable learning and enlightening moment for me. I have been telling my family about my wise OTA investment already!”

, June 2018

“Content was extensive and powerful, delivered with a high degree of integrity and sensitivity to the student's level of knowledge (kudos to Roger). Student assistants were excellent and very helpful. The organization from top to bottom was top notch.”

, May 2018

“I learned a lot in this class. The instructor, Roger Best, did an excellent job and gave extra information that was valuable.”

, May 2018

“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!”

, March 2018

“Mr. Best is the best teacher I have. He is very patient.”

, January 2018

“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.”

, January 2018

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