Sal Giamarese

Online Trading Academy
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After graduating from college, Sal Giamarese walked onto the floor of the American Stock Exchange and got a job as a runner. That was the beginning of a 30-year career on Wall Street that saw him advance to jobs including hedge fund VP, manager of his own trading fund and educator for a major brokerage.

In his previous positions, Sal has been responsible for teaching, training and managing new traders and establishing trader risk parameters. He has also taught technical analysis, day and swing trading. He draws on this vast real-life experience in his role as an Instructor for Online Trading Academy.

Sal likes to use the keep it simple approach, where complicated subjects are made easy to understand. He goes the extra mile to ensure his vast knowledge of the markets and trading is conveyed and comprehended by all his students.


  • BS in Finance, Rider College
  • Reporter & Specialist Clerk, American Stock Exchange
  • Trader & Vice President at leading hedge fund
  • Former trading firm owner, active trader
  • Midwest Regional Brokerage Consultant, Fidelity investments


  • US Markets


  • Stocks


  • NASD Series 7, 66 & 55 licenses (active)
  • Taught his wife Christina how to trade; she trades while he teaches
  • Enjoys going to the beach in the winter


Michigan, USA

What Students Are Saying

“I really enjoyed the experience. Sal does a great job teaching Core Strategy. Looking forward to putting this knowledge to work! Thank you.”

, November 2018

“Sal was an excellent instructor; patient, knowledgeable, and very experienced.”

, September 2018

“The knowledge of the instructor was amazing. My eyes and mind were opened to a whole new way to trade.”

, September 2018

“I took the Core Strategy Class. It was a great class; when I started the first day I did not have a clue about trading and today I graduated with a lot of knowledge about it. The professor, Salvatore is an incredible teacher with a good personality, deep knowledge and great education, good listener, a good sense of humor. I would definitely recommend this course to my family friends and coworkers.”

, August 2018

“I am grateful for OTA because it gives me a hope of a future where I can finally achieve my goal of working for myself. The OTA system gives me a lot of reassurance that I will be more on the winning end than the losing end of the market. Salvatore Giamarese is a wonderful instructor. He is very patient, professional and inspires confidence. Thank you, Sal.”

, July 2018

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