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

“My name is Debbie Miller. This was a most helpful, eye opening, awesome experience! Sal was most helpful and extremely informative and an all around great teacher!”

, January 2019

“The instructor, Sal Giamarese, was a phenomenal teacher. He has much knowledge and explained every question until we understood the topic. We were lucky to have a smaller class, so we were fortunate to have the instructor provide more "one on one" time. I was able to ask questions more freely and had the attention needed to feel I have learned the materials. He is a very patient teacher and enjoyed this class very much! Thanks Sal!!”

, December 2018

“SAL IS AN OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTOR. He is terrific with his explanations of complicated material, has unbelievable patience, a wonderful sense of humor, and an amazing knowledge of the material.”

, December 2018

“The Core Strategy class was excellent. Sal was a great instructor and extremely patient and helpful. I would highly recommend OTA to anyone that wants to get started in the online trading arena.”

, November 2018

“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

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