Scott Chrisan

Online Trading Academy
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Scott Chrisan brings a classic financial services background to his role as an Online Trading Academy instructor. He earned a degree in finance and worked at several major Wall Street institutions before beginning to trade in 2000. This experience “on the other side of the trade” helps him expose the tactics of professional investors so his students can avoid novice mistakes.

Scott specializes in Equities and his classes provide an updated view of how common stocks trade today. He believes the most important requirement is to understand the risk vs. reward equation for any trade and to follow a trading plan for execution.

Scott still day trades on an active basis so he puts his own money on the line as he helps students identify the best low-risk, high potential opportunities based on our supply and demand strategy. He thinks people are the most important asset of Online Trading Academy and was pleased to be invited to join as an instructor in 2014.


  • BSB - Finance, University of Minnesota, Magna Cum Laude
  • Worked for Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and on the trading floor of the CBOT for Prudential Bache
  • Began trading at a proprietary equities firm in 2000


  • US Markets


  • Stocks


  • Series 7 license
  • held Series 55, 63 and Series 24
  • Former owner of a PHLX broker dealer


New Jersey, USA

What Students Are Saying

“The instructor was great, kept the class moving and was able to give individual attention to the students.”

, November 2017

“Our instructor, Scott, was amazing. Very patient and addressed everyone's questions with clear answers. ”

, November 2017

“Two days of practice with the instructor showing how they would plan the trade was very informative. I can't wait to take another course with Scott - I enjoyed his teaching style.”

, August 2017

“The General is terrific! He has an outstanding ability to present the academics and then to turn that into application and then to offer perspective regarding the real world. Absolutely top notch and I have invested thousands of dollars into other training sessions so I have a very real perspective. Again, top notch!”

, August 2017

“The instructor is very knowledgeable and his deep experience is beneficial when applying them to the curriculum. His presentation skills keep the students engaged and his management style enables students to be interactive in class.”

, August 2017

“Scott's 17+ years of knowledge and real world experience is priceless. I was able to pick up the steps and apply them quickly and easily with his way of breaking down the steps in an easy to understand manner!”

, August 2017

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