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

“Scott Chrisan is the most amazing instructor yet. I can't imagine learning more from anyone else. I would love working with him daily.”

, June 2018

“Our instructor, Scott (The "General") made things easy to follow and apply in the very complex trading world.”

, June 2018

“Scott brings a wealth of education and experience to the course. He truly added value above and beyond the curriculum. In one week of class, I developed more confidence and knowledge than I ever could have hoped for. The support structure here at Minneapolis is amazing. I feel like everyone here wants me to succeed.”

, June 2018

“I liked that my instructor is a professional trader. He has years of experience and he shared a lot of knowledge.”

, June 2018

“Scott Chrisan was very engaging, knowledgeable, and showed tremendous amount of experience in the subject matter which he applied to his style of teaching. Well done!”

, January 2018

“Scott was an excellent professor and the class was very enjoyable.”

, January 2018

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