Wayne Citron

Online Trading Academy
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Wayne Citron began his trading career nearly 40 years ago on the now-defunct Mid America Exchange. He began trading on CBOT in 1981 and purchased a membership there in 1983. Throughout his long career he has traded a wide variety of assets while specializing in financial futures.

Wayne has also worked as a professional photographer—a profession which, like trading, requires personal discipline and attention to detail. His students can expect to learn how to combine Online Trading Academy's patented trading strategy with real-life challenges and opportunities.

As an Online Trading Academy Instructor, Wayne tells his students that trading is a marathon, not a sprint, and each day is a new opportunity to succeed and put aside any past disappointments.


  • B.A., Economics, Northeast Illinois 
  • University U.S. Navy Photographer’s Mate 
  • Independent energy broker with Next Energy Services


  • US Markets


  • Futures


  • Former member, Chicago Board of Trade 
  • Current member, Chicago Mercantile Exchange


Illinois, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Wayne Citron is excellent!! Definitely keep him as one of your premier instructors!!”

, January 2018

“Wayne is an excellent instructor bring his past floor trading experience then the transition to a computer driven broker based system into the classroom. He knows how to mix the class material with some trading stories to bring out the most important points and keep our attention.”

, November 2017

“It was truly a great week taking Futures with Wayne Citron! Wayne is an engaging instructor, and his lifetime of real floor- and online-trading experience helped me become a more confident and self-aware trader.”

, November 2017

“Wayne was super patient and kept things simple and easy for learning. I appreciate his approach and support a lot. A lot. A lot.”

, September 2017

“I love the class. Learned a great deal. Wayne is a terrific teacher. He really gets his students involved in his teaching. He makes sure everyone is paying attention to him all the time. He is joking with everyone and makes it fun. Would recommend him to everyone. Very knowledgeable. He enjoys teaching. You can tell.”

, September 2017

“Very knowledgeable, very kind, respectful and understanding.”

, September 2017

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