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 is a great instructor. I knew nothing about Futures before the class and now feel comfortable about continuing my futures trader education. He taught the class trades that I look forward to practicing on the simulated platform.”

, April 2018

“This futures class provided a wonderful detailed coverage of trading futures. Our instructor, Wayne Citron has an amazing amount of knowledge of this market and shared various strategies on how to trade the market as well as insight on different futures assets. ”

, April 2018

“Wayne was great; he was always very helpful and a wealth of knowledge.”

, February 2018

“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

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