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

“Our Instructor was an excellent teacher who had years of experience and stories to prove it! His goal was to encourage the students find a "Why" for trading. He continued to advise all of us to stick to THE PLAN!!”

, August 2018

“Taking the class taught by Wayne Citron was an enjoyable experience. He is a patient and caring instructor. If you're interested in learning how to trade futures in the real world, Wayne is your man.”

, June 2018

“Wayne Citron is an awesome teacher...funny, personable, and has a great grasp of information which he is able to pass on to his students.”

, May 2018

“Wayne Citron was a pleasure to interact with, and easy to understand. Thank you, Wayne.”

, April 2018

“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

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