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

“It was very fun and very informative. Wayne really helped everyone and taught us so much, he even helped me every time I messed something up on the computer and didn't get annoyed with me.”

, April 2019

“Wayne's Futures class rocks. His genuine interest to help every student in the class makes him the great example to others. Thank you, OTA Washington DC, for having him here teaching us!”

, February 2019

“Wayne Citron, futures instructor, was exceptional in patiently answering every question posed. He demonstrated his passion and joy for trading, while trying to share his knowledge. Wayne encouraged all students to have faith that they could master futures by continuing to study and absorb the necessary information. It was an excellent learning experience. ”

, February 2019

“Wayne was Awesome!! I learned so much in one week's time. Can't wait to test my strategies.”

, December 2018

“Teacher is wonderful! ”

, October 2018

“I highly recommend the Professional Futures Class with Wayne Citron. He's traded in the CME for decades, is still an active trader, and is very passionate about educating. Wayne is credible, genuine, and an expert. I guarantee you'll learn a lot from him.”

, October 2018

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