Chicago, IL - About Us

A Message from Nizar and Haider Istanbouli, Co-Owners, Online Trading Academy Chicago

When you step into our center, you’ll immediately be in the company of serious traders who can help you kick-start your trading and investment goals. Our Enrollment Director was a trader, a specialist and market maker for over 18 years on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and continues to trade successfully today. Many of our instructors originate from our Chicago Facilities, as we have over 150 years of combined trading experience in our center alone.

How does this experience benefit you? We know that trading is a skill best learned by doing. The fastest way to learn the skill and art of trading is hands-on in our state-of-the-art classrooms. In our Core Strategy Course, you will learn in small class sizes using our money to develop your skills without risk or fear of losses. In addition, we conduct open office hours where students can drop in throughout the trading day and get our assistance.

You may have seen us featured on local ABC News, Fox News, and NBC News as well as AM 560 WIND. We actively participate in investing and trading groups like VectorVest, Investors Business Daily and other traders Meet-Up groups and we have partnered with the CME, NYSE, NASDAQ and several industry-leading online brokers to spread the word about our unique methodology.

We offer classes focused on Stocks, Options, Futures/Commodities, Foreign Exchange (FX), and Wealth Management — all on-location at our center. Attend our classes and you will learn from experienced traders and interact with other students who are passionate about succeeding in the markets. All our courses come with free retakes for life at any of our worldwide centers. We also offer tuition reimbursements through our broker partners and passport pricing for multiple courses.

You can get started for FREE with our half-day class. You’ll learn foundational trading skills and tools we call the “7 Pillars of Effective Trading”. Walk away with a better understanding of what it takes to achieve your financial goals and dreams. Please stop by our Chicago center and see what the excitement is all about!

Free Class