Sam Seiden

Chief Trading Strategist

Sam Seiden began his career at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange after attending Loyola University. He held a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) license and was a member of National Futures Association (NFA). Mr. Seiden has extensive experience in the markets: over 15 years in Futures Trading (Equity Index Futures, Bond and Note Futures, Currency Futures, Energy and Metal Futures, Commodity Futures), Stock (Equities) Trading, Forex Trading, and over 10 years in Options Trading. He was the Hedge Fund Manager at Firon Capital, Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) at Osprey Investment Group LLC and Director of Technical Research at Pristine Capital Holdings and Marketwise Trading School LLC.

In 2007, Mr. Seiden joined the Online Trading Academy team as an instructor and was quickly promoted to Director of Online Education. In early 2010, he moved into the Director of Education role and then more recently was promoted to Chief Trading Strategist. He is a lead instructor for the Extended Learning Track (XLT) and plays a vital role in the content and products developed for both physical on-location courses and the Extended Learning Track (XLT) online program.

Mr. Seiden is a featured author, regular radio and TV guest and regular contributor to industry leading publications. He firmly believes that those who have the knowledge and power to improve the lives of others have the responsibility to do so. This is his mission at Online Trading Academy.

Sam has won Forex Best Awards every year, from 2011 through 2018, from in categories including Best Educator, Best Education Content: “Lesson From the Pros”, and Best Webinar. This annual awards event honors top contributors to their site,, the leading independent portal dedicated to providing complete and timely information about the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market.

Mr. Seiden resides in Chicago with his son Noah, and both are avid hockey players and fans.

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