Online Trading Academy Increases On-Demand Classes to Meet Pandemic Demand

Online Trading Academy (OTA), a leader in online trading and investment education, is responding to the increased need for online classes by ramping up its schedule for creating even more On-Demand trading and investing courses. Online Trading Academy’s On-Demand courses are designed for students who work full-time jobs and need short, concise classes that can fit into their busy schedules. Says Steve Albin, vice president of Education Operations at Online Trading Academy, “We know that people have limited time, and our goal is to ensure that students can learn in a fashion that suits them, rather than force them to adapt to our time and place. COVID has made it clear that every educational organization in the country has been playing catch-up.”

All of OTA’s course offerings are now available online. Says Mike Richardson, the president of Online Trading Academy, “A crisis like a global pandemic truly tests your organization.  We have been tested, [and] we are passing the test and… delivering flexibility for our students.”

More than 70,000 students have taken OTA’s classes in its more than 20 years in business. Classes are available during both daytime and evening hours. The company offers a free introductory class so that prospective students can see if they are interested in the classes before enrolling. According to the OTA website, the introductory class covers:

  • How to manage risk and navigate volatile markets.
  • Common mistakes novice traders and investors make and how to minimize them.
  • How to time the market by letting the price come to you.
  • A step-by-step, rules-based strategy for trading any asset class in any market.
  • How to “buy at wholesale and sell at retail” like financial institutions do.

All of OTA’s classes include instruction from some of the company’s more than 60 qualified instructors, many of them with Wall Street experience. Available courses include OTA’s comprehensive Core Strategy course; a Strategic Investor course; and several specialized courses, including the Stocks Program, the Forex Program, the Futures Program, and the Options Program.

Recent Awards for Online Trading Academy

Online Trading Academy has a reputation for excellence. The company was recently awarded the 2020 Best Forex Educator award for the second consecutive year, as well as a Stevie Award for product innovation. OTA was also picked as one of Insights Success magazine’s Most Innovation E-Learning Solution Providers for 2020 and given a Top 50 Franchise Award from Franchise Business Review for the third consecutive year. Says Gene Longobardi, COO of Online Trading Academy, about the Top Franchise Award, “We are extremely proud of receiving this recognition for the third year in a row because it reflects the consistently exceptional efforts, character, and collaboration of our franchise owners and headquarters team members around the world.”

About Online Trading Academy 

Online Trading Academy (OTA) is a leader in financial education for people looking to build skills, evolve proficiency and develop confidence for trading and investing in the financial markets. OTA’s proprietary and step-by-step Core Strategy methodology is designed to teach strategies to help traders and investors make smarter decisions aligned with their short term and long term financial goals. Students learn under the guidance of knowledgeable instructors, in an interactive classroom setting with extensive online education resources and a next-generation education, analysis, and trading platform called CliK.  The courses are geared toward individual investors or traders, novice or experienced, who want to learn how to use similar tools and trading techniques as the professional traders on Wall Street. From a single location in Irvine, CA, Online Trading Academy is in its 24th year, has expanded to more than 40 worldwide education centers, has served over 80,000 students with access to lifelong education who have rated their satisfaction at 94.4% from more than 200,000 post-class exit surveys.  It all starts with a free introductory class, which over 500,000 people have attended.