Ed Ponsi

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Ed Ponsi started trading stocks in 1994, became a broker in 1996 and graduated to Wall St. trader in 1998. He began trading Forex in 2002, and it has been his preferred asset class ever since. In addition, he began trading real estate in 2008, taking advantage of the market bottom from which prices have recovered significantly.

As an Online Trading Academy Instructor, Ed shares his deep experience and expertise with students in his Forex classes. He recommends Forex for its simplicity, its pure application of supply and demand rules-based trading strategy, and the fact that the markets are open virtually around the clock.

Ed is one of Online Trading Academy’s more visible instructors, having made dozens of appearances on financial news shows. He loves the camaraderie and enthusiasm which permeates his classes and the larger community of traders.


  • Equities, Forex and Real Estate Trader/Investor 
  • Trader at a Wall Street firm


  • US Markets


  • Forex


  • Certified Market Technician (CMT) 
  • Holds or has held Series 3, 7, 34, 55, and 63 licenses 
  • Frequent appearances on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Television 
  • Publisher of three books via Wiley Finance


  • Pennsylvania, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Ed Ponsi is probably one of the best instructors I've had so far. I am a teacher myself so I can rate a teacher. He is very patient, understandable and respectful. He knows not only about FOREX but about the world market and integrates the news and the other markets so you have a better understanding of your trades and the reasons behind most of the reactions.”

, September 2016

“I found the instructor very knowledgeable and an excellent instructor. He made the class very interesting and, by sharing his experiences very enlightening. I learned much through his sharing and the history of some currencies. It made me realize there is a lot of outside events that can affect trading and that the more knowledgeable one is the better trader one will become.”

, August 2016

“It was a true pleasure to learn from Ed Ponsi! He was one of the best instructors I have met at OTA. He made the whole course a fun and exciting journey. I had the best experience in my Forex class!”

, August 2016

“Ed Ponsi is a great instructor with OTA, as with all their instructors. I have learned a lot and the way the class was setup made it easy to communicate with the professor. Ed made the course very relatable to me and, most importantly, gave great valuable advice. I'm very thankful to have Ed as my professor and would love to visit another course he teaches. Thank you.”

, August 2016

“Ed Ponsi is extremely experienced in the Forex markets. He presents the material step by step, so that any difficulties are surpassed then and there. This creates the ability for the student to rise above the learning curve when the more gritty aspects of trading are presented. Ed's in-depth knowledge of the external and internal factors of Forex trading enable you to come out of the course having a specific framework of choosing and executing orders, with great care and risk management. Ed's course as well as he could best be described, in my personal opinion, as a "diamond in the rough".”

, July 2016

“Ed Ponsi provided a wealth of insight about FOREX speculating and put complex concepts into clear analogies which really helped me to understand FOREX better. Ed was always positive and pleasant. Thanks for a great opportunity!”

, July 2016
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