Larry Jacobson

Online Trading Academy
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Larry Jacobson was first introduced to trading in 1995 through an article he read in Bottom Line Personal. In 1998, he became fascinated with Warren Buffett and was inspired to begin trading stocks. In 2010, he found his way to Online Trading Academy where he honed his skills as a stock, options, Forex, and futures trader, as well as becoming a long-term wealth creator and proactive investor, though his trading preference is options and equities.

As an Instructor, Larry is passionate about imparting to his students the very knowledge and tools that he enjoyed learning throughout his own Online Trading Academy educational experiences. He lives by his philosophy: "Invest in yourself, not stuff - because throughout your life, education appreciates, possessions depreciate."

Larry's additional role as Director of Student Services is a great fit for him, as Online Trading Academy's passion and dedication toward educating its students to think and trade like professional traders is what inspired Larry join the company as an Instructor. He says that he also appreciates the way they have created a like-minded community of students and instructors that get to interact with each other, both inside and outside of the classroom.


  • Doctor of Education (Organizational Leadership) - Pepperdine University
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Pepperdine University
  • Master of Music (Jazz Studies) - Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Music (Percussion Performance) - University of Maryland
  • Vice President of Financial Services - Universal Music Group (22 years)
  • On-Air Radio Personality - WTTS-FM (Indianapolis)


  • US Markets


  • Graduate Programs
  • Options
  • Stocks
  • Wealth Management


  • #1 International best-selling contributing author for the book, Ready, Aim, Influence!: Join Forces, Expand Resources, Transform Your World
  • #1 International best-selling contributing author for the book, Ready, Aim, Captivate!: Put Magic in Your Message and a Fortune in Your Future
  • On the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland and School of Music
  • Completed 3 full-marathons and 9 half-marathons


Los Angeles, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Larry was very knowledgeable and a great instructor. I feel very lucky to have him as an instructor, and I have learned so much from him in just a one day Trade Plan class. I hope I will take his classes in the future to learn more from him. What he taught about trade planning and risk management was so important for a new trader or an experienced trader. I will apply what I learned today into my trading every day while I am planning my trades or managing my trades.”

, March 2017

“The program Larry Jacobson presented on trading planning was outstanding. Larry provided easy to follow but detailed information to compose our own personal trade plan. Additionally, Larry generously shared his experiences over the years which was very beneficial. Found him to be very entertaining and loved the stories!”

, March 2017

“Larry was dynamic. He demonstrated a deep knowledge of the industry and the markets. His class is easy to follow and very positive. He is a mentor and a trustworthy instructor - he conveys confidence in his students. I could not have asked for a better instructor. Thank you.”

, February 2017

“Larry was great. What a knowledgeable and fun person. Loved getting to know him.”

, February 2017

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