Michelle Volmering

Online Trading Academy
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Operating a family farm, Michelle Volmering has been actively involved in raising, growing and delivery of commodities since 1980, specializing in grains, milk, meats and sugar. In 1987, she began investing in individual equities and mutual funds to provide additional protection and balance for long term retirement. The more she learned, the more her interest and curiosity grew and in 2002, she added futures and options trading to her portfolio.

In September 2003, Michelle's career path changed from being a Registered Nurse to being an active trader and educator in the financial markets. As an Instructor, she enjoys helping Online Trading Academy students by contributing to Power Trader Nation Community, Pro picks, Mastermind Community and being a PTN Radio guest. Students say they enjoy Michelle's simple approach to understanding core strategy and her ability to demonstrate the application of the theories taught in class.

  • Power Trader Nation
  • Mastermind Instructor


  • Co-owner/operator - L&M Volmering Farms
  • Associate's  Degree in Nursing, St. Clair County Community College
  • Registered Nurse
  • Trader and Mentor for financial education - Shortfalls & Longrises Trading Post LLC
  • Financial Education Trader, Instructor and Presenter - Mojo Trading LLC


  • US Markets


  • Commodities
  • Futures
  • Graduate Programs
  • Mastermind Community
  • Stocks


  • Power Trading Radio guest


Florida, USA

What Students Are Saying

“I wish there was a 20 under satisfaction. Michelle Volmering is fantastic. She knows what she is talking about as she has been trading for 30 years and learned a lot the hard way; and she is able to bring all of this experience to the classroom in a POSITIVE way. She keeps the class moving but makes sure that she doesn't leave anyone behind. She will answer every question until she is certain that the student understands. At the same time, her explanation includes enough information to keep the experienced traders' attention. Lots of time for simulated trading and critique of the trades.”

, June 2017

“I found the instructor (Michelle Volmering) to be an incredible asset to my education. She kept the class focused, and used real examples for the information she was imparting to the class. She also added more clarity to lessons that were taught in previous classes. One day where she offered clarity to definitions of terms that are in general use by OTA, well it felt like an epiphany had occurred in that moment. Thank you, Michelle. I look forward to seeing you in the XLT.”

, May 2017

“Michelle did exactly the right thing in making sure everyone learned at their own level. It's hard to overstate the knowledge, experience, skill, empathy, ability to make complex topics easily understandable, as well as her genuine care for her students that Michelle Volmering demonstrated. I'm not sure which of her qualities was the bigger part of my learning, but I suspect it was this powerful combination, not often embodied in a single person, that made this one of, if not the, best learning experience I've ever had on any topic in any environment. Surely each of her students must be better off having spent time with Michelle in one of her classes. And perhaps the greatest compliment I can offer, she treated me like a friend. Michelle is an extraordinary person. She is one of a kind.”

, May 2017

“I've heard all the good things about Michelle Volmering from other students that took her class, and now I understand why they worship her. Mrs. Volmering is the GOAT! Her skill and knowledge are to die for. Her passion for teaching and presenting the materials made my learning curve easier and faster. I enjoyed and learned so much in her class. I'm more of the visual and practical learner, and the way she taught was very visual and she let us hands-on practice right after each theory session so we got to apply what we've learned immediately. She's detailed, patient and she taught with the class' pace so I didn't feel overwhelmed, stressed or too fast for me even though it was my first time taking Futures and being new to trading. I wish I just had 50% of her knowledge. I'm so eager to learn more from her, so I've made a commitment and dedicated all of the time that I have that I can afford to take off from work just to retake her class over and over again like other students in her class, for more than 5 times and now I understand why.”

, May 2017

“The Professional Futures Trader class was one of the best classes I have had in learning to trade the financial markets. The instructor, Michelle Volmering, was highly effective at teaching the concepts in a way we could all understand. She always made sure that we had a full grasp of "Core Strategy" before proceeding with new concepts and encouraged us to reinforce our learning process with simulated trading. She willingly shared her experiences (good and bad), which will help us to approach our trading experience in a realistic way and hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls along the way. Online Trading Academy - Atlanta is truly a wonderful, enlightening, learning environment. They are staffed with knowledgeable, willing and supportive instructors and student coaches. They consistently provide you with the tools to become a successful Trader in any or all of the Financial Trading products; however, it doesn't stop there. You are also taught Trading Psychology which helps you to realistically manage the risks involved in Trading, along with your expectations. You have access to online classes to reinforce what was taught in the on-location class, and various other meet-ups or focused sessions that you may participate in. You feel as if you belong to a great, big, loving and successful family. OTA is the place to be if you're serious about your Trading experience. It is an experience that will last a lifetime, literally.”

, May 2017

“Michelle is great. I really enjoyed the class; her attention to detail, her common sense approach to charts. I feel my future is very bright due to coaches like Michelle.”

, April 2017

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