Scott McCormick CMT
As a Registered Representative with Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., Scott McCormick was involved in assisting clients
execute equity and equity option trades.
In 2001, Scott began swing trading equities and equity options.
After some losses, and making what appeared to be common investing
mistakes, Scott decided to educate himself about
technical analysis. During his studies through the Market Technicians Association, Scott
found the world of Forex trading which was quickly added to his portfolio.
During his time as a Financial Consultant, Scott helped high net worth clients
strategize, implement, and manage equity, mutual fund, and bond
portfolios. When the bear market of 2007-2008 hit, Scott quickly realized that his
investment philosophy did not match that of the financial services
industry; leading him in 2009, to the opportunity to begin a career as an Instructor.
In his classes at Online Trading Academy, Scott teaches his students the use of technical analysis to identify
high probability trading opportunities controlled with proper risk
- Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative
- FINRA series 7, 63 and 66
Charted Market Technician designation
Member of the Market Technicians Association, Society of Market Technicians
Affiliate of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
Level I CFA Candidate
- Contributor at speaking engagements throughout the greater Washington D.C. area
- CES Certified
- Power Trading Radio guest
Washington DC, USA
What Students Are Saying
“He knows his stuff, gave us different ways to look at aspects of trading. Very good speaker, was polite in his presentation, always asked if what he was showing made sense. Kept the class moving, came back several times to stress important items. Came along side everyone in the class and helped them with problems. Continually giving information about the how's and why's in the market. Stressed the importance of following the material step by step, if not understood would go back and find out why.”
“All my doubts and fears were put to rest throughout the week of the Core Strategy class at the Glendale Online Trading Academy. The instructor, Scott McCormick, was extremely thorough and patient, and it was completely obvious that he enjoyed instructing and helping all students to make sure we each “got it”. It is also obvious that the Trading Academy has the goal to make sure every student that puts in the effort will succeed.”
“Scott was an outstanding leader. He kept everyone's attention at all times. I especially appreciated his complete knowledge of the course material, and his presentation skills. He interacted with the class and individuals equally well from the start to the last hour of the last class. There was never a drop-off in interest or attention. If I were to ever retake the course, I hope it would be with Scott.”
“Scott was an excellent instructor. From Day 1 until Day 7, he made sure all were engaged and understanding of the concepts. The week in class did not seem like a week in the classroom.”
“Scott's hands on approach proved very effective for me. His examples using charts or even everyday situations helped me understand the "core" of OTA's style of trading. I give him a 10 because there is no 20! I could not have asked for a more upbeat and knowledgeable instructor.”
“Scott is a premier instructor. Excellent knowledge, keeps the class interesting and is always available for questions.”