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
“Scott is a premier instructor. Excellent knowledge, keeps the class interesting and is always available for questions.”
“Scott explains trades I have set very well, always in a positive nature whether the trade is set correctly or if it is off somewhat. He always gives the "Why". Scott is very helpful with Tradestation and his background in trading is a level I hope to achieve.”
“The first class is Core Strategy: When starting a career change and looking to increasing your retirement/wealth income, I was not quite sure I could accomplish any of my goals sets. The instructor, Scott McCormick, knew exactly how to make the course meaningful and important to each of the students. His personal stories went with the curriculum and enforced his abilities and knowledge on the application of each step we took. This course also showed us how to combine wealth and daily income into our goal sets. With the things we learned, we now have a great foundation to build on. Scott really took interest in each of us. I would not change his instructional tactics and look forward to having him again in another class.
I would highly recommend the OTA to anyone who wants to take control of their own life. Charles W., 60+ Year Old Student.”
“Scott is extremely knowledgeable on all topics covered and has an innate ability of communicating that knowledge to the most novice trader.
His comedy is an added bonus.”
“In all my years of education in the accounting, taxation, engineering, computer repair, and electronic fields, Scott McCormick has without a doubt been the best instructor I have ever had. You could tell he knew what he was talking about. He enjoyed what he was teaching. He could read the class, he would interject humor to keep the class lively and enjoyable, He was patient if someone lost track and quickly got them up to speed. And as far as any questions, concerns, comforts, outside of class and sometime in class, Lindsay Hall or Shellie Cline or both were there to resolve the issue, sometimes even before they were addressed by the students. They were a real pleasure to meet and talk to. I hope to see them again sometime.”
“Scott was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He is an excellent instructor: he knows his subject and conveys it well to his students with such enthusiasm.”