Scott McCormick CMT

Online Trading Academy
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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 management.

  • Power Trader Nation


  • Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative


  • US Markets


  • Stocks


  • 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.”

, June 2017

“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.”

, June 2017

“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.”

, June 2017

“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.”

, May 2017

“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.”

, May 2017

“Scott is a premier instructor. Excellent knowledge, keeps the class interesting and is always available for questions.”

, May 2017

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