Scott McCormick CMT

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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.

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  • 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

“This is the first time that I've gone through the class. I was trying to learn the computer program and the course material at the same time. It was difficult for me. Scott did a great job of explaining things and worked hard to make sure everyone understood each new concept. Scott was very knowledgeable about the course material. I liked the way he explained things... if we didn't understand the first way he did it, he tried to explain it entirely different the second time around. It showed that he knew his material well and that he knew how to teach adults. Good job, Scott!”

, August 2016

“Scott did an exceptional job. His knowledge of the material was evident. His ability to communicate that knowledge was outstanding. He was patient and respectful in dealing with a question that he had already answered seven times, and in helping students that did not have the computer experience to differentiate a left click from a right click. Not an easy task considering how new and complicated the material seemed to many.”

, August 2016

“Scott McCormick is an excellent and engaging instructor! There was a huge amount of material covered which was easily understood and shared with the class using relevant real-world examples and experiences. After this class, I feel I have the tools I need to begin trading effectively, and great helpful guidance on avoiding pitfalls and how to improve and grow my skill set.”

, August 2016

“AMAZING... The experience and knowledge I left the class with is priceless. Mr. McCormick knew exactly what he was teaching; not only knowledgeable but entertaining. He made this fun, exciting and well worth my time.”

, July 2016

“I enjoyed listening and learning from my instructor. He is very knowledgeable about material on trading. He had a very nice and friendly demeanor. He was always open to questions and thorough when answering them. He paced course material well, allowing for adequate breaks but remaining in a systematic order when teaching materials, making it much easier to follow. Overall, he is patient with the students and, most of all, truly appears to enjoy what he does.”

, July 2016

“I am really excited to be a current student at OTA and, most of all, to be a part of this community. Although, this is all new for me; the instructors are very knowledgeable and very patient in their teachings. They welcome questions and are eager to answer them as well as share their experiences regarding trading. You feel a real sense of sincerity in that they want you to succeed and encourage graduates to give back and help other students. Looking forward to a brighter future!”

, July 2016
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