Sean Reed

Online Trading Academy
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Sean Reed began actively trading equities in 2001. He has had the opportunity to operate and supervise an active day-trading floor for a self clearing broker dealer. Sean has also held positions including: Branch Manager, Broker, Financial Advisor Consultant, Active Trader Consultant and Proprietary Trader. During his trading experiences, he has had the opportunity to work with and mentor traders with differing styles and goals.

Providing key factors catered to an individual's particular trading style is Sean's focus. He is known for his patience and is eager to strengthen your trading knowledge. As an Instructor, Sean believes in the concept of, "See one, do one, and teach one," and enjoys seeing the light appear in a student's eyes. He is eager to bring his experience and knowledge to the Online Trading Academy classroom. Using his big picture approach, Sean will not stop until his pupils learn the key elements for profitable trading. Sean is an individual that is calm, cool, and collected and knows how important it is to match a trading style to your personality.

Sean now trades from his home in Belmont Shore, where he lives with his wife and son.


  • Former Employers: Andover/Assent, Charles Schwab, Sagepoint


  • US Markets


  • Stocks
  • Wealth Management


  • Holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 9, 10, 24, 55, 63 and 66


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Sean was awesome. He gave as good or better than he got. He presented the material in a manner that was good for the students that had never traded, and touched on some slightly more advanced concepts for those that had already been trading. As a 'never traded before' person, all of it helped put the process into a better perspective.”

, March 2017

“Very Truthful; always answering everybody's questions and having us interact with other students. Always willing to take the time to make sure you understand the material. Also, managed time very well in the class.”

, March 2017

“Sean Reed brings not just decades of trading experience and working knowledge to the front of the classroom, but with each layer of training he helps assure the knowledge sticks. Many of his points are punctuated with humor and life affirming examples that helped me remember and retain the details in the information.”

, March 2017

“Sean Reed showed us trading at its best due to his extensive trading and training experience at brokerage firms and on his own account. His knowledge combined with a bit of humor made this stressful subject of finance more palatable. He showed also, much patience with our newest to finance and giving extra tidbits to those desiring more.”

, February 2017

“Sean Reed is very flexible in addressing issues that concern his students and answering all questions about those issues. He does not let the "agenda" upstage student inquiries. He also gives extra value by suggesting strategies that may enhance earnings!”

, February 2017

“The academy's program is very comprehensive covering all aspects of market trading. Instructor, Sean Reed, is excellent at simplifying complex market trading strategies into easy to understand lessons, taking all the mystery of market trading out of the equation. I'm very pleased with my decision to attend OTA. I will continue to take additional classes in the future.”

, February 2017

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