Steve Bobbitt became interested in the markets in 1990, after having
lost a substantial amount in the dot com bust. He decided that was the
time that would happen to him and set about getting an education.
Steve learned about the derivative markets while studying for a
finance degree and again while getting his MBA. He went from
broker-offered funds to
trading options, and now manages and actively trades his own accounts.
He has successfully traded various products including equities,
mutual funds, ETFs, options, commodities, metals, and futures. Steve
facets of data on the various futures products and incorporates them
into his trading strategies. As a student of the markets, Steve studies
of early market pioneers and applies various techniques in conjunction with their work.
As a result, his strategies revolve around simplicity and higher
He takes great pride in passing on his vast knowledge to aspiring traders as an Online Trading Academy Instructor.
- Undergraduate degree in Finance
Presenter for the Arizona
Council on Economic Education
- Contributing author to
- CES Certified
- Power Trading Radio guest
What Students Are Saying
“Steve Bobbitt was very funny and kept the class very fun but still very productive. Can't wait to have another course with him.”
“Wow! Steve was a wealth of information. I think we all enjoyed when he interjected some of his own experiences and what he had seen into the course material. He was extremely patient with classmates who had a very minimal knowledge of what they were doing. He was very attentive to my frustrations when I didn't understand something and would walk me through it so I could keep up. I really appreciated his patience and desire to make sure we were getting the concepts.”
“The instructor is very experienced and knowledgeable. He delivers the information rapidly, but takes time to clarify in simple terms to those of us who are beginners. He is on time, professional and has a great sense of humor to ease tension. He is very patient and accommodating, but keeps everyone on focus. He is very serious about each student learning the material and doing well in labs. Great!”
“Steve Bobbitt is an exemplary instructor who makes learning a joy. His extensive knowledge in trading, coupled with his wry humor and quit wit made this class a memorable event. Thanks, Steve, for sharing your knowledge with us. You "learned us good"!”
“Steve displayed thorough knowledge of his craft; very accommodating to his students; tried to inject real-life examples of topics being discussed.”
“Great instructor!! He was very personable and entertaining yet professional and knowledgeable.”