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 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.”
“Very good at what he does. Kept my attention and kept it real. Very enjoyable. Very honest about all the aspects of trading the good and the scary. This level of honesty is appreciated.”
“Steve was excellent. Exceeded expectations. It is clear he knows the content, has ample real world experience trading and has passion for teaching. Thanks Steve!”
“Really enjoyed the course. A lot of material in a short period of time, and yet everyone in class was able to understand and get some basic orders in to the equities market. More than 60% of the classroom trades ended favorably.”
“There is a tremendous amount of information exchanged. Steve did an amazing job of presenting it in such a way that made great sense to the students and was easily absorbed. What I quickly learned is that I knew nothing. I will now leave the Pro Trader course confident that I now have the knowledge and ability to begin my new career as a successful trader. Well done OTA!”