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
“Instructor, Steve Bobbitt, is awesome. I feel very prepared to start trading thanks to his teaching. The instructor is very patient, kind, cool, and dynamic (very good at keeping class engaged and at the edge of our seats). Steve Bobbitt is very good at teaching and he is a very professional and responsible trader. The advice he gives the students will make us safe (reduce risk) and productive (long-lasting) in life and trading.”
“Steve Bobbitt obviously lives and breathes the core strategy. He handled cranky computers with ease. Best of all, he shifted gears quickly to answer questions from students with widely different levels of experience. The structure of OTA makes it easy to learn from others in the class as well. When Steve would answer one student's question, other students would circle around and pick up golden nuggets.”
“Steve is the best instructor. He uses humor and wit to get his point across. He is attentive to students' individual needs as well as those of the class as a whole.”
“I would recommend the OTA to anyone that has an interest and desire to learn about trading and how the market works. Steve was great; he was funny, let you know when you were doing something wrong and asked your reasoning why you did what you did. Gave great advice.”
“Steve Bobbitt is awesome! He is not only extremely knowledgeable but also very respectful to everyone and willing to address any and all questions and help wherever needed. He was also respectful of everyone's time. He was masterful in managing the balance needed to keep the class flowing but answer questions. I also VERY MUCH appreciate the professional quality lesson material that was provided. I was concerned about trying to capture all that would be taught with my own class notes. I was very pleased with the class materials provided for me to study and use for future reference.”
“Steve ranks top on my teachers list; keeps things simple to learn and understand, excellent in communication and presentation with lots of humour to keep things exciting. Never a boring moment, only candles....lol. Steve is well experienced and shared lots of great stories and ideas based on his knowledge and experience. Thank you Steve and also thanks to the support staff as well.”