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
“Wonderful, funny, great and a great trader who knows the info forward and backwards. He also cares and loves his job and I have had a wonderful time getting my brain fried.”
“Could not have asked for a better instructor than Steve Bobbitt. I did not know what to expect going into the class with Steve. He certainly did not disappoint me. He definitely knows this business and I'm glad I got to be in his class. Thanks Steve!”
“After taking the class, it is clear the OTA training is imperative if you want to be successful as a trader. I'm looking forward to the next class but most of all to applying what I've learned to becoming a profitable trader. This format can easily become repetitive and, therefore, hard to pay attention. Steve is not only exceptionally knowledgeable but off beat and colorful - great characteristics for this class. He is more than prepared and helpful - he cares about the student's success.”
“Worth every penny. Steve is an interesting speaker who injects humor and is adept at holding the class' attention.”
“The instructor, Steve Bobbitt was exemplary and a credit to OTA, as all of his predecessors have been. However, he is one of a kind in terms of his caring, personal interest in the success of his students and expertise in the subject, which helped our students. Thanks to all of you at OTA.”
“He is terrific. He gladly answers questions and explains content so that it's understandable. There is a lot of info so it will take time to go through it all in actual practice and commit it all to memory--but I understand it and look forward to using it in actual practice.”