Tim Blotzer

Online Trading Academy
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Tim Blotzer had a series of increasingly demanding management positions before he became a full time trader in 2004. His particular motivator was the need to care for an aging parent, which he could not do while holding down a full time job.

Tim felt trading was the perfect fit for his needs because there are no customers, no employees, no boss, no tenants and you can do it anywhere you can get an internet connection. He stresses the importance of consistency—like the baseball player who gets regular base hits instead of swinging for the fences and striking out—as the key to high probability returns in any economy and any market.

Tim likes being an Online Trading Academy instructor because he appreciates the integrity of the organization and its commitment to student success. He says, “I bring a lot of passion to my teaching since this has totally changed my life” and loves to recognize the accomplishments of his students and help them reach the next level.


  • BS, Personnel and Industrial Relations, San Francisco State University
  • Postgraduate certificate in Food Industry Management, University of Southern California
  • Dean’s List at both SFSU and USC
  • District Manager, Safeway Stores
  • Area Manager, Big Lots
  • Area Manager, PetsMart
  • Regional Manager, The Luggage Center


  • US Markets


  • Options


  • Platelets Donor with American Red Cross
  • Wounded Warriors Donor
  • Wrote “Why Traders Fail”, an online guide to trading psychology
  • Avid baseball fan and player (his team played in the Jr. Pony World Series when he was 12) with a dream of attending a game in every major league park (3 to go)


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Tim was awesome! He explained things as many time as we needed, helped us individually, and was overall a great instructor.”

, April 2017

“Tim has a good balance of seriousness and humor. He was never boring and very patient with us, not too strict.”

, March 2017

“Tim was great. Covered the topic thoroughly and brought in real life tips and tricks to the process.”

, March 2017

“At first I wondered why Tim was not sticking with the curriculum in the book, then I quickly discovered he was instructing us from his perspective when he was a student. This to me was the best approach; the class immediately began discussing practical concepts and went right to the trading platform to repeatedly reinforce the concepts. By the end of the class, I had the best understanding of all concepts because we went over the many concepts numerous times and we reviewed all concepts in the book.”

, February 2017

“Tim Blotzer did a very remarkable job. It would be no exaggeration to state that what he delivered in those five days and attempted to ingrain in our being was nothing less than "The Gospel of the Option Trade, according to Tim Blotzer". He spoke the language the ordinary person would understand,, taught the subject well, and often illustrated his points with citations in his life. He radiated knowledge, joy, contentment and hope. He assured all was possible, if we would try enough.”

, February 2017

“Instructor demonstrated clear and thorough knowledge of the subject and explained complicated concepts so that they can be easily understood. I feel very much motivated to start option trading. Also, I feel confident that I was provided with clear directions and steps how to approach the whole process of analyzing and weeding out the fluff and focus on important stuff.”

, February 2017

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