Tim Blotzer

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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 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 did a great job presenting this material and was very patient in answering numerous questions many time as well as refresher discussions daily. His real experience has increased my overall motivation to dig deep into this material, ask questions and come back.”

, August 2016

“Tim is a teacher who teaches without being dry and mechanical. He has done for 12 years what he is showing us to do. He is available even after class to help us. He wants us to learn from his mistakes so our learning curve is shorter. Need to have him back.”

, August 2016

“The instructor was very knowledgeable and explained the material wonderfully! He has years of experience and makes money as an options trader. This is very important.”

, August 2016

“Great class - wonderful investment choice to have in any market!! Tim did a great job in helping us understand options. Great guy - very willing to share his experience and patient with all of us.”

, August 2016

“Tim is an excellent instructor. He has a unique style and great people skills.”

, April 2016
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