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 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

“The instructor was great, very in depth when explaining the slides and answered all questions that were asked. Love learning new trading ideas and this class was full of it.”

, January 2017

“Tim is very thorough and knowledgeable. He explains the skills to student over and over until they get the feel of it. He is also funny and makes the class fun learning. I enjoyed very much taking his options class.”

, December 2016

“Excellent instructor, went to great length to make sure that we were getting concepts right. Kept class lively. Great job Tim. See you next time again. Thank you.”

, December 2016

“I liked the instructor, Tim Blotzer, very much. He was witty and light and was willing to stay with any question a person had until they felt satisfied. Because of this class, I have decided that options will be my primary trading strategy.”

, December 2016
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