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
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
- 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)
What Students Are Saying
“It was a great week with Tim. He took his time with us and if we were unsure about something he would go over it again.”
“I really say thanks to Tim for looking from a viewpoint of a student who doesn't have experience about options. His teaching will be with me for a long time to come. Makes it so interesting and highlighted the important points so we can focus on those, not the things that we will not use when we are actually doing trading. Big thanks from me, Tim.”
“Tim's goal is to help us learn how to make money consistently trading options. He kept things as simple and clear as possible. He took time to ensure students had a clear understanding. His knowledge, presentation skills were exemplary.”
“Tim was awesome! He explained things as many time as we needed, helped us individually, and was overall a great instructor.”
“Tim has a good balance of seriousness and humor. He was never boring and very patient with us, not too strict.”
“Tim was great. Covered the topic thoroughly and brought in real life tips and tricks to the process.”