Tom Joyce

Online Trading Academy
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Tom Joyce majored in psychology and minored in economics in college—a perfect combination of skills for mastering the financial markets. He began trading soon after graduation and has built a successful track record for over 25 years, both as an institutional trader and risk manager. While living in London, he gained significant exposure to the international markets and has traded throughout Europe and the Far East.

As a professional with global experience, Thomas was drawn to Online Trading Academy by our culture and camaraderie and became a full time Instructor in 2014. In addition to specific skills, he promises that students in his classes will take away “an awareness of newly developed self-discipline and empowerment.


  • B.S. Illinois State University 
  • Co-founded a registered broker/dealer 
  • Risk Manager for an equity derivatives market maker firm 
  • Head Warrants Trader at S.G. Warburg (London, UK)


  • US Markets


  • Stocks
  • Wealth Management


  • Series 56 Proprietary Traders Qualification (current) 
  • Held SFA Registered Representative Certification 
  • Experienced trader at Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)


Illinois, USA

What Students Are Saying

“I believe that the Pro Active class gave me the tools to make me successful investor. Tom Joyce has a wealth of knowledge and a bundle of energy. He presents the course in a clear, concise way. He is also humorous and entertaining. I would definitely recommend him.”

, August 2017

“So enjoyable! I could spend another week under Tom Joyce's teaching! Patient, compassionate, clear, good pacing, straight forward - just wonderful!”

, August 2017

“Dedicated, resourceful and a good instructor. Delightful to learn from and interact with through questions and comments. Very flexible and humble, and a powerful knowledge base. His ways of delivering the material are very "expressive" and demonstrable. Also, he ensures none of the students are left behind, answers all questions respectfully and is very knowledgeable. Very effective and nice instructor.”

, August 2017

“I found the Core Strategy class with Tom Joyce to be such a great experience for me. His teaching style helped so much with integrating TradeStation in with the lectures. He is extremely meticulous about every lesson taught and also made sure that we, as students, received and understood each lesson with hands on instruction.”

, July 2017

“If you get to take a course in OTA, take it with Thomas Joyce. He is very thorough. He will teach you step by step what you need to know. You will truly learn.”

, July 2017

“I learned so much in Tom Joyce's core strategy class. I wish I had taken this class years ago. Looking forward to taking more classes and learning and building my portfolio as my retirement approaches. Tom Joyce is one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever met. He is a great instructor and taught from the bottom up. If I knew only 1/10 of what he knows in the market, I would be well on my way to be successful in the market.”

, July 2017

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