Tom Joyce

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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

“Tom is a super intelligent person. He led the class through the material like a Captain on a ship. Everything was clearly and precisely presented so we could see the effective outcome. I can't say enough how much I enjoyed Tom. His humor kept us all alert so as not to miss one of his nuances or jokes! He was great!!”

, August 2016

“My instructor, Thomas Joyce really knows how to "drive" the class and take control! He's very knowledgeable and his presentation skills are excellent! At times however, he didn't quite stick to the info as laid out in the course manual. This is a GOOD thing. He would give "real world" examples and instruction which a lot of times I felt was better. He did however point out the important points that are in the manual. Overall, Tom is an excellent instructor!”

, July 2016

“The instructor was excellent. He is a personable man who is very knowledgeable. I especially appreciated his using his vast experience which made the material more real for me. Plus, his personal anecdotes made the class very interesting.”

, July 2016

“Tom is very passionate about trading and sharing his knowledge and experiences with the class. It was very enjoyable listening to him and how he presented the material. By the last day it all starts to make sense and you realize how much you have learned throughout the course.”

, July 2016

“Tom Joyce brought his vast trading expertise and delivered the ProActive Investor course with passion and energy that demystified and made a potentially difficult and dry topic come alive. Thank you, Tom.”

, June 2016

“Tom is one of the only instructors I've had so far for a course. With that being said, he sets the bar pretty high. He is an extremely knowledgeable person and can go into detail on just about anything you ask him, if it's tied to the course or a general question about something tied to the markets. Would take any course again if he is in the area.”

, May 2016
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