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

“The instructor's knowledge and experience, along with his great presentation skills, made the 5-day course a great learning experience and a true pleasure. I look forward to taking another class with Tom Joyce.”

, November 2016

“Tom's combination knowledge, experience, humor and enthusiasm made this one of the best classes I've ever taken. He presented information end ensure we not only received it but understood it. Tom is an outstanding educator.”

, November 2016

“I loved the instructor. He knew a lot about trading and the way everything works together. He was always in charge of the class. He was also funny.”

, September 2016

“Instructor's knowledge exceeded class expectation. Instructor's presentation skills are very excellent. Instructor's management style is over and above expectation.”

, September 2016

“Tom Joyce was great. The knowledge and experience he brought to the table were invaluable to the learning experience.”

, September 2016

“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
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