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

“The program is intensive but clearly is a strategy that works! The OTA staff has been very supportive, pleasant and very patient! Tom Joyce teaches class in a way that has allowed me to put my anxiety aside and focus on learning and building from the basics....up! He gives analogies and stories that I can identify with which brings trading into perspective like I have never seen before. The hours have just flown by and I am actually getting comfortable with OTA strategy!”

, December 2016

“Tom is a great instructor. He broke down the core strategy into a simple, understandable framework. He really cared about the overall needs of the class. He provided constructive feedback on our trades and answered any questions about Trade Station or the Core Strategy in a comprehensive manner. Definitely recommend the course. We learned so much and are excited to continue on!!!”

, December 2016

“A perfect course for starting your journey in trading. Well thought out materials and presentation. Tom is a very intelligent and gifted instructor. Knows his material, is prepared and having lived the life of a trader, he has an exceptional knowledge of the world we are being introduced to. Very thankful that he was my instructor!”

, November 2016

“Tom Joyce is an excellent instructor - spent time with students and was able to disseminate his knowledge appropriately to all levels of understanding.”

, November 2016

“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
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