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

“Great learning experience as the instructor took active interest in teaching not only the theory but also the hands on skills for actually being able to use the knowledge in practice.”

, April 2017

“Tom was incredibly thorough and answered everyone's questions. He gave us really good examples; and did a great job of making minor rearrangements to the presentation so that we could maximize live market times for the labs.”

, April 2017

“The information was presented not only in a well organized manner but was extremely helpful for anyone without prior experience in trading or the methods one uses to trade effectively. The Instructor Thomas Joyce was excellent. I cannot recommend taking this course strongly enough, especially for anyone just beginning their trading experience.”

, April 2017

“Tom Joyce was outstanding as an instructor. His dynamic and passionate approach kept my interest and increased my enthusiasm--for using the Proactive Investing methods but also for trading in general.”

, March 2017

“Tom was fantastic. He took the class far beyond the book training and opened a whole world of other training tools.”

, March 2017

“Excellent instructor; a natural teacher with outstanding interpersonal skills to manage a diverse student audience. His vast experience and deep knowledge as a successful trader is key to setting the pace for the class. Great Teacher and well rounded leader.”

, March 2017

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