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

“He is absolutely wonderful. He is encouraging and extremely knowledgeable. He scaffolded and differentiated to ensure that every student learned at their pace and ability level. He was supportive of everyone from the college kid to the grandparents and everyone in-between. I just cannot say enough wonderful things about him, and you for having here.”

, February 2017

“The Instructor was very patient and understanding. He did not rush through the material. took his time to go around the class and spend time with each student. You can tell Tom Joyce really cares about his work and the success of his students.”

, February 2017

“Tom Joyce is an excellent instructor. He connected with the class extremely well, and was very patient. I heard everyone in the class comment on how they thought he was an exceptional instructor. This was the second time I took Pro Trader and I left the class with a much better grasp on the material and the process for successful trading thanks to Tom. My son (Ian) took this class for the first time and he picked up the concepts very quickly. Bring Tom back to NJ, I would like to take another class with him.”

, February 2017

“Tom Joyce is a great teacher. He is an excellent communicator, personable, knowledgeable, and has a passion for what he is teaching.”

, February 2017

“Had a great experience. The instructor, Tom, was one of the best teachers I have had. Very informative, very engaging, good humor, kept it moving and learned a lot. Much appreciated.”

, February 2017

“Our instructor this week, Tom Joyce, was very knowledgeable about the program at such a level that he was able to unlock some of my questions before I knew I had the questions. His level of energy puts the energizer bunny to shame.”

, January 2017
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