Online Trading Academy Expands into New York Area

Leading Financial Education Franchisor Brings Its Proven Professional Education Courses to Thousands of New Active Traders

Irvine, CA, April 5, 2006 – Industry leading financial education company, Online Trading Academy™ today announced its Grand Opening into the New York City Metropolitan area. Located in Secaucus, NJ, Online Trading Academy – NYC (888-OTA-2580) will bring proven professional Online Trading Academy financial training courses and methods to thousands of new active traders in New Jersey, New York and Long Island.

Exclusive course work developed from years of research and proven trading experience is the hallmark of Online Trading Academy’s success. Online Trading Academy’s training experience and educational materials are unparalleled. Online Trading Academy is the only training facility to offer live trading in a classroom environment. Online Trading Academy’s use of its own trading capital with no financial risk to the student is a pioneering concept in trading education. OTA graduates have the benefit of learning the systems and practices used by many trading professionals on Wall Street.

Elite affiliations among leading financial firms such as CyberTrader, RushTrade, Questrade, TradePortal, ACM, COESfx and FXStreet.com allow graduate students to receive discounts on their trade commissions until they receive 100% of their tuition cost. (Please refer to http://www.tradingacademy.com/about-us/alliances.aspx for a complete list of our current partners.)

Commencement of First Trader’s Series

The center will offer a full suite of classes based on OTA courseware and products. Online Trading Academy-NYC will hold its first Equity Professional Trader’s Series course on Saturday April 22nd, 2006. Forex Professional Trader’s Series is scheduled soon after on Saturday May 6th, 2006. Already seats have been pre-reserved and they expect the classes to be a sell out. Online Trading Academy NYC will be located in Secaucus, New Jersey at 600 Meadowland Parkway – Suite 146 (888-OTA-2580).

“It’s exciting to be able to bring the expertise of Online Trading Academy’s financial education and training courses to New York area,” said John Bang, of Online Trading Academy NYC. “As an entrepreneur and former investment advisor, I’ve experienced how hard it is to navigate through the financial maze of trading vernacular, financial markets and advertised ‘trading gimmicks’. Trading is not easy; however, Online Trading Academy bridges the gap with a jump start on the game. Even today, I consider myself to be a lifelong student of the game. Online Trading Academy saves traders both time and money, and our courses give traders a leg-up in learning how to make solid financial decisions that build long-term wealth.”

An eight-year veteran in financial services, Mr. Bang was a vice president and senior investment advisor for Banc of America Investment Services and Commerce Capital Markets. He was also a municipal bond consultant for Janney Montgomery Scott. He was a registered investment advisor, holding series 7, 63 and 65 licenses as well as licenses for State Insurance Life and Health. Bang states “I enjoy helping and teaching others. Sharing in the experience of education is priceless.”

“Out of the gate, our franchisees receive the training tools and sales systems to get up and running quickly,” said Eyal Shahar, president, Online Trading Academy. “Our coursework is rich with information and trading methodologies and we provide it free to franchisees at minimal production costs. Our model is built on quality and extreme value. Therefore, it’s critical that we share our experience and best practices to ensure new owners have the support system they need to provide a superior training and education experience to our clients.”

For more information about Online Trading Academy, contact Ralph Loberger at 949/608-6020 or click here to fill out the franchise inquiry form on the website.

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