Three Online Trading Academy Experts to Deliver Answers at February Trader's Expo

NYC, February 4, 2008 - The more uncertain and the more volatile financial markets get; the more people seek out reliable information. Three leaders from Online Trading Academy, a growing international school that educates people in trading, will take to the platform at the upcoming Traders Expo on February 17th and 18th, at the New York Marriott Marquis. John O’Donnell, Online Trading Academy’s Chief Knowledge Officer, will conduct a session on the impact of globalization. O’Donnell will explain how consumers can hedge against the coming global debt by understanding how the world economy really works. O’Donnell has appeared on CNBC, CNN and MarketWatch. He has also been featured in “The Wall Street Journal,” “Investors Business Daily” and “Traders Journal”.

Merlin Rothfeld, an instructor for Online Trading Academy, will deliver a one-hour presentation designed to help traders understand the current market environment. Rothfeld will focus on both the risks and the rewards of shorter term trading. He has spent several years in Italy, and has had the opportunity to trade in most of the European markets. He also created the first dedicated trading lab at a European University. Rothfeld has been a featured speaker at universities, trading expos and on financial news networks worldwide.

Mike Baghdady, another instructor at Online Trading Academy, with 25 years in the financial markets, will share his experience in understanding price behavior and structure. Developing this skill puts the odds on the trader’s side, helping to make better decisions and to trade with better results. Baghdady has worked as a commodities broker, a stockbroker, a futures analyst and an options trader. He has taught and mentored many traders. For a complete schedule of events, see:, or Online Trading Academy’s experts will be available to both the media and to attendees following their sessions.

In 2007, Online Trading Academy, headquartered in Irvine, California, celebrated ten years of financial education. Online Trading Academy operates centers both in the U.S. and overseas. By the close of 2008, the rapidly growing company expects to double its size, with over thirty centers.

With a proven system of live classroom trading led by experienced traders, Online Trading Academy’s students actually engage in real trades, using the company’s money. Many graduates have transitioned out of their previous careers and into full-time trading. The company serves as a content provider and educational partner to NASDAQ, as well as to numerous financial portals. Over 200,000 investors have experienced Online Trading Academy’s Education with classroom locations that include: New York, Los Angeles, Irvine, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, San Jose, Tampa, UK, Toronto, Singapore and Dubai. For more information, visit

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