Online Trading Academy Brings Financial Education to the Bi-State Area

New Financial Trading Academy Opens in Overland Park

Overland Park, KS, November 25, 2008 — Trading and investing has never been more challenging than it is today. The marketplace is crowded with radio hosts, bloggers and TV finance experts telling amateurs what to buy, when to sell and how to sell it. It’s confusing and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.

Online Trading Academy is a financial education academy focused on educating students in the art of trading. Local franchise owner and long-time Kansas City businessman, Ronald Booth, is opening the first and only franchise in the bi-state area the first week of December.

“We offer professional instruction from credible Wall Street professionals,” said Booth. “Our students range from beginners to experienced traders who are interested in learning how to improve their trading skills.”

The curriculum spans a variety of trading styles and instruments, including: Day Trading, Swing Trading, Position Trading, and Investment Theory for Stocks, Options, Futures (E-minis & Commodities) and Currencies. Students learn to trade by actually working in a real trading environment.

“Unlike other trading education programs that travel the country, our students in our Pro Trader classes are given access to 'live accounts' on which to practice trading with here in our training center and we cover all their commissions and losses,” added Booth. “It’s been a successful training method for more than 10 years and our students gain more from it.”

Online Trading Academy is hosting a free open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3rd at its training center on 7501 College Blvd., Suite 275. It also is offering three free half-day workshops on December 4, 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the training center.

The Power Trading Workshop teaches new and active traders how to cut through the noise and hype of Wall Street. It covers how financial markets really work, and gives a clear understanding of what it takes to establish a trading plan and consistently execute profitable trades. Workshop students receive a free 2-CD set called the Trading Essentials Primer, the first step to help traders get the most out of their experience.

In a special appearance for the opening of the franchise, guests and students will meet Chief Knowledge Officer for Online Trading Academy, John O’Donnell. He will be at the open house and workshops to speak with students about the growing importance of learning how to trade effectively in this changing economy. He also will discuss Online Trading Academy’s unique tuition reimbursement program available to students through discounted commissions from affiliated brokers.

For information about the events or to reserve a seat at the workshops, contact Online Trading Academy by December 1 at (913) 956-7050 or toll-free (866) 956-7050.

About Online Trading Academy

Irvine, California-based Online Trading Academy is a financial education academy focused on educating students in the art of trading since June 1997. Online Trading Academy offers professional instruction from experienced Wall Street professionals, as well as a wide array of beneficial home study materials to supplement classroom study. Over 200,000 investors have experienced Online Trading Academy’s Education with classroom locations that include: New York, Secaucus, Los Angeles, Irvine, Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, San Jose, Detroit, Charlotte, Atlanta, Denver, Baltimore, Seattle, UK, Toronto, Singapore and Dubai. For more information about Online Trading Academy visit www.tradingacademy.com.

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