Online Trading Academy Named Finalist for Multiple 2013 TraderPlanet Star Awards for Third Consecutive Year

Global Investing and Trading Education Provider Named a Finalist for Four out of Six Categories for International Trading Education Awards

Irvine, CA, November 15, 2013 - Online Trading Academy was named a finalist for multiple TraderPlanet’s STAR Awards for the third consecutive year. This year the global trading academy received a finalist status in the following categories: Best Blog for the “Master Instructor Blog”, Best Book for “Trade Like a Pirate: 67 Golden Nuggets to Simplify Your Trading”, Best Live Trading Room for “Trading & Analysis Extended Learning Track”, and Best Trading Software for “Pro Picks”.

Since 2009, Merlin Rothfeld, host of Power Trading Radio and Online Trading Academy Master Instructor, has been providing “Master Instructor” blog readers with his weekly market insights and reviews. Earlier in 2013, Debbie Hague, an Online Trading Academy instructor, authored the book, Trade like a Pirate: 67 Golden Nuggets to Simplify Your Trading. The book provided readers with a first-hand look at the common mistakes of novice traders to help them avoid the common pitfalls using straightforward lessons learned from a professional trader.

One of the core foundations of Online Trading Academy is community. The Extended Learning Track (XLT) was a solution to the students’ expressed need for a live trading room with an instructor and the feedback of fellow students. Pro Picks, Online Trading Academy’s software application, delivers a daily selection of planned trading opportunities from expert traders in the global academy’s network. Each pick showcases examples of how Online Trading Academy’s core strategy helps traders and investors identify market turning points before they happen.

“To be a STAR Awards finalist for the third consecutive year is a true honor and testament to the education we provide traders and investors,” said Sam Seiden, Chief Education Officer for Online Trading Academy. “We are excited to be recognized in categories that highlight the educational content that guides our students to maintaining long-term wealth and generating short-term income.”

The STAR Awards recognize companies that have achieved innovation in the categories of brokerage services, trading platforms, strategy software, newsletters, instructional courses and books. Now in its fourth year, the STAR Awards program has raised the standard for excellence and serves as a prestigious representation of outstanding vision and achievement in the financial industry.

About Online Trading Academy

Online Trading Academy helps their students by revealing the truth about what it takes to become a successful trader or investor. Their core strategy empowers traders to identify market turning points before they happen, with a high degree of accuracy. Students learn under the guidance of experienced professional traders in a hands-on, learn-by-doing classroom setting. In the Professional Trader course, students learn trading skills and then practice trading live, in the classroom, without paying commissions or risking their own capital by using Online Trading Academy’s money.

Online Trading Academy offers professional instruction from experienced industry 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: Phoenix, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Jose, Denver, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York City, Secaucus, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, Dubai, London, Singapore, Mumbai, Vancouver and Toronto. For more information, visit

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