Professional Options Trader

Students learning option trading in an Online Trading Academy options training course

Professional Options Trader (5 Days):

Online Course also available in ten 3-hour sessions.


To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Power Trading Workshop.

Most options traders think they can profit by ignoring price direction, which is why most options traders lose money. In this core level options trading course you’ll learn how to apply our simple rules-based strategy to options trading in order to identify your own best entry and exit points. We don’t just teach the technical tools, we show you how to determine whether an option is overpriced or underpriced at any point and move quickly to maximize your profits!

You’ll learn options strategies that can be applied whether you intend to make options your primary asset class, or are using options trading as a way to balance and protect your portfolio. Each day's options trading course agenda contains powerful and fully interactive lectures led by a professional trader combined with live trading sessions focusing on market analysis and trade execution.

Prerequisites: Professional Trader Course, Parts 1 and 2.

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What You Will Learn

  • OTA Core Strategy

    Knowing price direction (market timing) is the single greatest edge for the options trader as your competition doesn't know how to do this properly.

  • Moneyness

    The significance of In the Money, At the Money and Out of the Money when you enter the trade at an options expiration date and everywhere in between.

  • Non-Level Playing Field

    Use measurements of changing risk ("The Greeks") to construct the right position for any market condition by predicting the future value of your options.

  • Risk Management

    Use options to manage risk in your portfolio through straddles, strangles, condors, butterflies and other tactics.

Who You Will Learn From

Our staff of professional instructors is composed of the best, most dedicated people you will ever meet. They will teach you trading fundamentals and advanced techniques like no one else. Each has a unique personality that will keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next "golden nugget" of trading information.

What Students Are Saying

4.5 stars - based on 50 reviews

“Learned a tremendous amount about trading options.”

, November 2014

“Before taking this class I was clueless about trading in general and options were not on my radar screen! Now, my focus is on trading options and I plan on taking more classes to get up to speed on trading other strategies.”

, November 2014

“GREAT class. Made seemingly complex spread trades simple. Definitely an asset to my trading experience. This has been one of the most interesting classes I have taken at OTA. Not only did the instructor explain the different parts, but also gave us the why. The extra personal tips the class has received are sure to be money makers for me.”

, October 2014

“The Options class provided real world strategies and examples to increase my trading income and reduce my risk. I should have taken this class years ago. Thanks, OTA.”

, September 2014

“Options is a complicated subject. The combination of a fabulous instructor, wonderful facilities/staff, and excellent materials for after-class use cannot be beat. OTA has done an outstanding job in preparation and presentation. ”

, September 2014

“This course really enhanced my knowledge of the dynamics of options trading and provided a basis for further study. ”

, August 2014
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