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 54 reviews

“The program has taught me to look at charts differently. I can discern and analyze data more clearly. It has definitely taught me to understand the markets and the trends as they may apply to investing.”

, February 2015

“This is a required course for anyone interested in using options as part of their plan. I have dabbled in options unsuccessfully and only now understand the forces working against me. ”

, January 2015

“I have tried to learn options from other institutions, but found the instructors at OTA have made the options learning a lot easier and more effective with the most clear cut strategies that have a higher probability with better risk management.”

, January 2015

“If you have ever wondered if Options trading was a direction for you in developing income and wealth, this class will absolutely provide the knowledge and skills to leverage this asset.”

, January 2015

“Really gained a better understanding of all the working parts of options and best uses of new platform features. Much more confident in searching out and setting up my trades now.”

, December 2014

“Thank you for breaking down the material into pieces that were easily understood. I am sure I will be able to go to the XLTs and make some sense of what everyone is talking about. ”

, December 2014
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