San Diego, CA - Student Testimonials

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2016

“OTA has given me the confidence to begin my trading journey and beyond! They offered me a variety of learning resources designed for my particular mode of learning. I also had an intensive week of in-seat lectures by an expert trader and I love the fact that we received the additional online support of watching educational video recordings and live trading sessions.”

“I had a great learning experience at The Online Trading Academy. They teach a lot of valuable information in a very short amount of time. I am looking forward to taking more classes at OTA and using these skills to make money trading.”

“The class has been very enlightening. In a short 5-days, I was able to grasp the FOREX market basics. I still have more to learn but this is a start to a new venture. I'm grateful I had Scott Greer as an instructor. He's very knowledgeable with the FOREX market. The overall experience is very satisfying and professional. Great staff. Great Location with ample parking and excellent refreshments.”

“After receiving all the mailers and watching all the infomercials on local network TV and the major cable channels (they are everywhere and you can't help but notice them), I finally decided to take the plunge. I am very glad I did. For about 20 years, I have been casually involved in the markets (futures and options) with mixed results, so I wanted to learn a better way to trade. So far, what I have learned after the 7 day course has given me not only confidence, but (more importantly) the knowledge and tools needed to be more successful. I am very pleased with the staff, including the class instructor Gabe Velazquez, education counselor Daniel Gasparini and student support specialist Kyle Sandburg, who all provided excellent service and support. I look forward to my future with the markets and my time with OTA.”

“I made the correct decision coming here and taking this class. Before I came here I traded stocks. I made money, then lost money, then made money. It was frustrating because my account would only grow slowly. Furthermore, I did not fully understand why I would lose. To that end, I did not know I was trading the wrong investment vehicle. My account was barely 30K. I was undercapitalized. Aside from that I would take swing trades which left me great risk to gap exposure. I would win with gaps and lose with gaps. Lastly, my trader IQ was not up to par.”

“I am very satisfied that I made the decision to enroll with OTA. The learning environment and instructor were very helpful in making learning easy to a novice like myself. I am also looking forward to utilizing the available material online to help strengthen my learning. Very happy that every aspect is convenient, breakfast, lunch, and snacks were provided daily. The personnel were outstanding, always available.”

“OTA provides the potential trader with the key tools and info necessary to become an online trader based on asset class. It provides a mix of core work along with real world practical info that we'll need to become successful traders.”

“I was skeptical about this program initially, but once I started learning all they had to offer I was very impressed with the quality of the material and the overall level of knowledge of the instructor. I enjoyed it so much I may have found my calling!”

“Online Trading Academy has provided me with the knowledge, tools, confidence and community to take control of my earnings and live the life I want to live.”

“The content of the lessons are concise and I have learned a lot in a week. Had profited from the live trading and surely enjoyed the lectures by well competent instructors. Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Facility is clean, good parking and good food. No complaints.”

“The instructors at the Academy have been a step beyond excellent, using their knowledge and life experiences to present material that is both practical and technical in way that makes it not only very learnable but also very retainable and useable. The Center's teaching staff and administration staff are very caring and helpful! Likewise, the Center is also well organized and functional allowing one to readily achieve their educational goals.”

“I'm consistently appreciative of the instructor's knowledge of the industry and their ability to communicate that with both theoretical and real life examples. It's the highest quality and most effective education I've ever experienced!”

“The center in San Diego is a great environment to focus on the information. I appreciate the available student assistance and the comfortable interaction with all the staff. Knowing that there was a lot I didn't know was very scary. The step by step process of the curriculum makes all the information manageable. The instructor was very patient and knowledgeable. I feel safer about actually putting at risk my hard earned retirement funds knowing that the program will give me the best method to minimize risk and maximize potential profit. I will tell anyone I meet that wants to trade or invest that learning the OTA program is the first thing to invest in.”

“I have interviewed countless CPAs, CFPs, financial advisers, attorneys, estate planners, whatever, and it seems they all have a solution to my problem. And... what a coincidence! It just happens to be what they are selling... life insurance, annuities, social security adjustment... whatever. OTA is also selling something... they want me to take more classes. But along the way I get absolute truth to my questions. And wonderfully, they are NOT afraid of the market. These are not Buy and Hold, "Don't worry, your tanking stock is sure to come back... some day." people. If it's not performing pretty quick they are out of it. And they will trade ANYTHING... Euro, Gold, Soybeans, stock, Diagonal Bear Put Spreads on futures on the S&P, etc., etc.”

“The class was fantastic!!!! I knew there was going to be a lot of stuff I didn't know or experience before and my normal behavior would be to analyze the reasons behind the steps being taught. I made a conscious decision to just absorb the information, listen to the professor and just do the steps asked; I DO NOT ask a lot of questions. What an amazing process - it helped me learn so much better with a subject that is so foreign.”

“I started class clueless and a skeptic and am leaving the class ENLIGHTENED, educated and inspired. For anyone who reads and takes into consideration any negative reviews about OTA ask yourself, "Did that review come from someone who ACTUALLY completed the class or was it just simply an un-educated review?". This class is the real deal!! I am genuinely impressed with the teachers and staff and the hospitality of the entire OTA team. Thank You for sharing this opportunity!!!”

“Watching OTA professionals do successful trades in the classroom proves what they teach.”


2015

“After the initial Market Timer weekend class, my husband and I excitedly signed up for classes. What happened next was amazing. We started attending classes and thought we would just be students in a paid classroom. The teachers have all been extremely helpful and cordial to us. Walking down the halls, I feel like I'm at home with all the smiling faces. Even the students were very friendly with each other and we exchanged emails. Thanks OTA.”

“I have been VERY Happy with OTA overall. It is clear that their instructors truly care about students' education and ultimate success, from the person at the front desk to the instructors.”

“Friendly environment, staff very courteous and helpful. Me being in a wheelchair, I found it very comforting that staff and fellow students all pitched in to help with everything from opening doors to helping with meals. Parking was abundant and environment was very learning friendly. Before I enrolled in this class I had no idea the concept and how important supply and demand levels were/are; and with simple following of the rules you can fairly easily chart them out and actually see them work in real time. Like everything else you have to practice and perfect, but it definitely works. Life changing experience!!!!!!!!”

“I really love this academy. All the instructors and office staffs are super nice and kind, but the most helpful and important thing is I have learned a lot of interesting and beneficial information for my trading life.”

“They present the material in a way that is easy to understand, and they answer your questions along with being very patient and understanding. Also, they make sure you understand what they are teaching because they want to make sure that you become successful traders. This is important to them. They make sure you get what you are paying for; it was money well spent.”

“I was very skeptical of this program. I truly am walking away with more than just knowledge, but with a new life style of living. An investment into myself and an endless opportunity of awesomeness. ”

“OTA's methods & style of teaching make understanding how the markets actually work easy to grasp & with the core curriculum, position sizing, risk management, etc. make profitable trading an actuality. Tom Kemp”

“I have seen tremendous improvement in the way I make my trades and enter them. The Online Trading Academy could not make it any easier to understand how to trade for the novice to the pro. I am looking forward to continued education and support with them. Thanks.”

“The center was great! Very happy with all accommodations and staff.”

“I am completely satisfied with the learning experience and am energized about getting out there and working my plan, while continuing my education. I would not recommend this program to just anyone. The candidates for this program need to be eager about learning, self-disciplined and self-motivated. I am much more confident about my understanding and "plan", when it comes to the market. This class has provided me with a number of great tools to add to my tool bag. BUT, it has also made me realize what a wealth of knowledge exists within the OTA community and how much MORE I can learn. I always felt that I couldn't trade, because I didn't know enough to understand my risk, so I stayed a long time frame investor. It seemed to me that you had to be an expert in both fundamental and technical analysis, and I knew this was too much for me to learn while running my current corporation. BUT OTA has provided the broader knowledge required to understand the concepts, while providing a trading plan/strategy that does not require me to sit in front of a computer endlessly researching commodities and industries. OTA boils it down to how to successfully manage your trading. Love it!!!”

“Online Trading Academy cares that you succeed in investing.”

“As a non-trader coming into OTA, I have been stretched outside of my comfort zone. While this has been uncomfortable, it has been temporary. I have grown exponentially as a result of the instruction, support and tools available to me. OTA has provided me with the skills necessary to create the lifestyle of my dreams.”

“I believe that anyone involved in the financial world; banking, trading, general business, real estate, mortgage should invest their money in this program. I am looking forward with enthusiasm to continue to take additional classes in both investments and the Real Estate program. I wish I had the opportunity to do this in my 20's; and I recommend to ALL ages!”

“I came into this program not knowing a single thing about trading or even if I liked it; and came out of the course not only enjoying it but knowing all I need to know about the basics of effectively placing a trade and being confident in doing so, which speaks volumes about the effectiveness of the program. Love it!”

“It is a comprehensive learning experience. For the first time I feel I am on my way to becoming a successful trader.”

“This program is outstanding and without nonsense. I like it!”

“As a busy financial and Pension planner mainly for Doctors (and a dentist myself) for over 20 years, I came into OTA a bit skeptical, and left with a clear appreciation for expectations that were exceeded in every way, every aspect. I am most grateful for OTA's tremendous ability to teach complex topics to those such as myself, stuck in old ways...and I look forward to implementing what I learned right away. Thank you, OTA!”

“Feel more comfortable in the terminology and execution of a trade. Has opened new options.”

“OTA provides a foundation to trading with a plan and also risk management, which I truly will incorporate into my future trading strategies that was lacking as a novice trader.”


2014

“Anxiety from the markets running away from me no more! Instead, calm confidence about executing a trading plan best suited for my personality, lifestyle and goals!”

“Open yourself to a new way of living through more freedom and advancement of income.”

“I have never been excited like this before going to a class. I'm always looking forward to the next day and what I will be learning. I know I made the right choice switching my career from an employed accountant working for somebody else to a full time business owner as a professional trader with the help of OTA.”

“There is a lot put into this education program and I admire the instructors, and the program and Sam for doing such a great job.”

“Over a 7 day period I learned more about the financial market than I have learned over the past 11 years. During those 11 years I was totally immersed in the market but until this class I did not realize how little I knew. TA instructors have all been of the highest quality. Lloyd was extremely qualified and presented the material in a manner that a novice would understand the concepts. I plan to take the course again and I hope Lloyd returns to teach the class.”

“Online Trading Academy provides the best stock and futures training in the business. I have taken other courses, but this one is superior.”

“Everyone very friendly. I feel so comfortable and have more confidence in the future. I'm really happy I did find the class, I have been looking for a long time. I believe everyone will be successful after take these classes, whatever you like to learn.”

“Excellent resources and education, I highly recommend it if you want to be successful!”

“Class is very informative. ALL staff members at San Diego office are polite and extremely professional, make you feel right at home.”

“I am truly enjoying my experience at Online Trading Academy! I have taken options courses through Charles Schwab and, for the money, they were definitely overrated! I love the help I get here, especially the XLT's for life!!!!! That is a great value that I will definitely take advantage of to become a successful Trader. Looking forward to a lifetime of learning and gains with you! Thanks so much.”

“For any traders thinking about entering the market place, Online Trading Academy is the place to start.”

“I feel ready to dive into the deep end and get started with my career in trading. I am starting from a clean slate without all the destructions of previous contradictory teaching that has so far only made me to lose money in the market. So thanks!”

“Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Great experience.”

“The center is beautiful and the staff members are really nice.”

“The ability to repeat classes is great. Trading is like learning a new language and one needs to keep repeating the lessons to become fluent. All of my instructors have been great and have brought different methods and opinions to the table. ”

“I am a 21 year old college drop out, yet this course has "lit the fire" inside me and has given me something to strive for. Words can't express the excitement and optimism I have gained for my future thanks to this class and the instructors I have had, Scott and Jon. If you are on the fence about starting your student career with Online Trading Academy, get off the fence and do it!! You WILL NOT regret it!”

“Learning about futures makes me think about life: we begin it with ideas, goals and hopes, but most of the time no real written plan. When we learn to trade at Online Trading Academy, we need to write and define every step that we are going to take. We measure our risks, we estimate our potential target, we know exactly where we need to exit. By practicing regularly, we know if we missed a point in our plan and we can correct it immediately. Success can become reality!”

“Exceptional learning experience!”

“Online Trading Academy is a top notch educational company. True experts teaching both theory and practical perspectives. I am extremely pleased with my decision to train with them.”

“I am a 21 year old guy who for the longest time had no idea what type of studies or career I wanted to pursue. I was introduced to trading in general by my mother, and opened a paper money account in futures, followed by a real money account in Forex. After going through several different educational institutions I have decided to call Online Trading Academy my "home campus" and plan to further my financial education through them. This was an easy choice to make after the first two days of the Pro Trader Class taught by Mr. Jon Arginteanu, a professional trader whose experience, insight, and genuine interest in helping his students succeed was continuously apparent several times a day and from day one! I look forward to building my community of investors here and look forward to one day giving back to this institution in the same way they helped me to grow. Thank You Online Trading Academy and SPECIAL THANKS TO MR. JON ARGINTEANU!!”

“I enjoy the learning environment of eager students who all want to learn and better their trading skill; the positive attitude of assisting each other makes learning faster!”

“I like the center very much. Great facility and location. I look forward to taking a number of future classes here. The food was VERY good.”

“Online Trading Academy education is complete and scalable. The best aspect is that you can take the Professional Trader course, practice until you are consistently profitable in what you learned (retaking if necessary), then go on to more advanced strategies or other markets. You can easily pay for your future courses with your profits from the basic one if you pace yourself this way. All courses are repeatable for free in case you stray from or forget your discipline! But don't. What Online Trading Academy teaches works!”

“Please do NOT take Online Trading Academy classes. That way your money will transfer to our accounts. Thank You.”

“Coming from absolutely NO experience, after 7 days I feel fully immersed into the stock market world. ”


2013

“The instructor and support staff were fantastic. You are constantly surrounded with highly enthusiastic, professional, and well disciplined individuals who have quality educational resources at their disposal, with the goal of creating a solid foundation for us students to build our future on. The best part of this experience is that you know you can succeed if you are willing to be as disciplined at home as you were taught here in the classroom. You gain skill, confidence, and knowledge that are paramount to making successful supply and demand trades.”

“If you've ever lost money in the market, such as a major downturn, and were holding stocks because your broker told you to stay in the market. Then he's either truly ignorant or lying. Why do the Goldman Sachs have such large trading departments? There is a time to get out, and a time to get in.”

“A real trader instructing us using a free form, interactive environment with an actual live trading platform and teaching a very structured method. We were given an honest, real world demonstration of how hard, diligent one has to be to achieve success down the road. Clearly advised how to achieve success using Online Trading Academy resources.”

“The staff was very friendly and helpful.”

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