Tampa Bay, FL - Student Testimonials

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2016

“If you're looking to trade, OTA is the answer! Their instructors are top notch, and the books break it down into layman's terms and you have the books to refer to, forever!!! The staff here at the Tampa center are great and very friendly. They guide you into the direction you want to go, giving you the tools to help you succeed. The center is always neat and tidy, and I love the inspirational posters placed throughout the center. Positive, is what I become, when I walk through the doors at the OTA Center, knowing they'll help me in becoming a successful Trader!! Thanks again!!!”

“I am very happy with the class and the instructor and also happy that I made Online Trading Academy the school of choice. I would recommend anyone to OTA because the instructors are great and answer all your questions.”

“It is well worth the time and money. The center is well managed and maintained. Very clean and organized. Conducive to learning. Great food for breakfast and lunch. Personnel are very helpful.”

“This has been the very best trading course that I have ever taken. The basics of options are taught and then techniques to appropriately plan and implement the trades. The implementation is all about putting the probabilities in our favor. Russ Allen is a tremendous teacher. He has a vast fund of knowledge and is thoughtful, patient, and thorough. His demonstrations on TradeStation are superb. I could not have asked for a better experience throughout the entire course. Thanks so much!”

“This program has been very informative and meaningful; I was able to develop two major strategies for high probability trades. Thanks to the instructor and program coordinator.”

“I enjoyed this program. They taught me a lot. They put the students first... student counselor, teachers, staff, excellent. Thanks.”

“Trading well is a long process; strongly feel that this program prepares anyone to be a good trader, but only with a LOT of hard work and continuing education. The instructors are very competent and enthusiastic about what they do.”

“The center is well kept, clean and well run. Haydee Ayala, the administrator, is on top of everything. My impression is that she takes pride of her job. She has fresh coffee, tea and snacks for all throughout the day. Breakfast and lunch The teachers are very attentive, courteous, friendly and experienced. The chairs in the trading rooms are very comfortable. Parking is not an issue in St Petersburg.”

“Whatever the challenge is you feel as you step in any of their introductory seminars, that fear or doubt will slowly diminish when you choose to be in control of your financial life. OTA provides caring, professional and experienced mentors. The school has a platform for the success of everyone who commits themselves to OTA's trading system or process; and I feel that they, too, are fully committed to seeing you and me attain that financial freedom from those who think they have you and me under their thumbs.”

“OTA has a way of explaining their core strategy that is simple to understand. Their training focuses on proper technical analysis and trade execution. In my opinion, their methodical process is the best way to become a confident and profitable trader.”

“I have taken other program courses in the past, this one is by far more valuable in helping me learn concisely what is needed to be able to apply it immediately. A huge benefit and a great way to begin life as a trader. I have the desire and ability to get started.”


2015

“I would recommend OTA courses to anyone.”

“Everything about the center is positive. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The support is first class. Bradley is always available to answer questions. Thank you, Bradley! The more you learn the more you understand that the system works.”

“I highly recommend the institution based on the complete support package from beginning to end. The fact that you can re-take the classes is not only a necessary function of the learning process, I believe, but one that is encouraged by the staff. That in it of itself speaks of their commitement to my success.”

“I have had a wonderful experience, and a reaffirmation of the competence and experience of OTA and its high level instructors. The support and structure will ensure, if I put in the work, that I have a high probability of getting my desired outcomes with OTA's patented concepts. I had a great time! & Thanks to Jeff Manson! YODA!”

“I can honestly say that I was/am impressed by the attention to details given through this whole process thus far. Many organizations give a fraction of what Online Trading Academy has given me in terms of information and follow through as well as the many resources available. Last, the teachers and representatives involved really stay in touch with your progress and make the ultimate effort to help you stay motivated, not that I need it but they are committed. Thanks.”

“My confidence level as a trader has improved 100%.”

“Well before I joined the class, I had in mind that this is just like every other school out there trying take profit on your hard earning money. But having Ron, Scott and Ray at the 3 day session really impressed me. That's why I joined, but I still didn't know how I was going to draw zones like them, neither did I believe I could do it as fast as them. But Irfan and Brad made sure that I got this and they were so patient in the process of me understanding it. I said that I would talk to everyone I know about OTA because they are the real deal. After all, the money spent was worth every cent despite having to take my asset class.”

“I am very pleased with my learning experience. I look forward to trading now that I have had this fun experience which not only gave the foundational tools but a support to call on when needed. Thank you, Irfan. I will forever hear your voice of wisdom in my head.”

“With the tools and information taught at OTA, you are truly shown how to take hold of your financial future. The information I have learned in such a short time is invaluable. Tim Pesut's approach to teaching about the market was broad, yet extremely detailed. His methods are simple and methodical. We learned not only how to trade, but how the market works and all of the world market intricacies that will affect your trading. Tim taught me more about the financial market in 1 week than I have learned in the past 35 years. - Tearnan Cossa”

“This is an incredible means to change your life; though it requires serious determination. The instructors are terrific, and serve as superb role models. I look forward to becoming a long term student. ”

“This course gives power to the people. We are learning how the market works, as well as how to take advantage of supply and demand zones.”

“I remember when I came into the free class and did not know stocks from futures, forex and options, but even in such a small time frame I came away with a little more understanding on how to secure my financial future. In the 3 day class I learned so much about what 401k investment plans do with my money, and that if I learned the core trading strategy that OTA provides I could increase my returns on my 401k funds exponentially. Now, I am in the last hours of the Pro Trader course and already feel like I can make a positive lifestyle change. I can now spot supply and demand levels with no problem using my odds enhancers, so on and so forth. In the live trading sessions I experienced losses and gains. However, the losses in no way add up to the gains thanks to the risk management strategies that are so greatly reinforced in these courses. I would recommend this class to anyone who ever thought they could not have full control of their financial destiny. Thanks, OTA and Scott Maragioglio for being an awesome and inspiring instructor.”

“It's great. My fellow students are an asset to me as part of a community of traders.”

“Wow! It's amazing how much you learn about stocks, and how much more there is to learn about trading them!”

“The OTA Tampa Bay has a friendly and encouraging atmosphere where the support education counselors are offering additional assistance to make sure you take away what you need to get started in your trading goals. I will most definitely take OTA up on their offer to assist me as I grow more deeply into my skills as a trader.”


2014

“I came into the class as a newby and was shown every consideration, both by the instructor, the computer whiz (Bradley), and by the other students who were retaking the course or those that already knew how to trade.”

“I learned things that I could not find anywhere else.”

“Had a great learning experience with OTA. The instructor and staff are great and I definitely feel confident to enter the market and be efficient.”

“I took my first OTA class in January 2014. From January until now I traded every day, never giving up, always knowing that one day I will be a successful trader. I knew that if other people could figure out how to trade and do well with the Online Trading Academy strategy I could also learn it and do well with it. Believe me, along the way it was a huge struggle and I certainly had my doubts. I was one of those traders who just had to trade with a live account because "I understood the OTA strategy and I was going to be the one to make it work right out of the gates." Unfortunately, it did not work out that way for me. I lost about 50% of my account. For the past 10 months I struggled trying to understand why my application of what I thought was the OTA strategy was causing me to lose consistently. As I progressed I found out over and over that I did not understand what I did not understand. Along the path I came to many startling revelations about how price action actually works. It took me 10 months of learning the behavior of price action, all along going from consistently losing money to eventually becoming a break even trader and now being able to trade and make money. I am sure that many of you can relate to the frustrations that I had to go through before everything all of a sudden made sense and entering into winning trades became much easier and much more certain. This past month (October 2014) I was able to increase my account by 40% and am now consistently seeing mostly winning trades. I am a long way from monetary success as my account size is still quite small, but I know now that what I can do with a small account, I will eventually be able to with a large account. It is not how much money you are making each week, but it is consistent winning trades that show that finally I have the skill to make trading a life-long career. I want to thank all of the instructors at OTA who helped me through all of the obstacles in learning to trade successfully. The costs are high, as you all know, and failure was not an option. I stayed with it no matter what, all the waking up early to set up trades before going to work and all the late nights listening to XLT's have finally paid off. All of the financial cost and all of the pain was worth it. It really was worth it. For those of you who are reading this and who are still struggling to make the OTA strategy work, do not give up! Whatever you do, do not give up. You will eventually reach your goal. Thanks for everything, OTA!”

“There's a young man in this class who decided to invest his education money into OTA rather than college. I totally agree with him. Here you'll learn something useful that can benefit you all of your life instead of a bunch of worthless college courses. I have a four year degree.”

“I have always enjoyed OTA and the staff. They are always friendly and professional. I believe that OTA teaches the best concept for learning to trade any market in the real world.”

“Online Trading Academy does an exceptional job in teaching you how to trade professionally on your own. They give you ideas to best work your process in trading.”

“Having dived into 3 asset classes this far without prior research or recommendation I am astounded at the continued amount of help, resources and willingness of all those involved at this centre. This contributes extensively in my journey to become a home based professional trader with an edge.”

“I have been at this Online Trading Academy locations several times. I think it is just an awesome place for this trading.”

“I have been contacted by other trading schools in the past, but I am glad I selected Online Trading Academy because of the proximity to where I live, and I found out that the staff are all friendly, accommodating, and seem to be interested in making me a successful trader in the future. (Am a novice and never traded before, except through local brokerage). All the instructors I have so far are excellent and enthusiastic. Their energy is inspiring.”

“Everything about Online Trading Academy has helped me with all of trading and life.”

“I began my trading journey with Online Trading Academy 2 years ago by attending the 3 hour Power Trading Workshop. I had some success and some major setbacks, but that was until I committed myself to expanding my knowledge and education by signing for a life time relationship with Online Trading Academy through Pro Trader class as well as using the XLT, and I will say that my confidence in my trading has increased 100% and I am excited to continue my relationship in the future to expand on my trading successes.”

“Being fed everyday was amazing! The staff is very helpful and friendly!”

“My counselor, Brian, was very honest and helpful. Seeing how the markets work actually makes sense. I think anyone can trade if they are serious about it. It is just like any other profession, once you learn the techniques you can be great!!!”

“Attending a live class at Online Trading Academy exceeded my expectations. The quality of course materials, individual attention and lecturing was top notch. Having the opportunity to interact with other students who are at/near my level of development was also very helpful. I recommend attending the Tampa, FL Online Trading Academy facility for those looking for a great place to visit in the off hours.”

“I came into this class knowing next to nothing about trading, but when I walked out of this class I can now call myself a confident trader. At first we started out slow, not really making much money in the simulators, but in no time at all we were identifying good trades on our own that worked. The tools they teach you here work and are a good investment for anyone who even has a small interest in trading. I would like to thank my instructor, Chris, and the rest of the staff at my center for the amount of dedication and kindness they showed.”

“From day one I've felt that I've gotten my money's worth. It's helped me to dream again and see more clearly how and when I will be freed from my j-o-b.”

“The attitude of the instructors and all office personal is great. ”

“Online Trading Academy is top to learn how to trade. I have learned a lot from attending.”

“We were provided many new processes and tools to become a successful trader. Along with future support I hope to become successful.”

“Good educational experience.”

“I would tell anyone who is interested in trading that Online Trading Academy is the way to go.”

“The Online Trading Academy seems to be an answer to my prayers in terms of growing my retirement account. I have limited experience in trading and did not know what to expect when I signed up for the classes. I was so pleasantly surprised to learn about the specific strategy taught by the facility; and I know that if I use what I have been taught I can be successful in this endeavor. The presentation of the material was terrific and the ability to learn while doing real trades was, I believe, immeasurable. I cannot wait to report back in the future about my success as a trader, and I am so looking forward to the next class. I can't wait to learn more!”

“Staff made you feel like you are part of the family.”

“I am looking forward to putting my new skills to use, improving my lifestyle, and better securing my family's future.”

“All the courses at Online Trading Academy seem to be very helpful in developing a structured plan to help improve our results.”

“Very good hospitality.”


2013

“Prior to Online Trading Academy, instructors I came across never took the time and effort to explain money management and adopting a structured approach to trading. This is key to staying in this game for the long haul. Perhaps they never knew it themselves. The emphasis on keeping trading simple as possible is a main idea conveyed. The professional approach of the instructor lends credibility to the entire process. In retrospect, had I learnt trading from Online Trading Academy from the onset, my success in trading Forex would have been much further along than it currently is. Learn it right the first time!!!”

“Great experience, good instructor, good service, I'm excited to start trading!”

“You guys are doing a great job. Thanks!”

“I have been investing in the market for about 50 years and until now I didn't know how ignorant I was. I've done reasonably well but did miss out on a wealth of opprtunities in my research style.”

“I've experienced 4 consecutive positive trading days. This has been a great confidence booster and I'm now considering going live next week.”

“I have been very pleased with the education I have received at Online Trading Academy and would recommend it to anyone who wants to trade the markets. I only wish I had know about Online Trading Academy years ago. The knowledge I have received would have saved me major money.”

“I am very new to trading and had considered the market much too risky to be part of. These classes have completely changed my mind and have given me the confidence not only to enter the market, but to consider it as my full time job! I am very excited by the content of the class as well as what I learned from the instructor and am looking forward to starting to trade.”

“The Online Trading Academy is one of the best courses that I have taken through my trading education experience. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone even slightly considering to get education in this field”

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