Bobbie Sheils

Online Trading Academy
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Bobbie Sheils is a retired NYPD detective and owner of a business specializing in financial investigation and compliance. As an Online Trading Academy Instructor, she trains her students to be chart detectives and find the evidence of upcoming price reversals and trading opportunities.

Having seen the dark side of human nature as a police detective, she appreciates the opportunity she had as an OTA student to achieve financial independence through active trading. She feels nothing is more satisfying than to pay it forward and empower others to repeat her own learning and success. In her classes, she imparts the importance of discipline, commitment and following the plan. She is skilled at taking complex financial concepts and making them easy to understand and apply.

What Bobbie likes most about trading is the freedom it gives her to spend time with her two young daughters. She hopes to teach them to trade so they can pursue their dreams, create financial freedom and have a lasting impact on the world.


  • BS in Accounting, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Detective, New York Police Department
  • Owner of financial investigation & compliance consulting company


  • US Markets


  • Stocks


  • Selected to present her Power of Why story at 2016 OTA International Conference
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS)
  • Certified Anti Money-Laundering Specialist (CAMS)


New York, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Bobbie is an excellent instructor. She is very knowledgeable and has a good sense of humor. She is very passionate about trading and teaching Core Strategy. She makes herself available to students, when they need her assistance in mastering the concept of Core Strategy. She tries to answer questions for every single person in the classroom, either in the classroom or offline. I am very happy that she was my first instructor in Core Strategy.”

, February 2019

“Bobbie Sheils is a very thorough instructor and made every effort to help us to understand the material being taught; and if ever there was a question, everyone at OTA made every effort the help you.”

, February 2019

“Bobby was on point. Straight to the point, knowledgeable and an amazing teacher.”

, December 2018

“A very positive experience in Core Strategy, coming from trading illiterate to setting trades in one week. Bobbie Sheils was an incredible instructor, patiently guiding us through a lot of material!”

, December 2018

“My retaking of this class was well worth the time and has clearly improved my understanding of the core strategy and ability to use it. Bobbie drilled into us the need to follow the steps and how to avoid the pitfalls of straying from the core.”

, October 2018

“Our trainer, Bobbie was excellent, very patient and always willing to answer any question no matter how trivial. A very positive learning experience.”

, October 2018

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