Cathie Morrison

Online Trading Academy
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Students lucky enough to sit in on Cathie Morrison’s classes will benefit from a lifetime of experience in teaching combined with the skills of a master trader. She has inspired at every level as a public school teacher, college instructor, technology trainer and owner of a test preparation company as well as Online Trading Academy instructor.

Cathie has traded stocks, Forex and futures, and particularly likes options as a way toward income and wealth. She believes that every student has the ability to succeed, and her role is to help them discover what they want and need, then help them to find their way to that goal.

A lifelong learner herself, she has completed virtually every course in OTA curriculum. What she loves most is that “Online Trading Academy gives everyone the opportunity to achieve what they have always believed they could do."

  • Instructor of the Year Award for Proactive Investor


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado
  • Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction-Science, University of Missouri
  • Public school teacher in Missouri, Maine, North Carolina and Dominican Republic
  • Instructor Field Supervisor, University of Colorado
  • Technology trainer, Front Range Community College, Denver, CO
  • Owned and managed Financial Services company, standardized test prep company, vending route
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in Missouri (expired)


  • US Markets


  • Stocks
  • Wealth Management


  • Title One Math Specialist
  • Designed and implemented a district wide middle school science curriculum
  • Administered and coordinated a school’s Gold Medallion Program (honor’s program)
  • STARR teacher Missouri (two years)
  • Published several articles for Serene Trader- a weekly trade letter
  • NEA Executive Representative
  • Has personally completed virtually all courses in OTA curriculum


Missouri, USA

What Students Are Saying

“I enjoyed and appreciated the enthusiasm and effort that Cathie put forth to ensure that all students understood the concepts being introduced. ”

, April 2019

“Cathie - what an awesome teacher. I just adore the teaching techniques she used, how she marveled at the moments when she highlighted a teaching moment. The content expertise and how it was flowing in the class was terrific as well. Cathie made sure everyone (ahead questions, re-questions, fast, slow, etc.) was accounted for - either immediately or as a follow up from her or one of the assistants. Surely met my need for completeness, competency, inclusion, and fun!”

, April 2019

“Cathie Morrison was a friendly, wealth of knowledge and very effective at getting her points across. You can't get this type of education anywhere else. Trying to learn the basics of trading and identifying trends, without the structured curriculum of OTA, would be a waste of time and money. If you're looking to get into the financial markets, I highly recommend taking the Core Strategy class.”

, March 2019

“As a former Air Traffic Controller, Communicator and US Marine, I'd spent well over 25 years as a professional communicator and instructor. I found Cathie Morrison to be one of the MOST EFFECTIVE communicators I have ever encountered. Her thoughtful selection of language when interacting with students ensures that student needs are understood and satisfied with little, or no, wasted time. Cathie is both knowledgeable of the subject matter AND committed to getting every student to a functional state within the time available, and I think she accomplished that like a PRO in my class. Thank you, Ma'am!”

, February 2019

“Cathie is a great teacher and is very willing to answer questions at any time.”

, January 2019

“Cathie Morrison is an excellent instructor and has a very pleasant way of teaching and explaining the concepts and process. OTA is an excellent organization.”

, December 2018

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