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

“Cathie was a very thorough and patient instructor. Cathie was able to leverage her personal challenges and struggles with this original class curriculum to provide confidence in where we are "drinking from the fire hose" so we can grow to become Proactive investors.”

, June 2019

“The program is truly as the message I heard from the radio ad. "It's not for everyone". You really need to invest time and effort to make it work. I came to the class with zero knowledge about stock, options, future, forex trading and finished the core class with a satisfied comfort level that I can do it. Cathie is great. She was so patient to explain everything and anything that we were confused about. I do think the program will work for me with my plan.”

, June 2019

“Cathie Morrison is a phenomenal teacher!”

, June 2019

“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 friendly, a 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

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