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

“The training is detailed, thorough and step-by-step to provide a great understanding of the OTA system and approach to trading. Cathie was great - very caring and knows the material along with her considerable personal experiences in trading and teaching. She was very helpful, thoughtful, and dedicated to making sure everyone understood the material.”

, August 2019

“Cathie was awesome! Her passion and enthusiasm in teaching the new Core Strategy was great and contributed greatly to the learning. I could tell that the success of her students is very important to her.”

, August 2019

“Cathie Morrison is a great teacher! Before I took the Core Strategy Class I didn't understand anything about reading supply and demand zones. After the class, I am able to find the curve, trend, and supply and demand zones. I feel more confident about making trades, thank you!”

, July 2019

“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

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