David Thompson

Online Trading Academy
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David Thompson, as a former broker, professional trader and OTA student, knows first-hand about the challenges facing his students. As an Online Trading Academy Instructor, he especially enjoys leading the preview workshop which introduces prospective students to the benefits of financial education as well as the Market Timing Orientation which helps new enrollees determine their educational path.

“I’ve seen every level of investing experience,” David points out. “From people who don’t know what a stock is to advanced traders who need to unlearn their mistakes. We teach all of them to participate in the market the right way. From there, they can advance to whatever level they want in knowledge and success.”

While David has traded all asset classes and trading styles, his personal preference is swing trading in options, Forex and futures. His philosophy focuses on self-discipline: keep it simple, write down your plan, then follow that plan.


  • Licensed Broker, Lehman Bros.
  • Day Trader, Block Trading (predecessor company of OTA)
  • Owned financial education franchise
  • Education Counselor and student, Online Trading Academy


  • US Markets


  • Held Series 7 and Series 63 licenses (expired)
  • Enjoys mountain biking, golfing and spending time with family


Texas, USA

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