Ed Ponsi

Online Trading Academy
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Ed Ponsi started trading stocks in 1994, became a broker in 1996 and graduated to Wall St. trader in 1998. He began trading Forex in 2002, and it has been his preferred asset class ever since. In addition, he began trading real estate in 2008, taking advantage of the market bottom from which prices have recovered significantly.

As an Online Trading Academy Instructor, Ed shares his deep experience and expertise with students in his Forex classes. He recommends Forex for its simplicity, its pure application of supply and demand rules-based trading strategy, and the fact that the markets are open virtually around the clock.

Ed is one of Online Trading Academy’s more visible instructors, having made dozens of appearances on financial news shows. He loves the camaraderie and enthusiasm which permeates his classes and the larger community of traders.


  • Equities, Forex and Real Estate Trader/Investor 
  • Trader at a Wall Street firm


  • US Markets


  • Forex


  • Certified Market Technician (CMT) 
  • Holds or has held Series 3, 7, 34, 55, and 63 licenses 
  • Frequent appearances on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Television 
  • Publisher of three books via Wiley Finance


Pennsylvania, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Ed Ponsi - really laid back guy with extensive information. He is a great asset to OTA.”

, August 2017

“Ed is the best instructor I have had. Incredible patience, calm approach to answering questions and presenting the material. He has a way of teaching that is methodical and clear. He breaks down the teaching into components that are easy to understand.”

, August 2017

“If all of the instructors are like Ed Ponsi, I will attend every class. His combination of knowledge, presentation skills, and patience makes Ed the best. He is a great asset to OTA.”

, August 2017

“I feel like I learned a lot in this class. This is the most confident I've felt about trading. Ed Ponsi is an outstanding instructor. I feel very lucky to have taken this class with him.”

, July 2017

“The trainer was able to provide insight into the content. He was able to pull up examples about the content within a moment's notice. Additionally, he shared both his knowledge and experience when answering questions. The highlight for me was when he helped me understand that my thinking was not flawed, but different and showed me how to use my thought process to gain a deeper understanding.”

, July 2017

“Ed Ponsi was great to have as a teacher. He helped me refine my zones to start getting more winners and to keep trading. Like he says, 'Anyone can trade.'”

, July 2017

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