Jordan Matthews

Online Trading Academy
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Jordan Matthews discovered the power of trading at a young age when he and his parents made a very successful investment. He immediately contacted Online Trading Academy and signed up for every live course available which he completed one after another, giving himself no days off. He became an advocate of our core strategy as a Student Support Specialist and now is also an Instructor.

In his spare time Jordan is a DJ and film editor—two professions that involve constructing stories and sharing them with others. He uses the same talent in his classes to demystify what the charts are telling us. Students will benefit from his professional experience trading futures, options and stocks and his understanding of risk management and probability.

As a trend follower and fortune cookie aficionado, he likes to say that “we cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” The trader’s job is not to predict market direction but rather let it tell its story and give us direction. Since trading changed his own life, he is fulfilled by helping others change their lives as well.


  • Graduated high school at 16
  • Managed two businesses
  • Spent a year in Shanghai trading currencies and editing a documentary
  • Traded futures and options professionally at a private fund
  • Student Support Specialist, OTA


  • US Markets


  • Stocks


  • DJ, film editor & music video editor (clients: Natalie Merchant, Blondie & others)
  • Licensed drone pilot; shoots aerial footage for use in motion pictures
  • Loves to travel & hopes to spend a week in every major city on the planet


Denver, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Our instructor, Jordan Matthews, was remarkable. He was very knowledgeable and was able to convey his wisdom to the class, a born teacher. He was personable, warm and engaging. I am surprised with how much knowledge he could share/teach in an online classroom environment. Support was extremely helpful and quickly helped students that were needing it. Whether it was going into students’ screens to assist or by step-by-step instructions, they got us all on track and able to participate. They were great.”

, November 2019

““One thing I have learned as an instructor is that I need to say the same thing tons of different ways because one of them will uniquely click with each student." - Jordan Matthews, first day of Core Strategy online. This mentality was the most crucial to the success and amazing experience of this class. I started this 7-day course with minor experience in trading in the Forex market but went in with a "blank slate" mentality to really soak in this new information. I had some negative self-talk the first couple days when I was trying so hard to apply what I was being taught and I wasn't picking it up as fast as I personally would have liked since I'm usually a quick learner. However, Jordan created a space and culture within our class where we felt like teammates, learning from one another and growing together. By the 4th day, I had trained my eye to immediately spot zones, some zones that my instructor spotted as well. By the end of the course, not only was my 6-step process practically mirroring Jordan's, but I felt like suddenly my financial independence and financial aspirations were very visible and attainable; they felt within reach because I now had the confidence in myself and in my growth as a trader. Jordan gave us all a great foundation and if you EVER have the opportunity to take a course with him, you are shooting yourself in the foot if you don't. Jordan got a shout-out by a colleague (Jon Davidson) at the 3-day workshop who said the exact same thing about Jordan, greatly encouraging us to take his class if ever given an opportunity. He is INCREDIBLE!! I experienced his teaching style firsthand and no matter your learning style, you will find comfort in his class. Shout out to Support! They were bomb as well, swiftly coming to our aid and ensuring that our issues were resolved in a timely fashion so that we didn't fall behind during the session. OTA--wow! This class really made me proud of my decision to become a member of this academy. Thank you!”

, November 2019

“Jordan was a very knowledgeable instructor. He was able to keep our attention with real-life experience and funny, light anecdotes. He gave us a real-life trader experience with no sugar coating and was very helpful when asked.”

, November 2019

“The passion that Jordan, our instructor, showed was inspiring, and the level of commitment was beyond what I expected.”

, November 2019

“I felt like I could read a chart after taking the Core Strategy course with Jordan. He made looking at charts as simple as reading your favorite news article. I would take the class again for the entertainment as well.”

, November 2019

“Jordan Matthews is the real deal. Super teacher, patient and clearly invested in each student. Thank you.”

, October 2019

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