Larry Jacobson

Online Trading Academy
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Larry Jacobson was first introduced to trading in 1995 through an article he read in Bottom Line Personal. In 1998, he became fascinated with Warren Buffett and was inspired to begin trading stocks. In 2010, he found his way to Online Trading Academy where he honed his skills as a stock, options, Forex, and futures trader, as well as becoming a long-term wealth creator and proactive investor, though his trading preference is options and equities.

As an Instructor, Larry is passionate about imparting to his students the very knowledge and tools that he enjoyed learning throughout his own Online Trading Academy educational experiences. He lives by his philosophy: "Invest in yourself, not stuff - because throughout your life, education appreciates, possessions depreciate."

Larry's additional role as Senior Director of Instructor Development and Student Services is a great fit for him, as Online Trading Academy's passion and dedication toward educating its students to think and trade like professional traders is what inspired Larry to join the company as an Instructor. He says that he also appreciates the way they have created a like-minded community of students and instructors that get to interact with each other, both inside and outside of the classroom.


  • Doctor of Education (Organizational Leadership) - Pepperdine University
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Pepperdine University
  • Master of Music (Jazz Studies) - Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Music (Percussion Performance) - University of Maryland
  • Vice President of Financial Services - Universal Music Group (22 years)
  • On-Air Radio Personality - WTTS-FM (Indianapolis)


  • US Markets


  • Mastermind Community
  • Options
  • Stocks
  • Wealth Management


  • #1 International best-selling contributing author for the book, Ready, Aim, Influence!: Join Forces, Expand Resources, Transform Your World
  • #1 International best-selling contributing author for the book, Ready, Aim, Captivate!: Put Magic in Your Message and a Fortune in Your Future
  • On the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland and School of Music
  • Completed 3 full-marathons and 9 half-marathons


Los Angeles, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Options 2 is a great follow-on to Options 1. The class is well paced & does not try to overreach on option strategies. The instructor is what makes an advanced class work. Kudos to Larry for his class mgmt style & real-world content.”

, September 2018

“Larry was a very good teacher on the options trading material and on being a professional trader. His encouragement was even more important. I now know that I can do this in the right way. Thanks, Larry!!”

, September 2018

“Wow... all I can say is Larry is the best instructor I have ever had at OTA; and all the instructors I have had were great. Just superb. Answers questions quickly and responds with real world examples. I really like the online classes better than live as there are no distractions. Just pure learning.”

, August 2018

“Larry showed his expertise, professionalism on teaching the students. He gave me more confidence that I can become a very good Option Trader, in spite of it being the most difficult subject to learn. I highly recommend Larry Jacobson as an Instructor on all Assets Classes, especially Options.”

, August 2018

“Larry Jacobson is a great instructor. So much information coming from his experience. truly enjoyed it”

, June 2018

“Larry Jacobson is a great instructor. He uses a lot great techniques to hammer in our heads the different strategies and steps that you have to do with each of them. He writes in the charts the steps that a trader need to do for each strategy to put the trade and to exit the trade. He also shares a lot of important sites and tips that will help me to become a better trader. He also provided for us the routine that he uses every time that he trades. This class is a must if you want to be successful in option trading. I enjoyed this class very much.....”

, June 2018

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