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 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


  • Graduate Programs
  • 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 are intimidating to learn, but Larry Jacobson teaches in an inspiring and very organized method that leaves no student behind! His technique of engaging the class in participating with the lecture and curriculum of OTA ensures an understanding of the subject matter. This class far surpassed my expectations. ”

, March 2018

“I have enjoyed the program very much. Of course, the teacher makes a big difference. L. Jacobson is one of my favorite teachers. He's well organized, knowledgeable, and very effective in getting his points across. My other favorite teacher was Stephen Hanohoe!”

, March 2018

“Larry consistently asked questions to make us think. Larry was EXTREMELY CLEAR in his presentations.”

, March 2018

“I enjoyed my learning experience here at OTA. The instructor was great! He made sure we understood the content. I will definitely recommend to friends and family. ”

, March 2018

“Larry Jacobson is the best "step-by-step' rule following instructor at OTA. He stuck to the curriculum and made something somewhat complicated very understandable. This class should be a mandatory Level #1 class, before any other options class is taken.”

, September 2017

“My instructor, Larry Jacobson, made it so much easier to understand a very complicated course.”

, September 2017

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