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

“This options course with Larry Jacobson was intensely educating and I loved it! He teaches you the formula of the basics and drills it into you so you can begin to open your eyes to the world of options instead of just guessing the Greek!”

, June 2019

“Larry's rules based approach to his class is exactly what I had thought the OTA experience should be. His teaching style should be considered the gold standard at OTA. Period.”

, June 2019

“Larry Jacobson is the type of instructor I need, as his teaching plan was structured, detailed, and gave you the steps to put on an options trade. Like a roadmap!”

, January 2019

“Larry is an amazing instructor and it’s always a pleasure to learn from a master instructor. He is super methodical and breaks down a complex topic into smaller, bite size concepts that are easy to learn and use in your daily trading. ”

, January 2019

“Graduate level instruction. Larry's command of the subject matter is stunning. His enthusiasm for the topic is contagious. Demystified the monster.”

, January 2019

“This is a completely different language for me. The instructor was never condescending, was always encouraging, and made me more comfortable and geared to continue onward and upward.”

, January 2019

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