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 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 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

“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

“I attended and I am very glad to have signed up for this online class. The Instructor, Larry Jacobson, was fantastic, very energetic and most importantly, extremely knowledgeable. I have traded in the past on my own, but the concepts and information provided in this course was definitely revolutionary. I can't wait to start trading like a professional.”

, June 2017

“The knowledge delivered is great. Changed my previous concepts on trading with emphasis on risk reduction and setting goals. Wonderful support staff. Excellent instructor who is knowledgeable and patient and keeps everyone engaged.”

, June 2017

“Awesome instructor. Larry went above and beyond maximizing the learning experience that I received in this class. Truly, the "instructor" of instructors.”

, May 2017

“This was the best beginning class I have taken thus far. The instructor, Larry Jacobson, took the time to work with each person and give a little more assistance where required. I really appreciated that.”

, May 2017

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