Larry Jacobson

Online Trading Academy
Larry Jacobson Photo

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 proactive investor. The asset classes he prefers to trade are 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 because Online Trading Academy's passion and dedication toward educating 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

“Larry explained the concepts and strategies in an informative and entertaining manner.”

, November 2019

“Larry simplified options strategies. His step-by-step instructions are incredibly valuable.”

, November 2019

“I enjoyed Larry Jacobson. He is very knowledgeable, and I liked his teaching style. He went over the definitions and how to place trades over and over to drive home the steps. Repetition is the key. He was a joy and I hope I have the fortune to attend another of his training sessions.”

, November 2019

“Larry is a very good teacher and motivator. He takes his time with his students.”

, November 2019

“Larry is the best to teach this class. He links book material with lab very well.”

, November 2019

“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

Join over 170,000 Lessons from the Pros readers. Get new articles delivered to your inbox weekly.

Free Class