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

“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

“The teacher, Larry Jacobson was very thorough and engaging. Anyone can tell he really wants his students to learn. ”

, May 2018

“Class was fantastic. Larry Jacobson is an amazing instructor. He showed passion, vulnerability, and a sincere interest in our success. First time in a long time I have experienced an instructor with such commitment. I highly recommend Larry as an instructor. ”

, April 2018

“Larry Jacobson is the Shark of Core Strategy.”

, April 2018

“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

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