Michelle Amato (Volmering)

Online Trading Academy
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Operating a family farm, Michelle Amato has been actively involved in raising, growing and delivery of commodities since 1980, specializing in grains, milk, meats and sugar. In 1987, she began investing in individual equities and mutual funds to provide additional protection and balance for long term retirement. The more she learned, the more her interest and curiosity grew and in 2002, she added futures and options trading to her portfolio.

In September 2003, Michelle's career path changed from being a Registered Nurse to being an active trader and educator in the financial markets. As an Instructor, she enjoys helping Online Trading Academy students by contributing to Power Trader Nation Community, Pro picks, Mastermind Community and being a PTN Radio guest. Students say they enjoy Michelle's simple approach to understanding core strategy and her ability to demonstrate the application of the theories taught in class.

  • Power Trader Nation
  • Mastermind Instructor
  • Instructor of the Year Award for Futures


  • Co-owner/operator - L&M Volmering Farms
  • Associate's  Degree in Nursing, St. Clair County Community College
  • Registered Nurse
  • Trader and Mentor for financial education - Shortfalls & Longrises Trading Post LLC
  • Financial Education Trader, Instructor and Presenter - Mojo Trading LLC


  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Graduate Programs
  • Mastermind Community


  • Power Trading Radio guest


Florida, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Michelle teaches Futures in a comprehensive manner and makes sure the class understands the important concepts before moving ahead. She is a very passionate and effective instructor and I plan to follow her teachings as close as possible.”

, October 2018

“Michelle has been a huge part in our growth as traders. We have watched all her XLTs and look forward to whenever she is at the Atlanta campus. Always a pleasure!”

, October 2018

“I appreciate the passion and investment that Michelle puts into her teaching. She dedicates herself to ensuring her students learn proper trading techniques. You can truly see through her teaching that she is devoted to her mission in bringing success for the students in her class.”

, September 2018

“Michelle went above and beyond in her teaching. She took the time to make sure she explained herself really thoroughly and went into great depth on core strategy concepts. She made the class really fun and used a lot of real examples from the charts to back up her teaching. I like her methodical approach to her analysis. She is one of the few instructors who explain "the why".”

, September 2018

“Michelle was the absolute best of the best. She not only taught the content, she taught us so many of the essentials of being a professional trader. ”

, September 2018

“Michelle Amato gave me a deeper level of understanding of Core Strategy and Futures. She gave me more information on how to lessen Risk and how to increase our Profits. We traded on the simulator and I took a trade that risked $879 with a reward of $21,500!!! If I follow the Core Strategy rules and listen to my instructor, I believe I will be very successful.”

, September 2018

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