Michelle Amato

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 is a tremendous teacher. You can tell she has a heart for her students and wants to pass on what she knows so that others can be successful.”

, May 2019

“Michelle is amazing and her teaching style aligned with my learning style. I feel very prepared to begin my futures trading. I cannot actually stop telling people about OTA when they ask what I’m doing now. One of the most important aspects for me is that I know with certainty that every single person at OTA is rooting for me and wants to do whatever they can to help me succeed and be a successful trader.”

, April 2019

“The Instructor was truly knowledgeable, organized, energetic, and seems to love sharing her knowledge with students. Students felt comfortable asking questions and participating in general.”

, April 2019

“The instructor was amazing. Her style of teaching allowed me to truly understand.”

, March 2019

“I truly enjoyed taking the Futures Class the first time, and found it even more rewarding to take it again. Michelle Amato made sure each student thoroughly understood the concepts and training that was taught and no student was left behind. She made sure everyone was on track to succeed and laid the ground work for further study by handing out strategies and information that would be essential for excellence.”

, February 2019

“Michelle is a great instructor and absolutely dedicated to helping the attendees to reach the level of competency required for Futures Trading. She was relentless in helping each student to understand and demonstrate that understanding. I want to go to all of her classes.”

, February 2019

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