Michelle Amato (Volmering)

Online Trading Academy
Michelle Amato (Volmering) Photo

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 truly exceptional instructor not only for the vast knowledge and insight she shares, but more importantly her sincere care and passion for our success. I am extremely grateful to be an OTA student and to have Michelle as a mentor and friend.”

, January 2019

“It would be hard to compare another instructor to Michelle with Futures. She clarifies things for you to take out the majority of the guesswork. She has made my experience one I can't wait to experience again and again!!!! She makes you eager to get it right while motivating you to stop missing out on opportunities in the market, building your confidence and knowledge. She ROCKS!!!!!”

, December 2018

“Michelle's detailed explanation for the class was the best information I could receive for my career right now. She has a gift for understanding the strength and weakness of her students and will go in detail for explaining the concepts and answers all questions; that helped me to keep the concepts imprinted. Thanks Michelle.”

, December 2018

“Michelle Amato is a Superstar! Every word that came out of her mouth was worth listening to. I couldn't take notes fast enough! Sign me up for all her classes.”

, November 2018

“The Futures class with Michelle was outstanding. She reinforced many key points from the Core class and their importance, and built several layers of vital information on top of my existing knowledge to vastly improve my trading. I would have been in several trades this week that would not have worked, now I actually know why, and how to avoid them. Instead, I would have actually made a decent profit. I am looking forward to applying everything I learned from Michelle in my daily trading. She truly has been an incredible instructor.”

, November 2018

“Michelle has a gift for teaching. I have always said a good instructor can break the subject down for a 6th grader to understand. She tends to keep it simple. I think I have the basics and return to build on my understanding. ”

, November 2018

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