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.

  • 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 knows, teaches and coaches the Futures class superbly. One class is just the start of success.”

, June 2019

“Great course. Michelle is a very knowledgeable and thorough instructor. She not only covers the material, she also breaks down the key concepts so that the student knows the "why" behind them. ”

, June 2019

“Michelle Amato has taught, motivated, and pushed me to learn futures. In her class, she helped me discover my weaknesses and showed me the shovel to dig out my weaknesses. I go home happy and motivated to remove these weaknesses to further my trading career into a financially free life.”

, June 2019

“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

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