Michelle Volmering

Online Trading Academy
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Operating a family farm, Michelle Volmering 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


  • Commodities
  • Futures
  • Graduate Programs
  • Mastermind Community
  • Stocks


  • Power Trading Radio guest


Florida, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Michelle is an amazing instructor with a solid knowledge of the subject matter. What I liked most about Michelle is her ability to boil complex concepts down to simple logic and translate those ideas in a way that the students would understand.”

, February 2018

“Every time I take a futures class with Michelle I gain deeper insights into previously taught concepts and pick up nuances that I previously missed. Teaching futures has got to be an extremely challenging task because of all the technical details and moving parts that other asset groups do not have. In a futures class you have first time students who have no idea what a tick, a contract month and roll over is versus students who have taken the class multiple times, have a good understanding of those moving parts and are looking to learn how to use those in their trading strategies. Michelle has an ability to put '1st timers' at ease about those details, while being available to answer the more advanced questions of the repeat students. Bottom line, every time I take this class with Michelle I learn a lot. I then go home and practice in anticipation to come back again and keep learning and keep peeling back the layers of the onion”

, January 2018

“Soon after the introductions of the students, their experience at OTA and what they expect to gain from the class, I found "my teacher" in the person of Michelle Volmering. She skillfully anticipated and masterfully answered the questions of the class, while navigating the class through the OTA Professional Futures Trader curriculum. My name is Gary Joseph, I drive an 18 wheeler for a living. I just completed a week of lessons on Futures Trading with Michelle Volmering, OTA's #1 instructor.”

, December 2017

“The Futures class was filled with excellent content; content that I will need to re-take again in order to absorb fully. The instructor, Michelle V., was amazing, knowledgeable beyond compare. She was very patient, very caring of a student's level of understanding. She made sure we were ready to move on before we moved on. Her 'teaching' skill was second to none!”

, December 2017

“Excellent work by Michelle!! She is a star of stars. Positive energy and inspiration was quite evident in her presentation. I would love to be there for all her classes; she'll be my role model!!”

, November 2017

“Michelle does an excellent job teaching Futures. Her unique teaching style is easily followed and understood.”

, November 2017

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