Nikki Sitze

Online Trading Academy
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A scientist by training, Nikki Sitze began trading because she wanted a flexible way to earn income while raising her child. She applied her forensic skills to learning the Core Strategy and discovered a perfect fit. As with science, changes in the financial markets happen for a reason. The successful trader learns to identify patterns and predict where price will go next.

As an Online Trading Academy Instructor, Nikki believes the successful students are those who not only follow the rules of Core Strategy but perform post trade analysis to determine why trades did or did not work. She advises her classes not to skip steps in setting up trades because with continued repetition, over time the steps become intuitive.

Her personal philosophy is that showing up with a positive attitude will get you far in life. She embraces the opportunity to change lives through what she teaches, and her favorite classroom experience is the aha moment when a student’s question leads to a leap forward in comprehension.


  • B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona
  • Researcher in Molecular Biotechnology, University of Washington
  • IT Professional, Microsoft, MSN, Office and Business Divisions
  • Student Support Manager, OTA Denver


  • US Markets


  • Forex
  • Stocks


  • Member of team that sequenced the BRCA1 breast cancer gene
  • Student Support Award of Excellence, OTA Denver


Colorado, USA

What Students Are Saying

“The program is actually easy to follow with lots of great help from our teacher. She gives you the best example of every scenario in order to understand trading in the real world. And that sticks to your head forever.”

, November 2018

“Enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructor. Excellent examples. Appropriate subjects.”

, November 2018

“Nikki Sitze was a great detail oriented instructor for the core strategy program. Very patient and enthusiastic & passionate about her work. Has answered all the questions & went over & beyond so we don't make the same or similar mistakes in our journey as a trader. Thank you Nikki. ”

, October 2018

“Nikki put her heart and soul into teaching us. She was very committed in getting us to learn this. She really made us get it, like I never did before.”

, October 2018

“Nikki Sitze is the kind of instructor you want to have. She is personable, caring and patient. She wants you to learn.”

, October 2018

“Nikki is a very knowledgeable instructor who has the ability to bring across complex concepts in a very easy to understand manner. She allows for more hands on practice that allows us to utilize the theory into practice. I have definitely learned so much in such a short time-frame.”

, October 2018

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