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

“I'm new to trading and I felt very inspired by Nikki. Her knowledge of the market is incredible and her story about how she got to where she is, is what has made an impact on me as a future trader. I feel very lucky.”

, March 2019

“Nikki took the time to answer all the questions. I think she went above and beyond to make sure each person understood Core. I think you guys should bring her back to do a Forex class. ”

, January 2019

“Nikki took the time to explain things, and even when the class didn't understand she went back and explained it a different way.”

, December 2018

“What were the high points of my learning experience? New to stocks, trades, OTA, etc. - Staff is extremely experienced and knowledgeable. -Class is kept fast paced and interesting. There are no boring moments. -Staff is truly dedicated to having each student be the best they can be. -Very patient with teaching, reteaching, offering advice. -You can truly see that OTA employees believe in the company, the process, and the potential future for themselves and the students. I could say much much more. Nikki is an outstanding teacher in so many ways: genuine, patient, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, a true ability to teach others, believes in what she is doing with- for- and at OTA.”

, December 2018

“The Core Strategy course fully addressed the Supply and Demand approach. Great outline of steps and full experience to practice and apply these steps. Nikki Sitze brings full passion and enthusiasm for trading to her teaching style. She is a teacher and a cheerleader at the same time! I look forward to continuing onto my asset class with Nikki's training as my launch.”

, December 2018

“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

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