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

“Nikki Sitze is an amazingly gifted teacher that teaches from her personal experience which by far surpasses value as opposed to a text book. The nuggets I have gained in 5 days from her are absolutely priceless!”

, August 2019

“Nikki brought home a lot of points for me, and made this class and its potential benefits really relevant to my life. I'm excited to start trading and am really thankful that I got her as my instructor! I hope she comes back to this center!”

, August 2019

“Nikki is pretty good in simplifying the course, especially to a novice level. She keeps the class awake during the session and entertains questions. She acknowledges students who ask questions to encourage other students to do the same. Pretty well-versed on her field.”

, August 2019

“Excellent. Committed to the students and learning process. Very supportive and empowering. Took the time to answer any and all questions, and explained everything thoroughly. Thank you!”

, August 2019

“She's awesome. I liked her energy and her personal story of her struggles and successes. It made it real for me as I too was a single mom and my goal is to become financially independent.”

, August 2019

“Nikki is a rare kind of teacher that you meet once in a lifetime. Trading changed her life, and she generously shared that same transformative energy with us, helping us feel like this really could be a new horizon. She is a master at her craft, but she is also a master teacher. By the end of the first day, she had memorized our names and most of our individual learning styles, and she customized her lessons accordingly. This was a great experience and I would highly recommend taking Nikki's class.”

, August 2019

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