Scot Stokes

Online Trading Academy
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As a small business owner and entrepreneur, Scot Stokes always had a curiosity about the financial markets. When electronic trading expanded beyond the trading floors of New York and Chicago, he jumped in. Soon Scot was teaching a class in online trading and the use of screens to identify opportunities. That was when he discovered a new passion, teaching and assisting others in the development of their own trading skills.

Since he began teaching in 1999, Scot has taught thousands of students, including other Online Trading Academy instructors as well as former floor traders making the transition to online trading. He likes to say that “there is nothing more satisfying than the feeling that comes with helping others to achieve their dreams and goals.”

Students will benefit from Scot’s depth of electronic trading experience combined with his caring ability to convey the sometimes confusing trading concepts clearly and understandably.


  • Business owner (Stokes Sprinkling Systems; Little Caesars Pizza; Heros; Fantastic Sam; ENG Inc)


  • US Markets


  • Forex
  • Stocks


Las Vegas, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Scot is an excellent instructor. He shows that he cares for each student's success and his knowledge is priceless! Not only did he let us know about new strategies that are becoming part of the core class and how to apply them to forex, but he made sure every student received individual support for any questions they had. Scot is a huge asset to OTA!”

, November 2018

“Scot Stokes gave us the ability to project where the market will go and the importance of following our trading plan. I look forward to seeing how my first 90 trades do and what adjustments I will try.”

, November 2018

“I didn't understand the impact of trend until Scot taught it. His tone of voice is very warm and keeps me able to stay concentrating. He is also very patient and never makes you feel bad. Overall, very understanding of the student's level! Very encouraging!”

, November 2018

“First of all, the staff here is amazing, facility and the overall environment is super friendly. We had the best instructor- Scot Stokes, who is beyond knowledgeable. He is full of patience and truly a people person. He makes sure you understand and go to the next step feeling confident. Registering and being part of the OTA community in Houston has been by far the best decision I’ve taken this year for my personal and career growth.”

, October 2018

“I am a returning student from a 2012 Pro Trader Course - I am very glad that I decided to come back and retake the Core Strategy course. My instructor, Scot Stokes, is an exceptional educator and I learned so much from him. He has a great presence when teaching and explains things in a manner that is clear. I am positive that I will be able to make better trading decisions based on what I learned from Scot. Having some prior experience in trading, it is always refreshing to learn something new. I look forward to continuing my education with Online Trading Academy by enrolling in future XLT courses and broadening my trading skills even further!”

, October 2018

“Scot Stokes is an amazing instructor who has a very methodical and meticulous way of teaching. He always makes sure that the major concepts and strategies are clear in his students' heads. I would definitely retake his class if he comes back to this center.”

, July 2018

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