Scott McCormick CMT

Online Trading Academy
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As a Registered Representative with Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., Scott McCormick was involved in assisting clients execute equity and equity option trades.

In 2001, Scott began swing trading equities and equity options. After some losses, and making what appeared to be common investing mistakes, Scott decided to educate himself about technical analysis. During his studies through the Market Technicians Association, Scott found the world of Forex trading which was quickly added to his portfolio.

During his time as a Financial Consultant, Scott helped high net worth clients strategize, implement, and manage equity, mutual fund, and bond portfolios. When the bear market of 2007-2008 hit, Scott quickly realized that his investment philosophy did not match that of the financial services industry; leading him in 2009, to the opportunity to begin a career as an Instructor.

In his classes at Online Trading Academy, Scott teaches his students the use of technical analysis to identify high probability trading opportunities controlled with proper risk management.

  • Power Trader Nation


  • Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative


  • US Markets


  • Stocks


  • FINRA series 7, 63 and 66
  • Charted Market Technician designation
  • Member of the Market Technicians Association, Society of Market Technicians
  • Affiliate of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
  • Level I CFA Candidate
  • Contributor at speaking engagements throughout the greater Washington D.C. area
  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest


Washington DC, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Great atmosphere to learn. Scott McCormick was a great instructor, was very firm and fair. He explained the core strategy in depth. Student support was very helpful and friendly and always there to answer any question I had.”

, January 2018

“I was very impressed with our instructor, Scott McCormick, with his experience level and knowledge. He presented the material to lay the ground work for success.”

, January 2018

“This is really more about the instructor than it is the program. Having had only limited exposure to trading, I was not sure what to expect or what kind of information I'd be exposed to entering this program. Having now completed the course, I honestly feel that I could not have had a more thorough or practical introduction to online trading - or the market in general - than I received from this course. Scott McCormick clearly possesses a huge wealth of knowledge and expertise, which he shared with the class in a very engaging, yet thorough, practical, and real-world manner. For my initial exposure to this type of coursework, I don't think I could have had a better, more knowledgeable or effective instructor. I honestly believe that whatever success I achieve point forward as a trader, will be as a direct result of my experience in this Core Strategy class with Scott!”

, December 2017

“Scott McCormick is the best trading instructor that I've ever had. He's very detailed with the information, and very methodical in his presentation. Best of all......he tells you what's real.”

, December 2017

“Scott McCormick was a great instructor who is very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about my new career in trading. Core Strategy is the beginning, foundation, to trading; without it I would be lost. I am truly excited.”

, December 2017

“My son and I just completed Online Trading Academy's Core Strategy course. Our instructor, Scott McCormick, was incredible. His energy, humor and subject knowledge is only surpassed by his teaching skill and applied patience. The entire class thanked him and I look forward to the next course of studies.”

, November 2017

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