Sean Reed

Online Trading Academy
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Sean Reed began actively trading equities in 2001. He has had the opportunity to operate and supervise an active day-trading floor for a self clearing broker dealer. Sean has also held positions including: Branch Manager, Broker, Financial Advisor Consultant, Active Trader Consultant and Proprietary Trader. During his trading experiences, he has had the opportunity to work with and mentor traders with differing styles and goals.

Providing key factors catered to an individual's particular trading style is Sean's focus. He is known for his patience and is eager to strengthen your trading knowledge. As an Instructor, Sean believes in the concept of, "See one, do one, and teach one," and enjoys seeing the light appear in a student's eyes. He is eager to bring his experience and knowledge to the Online Trading Academy classroom. Using his big picture approach, Sean will not stop until his pupils learn the key elements for profitable trading. Sean is an individual that is calm, cool, and collected and knows how important it is to match a trading style to your personality.

Sean now trades from his home in Belmont Shore, where he lives with his wife and son.


  • Former Employers: Andover/Assent, Charles Schwab, Sagepoint


  • US Markets


  • Stocks
  • Wealth Management


  • Holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 9, 10, 24, 55, 63 and 66


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Sean Reed was fantastic as a teacher. He was witty, and his instructions were clear and easy to follow. I'm glad to have had him as my instructor. I feel better equipped to tackle the market with having learned Core Strategy. I'm excited to implement what I have learned, and look forward to continuing my education.”

, March 2018

“Sean took the content and used real-world examples to make the class a truly immersive learning experience.”

, March 2018

“Very informative and easy to follow. Sean did an awesome job teaching the content and not just reciting it to me. Kept me engaged, learning and improving through the whole course. Look forward to coming back to continue my journey!”

, March 2018

“My name is Bruce and I thought that the class was excellent. Sean Reed is a great instructor. The entire process was presented in a way that I understood what he was talking about, and was able to do it myself.”

, February 2018

“Superb instructor! He really knows his stuff as well as communicate well how you can build your competence.. Sean makes you think !!!! He can also break complex ideas into usable nuggets. I don't have enough superlatives for him - just take his class. We want him back, like tomorrow. PL”

, February 2018

“There are a lot of misconceptions regarding trading before you get educated on it. OTA really peeled back the layers and presented the different options available for anyone to trade, while making the strategy user friendly. The instructor was awesome and makes complicated charts and concepts seem easy to pick up. ”

, January 2018

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