Steve Bobbitt became interested in the markets in 1990, after having
lost a substantial amount in the dot com bust. He decided that was the
time that would happen to him and set about getting an education.
Steve learned about the derivative markets while studying for a
finance degree and again while getting his MBA. He went from
broker-offered funds to
trading options, and now manages and actively trades his own accounts.
He has successfully traded various products including equities,
mutual funds, ETFs, options, commodities, metals, and futures. Steve
facets of data on the various futures products and incorporates them
into his trading strategies. As a student of the markets, Steve studies
of early market pioneers and applies various techniques in conjunction with their work.
As a result, his strategies revolve around simplicity and higher
He takes great pride in passing on his vast knowledge to aspiring traders as an Online Trading Academy Instructor.
- Undergraduate degree in Finance
Presenter for the Arizona
Council on Economic Education
- Trading Platforms
- Contributing author to
- CES Certified
- Power Trading Radio guest
What Students Are Saying
“Steve Bobbitt was a great instructor. He knew his stuff and explained it well. I also like the idea of learning the rules for trading.”
“The instructor was very tolerant, educated, and gave attention to each of the students. The content learned is life-changing to any person considering trading.”
“Steve Bobbitt is an excellent instructor! His teaching method made the one week of core strategy experience much more enjoyable and valuable.”
“The instructor presented the material in a clear, concise manner at a pace that was easy to absorb and digest. In my opinion, the instructors are the most critical part of any class because if they are vague or go too fast it does not matter the quality of the materials, the student is more confused than edified.”
“Steve is an exceptional instructor! He is very patient and manages well the diversity of knowledge of the students in the class. He is able to keep the momentum going while not leaving any student behind. Couldn't be better!!”
Mary Jo Simpson,
“Steve is a wonderful instructor with a crazy amount of patience with the students and adequate humor to keep the class informative and amusing. OTA continues to refine the core strategy and gives me the confidence to trade successfully as long as I follow the lessons I learned.”