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
- Contributing author to
- CES Certified
- Power Trading Radio guest
What Students Are Saying
“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.”
“Steve was great! Very patient with our classmates. There wasn't a question he couldn't answer. I feel like I have a great foundation!”
“I have never traded before, and the Core "Strategies classes boiled everything down to basics & built the foundation very simply. Steve is funny, interesting and never talks down to you (even though you can tell how intelligent he is).”
“Steve was very knowledgeable. He knows his ins and outs. Great class, Gave me great foundation. Looking forward to what OTA has in place in the near future. It's amazing how the teaching actually works in the real market.”
“Steve Bobbitt's ability to engage his students and the structure and format of the presentation were impressive in that it accommodated and benefitted students of every kind and experience level. He truly over delivered in that it was not just a regurgitation of the XLTs or the prior recordings. He brings to the table a plethora of knowledge, the ability to demonstrate practical application past and present, the wisdom to challenge future traders to think outside the box while emphasizing and maintaining the sacrosanct OTA rules. Before the class, I was apprehensive and overwhelmed by all there is to know and learn; after the class, I am able to assess what I know, what I don't know and how to focus on and plan my studies going forward. I feel more empowered today than I ever have. Thanks, Steve... You are five carats.”