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
“Instructor made it easy to understand. Very calm voice when explaining (online course), so made it easy to ask questions, even the stupid and rhetorical ones.”
“Steve Bobbitt is a great instructor who teaches in a friendly way from his deep experience as a trader. I would recommend him to students for any classes he is teaching. Steve is a good 'ol boy who teaches well.”
“Steve Bobbitt did a wonderful job in presenting the materials as well as managing the class. Steve's knowledge was great and he always had time to assist with questions or explaining trading issues. I would be happy to take an asset class with Steve as the instructor.”
“Mr. Bobbitt was able to simplify complex problems and procedures into easily understandable routines for me. The sequence became the common thread, allowing me to repeat the routine regardless of the chart. Mr. Bobbitt's metaphors were exemplary, constantly making the conversations more enjoyable and understandable.”
“Mr. Bobbitt is an excellent instructor. Steve was willing to share his experiences and insights with trading. Also, helpful tips and suggestions. His one on one session at my workstation with setting up a trade was extremely helpful.”
“Steve has been excellent -- here early, answering questions to make you think and then offering an explanation -- helping with software, etc. Really appreciate his experience and being willing to share that information.”