Steve Suminski

Online Trading Academy
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Influenced by his father’s interest in the stock market, Steve Suminski started trading stocks in the early 1990s using Prodigy, an early dial-up service. He successfully traded stocks throughout that decade until the tech bubble burst in 2000. Realizing he needed training, he invested in stock and options education and began teaching across the industry in 2005.

His philosophy is ‘options give you options, that’s why they call them options’ because of the tremendous flexibility and profit potential they offer in all kinds of market conditions. Students can expect tremendous passion, experience and expertise when they come to Steve’s class. As an Instructor, he understands the awesome profit potential and joy that can result when everyday people elevate themselves to pro-level trader status.

Steve’s Why is securing his family’s financial future while also supporting charitable organizations. He believes by helping others achieve financial freedom, he is helping them manifest the gifts they are meant to share with the rest of the world.


  • BS in Computer Science, Michigan State University
  • Corporate Manager, Texas Instruments and Harris/Intersil
  • Options instructor, keynote speaker & radio guest


  • US Markets


  • Options


  • Member of the American Association of Individual Investors
  • Detroit native & avid Detroit sports fan
  • Avid supporter of Open Arms International


Oregon, USA

What Students Are Saying

“I really enjoyed Steve's presentation of the material and his humor. The class pace was good and we had enough time to practice in the lab so I feel confident in moving forward and taking some trades!”

, September 2019

“This was a really good online course. I stayed engaged. Steve Suminski did an excellent job in teaching the course and keeping the students engaged.”

, June 2019

“Great trading knowledge and experience doesn't make an instructor a great teacher! Teaching is not simply occupation- it is a vocation! In this order of thoughts- Steve Suminski (Online class of Options 1) was the BEST teacher for me! With lots of energy and dedication, clarity, patience, incredible communication skills, he conveyed his thoughts, knowledge and experience and laid this strong foundation that every student would benefit from and feel confident about future success! Thanks from the bottom of my heart!”

, May 2019

“Steve did an excellent job at teaching this course. He was attentive to each student's questions and helped each one of us as we needed. He explained the steps clearly and understandably in several other options trading styles. He was kind, patient, and did not rush us to finish before we were ready. ”

, April 2019

“I have taken Options l five times and thought I was doing OK. This Options ll class has moved me to a whole different level. By far the best class I have taken. Steve was clear, concise, knowledgeable and professional. The class started and ended on schedule. The focus was great. Steve stayed on topic avoiding lengthy side discussions, was able to pack in a ton of live trade practice. With the winning strategies and techniques that Steve taught us, I will now be able to reduce my risk and increase my profits. I would highly recommend Steve to any option trader that wants to take it to the next level.”

, March 2019

“Steve Suminski was an amazing instructor, he had patience with all participants in his class to ensure they understood the concepts and strategies. I am excited to begin trading options!”

, February 2019

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