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.

  • Instructor of the Year Award for Options


  • 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


Washington, USA

What Students Are Saying

“This class with Steve Suminski was excellent. He has a vast knowledge of the course material and he explained the concepts with real examples. It was a very informative class.”

, October 2019

“The instructor immersed us in options education from the beginning of the class. He methodically described the rules, built the trades while explaining all aspects, ensuring everyone was following. Then he did it again. I really feel I learned the process via real world application.”

, October 2019

“Good stuff. Real world... great instructor. A real teacher - took the time to ensure that students had a good understanding before moving on.”

, October 2019

“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

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