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


  • Series 7, 66, Life & Health licenses (all expired)
  • 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

“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

“Really enjoyed having Steve as an instructor. He has a way of imparting understanding.”

, January 2019

“Mr. Suminski has a lot of real life experience.”

, January 2019

“Steve made learning options Fun.”

, December 2018

“Anyone who is trading Options would agree, it is not a simple asset to work with! This is especially true when you start working on multi-leg strategies and non directional trades in the Options 2 class. Our instructor, Steve, managed to take away the complexity by breaking all processes into simple steps. His passion for teaching and for trading were so evident. He wants his students to be successful, and nobody in the class gets left behind. Thank you Steve, it was a real privilege to be your student!”

, November 2018

“Steve Suminski made the class enjoyable and interactive. Even with the students from around the world. He handled the different time zones very well. The different option strategies were interesting to learn the correct way via the OTA method.”

, November 2018

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