Sue O'Grady

Online Trading Academy
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Sue O’Grady developed a love of sharing knowledge during 25 years in the Navy, where she taught a variety of electronics courses. After retiring, she became fascinated with the financial world through running a family business and later while working for a brokerage. Today, she puts the two passions together as an Online Trading Academy Instructor.

Sue’s favorite asset class is options, where her rules are never to sell a put unless she’s willing to own the stock and never sell a call unless she’s willing to sell the stock. She also uses options as a way to decrease the capital required to make a trade. In her classes, she shows students how they can develop the discipline and confidence to set a similar plan and follow it when trading any asset class.

Sue came to OTA in 2014 because she was attracted by the community and support as well as the superior investing strategy. She says seeing a student’s light bulb turn on when they understand a concept is the greatest feeling in the world.


  • B.S. Information Systems, National University
  • MBA, University of Phoenix
  • Taught Air Search Radar and other courses for U.S. Navy & achieved Master Training Specialist designation
  • Owner, family commercial embroidery business
  • Financial Adviser, Edward
  • Jones Brokerage, USAA, and Merrill Edge
  • Student support, OTA Phoenix


  • US Markets


  • Options


  • Series 7 and 66 licenses (expired)
  • Former insurance agent certified in Life and Health
  • CPRC (Certified Retirement Planning Consultant), expired
  • Former Certified Wealth Strategist


Arizona, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Sue O'Grady is an exceptional options instructor. She is full of zest and made the class enjoyable, as well as being genuine and patient. She opened up a whole new way of looking at trading and income building. She is the breakthrough that I needed to take me to the next level of trading.”

, January 2019

“Excellent class! Very impressed with Sue, the instructor. She stayed on course, was very knowledgeable and made class fun and allowed each of us to understand fully what she was teaching.”

, January 2019

“Sue taught an excellent options class learning experience. Sue is a very take charge, caring instructor. Very disciplined and covers the material very well. She also adds enough help and direction to maximize the learning and encourages more desire to learn and do more.”

, January 2019

“The instructor was well versed in the field of options and explained everything, at this level, clearly and expertly. I highly recommend this course if you want to be profitable with options.”

, December 2018

“The instructor was very knowledgeable and willing to answer accurately any question students asked her.”

, November 2018

“Very informative. Instructor was very knowledgeable, patient and fun. ”

, November 2018

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