Tim Blotzer

Online Trading Academy
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Tim Blotzer had a series of increasingly demanding management positions before he became a full time trader in 2004. His particular motivator was the need to care for an aging parent, which he could not do while holding down a full time job.

Tim felt trading was the perfect fit for his needs because there are no customers, no employees, no boss, no tenants and you can do it anywhere you can get an internet connection. He stresses the importance of consistency—like the baseball player who gets regular base hits instead of swinging for the fences and striking out—as the key to high probability returns in any economy and any market.

Tim likes being an Online Trading Academy instructor because he appreciates the integrity of the organization and its commitment to student success. He says, “I bring a lot of passion to my teaching since this has totally changed my life” and loves to recognize the accomplishments of his students and help them reach the next level.


  • BS, Personnel and Industrial Relations, San Francisco State University
  • Postgraduate certificate in Food Industry Management, University of Southern California
  • Dean’s List at both SFSU and USC
  • District Manager, Safeway Stores
  • Area Manager, Big Lots
  • Area Manager, PetsMart
  • Regional Manager, The Luggage Center


  • US Markets


  • Options


  • Platelets Donor with American Red Cross
  • Wounded Warriors Donor
  • Wrote “Why Traders Fail”, an online guide to trading psychology
  • Avid baseball fan and player (his team played in the Jr. Pony World Series when he was 12) with a dream of attending a game in every major league park (3 to go)


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Tim Blotzer is very knowledgeable on subject matter and very invested in students' success.”

, March 2018

“Tim has a deep understanding of options and is very hands-on teaching you the mechanics”

, March 2018

“Mr. Tim B. will always leave you asking for more. He excites everyone on the way he teaches this class. There is so much information that is put out, yet so simple to follow. He is an OUTSTANDING addition to O.T.A.!”

, March 2018

“Tim Blotzer is such a great instructor; he needs to come back more often!”

, February 2018

“I know Options to be a complex asset class to understand. However, Tim is very knowledgeable and explained Options in a way that was easy to grasp. Not only that, he also shared strategies that are practical and simple, putting focus on actionable items to maximize success.”

, January 2018

“Tim Blotzer teaches in an engaging way, makes concepts clear (as far as I can grasp). He is careful to ask if there are any questions or concerns. He covers all the material and adds the wisdom of his experience. I will retake the class from Tim in order to assimilate the wealth of information he presented.”

, January 2018

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