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 was a great instructor and it was easy to follow him as he showed us a very simple strategy with high probability of success. Options made simple, can't ask for more.”

, June 2018

“Tim Blotzer did a great job instructing the class. We had a relaxed atmosphere that made it easy to learn and enjoy. The options class is a difficult subject, and I enjoyed the ride and learned a lot.”

, June 2018

“Tim Blotzer is an awesome Options instructor. In addition to covering the class material, Tim shared several using nuggets that we can use.”

, June 2018

“Always have been skeptical of Option Trading but now have a much more comfortable feeling about it even though I'm not confident in my capabilities yet until I have more time to practice. The instructor, Tim Blotzer, did a super job of ensuring all the students realized it is definitely possible to make money trading Options if you trade using the rules and enhancers.”

, May 2018

“Tim explained the Options Asset Class in a way that was very easy to understand. He made sure that we knew the ins and outs and pros and cons of every strategy available. ”

, May 2018

“Tim Blotzer was entertaining and informative. He threw us in on the deep end of pool the first day and then put the pieces together throughout the week with lots of repetition. It worked and I feel confident and equipped to start seriously SIM trading options.”

, May 2018

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