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 has a lot of patience, shows sincere interest in students by making himself available during breaks and after class and has a very good sense of humor.”

, August 2018

“The option instructor Professor, Tim Blotzer, is a wonderful instructor who has the knowledge and wants to share his experience without any hesitations. In addition, after the class ended he stayed longer for more than an hour to explain any problems for the students to achieve their goals. He is an amazing person. Thus, I will advise anyone to take his class.”

, August 2018

“In Options (asset/Wealth builder), I started to have that desire to go further; much, much more motivated and I started on my paper trades. I have always been scared to do trades, but with Tim Blotzer, as he showed THAT WE CAN DO IT, it was awesome. He is obviously an expert in what he does. I could really say that OTA INSTRUCTORS have THAT credibility to teach. I cannot complain at all on how much help he gives to everyone, especially as he reads OUR FACIAL GESTURES and addresses our confusions as we go every day.”

, August 2018

“As a student of the Pro Options Trader course during July 30 through August 3, 2018, with Tim Blotzer as instructor, the course was very helpful. Although overwhelming at times, the material was delivered with professionalism, candor, and a welcome touch of humor to keep the class interested.”

, August 2018

“My options instructor, Tim Blotzer, is an absolute master of the options market. His presentation of the course material made subject matter that can be quite complex, easy to understand. His heavy focus on the 20% that matters most provided easily digestible and fully satisfying meals each day of the class. I feel that I now have the essential tools and knowledge to make steady, low risk income in the options market on nearly every trading day.”

, July 2018

“I had Tim Blotzer as my instructor for the Options Trading class. He was great. He gave me the hope and confidence that I can do this. Considering how dry the material can be, he was very funny and entertaining. I like that he started off teaching us the best strategy to use for the market conditions right now. There were two people in class that took Tim's class before that said they did what he taught them, and they were making money. That was another confidence-booster!”

, July 2018

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