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

“I like that Tim showed us the real life expectations and what's likely to happen in trading. He told us not to make the same mistakes he did when he was just starting out. Don't be too greedy....”

, February 2019

“The instructor, Tim Blotzer, was Excellent. He shared knowledge and wisdom of trading Options safely and Productively.”

, January 2019

“Tim is an excellent instructor. Honest about his experience in both his trading successes and mistakes, he broke down all the intricacies of the Options world, and laid all the foundation necessary for our personal training. Encouraged by the potential of Options trading, I would most certainly continue this path of my trading career. Thank you, Tim, for the learning opportunity of my lifetime.”

, January 2019

“The instructor was excellent, best instructor so far. I learned a lot in the week I took the class, easy to understand.”

, December 2018

“The Professional Options Trader course is awesome and provides a real world perspective on how to trade options safely, with low risk and high probability of profit. Tim Blotzer is an instructor with a sense of humor and one that is all too willing to be as helpful as possible; no matter where you are in your education or experience. He is great about stressing the absolute no-no's in options trading, as well as the absolute must do's. I look forward to taking future courses with Mr. Blotzer.”

, December 2018

“Tim Blotzer is an excellent instructor and is very knowledgeable in the subject of Options. He kept us engaged in the class and presented the material in a fun and clear way that helped me in understanding how to use Options in my trading.”

, November 2018

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