Todd McClean

Online Trading Academy
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Todd McClean started investing after college, and was successful in speculative real estate. Then came the crash of 2008. He learned that a supply and demand strategy—buying things when they are cheap, and selling when they become expensive—applies to investing just as it does to everything else in life. This experience led him to become a student of, then an Instructor at Online Trading Academy.

Todd has a college degree in psychology and professional training as a systems analyst. His background gives him a methodical perspective on trading and investing. He believes that successful investing means adopting a rules-based investing strategy and sticking to it, and that the biggest psychological challenge is getting out of your own way and following the rules.

Todd tells his students that it’s never too late to start achieving your dreams, even if you have made mistakes in the past. Keep things simple, and follow your plan. He also reminds them that trading with the proper perspective is recession-proof because there is always an opportunity somewhere.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Western Carolina University, NC
  • Software Developer & Senior Analyst, health care industry
  • Real estate investor and developer
  • OTA Education Counselor


  • US Markets


  • Stocks
  • Trading Platforms


  • Mastermind Community Member
  • Focused on health and family
  • Taught his daughter how to trade
  • Car enthusiast who recently sold his immaculate F100 Ford pickup


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Appreciate the knowledge and presentation of the instructor. He made me very comfortable in asking questions and his answers were very comprehensive. He went through situations that he and other students experienced.”

, January 2019

“Todd explained the use of TradeStation and all the symbols in an understandable way and made the class fun at the same time.”

, January 2019

“Todd is very methodical in his teaching; which is what I needed to understand the basic concepts of Trading Platform. I am very glad that I attended this class prior to proceeding to Core & futures classes.”

, January 2019

“Todd is fantastic. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, patient and he really knows how to teach the material and the concepts in a way that everyone understands and feels comfortable. I truly enjoyed being in his class. Thanks Todd!!”

, January 2019

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