Tom Joyce

Online Trading Academy
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Tom Joyce majored in psychology and minored in economics in college—a perfect combination of skills for mastering the financial markets. He began trading soon after graduation and has built a successful track record for over 25 years, both as an institutional trader and risk manager. While living in London, he gained significant exposure to the international markets and has traded throughout Europe and the Far East.

As a professional with global experience, Thomas was drawn to Online Trading Academy by our culture and camaraderie and became a full time Instructor in 2014. In addition to specific skills, he promises that students in his classes will take away “an awareness of newly developed self-discipline and empowerment.

  • Instructor of the Year Award for Proactive Investor


  • B.S. Illinois State University 
  • Co-founded a registered broker/dealer 
  • Risk Manager for an equity derivatives market maker firm 
  • Head Warrants Trader at S.G. Warburg (London, UK)


  • US Markets


  • Stocks
  • Wealth Management


  • Series 56 Proprietary Traders Qualification (current) 
  • Held SFA Registered Representative Certification 
  • Experienced trader at Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)


Illinois, USA

What Students Are Saying

“The participants were friendly and the instructor, Tom Joyce, was totally committed to teaching and put tremendous energy into his teaching. I described him as being "infectious" as he inspired us to the be totally involved in learning.”

, March 2019

“What a Fantastic & Amazing Experience having Core Strategy class with Tom Joyce, great Instructor. He is such a nice person and very energetic and passionate with everyone. Worth every penny to be with him and learn things!! Would recommend all who are taking Core Strategy Class in the future; Tom is the one you want to be with.”

, March 2019

“Tom Joyce, PAI Course - He encouraged class involvement which helped everyone learn at a higher rate, including myself. He answers the students' questions in a manner and level that can be comprehended by novices as well as the experienced students without confusion. I highly recommend him as an instructor for first timers and retakes.”

, February 2019

“The class was great! The instructor, Tom Jenkins truly knows a lot about the market and the core curriculum at OTA. He did a great job at blending his personal experience and the core curriculum into a very effective and interesting experience!”

, February 2019

“Tom (Instructor) did a fantastic job with explaining difficult questions in a short time frame. Made difficult concepts easy to figure out with common examples. Core Strategy reduced the learning curve substantially, instead of reading endless books that may conflict with one another.”

, February 2019

“I was very leery at first but things turned around the minute Thomas Joyce started talking. He has been a great inspiration. I now feel that I just might become a Day Trader.”

, February 2019

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