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

“Tom Joyce was fantastic!”

, January 2019

“My instructor and the OTA Core Textbook and Lab Book were easy to follow and a great way to learn the fundamentals of Supply and Demand trading. My instructor was entertaining and excellent at simplifying all the concepts and providing one on one attention as the time allowed.”

, December 2018

“The instructor is knowledgeable, thorough and definitely has the interest of the students in mind with his presentation.”

, November 2018

“Tom was great teaching the class, He was able to show us real examples of how to build a balanced portfolio and was so clear on the way he described the relationships between the puts and calls. I can't wait to get started putting these strategies to use. ”

, October 2018

“Tom was a terrific instructor. It was obvious he has a true compassion for what he does and was extremely knowledgeable. He made the class enjoyable and as easy to understand as possible. ”

, October 2018

“The instructor, Tom is very helpful; he taught all the good stuff with great examples for illustration.”

, October 2018

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