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
    2017 & 2019


  • 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


  • 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 is a top-notch instructor. He has so much knowledge to share and knows trading cold! He has a wealth of knowledge and always uses real-world examples to support trading concepts. I think Tom should "train the trainer". OTA has a real gem in Tom Joyce.”

, December 2019

“Have received a wealth of knowledge from our instructor Tom Joyce, and I am excited about the future and putting all of their tools and my knowledge to work. Tom Joyce is everything I want in an instructor, having a wealth of knowledge and ability to explain new, complex information, in a way the students can easily absorb and apply.”

, December 2019

“Tom's past work history in the market and personality made my learning experience very pleasurable. I had many questions entering the class and my answers were typically answered with Tom's explanation of the topic at hand. All the OTA personnel were delightful to interact with and had a great knowledge of the topics we were covering.”

, December 2019

“I enjoyed the course a lot. I feel that I got to understand the concepts of trading much better and feel confident about the theory and application of trading. I enjoyed learning from our instructor Tom Joyce. He is very knowledgeable about trading and his experience in trading is very valuable to me. Getting a one-on-one training was the best!”

, December 2019

“The instructor, Tom Joyce was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and patient. I would love to take another class with Tom as the instructor.”

, November 2019

“Tom Joyce is an excellent listener and communicates a complicated product in a very effective manner. Bravo -- stand up and take a bow!”

, November 2019

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