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 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

“Tom Joyce is a very cool instructor. Years of information. Highly regarded.”

, September 2018

“Amazing education from the basics to the more complex in a very palatable form that, combined with the ability to use the software will continue to pay its dividend for years to come. The instructor was absolutely amazing: Tom Joyce, and deserves his recognition as the instructor of the year. Thank you, Tom!”

, September 2018

“Instructor was very knowledgeable and used examples so one could understand the point trying to be taught. ”

, September 2018

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