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


  • 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

“I thought Tom was an excellent instructor and had a wealth of knowledge to share about the OTA process/program as well as his extensive history as a trader. He was approachable and patiently answered any and all questions. Overall, I learned a lot, even as a retake student, that I expect will improve my trading effectiveness going forward.”

, May 2019

“I can't stress enough the professionalism, and effort Tom brought to our group. each day I left wanting to learn more. Tom Thole”

, May 2019

“I was blessed to have Tom for both core as well as PAI; what a blessing to have such an exceptional instructor. His concepts and explanations were second to none and he was able to break it down into simple concepts with his style of teachings.”

, May 2019

“This class exceeded my expectations from start to finish. Tom has a way of teaching the class where he would do a reveal, then the next reveal until each piece gets weaved into the OTA PAI Method. It is a thrilling way to learn. He has a way of touching all your senses, visual, auditory & tactile (doing). This is what I call a seamless execution. Bravo!!!”

, April 2019

“Tom was really well prepared. Really good presentation of class material with real world relevance.”

, April 2019

“Tom Joyce did a great job of coordinating the course material. Kept students engaged and was very patient. It was fast paced and Tom kept our interest..... time flew by. I found the course material to be much improved (this was retake for me). The entire OTA was professional and efficient. They showed a genuine interest in our success.”

, March 2019

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