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

“Mr. Joyce covered the material in a down to earth approach. Streamlined the massive book material in a way that was understandable to me.”

, July 2019

“I would recommend this class, and in particular the instructor, Tom Joyce, to anyone looking to take control of their finances and feel better about it.”

, June 2019

“Tom Joyce is a fantastic instructor and somehow makes the information taught in "Proactive Investor" easy to understand and enjoyable. Instead of fearing that my retirement nest-egg is at the mercy of the markets, I now instead look forward to growing and protecting the wealth I have worked so hard to acquire. Thank you OTA!!”

, June 2019

“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

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