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

“Excellent education for someone completely new to trading. The instructor took us step-by-step through the material in an interesting and memorable fashion. I now feel more confident as I begin the next step.”

, October 2019

“Great learning experience from a great teacher! Thanks, Tom, for helping me to be a better “pig.” Thanks again.”

, October 2019

“OTA's Proactive Investor course taught by Tom Joyce was excellent. It was probably the best course I have taken at OTA, thus far.”

, September 2019

“Thomas Joyce has a rare combination. He is a master at his craft, has a great sense of humor and deeply cares about his students walking away from his course with a working understanding of the subject matter.”

, September 2019

“I cannot say enough good things about this class and the teacher. His approach to teaching is phenomenal. I think that everyone in the class got it!! Kudos to the Online Trading Academy.”

, September 2019

“This class has been outstanding in every respect. Tom Joyce's presentation of material was very informative and educational, and his teaching techniques and sense of humor made the class fun, too. The materials are so much better now than those of the past, and the time on the computers more than in the past in my experience. Center staff were helpful both in the classroom and in providing snacks, lunches, etc. Mary Beth and her staff provide outstanding support and made us students feel like family.”

, September 2019

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