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 Joyce was a very good and patient teacher. His answers were in depth, but he also took the time to explain it. He had the ability to maneuver through the books without leaving the course and yet was able to add more information to it. I do recommend Tom to anyone who wants to learn in a logical and practical manner.”

, February 2018

“What a great asset OTA has with Tom Joyce! He brings a wealth of knowledge to PAI!”

, February 2018

“I very much enjoyed Tom's approach to helping us understand the concepts being presented in class. I also appreciated the way he followed the curriculum as designed rather than implementing concepts out of order.”

, February 2018

“Truly liked the no nonsense approach and patience the teacher displayed, which eased my fears coming into this class.”

, February 2018

“Tom Joyce is an amazing teacher, his ability to break down the course material into manageable pieces and then put it all back together to apply to real trades is a wonderful skill set OTA has at its disposal to offer to their students. ”

, February 2018

“Tom was an excellent instructor and we enjoyed the class, as we enjoyed his teaching and style.”

, January 2018

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