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 is an exceptional instructor and provided an excellent experience for the novice and experienced investor. Everyone was engaged and excited about trading as a ProActive Investor. I wish there more instructors like Tom Joyce.”

, April 2018

“Tom Joyce is a very good teacher. He is experienced and stayed by the book so we can refer back to his teaching when we are at home. He is patient and helps each student to feel comfortable with how to start trading.”

, April 2018

“First day of Core Strategy I was a complete NOVICE (didn't know anything at all about the markets) and now I feel comfortable trading on my own. Tom Joyce was EXCELLENT! He was patient, kind, wise, and went through everything! I recommend everyone take his class the first time.”

, April 2018

“Great Pro-Active Investor class. Tom Joyce was absolutely fabulous! Very concise, easy to follow and with a touch of humor. It was all good. Thanks Tom!”

, March 2018

“I would highly recommend taking ProActive Investor with Tom Joyce. His knowledge base is impressive and his no nonsense approach is essential as there is a plethora of information to go through.”

, March 2018

“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

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