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

“Best class ever. Mr. Tom is very knowledgeable and dedicated to his students. Kudos, Mr. Tom Joyce. Thank you.”

, August 2018

“This was a truly enjoyable experience. Tom Joyce was well informed and a fantastic instructor. I was able to understand his examples and he was extremely patient with the class. The classroom setting was comfortable and the entire staff was welcoming and helpful. The coaches were there throughout the week to insure our comfort level with the instruction and were very engaged in seeing to our success.”

, August 2018

“The instructor was very engaged in our learning progress. It was definitely a hands-on experience, and the instructor made certain everyone in our class was understanding the material.”

, August 2018

“The class was extremely helpful and the teacher was outstanding. He really knew how to reinforce the points and topics in the text. ”

, August 2018

“I really enjoyed Tom Joyce's instruction - he was very thorough, and made sure everyone was keeping up with the content. Tom also kept us entertained and the time flew by!”

, August 2018

“Tom is an awesome instructor with the ability to explain very complex concepts to the very novice investor that knows nothing about this stuff!!”

, June 2018

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