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 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

“This is an amazing opportunity. I loved the classes. They really teach you how to trade in an intelligent matter. Tom, my instructor was amazing. He taught me what I needed to know and kept my attention. He made the class entertaining as well as teaching you all the fundamentals. Highly recommend this class if you want to change your life!”

, June 2018

“Tom Joyce is a teacher who motivates his students to learn more. He provides keen insights based on his over 30 years of professional experience. I hope I get the opportunity to take a future course with Tom. It was a pleasure taking his course. We had 7 consecutive days with Tom and the time went by in the blink of an eye.”

, May 2018

“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

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