Online Trading Academy Continues Expansion

Originally published on, July 9, 2006.

Leading Financial Educator Continues US and International Expansion

Online Trading Academy(TM) (OTA), leading financial education franchisor, today announced continued expansion in multiple markets within the U.S. and internationally, bringing its financial training courses to an ever increasing number of active traders worldwide.

The master franchisee in the Middle East, after operating successfully for one year in Dubai, has continued expansion in the region with the recent opening of a training center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Additional territories in the Middle East are under development with expected openings in 2007.

Online Trading Academy has tested and refined its business model, now available to franchisees interested in investing in a unique training method that is servicing a rapidly growing market. Franchisees benefit from a self-sufficient business model requiring low overhead and start-up costs. Owners have immediate access to highly qualified prospective clients -- active traders identified through the franchisor's established sales and marketing systems as well as monthly newsletter subscribers.

"I've worked with numerous franchising organizations over nearly three decades, and OTA offers the most exciting opportunity yet," states Ralph Loberger, V.P. of Franchise Development. "The worldwide growth of our network is accelerating as fast as the customer base and market we are serving."

Online Trading Academy Opportunities in Key Markets

Online Trading Academy plans to aggressively expand its successful business model into 100 cities worldwide over the next four years in order to serve the rapid growth of active investors and traders in stock, foreign exchange, options and Emini trading.

About Online Trading Academy

Online Trading Academy's training is unparalleled, offering a unique live trading experience in the classroom where students trade using the company's own capital while being trained, monitored and coached by experienced professional traders. The exclusive coursework was developed from 150 man-years of research and trading experience gained by a company of 180 traders processing more than half a billion in securities transactions daily.

Another strength of OTA is its long list of elite affiliations with leading financial firms such as NASDAQ, CyberTrader, RushTrade, ACM, and FINI FX. Agreements with these affiliates allow students to receive full rebates on active trades made after courses are complete, often resulting in complete tuition cost reimbursement.

Since 1997, Online Trading Academy (OTA) has trained active traders and financial institutions throughout the United States. The company offers live Professional Trader Series classes, online mentoring, and coursework to investors, stock, Forex, options and futures traders interested in learning the Active Trading and Investing methodology.

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