Online Trading Academy Opens in Los Angeles

Leading Financial Education Franchisor Bringing Its Professional Education Courses to Thousands of New Active Traders

Irvine, CA, August 9, 2006 – Financial education franchisor, Online Trading Academy™ today announced the opening of its Los Angeles training center. Located in Northridge, the training center will bring the professional Online Trading Academy financial training courses and methods to thousands of new active traders in Los Angeles and Ventura County.

Online Trading Academy’s training experience and educational materials are unparalleled. Online Trading Academy is the only training facility to offer a unique live trading experience in the classroom, using the company’s own capital, at no risk to the student. Online Trading Academy’s exclusive course work was developed from years of research and trading experience, and Online Trading Academy has elite affiliations with leading financial firms such as NASDAQ, CyberTrader, RushTrade and Agreements with these affiliates allow students to receive full rebates on active trades made after courses are complete, most covering complete tuition costs. Online Trading Academy graduates have the benefit of learning the systems and practices used by the trading professionals on Wall Street.

“It’s exciting to be able to bring the expertise of Online Trading Academy’s financial education and training courses to LA and Ventura Counties,” said JC Coldren, owner, Online Trading Academy Los Angeles. “As a former Army officer, and the owner of a software training company, I know that developing new skills as a lifelong learner is essential in today’s business world. Online Trading Academy saves traders both time and money, and our courses give professionals a leg-up in learning how to make solid financial decisions that build long-term wealth.”

JC Coldren graduated from the US Military Academy and served nine years as an Infantry and Special Forces Officer. Upon completion of service, he joined New Horizons Computer Learning Centers where he served as a Manager and Owner of an award-winning New Horizons Franchise Location. His twenty years of adult education experience, computer knowledge, and iInstructional ability have prepared him to provide Online Trading Academy customers in the Los Angeles area with the finest training and support available in the industry.

“Out of the gate, our franchisees receive the training tools and sales systems to get up and running quickly,” said Eyal Shahar, president, Online Trading Academy. “Our coursework is rich with information and trading methodologies and we provide it free to franchisees at minimal production costs. Our model is built on quality and extreme value. Therefore, it’s critical that we share our experience and best practices to ensure new owners have the support system they need to provide a superior training and education experience to our clients.”

Online Trading Academy Los Angeles is located at 8978 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324. The center offers a full suite of classes based on Online Trading Academy courseware and products. Courses will begin at the new location with the first Professional Trader Class scheduled for September 16, 2006. The Los Angeles center has also scheduled free half-day classes on several dates beginning August 10th. Contact Online Trading Academy Los Angeles at (818) 886-8898 to register.

New Online Trading Academy franchises are planned for more than 100 cities worldwide over the next four years. For more information about Online Trading Academy franchises available, contact Ralph Loberger at 949/608-6020 or click here to fill out the franchise inquiry form on the website.

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