Online Trading Academy Set to Open Ten New Franchises Worldwide

Irvine, CA, June 21, 2007 - Online Trading Academy, the world’s only trading school that allows student traders to trade live using their (Online Trading Academy’s) capital, will add ten new franchises across the country and abroad beginning in June 2007. The company, founded in 1997, currently has 11 franchises in operation worldwide. The additions bring the total number of Online Trading Academy franchises to 21 locations.

“We are extremely pleased to be adding so many franchisees to our ever-expanding network,” said Eyal Shahar, President and CEO of Online Trading Academy. “Online Trading Academy continues to meet the increased demand for access to trader education worldwide for individuals wanting to take control of their own finances.”

The third Texas franchise, in Austin, will open this month. In addition, five other U.S. franchises will open their doors beginning Sept. 1, 2007. These new franchises include: Minneapolis, Minnesota owned and operated by Pat Byrne; Washington, D.C. owned and operated by Chris Koomey, who will also open a second franchise in Baltimore in June 2008; and Phoenix, Arizona owned and operated by Omer Lepnicevic.

Those franchises opening globally include Singapore and Malaysia, owned and operated by Wealth Investors Pte Ltd, who will also open another franchise in Kuala Lumpur in September 2008. Other international franchise locations include Lebanon, owned and operated by Overseas Financial Group, who will also open locations in Syria and Jordan in 2008.

Catering to both new and experienced active traders and investors, Online Trading Academy provides the knowledge and discipline that gives traders logical control over their individual order executions. By utilizing a computer platform known as Direct Access Trading, professional trading instructors and mentors guide eager student/traders through a robust seven-day training program and ongoing support that ultimately equalizes the playing field between them and the skilled industry pros on the contra side of the trade.

Online Trading Academy is the only financial education program that ensures students learn all the elements of consistent and profitable trading without risking their own money. Tuition for all courses can be fully rebated if students choose to open an account with an affiliated Broker/Dealer, FCM or Currency Dealer.

Online Trading Academy strongly believes in personal and individual “hands-on” live trading. Classrooms are deliberately kept to a maximum of 20 students per session and typically sell out very quickly because of such limited seating.

About Online Trading Academy

Irvine, California-based Online Trading Academy is a financial education academy focused on educating students in the art of trading since June 1997. Online Trading Academy offers instruction in physical classrooms and online; in multiple asset classes and across a spectrum of trading styles and instruments, from Short Term Trading, Swing Trading, Position Trading, and Investment Theory for Stocks, Options, Futures (Eminis & Commodities) and Currencies. Over 200,000 investors have experienced Online Trading Academy’s Education with classroom locations that include: New York, Los Angeles, Irvine, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, UK, Toronto and Dubai. For more information about Online Trading Academy visit

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