Online Trading Academy Celebrates a Decade of Leadership as the World's Foremost Trading School

Thousands of Successful Graduates and a Rapidly Expanding Network of Worldwide Locations Mark Online Trading Academy’s 10th Anniversary

Irvine, CA, Sept. 13, 2007 – Ten years ago the founders of Online Trading Academy were operating the largest electronic trading floor west of the Mississippi. With over 180 traders it quickly became apparent that there was a need to train both experienced and beginning traders in the art and technique of the real-world marketplace. Recognizing this need, the founders began developing a curriculum and searching for the country’s best traders to help them develop their unique strategies.

“They say that necessity is the mother of invention and that was certainly true in our case,” said Eyal Shahar, President of Online Trading Academy. “Many of the traders on the floor were using our capital and we really wanted to make sure that they were learning from the best.”

With that as the main focus, Online Trading Academy assembled an elite group of trader/instructors and developed a unique program of teaching by doing. Courses focused on trading fundamentals, technical analysis, risk management and the skills needed to execute trades with virtually any trading instrument. To ensure that they fully understood the process, Online Trading Academy gave each student capital with which to make actual trades.

“We offered our students a way to get a feel for the real marketplace without risking any of their own money,” Shahar said. “This hands-on approach makes our program unique and we feel it is an essential part in making our students successful traders.”

In the ten years since, Online Trading Academy has grown to include 11 locations in the United States as well as campuses in Canada, England and the United Arab Emirates. All of these locations offer state-of-the-art facilities and are manned by a teaching staff comprised of experienced, caring traders. Students learn the full spectrum of trading styles and will graduate with the confidence of having made live direct access trades. And all of the cost of this education can be fully reimbursed in the form of discounted tickets that students receive from Online Trading Academy’s affiliated broker/dealers.

Online Trading Academy now offers an Extended Learning Track program for those who understand the importance of continuing their education in an ever-changing marketplace. It’s all a part of Online Trading Academy’s “stick with you until you get it” promise to its students. Commitment to a quality continuing education has been a major key to Online Trading Academy’s successful ten-year anniversary.

“We are in the business of delivering financial education.” said Shahar. “We have gotten to where we are today by trying to make sure that each and every one of our graduates is equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to be a successful trader. We also want to continue to mentor them as they trade in a constantly evolving market. Their continued success is our success.”

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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