Online Trading Academy Ascends to the Top with a Collection of New Awards

Online Trading Academy’s 2011 Success Continues into 2012 with a Number of Accolades

Irvine, CA, March 26, 2012 - In 2011, Online Trading Academy garnered nominations and first place awards from’s Forex Best Awards, Middle East Forex Expo, Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence, the Orange County Register, and STAR Awards. Other noteworthy achievements included the expansion of their campuses both internationally and domestically.

Online Trading Academy’s educational content and leading educator received’s Forex Best Awards in February of 2011 and 2012. Sam Seiden, Vice President of Education, represented Online Trading Academy’s dedication to their students by being a two-time first place prize winner in all categories for which he was nominated: Best Educational Content: “Lessons from the Pros” a weekly piece at Online Trading Academy, Best Educator, and Best Webinar: “Identifying High Probability Turning Points.”

In April 2011, Middle East Forex Expo recognized Online Trading Academy’s success by distinguishing their continued commitment to a students’ advancement by honoring Online Trading Academy of Dubai with the Best Forex Education Provider Award. This award was presented to Tareq Abu Hantash from Online Trading Academy Dubai by the Arabcom Group founder and President, Katia Tavar, who hosted the annual expo.

Online Trading Academy was again recognized for their excellence on November 8, 2011, with a Timberline Award from the Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence at its annual award ceremony. The award criteria encompassed seven categories, including results with comparisons to similar organizations and documents of business processes. Online Trading Academy Colorado earned this high distinction after being in business only three years.

The Orange County Register named Online Trading Academy one of the top workplaces in Orange County, California in October 2011. Led by a positive team with a vision for success, the Online Trading Academy headquarters in Orange County is home to employees who have reviewed and highlighted management and company direction as the two components that make their workplace one of the best places to work.

In 2012, announced Online Trading Academy as the winner of their Best Trading Course and Best Newsletter STAR Awards.

“This could not have come at a better time,” said Eyal Shahar, CEO and Founder of Online Trading Academy. “The past year has been a tremendous success and motivates educators and students alike to achieve the same in 2012. Starting off the year by being recognized as having the Best Trading Course and e-newsletter is a continued step in the right direction,” said Shahar.

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About Arabcom Group and Middle East Forex Expo & Conference

The Middle East Forex Summit will showcase the latest developments and initiatives in currency trading today through a series of presentation sessions, interactive panel discussions, exhibition and demonstration area, in-depth case studies to equip investors with the insights required to exploit the lucrative FX environment.

The Arabcom Group has been pioneering in the business of promoting socio-economic development in the Arab States since 1993. The group has always aspired not only to lead the industry, but to set standards and benchmarks. It has established itself with a robust reputation of excellence and commitment. It’s mission is to be a high-value partner for our customers providing them with innovative products, professional support and services while meeting our obligations to society and the environment. The vision is to build strategic partnership relations between the East and West, North and South, generating sustainable growth with focus on clients, employees, and suppliers. The company is in partnership with over 30 international governments and more than 100 private sector companies, as well as non-profit organizations and publications. It has over one hundred events, conferences, expos and forums to its name. For more details, visit:

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About Online Trading Academy

Online Trading Academy helps their students by revealing the truth about what it takes to become a successful trader or investor. Their core strategy enables traders to identify market turning points before they happen, with a high degree of accuracy. Students learn under the guidance of experienced professional traders in a hands-on, learn-by-doing classroom setting. In the Core Strategy course, students learn trading skills and then practice trading live, in the classroom, without paying commissions or risking their own capital by using Online Trading Academy’s money. Online Trading Academy offers professional instruction from experienced industry professionals, as well as a wide array of beneficial home study materials to supplement classroom study. Over 200,000 investors have experienced Online Trading Academy’s Education with classroom locations that include: Phoenix, Irvine, Los Angeles, Concord, San Jose, Denver, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York City, Secaucus, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Seattle, Washington D.C., Milwaukee, Dubai, London, Singapore, Mumbai, Vancouver and Toronto. For more information, visit

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