Online Trading Academy Named a Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Independent Survey Shows High Satisfaction Rates Among Online Trading Academy Franchise Owners

Irvine, CA, January 24, 2018 – Online Trading Academy (OTA) was recently named a top fifty franchise for 2018 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 13th annual ranking of the top 200 award-winning franchise opportunities, published on

OTA was among more than 300 franchise brands, representing over 28,000 franchise owners across multiple size categories, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. OTA franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training and support, operations and franchisor/franchisee relations.

Online Trading Academy’s survey data, which captured close to 90 percent of owners’ feedback, showed the network scoring high across key sectors, including franchisee core values, community and leadership, among others. OTA’s overall score was 14% above the benchmark scores for all participants.

“We are extremely proud of this recognition because it reflects the exceptional efforts, character and collaboration of our franchise owners and headquarters team members around the world,” said Gene Longobardi, Chief Operating Officer. “Our entire franchise network is completely focused on enriching the lives of our students, and the culture we have collectively created makes this an extremely satisfying journey.”

“There are thousands of successful franchise companies operating in North America, but many of those companies do not offer a solid investment opportunity for the actual franchise owners,” says Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, we rate the franchise companies in the marketplace today and identify those that have the highest levels of satisfaction and performance among their franchisees… The companies on this year’s list are the top performing brands in the areas critical to their franchisees’ success.”

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm performing independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only franchise rankings and awards based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

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About Online Trading Academy

Online Trading Academy (OTA) is the world leader in professional education for investors looking to build life-changing skills to succeed in the financial markets. Their patented Core Strategy empowers traders and investors to make smarter decisions. Students learn under the guidance of experienced traders in a hands-on classroom setting with extensive online education resources. The courses are geared toward individual investors or traders, novice or experienced, who want to learn how to use the same tools and trading techniques as the professional traders on Wall Street. OTA has its roots in the largest trading floor in the Western US, founded in 1997. From a single location in Irvine, CA, Online Trading Academy has expanded to more than 40 worldwide campuses, and over 250,000 people have experienced OTA workshops.

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About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at

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