Online Trading Academy Launches CliK – a first of its kind, fully-integrated education and trading technology platform

Irvine, CA, December 4, 2018Online Trading Academy (OTA), the global leader in investing and trading education, today announced the launch of CliK – a first of its kind educational, trading and analysis technology platform – designed to help students build trading skills and generate smart insights to achieve financial success.

According to OTA students, a significant barrier to learning new skill sets and building successful trading techniques is learning how to use non-intuitive, inaccessible and complicated technology. OTA, with the launch of CliK, will fulfill a significant student and investor need by providing a simple to use trading platform that will empower investors to make smart, timely and impactful investment decisions.

Unlike other trading platforms, which are developed by the financial industry and broker dealers, CliK is developed by an education company that places student success at the forefront. For instance, CliK will build in the decisioning skills needed to enable students to become self-sufficient and self-directed with their investments. It will also help the student avoid miss-steps by issuing warnings and decision support when the trading opportunity may not be in the best interest of the trader.

“Our guiding principle as we build CliK, above all else, is to elevate student success and ensure they have an intuitive, user-friendly, educational trading portal that supports OTA skill-building processes and instills in users the habits necessary to make consistently sound financial trading and investing decisions,” said Steve Albin, Vice President of Product Operations. “We heard directly from students regarding the difficulty of conventional trading platforms and their strong desire for integrated Online Trading Academy education, tools and services in their trading platform. CliK will enable our students to focus on developing their skill of applying OTA’s patented Core Strategy in the financial markets, instead of having to learn complex platform technology.”

What makes CliK unique?

CliK is the first and only trading portal designed to help students apply the strategic concepts taught through the OTA education system. CliK also drives further collaboration of trading and investing ideas among the OTA community of students and instructors.

So, how does CliK accomplish this? Here are some of the many pioneering features.

  • Complete integration of OTA’s proprietary education, tools and services. Using one of OTA’s proprietary tools, Trade Builder, students navigate easily through the step-by-step process they learn and apply in class to identify, develop and place high probability and low risk trading opportunities directly into the market from CliK.
  • The Technology “grows with you” by linking to each student’s “My OTA” account. Integration with OTA’s student learning management system, My OTA, allows CliK to know where each student is in their education and trading journey to mastery, so it can properly display the appropriate interface and tools, from simple to advanced, that best fit each student’s current skill level.
  • Intelligent Decision Support System technology. CliK will assist in keeping students aligned with their personal trade plan, including risk tolerance, position size and capital requirements using a 4-tiered Decision Support System consisting of tool, pattern, community and artificial Intelligence.
  • Multiple brokerage account support. In future releases, CliK will enable students to place orders directly from CliK to their brokerage account of preference, giving them the power to choose based on quality of execution and economic considerations such as commission rates and level of support.
  • Ability to trade all asset classes in a single interface. CliK will enable traders to trade multiple asset classes, such as Forex and Futures, under one integrated portal.

CLik – Innovating for the Future

Consistent with OTA’s commitment to always evolve to meet student and marketplace needs, CliK will continue to iterate and optimize. Beyond the initial phases (which will include support of all asset classes, conventional tools, self-contained simulator, multiple broker support and basic proprietary tools), the plans for CliK are robust. Added features include more proprietary OTA tools, ranging from beginner to mastermind tools, a full Decision Support System (DSS), and social enablement to follow traders in the community and easily share trade setups with individuals and groups.

Students will get market playback for skill-building simulation, trade logging / journaling with video support, among others. OTA students will be the primary feedback mechanism for driving the direction and priority of what is incorporated next into CliK.

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 400,000 people have experienced OTA workshops.

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