Online Trading Academy Names InveStar Winners

Winners of Online Trading Academy’s InveStar Contest Come to Southern California

Irvine, CA, July 25, 2019 – Online Trading Academy has named the February to May winners of its monthly InveStars program, which has drawn in student participation from all over the globe. Four winners traveled to Irvine, California on a special trip to OTA headquarters to guest start on Power Trading Radio, meet the Education team and share their story with OTA executives. InveStars include February winner, Chuck Phillips, March winner Jeff Sonnier, April winner Tess-Dunkel Mcknight, and May winner Jason Taittinger.

Online Trading Academy Investar winners having lunch with Merlin Rothfeld and Larry Jacobson.

“We are thrilled to host our first group of OTA InveStars at our International Headquarters,“ said Jeremy Nosek, Chief Marketing Officer of Online Trading Academy. “Their stories exemplify the time and dedication our students make to increasing their financial IQ and learning the skill of trading. Our students love to support and encourage each other and we are excited to have programs like InveStars to be able to share and celebrate their journey.”

Online Trading Academy launched the student-based program in February with the goal of supporting, inspiring and celebrating the student journey by highlighting real student stories. As part of the program, participants were invited to record a video response based around questions such as, “What inspired you to want to learn about taking control of your financial future?”

All students who have completed an Online Trading Academy course are eligible to participate and can find program rules and details in My OTA (Online Trading Academy’s student-only portal).


Online Trading Academy (OTA) is a world leader in financial education for investors looking to build life-changing skills designed to help make the right moves in the financial and real estate markets. Online Trading Academy’s patented Core Strategy is designed to empower traders and investors to make smarter investing decisions. Students learn under the guidance of experienced traders in an interactive 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 similar 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 48 worldwide campuses.

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