Boston, MA - Student Testimonials

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“This Core Strategy is the place to get your charting questions answered with live examples. You will develop skills to place proper entry and exits. I have been able to demonstrate my understanding, and build confidence to set up trades on my own.”

“Outstanding!!!! I can't say more about how much I have enjoyed this class. I hate all education in general. I usually fall asleep and have a tough time retaining the information. Not so here. I loved every minute and hated when the day ended. I would recommend this and every class that OTA has to instantly bring you to a level to learn what trading is, the core strategy to trade, and then to take you into the trading world for real. It's worth every penny!!!!!”

“OTA is a great experience - stretches your mind in the discussions and you also have the tools to make money after you put in the time to master them.”

“I enjoyed learning about a new experience that I am entering. I not only was exposed to very valuable information, but I also learned more about myself. The various exams and practice sessions helped to calibrate me as to what I must do next to be successful in trading. The learning environment and support received from the staff are outstanding and generated much motivation. Thanks, Online Trading Academy, for this opportunity.”

“Studying at OTA is like getting a master's degree but it is in something that can definitely be used to make money. I am not as sure you can say that about other degrees these days.”

“So thankful for the opportunity I've taken on here at OTA! It is a challenging journey of further self-discovery and education with the best risk:reward ratio! I do highly recommend OTA for anyone motivated to improve their financial knowledge and trading circumstances. This has been an energetic deeper-dive into the core strategy which has deepened my trading experience significantly. Always a professional treat coming to learn here in Natick, MA campus. Great physical support and amenities. The professional support and caring folks here make my learning process both effective and enjoyable!”

“I always enjoy going to the center for classes. School is clean and food is very good, breaks to stretch are at comfortable times in the day. Staff are very professional, kind and helpful. They go above and beyond what they are required to do.”

“I'm always so comfortable with the Boston center, there is a nice parking lot, the room is very clean, the staff of the center was very, very nice and they care about the student. They answered the students' questions patiently. I really like them.”

“To all who want to be in the trading business, plz take the OTA class, core strategy really works. Loved it, and OTA will be with you every step of the way like a guardian angel.”

“The Online Trading Academy over-delivers with exceptional training, mentoring, service and continuing education. ”

“I have always been self taught and learned basically on my own. The value of learning in a classroom with other like minded people was very helpful and motivating. My experience with all the Stuff at OTA was positive in every way. Everyone here was polite, friendly and available to answer any questions or concerns I had. Plenty of parking and the building was always comfortable and clean.”

“What I appreciate most of all is that OTA will allow you to take the same class as many times as you need to until you are confident enough to fly solo. I am so glad I signed up and feel optimistic about the future. ”

“Everything was A+. The office Staff are exceptional people. They come to us to see if we need help; we don't have to come to them. O, how patient and understanding they are!”

“After first joining up with OTA, personal life did go unexpectedly very wrong and I was not able to do the work and spend the time necessary to be a trader. I lost EVERYTHING and nearly gave up on myself. I came back with nothing but the idea that I wanted to show my youngest son a great place to learn a great skill. What I got instead was encouragement and found hope when I really needed it. I felt like I had support, and indeed I found new inspiration to move forward. Thank you, OTA, for being there to encourage me when I felt all was lost. You saved my life.”

“These courses have Exceeded my expectations. I wish I had known about OTA long time ago. It would have had a big impact on my finance. Thank You so Much.”

“This is a wonderful academy and I am thoroughly enjoying every class here at OTA. The instructors and staff are so nice and incredibly helpful. I'm really looking forward to learning so much more about trading so I can reach my financial and retirement goals!”

“Best environment to learn. Great location, has everything you need and the teachers and staff are awesome.”

“I am happy and excited to be an OTA student! The core strategy technique does work and is a good starting point on how to manage your risk in the market. The guessing game is over when you apply the strategy.”

“OTA is the place to go if you want to learn to trade. Every instructor I've encountered has been nothing short of AWESOME. They all have years of trading experience out in the real world and truly want students to be successful. ”

“I had no idea what I was doing in the trading world. OTA changed that right away within the first few days. I still have a lot of learning to do because this is a skill that must be constantly practiced; but OTA has taught me what I need to know to begin trading and be safe while doing it. Everything was great from the instructors, to the staff, and my classmates. I would recommend this program to anyone!”

“The details of trading options was fantastic. In-depth and clear. The OTA Center in Boston is very modern and well organized with the best of instructors conducting the classes.”

“OTA gives a very well rounded education, preparing the student for any market condition and many ways to get started with a relatively small trading account. There is help available to help us get on track when we lose our focus or direction. There is a lot of work expected of us but if we do it we will succeed amazingly.”

“My first week at OTA was my first step into the world of Investing. My Instructor, Scott Chrisan, Spencer Gorny, John Moran, Dave Kotfila and the rest of the OTA staff were truly pleasant and made sure I understood the basics that put me on the path to a better understanding of the markets and what drives them. Online Trading Academy, I believe, is the place for the novice to start. They have all of the resources needed to become an Investor/Trader in this unpredictable economy.”

“Staff is great, friendly, helpful, professional. Food is excellent - coffee's great. Facility is beautiful, state of the art equipment. This is a great program. As a self employed couple, we had little hope at ever being able to retire. Joining OTA has given us hope for being able to retire some day and pursue our own aspirations ... not to mention this is an exciting way to get there! What more could one ask for?”

“I was lost in the financial world until I joined OTA. The only reason I joined OTA was because of the promise to be able to retake any course as many times as necessary to become successful. You have kept your promise. Thank you!”


“After joining the OTA a few months ago, I was initially not totally convinced that I had done the right thing. After my first week long Pro-trader course, I feel happier that I did do the right thing. It is worth my time and money. Hopefully, by continuing my education at OTA I will get good enough to have a significant second income. Like many, I love trading but will be even happier with a higher success rate with my trades. I like the setup of the center and the class. Very organized in every possible way. Food is wonderful - great variety every day of the week and always enough. There is always three kinds of coffee which never runs out - amazed at how that happens. Very cordial and helpful atmosphere at the center.”

“I have believed for years that I understand the basic fundamentals of investing and have been successful about half of the time. The Pro-Trader class has provided me with the analytical research that my investing activities have been lacking. Core strategy appears to be a simple concept but is in fact a very detailed process in application which requires diligence, patience, and practice. I am happy to be a part of the OTA community and look forward to increasing my knowledge.”

“When you are ready to take control of your own assets, education is essential. Online Trading Academy teaches how the professionals do it. Well worth the time, money and commitment.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the week of classes with Mr. John Rowland. OTA understands how to motivate students, and providing us access to an instructor with John's background clearly demonstrates their commitment to student learning. John gave us insight from his trading career in the pits, and explained that there is a story revealed in our price charts. I was surprised to learn the quality of our OTA resources available on our website as he referred to them during class. It was a challenging week, that went by too quickly.”

“Instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Very easy learning environment. A lot of fun.”

“After working 62 years as a civil engineer I retired June in 2015 and enrolled with OTA to learn how to trade to keep active in my retirement and to gain skills in protecting my personal wealth. Thanks to the skills that I learned I am now actively day trading. I continue to learn from each class that I attend at OTA.”

“I went into this course knowing I'm dyslexic. Stress and being tired makes it worse. I'm best in the morning, and numbers I only reverse seldom, but it happens. After attending, with Scott as my instructor teaching, this system changed my life that week. I found with Scott's help, as he took the extra time when I needed to be sure I had no questions, at the end of the week trading live I found I could do this; just follow the plan it happens. I was very successful. I have more courses to take but I know I will always be able to make any amount of money I want. Thank You O.T.A, Ric Bourn”

“Great instructors that are dedicated to the enrichment of the students! If you want to learn the ins and outs of Trading, the Online Trading Academy is for you!”

“I thought I knew more than I did about trading. Our instructor was very detailed and now I feel so much better at trading. I now have a plan and structure in my trades. Yes, I would recommend OTA to anyone that is serious in getting involved in their own wealth.”

“I did enjoy the class and environment; everyone worked well with each other and had a good time learning the asset class. I would recommend OTA to someone willing to learn about the currency and investment industry. The center is always up to par and standards whether it is scheduling or personal planning, great staff.”

“Online Trading Academy guides my experience and thus final success through its programs and professional staff to answer any questions along the way. The center, in Natick, is a professional environment which is open well before start of class, which allows students the flexibility of arriving at different intervals and feeling welcome to come on in and have breakfast, relax and prepare for the day or hours of class.”

“After completing both the core strategy and futures courses I feel very confident going forward with my trades and becoming a very successful overall trader. Seeing the results I wanted to has given me a tremendous piece of mind knowing my future will be a brighter one thanks to OTA. You're very grateful student.”

“What a great, professional atmosphere! Very supportive environment: commuting in, parking, restrooms and meals are all a pleasure. Every interaction I have had with OTA personnel has been supportive and compassionate! OTA has my every need anticipated and covered. A very comfortable supportive learning environment.”

“The facilities are top-notch. Clean, with plenty of space to relax outside the classroom. The classroom is extremely conducive to learning.”

“Trading is not difficult if you take the time to learn the strategies presented at OTA. If you think you may want to learn to trade and you will be dedicated to the process, then Online Trading Academy is where you should start.”

“The Training I have participated in has vastly improved my ability to read the various chart patterns for high probability trades in various markets.”

“OTA is a life changing experience!”

“A good first step towards success in the financial markets. Very satisfied with the learning experience and looking forward to a lifelong relationship with OTA.”

“It may be a slow road but I honestly believe that with the help of OTA and all the wonderful instructors, I'll make it!!!”

“I was very impressed with the emphasis placed on Money Management and Investment Management. This is extremely important in order to survive to become a successful trader. These factors are much more important than most students realize. This coupled with his excellent presentation in the trading of Forex was very enjoyable as well as educational. I do expect to make money by utilizing the information obtained in this class.”

“A great facility. Always clean, bright and cheery. The staff was always glad to see us and were as helpful as possible. Good food, and good friends. An atmosphere that is conducive for a good learning experience.”

“I have to admit that when I signed up with Online Trading Academy after the 3 day introductory class, I was very enthused, but still a bit tentative. Since then, I've found the quality of the online training materials and support on my OTA and the quality of the instructors and on-site training has been truly exceptional. All of my expectations have been exceeded and I'm certain that the investment I've made in this training will prove to be one of the best investments I've ever made.”

“ALL personnel were extremely friendly, genuinely concerned, and supportive in seeing us succeed. I expect to take advantage of all the center's resources to achieve that success. Thank you!!”

“OTA has everything I could have hoped for in a learning and support environment. I'm glad to be a part of this community and look forward to expanding my knowledge and experience in the future!”

“Don't trade alone, join this outstanding community!”

“My OTA experience is like being in the dark for so long and doing it all wrong in trading, and OTA has unveiled the dark clouds that were around my trading- I am not 100% there yet, but I certainly believe that I can succeed with what OTA has taught me so far. OTA let us know that we can be self dependent and able to manage and control our financial future. I knew nothing about supply and demand before I attended my class, but now I can look at my chart and with 80% accuracy predict where price is at and the direction of the market- this is very empowering. OTA has a lot of support and their pledge to support their student to succeed is priceless, and OTA means business and they are excellent. So, I am glad that I came to OTA and I know my future is bright.”

“The knowledge gained is tremendous; and the proof/justification is in the OTA trading performance and in demonstration of the P/L that can be controlled using stops appropriately. Very friendly, very clean, and the environment is very conducive to learning and interacting with instructors and other students.”

“OTA is committed to ensuring that each student is well versed with the concepts taught and is confident to succeed as a trader.”

“There are many companies that say they are all about the success of their customers. Online Trading Academy has demonstrated its commitment. The instructors take the time to explain the material and concepts so that it can be used and implemented when you are away from the classroom. Best Money I ever spent.”

“Not only is the education top notch...the support OTA provides is excellent!!! ”

“This class was a real eye opener. Great information, and Sean Reed explained everything at a great pace for the entire class. This class teaches a student how to truly diversify their portfolio. The center is always clean and has a great staff!!!!! Always very helpful.”


“Discovering Online Trading Academy is the best thing that ever happened to me. I am a little slow at remembering all the information, but slowly I find myself making progress because your instructors are very patient and understanding. Thank you, Online Trading Academy, for all your help and support. Before OTA I had little hope for my future, but now I see opportunity for me because of you. This company has changed my life forever. Thank you.”

“There is a ton of information needed to truly understand markets and their movements. All OTA instructors and staff have been more than willing to assist me in learning what I need to know to be successful, and I cannot say enough about how valuable their assistance has been. They are all friendly, open to discussion, and available for consultation at later dates.”

“I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The parking was wonderful. The center was very clean and neat at all times. Also, I thought it very thoughtful of OTA to provide breakfast and lunches which I enjoyed.”

“All aspects of the center are very well organized; the food was great and the classrooms were well supplied. The instructors are knowledgeable and professional.”

“The Natick Center is the perfect learning environment. The modern classroom and equipment made the experience very enjoyable. The facilities were excellent. Above all, Tom Joyce made this learning experience terrific. The knowledge he shared was invaluable and made learning very easy. The support staff certainly made this all possible.”

“The center is easy to find and there is ample parking. The personnel greet you with a big smile every day. The place is immaculate and the food is great.”

“For me, this Future class was a life changing phase. Financial freedom is becoming a reality. I don't call it a dream anymore, I call it a plan. The OTA is a wonderful community of great professionals with outstanding personalities.”

“Center is excellent, well Lit, comfortable chairs, excellent location, etc. The Content Level of the course is unparalleled. It is a high level complete education with deeply knowledgeable and experienced instructors from the industry. It continues to amaze me how much information is transferred to us during each class and each online session. Very Satisfied.”

“This program is excellent. The amount of material that I was able to learn and actually retain was phenomenal. Before taking the course, I had almost no knowledge of how the market actually worked but now I am able to find the levels at which to buy and sell quite accurately. This program definitely has made me a better trader and will definitely be taking more courses that they have to offer in the near future. ”

“The on-Location trading courses enable me to adjust my trading style and hone my TradeStation skills to enable me to be a more proficient trader.”

“From the beginning I was very impressed with the enthusiasm and professionalism of the entire staff and their approach with a Seal Team mentality of no man left behind, it makes me want to learn more!!!”

“Having just completed Pro-Trader 1, I am confident in the rest of the journey. I am thrilled to have OTA as the guiding light towards a successful trading future. The quality of the education is excellent, as well as the professionalism, knowledge, skills, and desire of the staff to help students succeed.”

“Since joining Online Trading Academy, my knowledge of trading has increased tremendously. I am more confident in looking at charts and determining the right time to enter the markets.”

“New office is awesome. Leaving with great confidence about my trading because the instructor personally trades the method I wanted to learn. Thanks, Irfan. After trading for a while without a trade plan, I left this class with a written, proven plan.”

“OTA provides an excellent and highly responsive platform for stock trading and invaluable insights into the nuances of trading in today's market. Their tools are designed for the individual to be more responsive and better educated about the ways the market works and to anticipate movement. ”

“This course fills in the gaps and completely explains concepts that are glossed over or completely overlooked by other instructional trade companies. Online Trading Academy shows a sincere interest in helping students understand how to better their skills in trading.”

“I appreciated the combination of broad overview of the subject matter plus the attention to details in the critical areas.”

“No doubt about it ... instructors know their subject and convey that content well.”

“I have taken Pro Trader part 1 and 2 at OTA Boston, the option class online and now the future class online. The classes have helped me to become a better trader and financially more secure.”


“OTA provides the base of what anyone who wants to take control of their own financial situation can make decisions upon. Thank you.”

“OTA really goes into market timing and other features which I was looking for some time, but I only found them with OTA.”

“This was a special kind of experience which indeed will provide a practical help in my regular trading process.”

“This helped me overcome the fear of trading. I look forward to adding experience to the new knowledge.”

“If someone is committed to trading the markets and you don't have the experience to do so, this class should be mandatory. The ability to consistently make money is difficult and once you take the class with an instructor of Darek's caliber you will improve you odds of success considerably.”

“The education received attending Online Trading Academy classes is priceless!”

“I have enjoyed taking the courses and have found all of the instructors to be very knowledgeable and very understanding.”

“I attended a workshop about 5 years ago in Norwood when I started trading. After the workshop I decided that I didn't need to spend the money and that I could just figure it out myself. Well, 5 years later, a 20k account gone and 2 years of simulation trading; I have to say I wish I took this class the first time I attended the workshop. My New Year's resolution was to spent money on a trading education and become a profitable trader. After taking this class I'm thinking this is the year!!!”

“The information and education I received at Online Trading Academy is extremely valuable. I couldn't imagine engaging myself in a trading career without learning what they have taught me. The education I received here you cannot find in a book!”

“I have traded for the last 18 months after leaving corporate America. Even though I am a CPA and did tons of analyses around my stock and option choices, I still never felt confident about my trades. After much searching and finally finding Online Trading Academy and taking this course, I now walk away feeling highly confident that I will not only make more winning trades, but I will have a structure and process that takes the anxiety out of my days!”


“I always promote to anyone who might be remotely interested in trader education... and I did an infomercial for Online Trading Academy already.”

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