PRESS RELEASE: For the Third Year in a Row, Online Trading Academy Named Top 50 Franchise

Irvine, CA, February 27, 2020 – For three years running, Online Trading Academy (OTA) has been named Top 50 franchise by Franchise Business Review. With a 14th place overall ranking for 2020 and #3 in Education, the company’s scores continue to earn them a place among the best of the best.

Online Trading Academy was among over 307 franchise brands, representing more than 27,500 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Online Trading Academy franchisees were asked 37 questions measuring topics like core values, leadership and training and an additional 16 questions that targeted emotional factors like the enjoyment of running the franchise and emotional personal gain. In their own words, franchisees commented that the value received from the franchisor can be summed up by, “Great products, support, training and business growth!”

“We are extremely proud of receiving this recognition for the third year in a row because it reflects the consistently exceptional efforts, character and collaboration of our franchise owners and headquarters team members around the world,” said Gene Longobardi, Chief Operating Officer. “Our franchise organization is absolutely dedicated to truly enriching the lives of our students.”

“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 in order to help entrepreneurs choose which franchise to invest in. The companies on this year’s list are the top performing brands in the areas critical to their franchisees’ success.”

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Online Trading Academy (OTA) is a world leader in education for investors looking to build life-changing skills designed to help make the right moves in the financial markets. OTA’s step-by-step Core Strategy is designed to help educate 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. From a single location in Irvine, CA, Online Trading Academy has expanded to more than 48 worldwide campuses, and over 500,000 people have attended OTA’s free 3-Hour introductory class.

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