Core Strategy Program Overview

There are many different strategies and approaches for speculating in the financial markets. Many books have been written and tools have been built, professing to have THE one and only answer for becoming a consistent trader. There isn’t just one right answer but at Online Trading Academy, we have developed and fine-tuned a single strategy we call…Core Strategy.

Our Core Strategy is built on the timeless principles of Supply and Demand. Trading opportunities arise when market prices move. Prices move when Supply and Demand are out of balance. Core Strategy teaches what this imbalance looks like on a price chart.

Core Strategy Benefits

Online Trading Academy’s Core Strategy offers powerful benefits to those traders and investors who gain the knowledge and master the skill of executing Core Strategy in the financial markets.

  • Purposeful — An objective rule-based strategy that could help you identify trading and investing opportunities.
  • Simple — Does not rely on multiple complex indicators and conventional technical analysis, but follows a simple, sequential set of steps that lead to and confirm trading and investing opportunities.
  • Accessible — The same way you think about cutting coupons, shopping for sales and understanding the dynamic of wholesale and retail, is the same way to approach trading and investing in the financial markets.
  • Adaptable — The same Core Strategy principles used to invest in equity markets are the same principles used to invest in the Futures Market, the Foreign Exchange Market as well as Options trading.
  • Convenient — Our On Demand modality eliminates the common learning obstacles of time and distance. Core Strategy On Demand makes it easy to learn on your own terms, whenever and wherever you have a web connection.

Education Path Structure

At Online Trading Academy, learning how to trade and invest begins and ends with gaining the knowledge and skills contained in our Core Strategy. Every student, regardless of the multiple financial markets they will use to trade and invest in begin with learning the principles found in the Core Strategy Program. This program provides structured lessons, hands-on learning-by-doing with experienced trading instructors. Plenty of practice time is provided during and beyond the formal class time throughout the Learning Labs and into the Core Strategy XLT. The principles of Core Strategy are beautifully woven throughout the entire education path of each program leading toward membership into Mastermind Community.

Financial Education Solutions
Income Solution
  1. 1
    Free Half-Day Class

    Half-Day Class Begin your education with a free class where you'll learn about our rules-based strategy and building a trading plan.

  2. 2
    Three Day MTO Class

    This powerful 3-day classroom experience will provide you with an overview of all that Online Trading Academy has to offer — enabling you to see if we are a good fit to help you accomplish your financial education goals.

  3. 3
    Core Strategy Course

    Core Strategy Course Learn a simple, rules-based strategy which is designed to help you find price inbalance on a stock chart.

  4. 4
    XLT: Core Strategy
    + Online Learning Labs

    XLT: Core Strategy See how to anticipate market moves and learn live by sharing an instructor's virtual desktop.

  5. 5
    Futures Course (and/or)
    Forex Course

    Futures CourseLearn the unique language and rules of futures trading and how to apply the core strategy.

    (and/or)

    Forex CourseUnderstand how to analyze the global market and choose the right currency pairs for your trading objectives.

  6. 6
    XLT: Futures (and/or)
    XLT: Forex + OTA Picks

    XLT: FuturesGet instructor reviews of your own futures trades through live trading and daily online time at your workstation.

    (and/or)

    XLT: ForexTransform the theory learned in your earlier Forex education into real world currency trading in this advanced course.

    plus

    OTA Picks
    Get access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  7. 7
    Total Solution

    Receive a comprehensive education with strategies designed to help you identify where the pros are buying and selling.

  8. 8
    Mastermind Community

    Mastermind CommunityJoin once you have completed three XLT courses and get access to our most exclusive and advanced educational offerings.

Wealth Solution
  1. 1
    Free Half-Day Class

    Half-Day Class Begin your education with a free class where you'll learn about our rules-based strategy and building a trading plan.

  2. 2
    Three Day MTO Class

    This powerful 3-day classroom experience will provide you with an overview of all that Online Trading Academy has to offer — enabling you to see if we are a good fit to help you accomplish your financial education goals.

  3. 3
    Strategic Investor Course

    Strategic Investor Course Immerse yourself into investing across all major asset classes and learn to think like a money manager.

  4. 4
    XLT: Strategic Investing
    + Strategic Investing Portfolio

    XLT: Strategic Investing Learn advanced strategic wealth management skills that build on the strategies delivered in Strategic Investor.

    plus

    Strategic Investing Portfolio
    Access three separate portfolios focused on different life stages that use different allocations of cash and investments designed for steady income and variable growth

  5. 5
    Options Course

    Options CourseLearn how trading and writing options can be used to ensure your portfolio and manage risk.

  6. 6
    XLT: Options Trading
    + OTA Picks

    XLT: Options TradingUnderstand more advanced options theory and then apply it as you share a virtual desktop with an expert instructor.

    plus

    OTA Picks
    Get access to trading strategies straight from our instructors, including entry, targets, and stop values for specific trades.

  7. 7
    Total Solution

    Receive a comprehensive education with strategies designed to find buying and selling opportunities.

  8. 8
    Mastermind Community

    Mastermind CommunityJoin once you have completed three XLT courses and get access to our most exclusive and advanced educational offerings.

Core Strategy Program Structure

There are multiple components to the Core Strategy Program, each designed to help you get to professional proficiency in executing OTA’s Core Strategy in the financial market place by providing you the knowledge and skill to trade in any/all asset class. The components are:

  1. Pre-Essentials consist of topic-based video modules that introduce the key concepts that will be taught in the Core Strategy Course. The modules include assessments woven throughout each module to prepare you for your class in order to optimize your class time with your instructor and fellow students.
  2. Core Strategy Course is a powerful classroom experience where you will be taught each step of OTA’s Core Strategy in a hands-on learning environment where you will trade real money, OTA’s capital, in live markets with real-time data. Alternatively, Core Strategy can be taken as an online, instructor-led class or at your own pace through Core Strategy On Demand.
  3. Core Strategy Learning Labs extend your learning beyond your class time by providing you with deliberate practice and informative feedback with the oversight of a lab assistant in a virtual online environment where we provide the trading platform with lab exercises that challenge you to become “Green On The Screen” which is targeted milestones that you set for yourself.
  4. Core Strategy XLT is the first of our Extended Learning Track. This XLT delivers 3 sessions per week in our online virtual classroom environment where you can trade with our trading instructors, as well as review your trades and answer any questions you may have.

To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Introductory Class.

Free Class