Professional Trader Courses

Professional Trader Courses

Core Strategy Part 2 (2 Days):

Online Course also available in four 3-hour sessions for Part 2 only.


Core Strategy (5 Days):

Online Course also available in ten 3-hour sessions.


To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Half-Day Class.

Trading is a competition between two sides where there is always a winner and a loser. In our Core Strategy courses, you will learn skills and techniques to help you buy and sell ETFs like a professional trader. We will teach you a simple, rules-based strategy which is designed to keep you on the winning side. This strategy helps you to identify key market turning points and major moves in advance. The Core Strategy courses (formerly known as Professional Trader) focus on stock trading using ETFs, although the skills and discipline you will learn are applicable to any asset class. The course is divided between Core Strategy (5 days) and Part 2 (2 days); which are taken together. We deliver powerful and fully interactive lectures led by a professional trader combined with live trading sessions focusing on market analysis and trade execution.

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What You Will Learn

  • The Zero Sum Game

    Trading is a transfer of money from those who don't know how the markets work, to those who do. Unlock the truth as you learn to identify two types of traders and recognize their activity on a price chart.

  • Professional Trading Platform

    Using professional tools is critical to ensure you get the best price and manage risk appropriately. Learn how the pros trade with a direct access workstation and Level II pricing data that shows you the power behind the markets in real time.

  • Charting and Technical Analysis

    Learn how to recognize an imbalance of supply and demand on a price chart in order to plan your entry and exit points. Identify which technical indicators are valuable odds-enhancers, and which can be safely ignored.

  • Your Personal Trading Plan

    Use advanced risk management techniques to ensure consistency in your trades and help take the emotions out of your decisions.

What Students Are Saying

“I genuinely couldn't be happier with the Core Strategy - Online course. Prior to finding OTA, I was trading on my own with inconsistent success. I was all over the place with various strategies, asset classes, jumping into trades, you name it. My hope coming into this class was to obtain a clear path and structure to trading. That is EXACTLY what Core Strategy provided. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who has a genuine interest in trading. Whether it be for short term income generation, or long term wealth management, Core Strategy effectively lays the foundation for success and empowers you to think and ACT like a professional trader.”

, May 2019

“We knew absolutely nothing about trading before entering the class and became more and more confident as the week progressed. We are really looking forward to the upcoming XLT sessions and courses.”

, April 2019

“OTA core strategy is an outstanding educational tool to help understand the markets and allow anyone with the desire, effort and focus to become proficient and, most of all, profitable when trading. This course is the most valuable course/seminar I have ever attended.”

, April 2019

“The core strategy class was very informative and well-paced. For me, this program took a complex subject and broke it down, making it clear and understandable. The opportunity to put into practice the information acquired through the online labs was great! I learned so much and feel prepared and confident to take the next step into additional asset classes. This class is extremely well-developed and the support I received was outstanding!”

, April 2019

“The program immerses you in the Core Strategy principals. You get a nice introduction into learning how to read the charts and how it will apply to all styles of trading. I am excited to move forward and begin to apply these strategies on my journey to becoming an active trader.”

, April 2019

“It's been a very enlightening experience. If nothing else, I believe I've learned enough in Core Strategy to better manage my own long term investment accounts. Excited about the possibility of doing much more!”

, April 2019

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