Professional Trader Courses

Professional Trader Courses

Core Strategy (7 Days):

Online Course also available.


Students typically purchase classes in bundles, at a discount rather than classes a-la-carte. Contact your local center for more details.

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

In our Core Strategy courses, you will learn skills and techniques to help you buy and sell ETFs like a pro. We will teach you a simple, rules-based strategy which is designed to help you find trading opportunities. 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. We deliver fully interactive lectures led by experienced instructors 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.

Who You Will Learn From

Our staff of experienced instructors is composed of the most dedicated people you will ever meet. They will teach you trading fundamentals and advanced techniques like no one else. Each has a unique personality that will keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next "golden nugget" of trading information.

What Students Are Saying

“Great instructors with lots of patience. Loved starting with the first building block and then building layers until the core strategy became a routine. Like learning your ABC' forming sentences...then writing paragraph's...step by step P. Webster”

, February 2020

“Core Strategy is a great introductory class, for both the novices and more experienced among the class. Good hands-on training with both the various available trading platforms, as well as situational examples of possible experiences that are common to trading. The instructors are also tops!!”

, February 2020

“The latest revision of Core Strategy has significant improvements. Not the least of which is the CliK platform which embodies OTA trading methodology. The new curriculum allows you to repeatedly practice the trade evaluation steps. You come away really knowing the trading procedures and methods.”

, February 2020

“I took the Core Strategy class to learn about CliK and to update my knowledge from my first OTA Core Strategy class in 2014. I'm impressed with how OTA demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement.”

, February 2020

“For me, this was a retake. Even though I learned a lot the first time, I learned even more this time. Before, we were just looking for zones. This time we were not only doing that, but we were taught how to read them, what was the story behind them, and what caused them to become a good quality zone.”

, February 2020

“This is a great course for students who want to learn quickly. If you commit to doing the Pre Essentials, reading the On Demand portion, and doing the required reading and homework, you will have a firm grasp of Core Strategy and the steps you need to take to further your trading education.”

, January 2020
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