Professional Options Trader Course

Students learning option trading strategies in an Online Trading Academy options training course

Professional Options Trader (5 Days):

Online Option Trading Course also available in ten 3-hour sessions.


Our Options Trading Course covers a number of core focus areas, including:

  • Core Strategy for Options
  • Long Term/Short Term Options Strategies
  • Setting Up Your Options Trades
  • "The Greeks"
  • Practice on a Real Trading Platform

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

Most people who trade options think they can profit by ignoring price direction; this is why most Options traders are unsuccessful and lose money. The OTA Professional Options Trader Course incorporates a simple step-by-step trading/investment rule-based strategy with Options, giving you a powerful edge needed for success. Market Timing is the ability to identify key market turning points and strong market moves in advance with a very high degree of accuracy. Combining proper market timing with key Options tools and strategies taught in this course gives the Options trader the best chance at success, offering very low risk, high reward and high probability trading opportunities. The Professional Options Trader Course delivers this strategic edge by combining powerful step-by-step skill building lessons, hands on live market strategy sessions and key interactive lab exercises during this five day course. What you will learn in this class you will not find anywhere else or read it in any industry trading books.

Prerequisites: Core Strategy

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What You Will Learn

  • OTA Core Strategy for Options

    Knowing price direction (market timing) is the single greatest edge for the options trader as your competition doesn't know how to do this properly. Understand options terminology and mechanics and why most new options traders lose money.

  • Long Term/Short Term Strategies

    Learn about unique options trading strategies that allow you to take advantage of long and short term market moves. These strategies also offer you the ability to profit when market prices are not moving over the short and long term.

  • Setting Up Your Options Trades

    Learn how to use the latest options modeling technology to accurately calculate risk and reward. Use our one-page “cheat sheet” to pick the right options trading strategy for any situation.

  • Non-Level Playing Field

    Use measurements of changing risk ("The Greeks") to construct the right position for any market condition by predicting the future value of your options. Understand the importance of volatility and how to make it your edge.

  • Putting It All Together

    In-class practice on identifying trades and placing orders, with our state-of-the-art trading platform.

Who You Will Learn From

Our staff of professional instructors is composed of the best, 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

“This was a great course and I really learned a lot of new options possibilities. I thought that Russ was a great instructor. He really explained the concepts well even though they were pretty involved. His experience really helped too. ”

, December 2018

“The new options 1 program is much better paced than the original class! It allowed the instructor to spend more time with individual students during the labs. All part of OTA's continuous improvement for their education programs. ”

, December 2018

“Obviously I will listen to the course several more times to grasp concepts presented, but Matt taught them well. He really knows his stuff. Can't wait 'till I have the same level of understanding. Once I understand everything presented in the class and I put on a few trades in the SIM I will retake the class. I've been trading stocks for 18 years and options for 15 and only bought CALL options and nothing else (too afraid), so I cannot wait to do credit and debit spreads and know instinctively when to do each. So happy to have found this school so I can become a better trader.”

, December 2018

“My name is Ray Mallory and I thoroughly enjoyed this Options class with Greg Hadley. I would recommend OTA to anyone who is serious about learning how to trade in the financial arena with all asset classes. Keep up the good work OTA and Staff. ”

, December 2018

“The Professional Options Trader course is awesome and provides a real world perspective on how to trade options safely, with low risk and high probability of profit. Tim Blotzer is an instructor with a sense of humor and one that is all too willing to be as helpful as possible; no matter where you are in your education or experience. He is great about stressing the absolute no-no's in options trading, as well as the absolute must do's. I look forward to taking future courses with Mr. Blotzer.”

, December 2018

“I was very skeptical of the program and believe the proof is in the pudding. After completing Core and Option, this program has made me a better trader and helped me implement key strategies to improve my outcome.”

, November 2018

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