Professional Options Trader

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.


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

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

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

“Really a great class, high quality teaching and, at the same time, a very relaxed atmosphere.”

, September 2019

“The options class was excellent! We had lots of questions and the instructor took the time to answer them all. Class participation was encouraged and helpful. This was probably the result of our small class size. Overall a great experience.”

, September 2019

“Learning the basics of options was an eye opener for me. Day 5 you start to understand the benefits of short-term income and long-term wealth. I will definitely add options to my portfolio.”

, September 2019

“The Professional Options Trader class provided me with insight on how to trade with greatly-reduced risk in shorter time frames. This feels like an asset class that I will be excited to trade on a daily basis, with confidence.”

, September 2019

“The Professional Trading Class was amazing. I have traded options, so I already knew how options work and the risks involved. My main concern was how to enter the trade using risk management, which is where I have continuously had problems. I am at OTA for the excellent risk management and rules-based trading, which I am so happy to learn. The class will be great for anyone who is new to options or knows options and is having problems turning a profit.”

, September 2019

“I am a very satisfied student of the OTA options class. With all the warnings that are posted whenever trading options are mentioned, it seemed like this might be one trading method that I would like to learn but would probably not get involved in. My instructor took us through a very thorough explanation and demonstration of exactly how to trade options without putting one's financial base at risk. While there are no guarantees that one can be successful on every trade, my understanding of the probabilities of success makes me confident I can trade options and make a profit.”

, September 2019

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