Frequently Asked Questions

Is Online Trading Academy free?

Online Trading Academy offers a free introductory class to people interested in learning more about the company’s educational programs.  You can register for a free intro class at ota.buzz/GetStarted. Online Trading Academy does charge a tuition for their core education classes. A list of available classes and suggested prices can be found at https://www.tradingacademy.com/education.

What is the cost of online trading Academy?

Class pricing is available on https://www.tradingacademy.com/education. Most commonly, students purchase courses in bundles, which can offer substantial discounts to purchasing courses individually. Prices may vary by location and by course selections. Please contact your local center for more information or sign-up for a free introductory class at ota.buzz/GetStarted to learn more about Online Trading Academy’s educational offering and orientation process to determine if OTA is a good fit for you.

Is Online Trading Academy legit?

Online Trading Academy has a rich history of serving more than 70,000 students since 1997. OTA is proud and humbled to have received numerous awards over its 23 year history including best places to work, multiple education and financial technology awards and has been certified as a B-Corporation, by B Lab based on how we create value for the local community, the environment, our employees and of course OTA’s student base. With more than 40 worldwide locations, OTA has more than 60 instructors teaching students how to trade and invest with various asset classes and trading instruments including options, futures, stocks, and foreign exchange currency trading (Forex). Visit TradingAcademy.com/reviews to read what current and past students have to say.  OTA’s popular classes are rated at an incredible 4.72 out of 5 rating across more than 197,000 student post class reviews.

What happened to online trading Academy?

In the mid-1990s direct access trading platforms made trading available to the average person for the first time. Online trading Academy began as Newport exchange, a trading floor in Orange County California. Founder, Eyal Shahar, realized that too many people were entering the markets unprepared without proper education. In the late 1990s, Mr. Shahar introduced education onto the trading floor and over time recognized that as internet speeds increased and trading software became available at home, people did not need to go to a trading floor in order to trade for themselves. But people were still showing up. Mr. Shahar realized it was because of the unique and powerful education that people still saw tremendous value in the company’s offering and the company shifted its services to focus  exclusively on financial education. From those humble beginnings OTA has expanded to more than 40 centers around the world serving more than 70,000 students. OTA delivers classes both in person and online to help people learn to invest and trade with confidence, like the pros.

What is online trading Academy?

Online trading Academy is a unique financial education company dedicated to helping people learn to invest in trade with skill and confidence. OTA has more than 40 centers around the world and teaches classes using its proprietary core strategy, which can be applied to stocks, futures, forex, and options. Online Trading Academy students range from beginning investors to seasoned traders who have been active in the markets for years.

Does Online Trading Academy offer degrees or certificates?

Online trading Academy does not offer certificates or degrees. Online Trading Academy believes that exceptional financial education should not be reserved for the Wall Street elite. The company teaches individual investors to trade for their own accounts. OTA’s education does not comprise material that may be used as an educational credit for any certification or accreditation purposes and is not designed to prepare students to get a job in the financial industry.

What makes Online Trading Academy unique?

For more than 20 years online trading Academy has been dedicated to helping people enrich their lives with world class financial education. OTA has both online as well as physical classes in more than 40 locations in the US and around the world. With more than 60 instructors OTA brings a variety of perspectives to stocks, futures, forex, and options education all built on the foundation of OTAs core strategy.

Does online trading Academy offer in person classes?

Yes. OTA offers classes at more than 40 centers in the US and around the world. A list of classes can be found at tradingacademy.com. The best way to get started and experience OTA for yourself is to enroll in a free introductory class, which can be taken at any of OTA’s worldwide locations.

How many students have attended Online Training Academy?

As of fall 2020, more than 70,000 students have enrolled in Online Trading Academy’s education courses.

Who founded Online Trading Academy?

Eyal Shahar is the founder of Online Trading Company.  Mr. Shahar introduced education onto his trading floor and over time recognized that as internet speeds increased and trading software became available at home, people did not need to go to a trading floor to trade for themselves. But people were still showing up. Mr. Shahar realized it was because of the unique and powerful education that people still saw tremendous value in the company’s offering and the company shifted its services to focus exclusively on financial education.

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