Contributors

  • Bill Addiss

    Mr. Addiss develops and facilitates educational programs for a variety of major financial institutions, government agencies and foreign governments.

  • Brandon Wendell

    As a former stockbroker, brokerage trader, and hedge fund trader, Brandon Wendell brings various market views and insight to trading classes and articles. Brandon has been trading equities, options, Forex, and futures in his own account since completing Online Trading Academy courses in 1998. He enjoys sharing his knowledge because it gives him an opportunity to help others in their quest for financial freedom.

  • Cathie Morrison

    Cathie has inspired students at every level as a public school teacher, college instructor, technology trainer and owner of a test preparation company as well as Online Trading Academy instructor. Cathie has traded stocks, Forex and futures, and particularly likes options as a way toward income and wealth. As an instructor and author, she strives to help others find their way to their financial goals.

  • Don Dawson

    Don Dawson has been trading the futures markets since 1987 and continues to trade his personal futures accounts while instructing futures classes for Online Trading Academy. He is excited about sharing his passion for trading with others. A quote he likes is, "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

  • Gabe Velazquez

    Gabe Velazquez has years of experience as a broker and has witnessed both the fear and euphoria that investors face as the markets rise and fall. After many years of managing other people's money, Gabe now concentrates full time on trading his own portfolio and teaching for Online Trading Academy. Gabe is also OTA's Pro Picks Manager for Online Trading Academy.

  • Justin Cook

    After graduating from Cal State Fullerton in 2004, Justin Cook went to work for CBS Radio Los Angeles, writing promotional copy and producing station events including large-scale real estate investment workshops and financial planning seminars. This experience brought him to Veritone, a full-service advertising agency, where he drafted endorsement copy for the likes of Clark Howard and Dave Ramsey.

  • Marc Katz

    Marc Katz is a former managing director of Lehman Brothers’ and Bank of America’s debt capital markets risk solutions groups. He has extensive daily experience in the management of complex financing arrangements as well as fixed income trading. Marc also has an inside knowledge of the debt transactions for some of America’s leading companies; including taxable and tax exempt investment, leasing, private placements and hybrid securities.

  • Michael Young

    Michael Young began trading in 1980 and trading on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange in 1983. While on the floor, Michael hired and taught over 50 traders how to be market makers and trade options. He has his passion for trading and teaching, both as an Online Trading Academy instructor and through his writing.

  • Mike Mc Mahon

    Mike Mc Mahon was a co-founder of Online Trading Academy in 1997 and was Director of Education for 13 years. He is well versed in economics and has addressed the London School of Economics and participated in the Salon de L'Analyse in France. Though officially retired, Mike fulfills his passion for sharing knowledge by remaining a member of Online Trading Academy's content team.

  • Nick Mango

    Nick Mango is a freelance writer and editor whose work in the investing, trading, and financial communities spans more than 12 years. He’s co-author of the book, Traders at Work (Apress, 2013), and has consistently published content across major media outlets and the Web’s most well-known and respected financial portals, including OTAcademy.com.

  • Sam Evans

    In seven years, Sam Evans progressed from an Online Trading Academy student, to full-time trader, to Fund Manager to Forex XLT Instructor. Sam is one of a handful of Instructors that teaches the All Asset Mastery XLT to Online Trading Academy Mastermind students. Sam's style is all about keeping it simple. He focuses on strict risk management principles, a no-gimmicks approach to price action and solid risk to reward ratios.

  • Scott McCormick

    As a Registered Representative with Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., Scott McCormick was involved in assisting clients execute equity and equity option trades. In 2001, he began swing trading equities and equity options and soon after studying technical analysis. He joined the Market Technicians Association and added Forex trading to his portfolio. In 2009 he left the financial services industry and became an Online Trading Academy Instructor.

  • Tillie Allison

    Tillie became an Online Trading Academy Instructor following the financial disruption of 2007. She has a broad knowledge base and is a member of the Market Technicians Association and the Financial Planning Board of Standards.

  • Walker England

    After leaving college, Walker went directly to work with one of the world’s largest Forex brokers. Here, he worked in a variety of capacities, including working as a trading instructor and a Forex research analyst. He has helped thousands of new traders learn about the Forex market, with his research and market analysis published and broadcast across the globe.


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