Long Island, NY - Student Testimonials

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“I enjoy the class and the fellow students, we always help each other when need be, and I like the fact that I can return to repeat class whenever I feels needed, for life.”

“Class is taught by accomplished traders and experienced instructors. The resources are vastly abundant and the accessibility to the materials is phenomenal.”


“What sets OTA apart is not only its Core Strategy method of technical [stock chart] analysis, but the continual proliferation of its online resources and the community which is built among its instructors and students. OTA leaves no student behind.”

“The instructors here are professional and engaging, sharing from their depth of experience. My classmates are an interesting cross-section of up-and-comers and retirees taking advantage of the opportunities offered here.”

“Yes, education is expensive. Expensive compared to what though? What's been more costly, I see, are the missed opportunities I have had to maintain, earn, and grow wealth. I am now looking at my education and continued studies as the opportunity to gain unrealized potential for my life, my family and my legacy. I look forward to learning how to integrate this information into my daily life.”

“Excellent experience with a top-notch instructor. You can't get better than this!”

“Not having a baseline for me to build expectations off of as this is my first experience in the world of trading classes, I would say this class has been well refined by OTA to contain just the right amount of content, delivered over a sufficient allotted time. There were plenty of breaks and food was always enjoyable. Very clean facility. Very considerate staff/counselors/instructor etc. Randy was just the right fit for my learning style. I aspire to his level of market/trading knowledge. When I first invested in this academy, I was still nervous of whether or not my investment was a good move. After this week in Core Strategy, I am CONFIDENT it was the BEST move for my life going forward. Thank you all so much!”

“The Core Strategy class made online trading understandable and accessible to me. OTA's supportive community, including access to the pros, has provided me with the confidence to venture into online trading with the knowledge and security I need to actually do it. Thank you OTA!”

“It was a very informative course. It helped me realize all the information I should have known before actually trading.”

“This was excellent reinforcement of prior classes because hearing the content from another instructor is invaluable, and Ryan was spot on with many examples of how to "stay in your lane" and "check your mirrors" while trading. CliK instruction was hands on and what a gift to students of OTA. Thanks for that, and can't wait till its live!”

“OTA is an amazing support resource for wealth accumulation and retention both in the classroom and online. The support staff and instructors want you to succeed. They teach you AND show you step by step how to be successful. We spent a lot of money on education and by far, this is the best investment we have made.”

“OTA is great. The Core Strategy class is interactive, and our instructor Randy made sure we learned the material as opposed to just teaching it to us. The investment may be a lot, but you get more than your money's worth in quality. More useful than any college class I've taken. ”

“I really appreciate my instructor Kayla and the support team and also Online Trading Academy at large for helping me to learn and grow to become a professional trader.”

“Team environment with individual instruction allowing for expanding ones trading foundation education, a process that continues past the 7 day program allowing for learning at ones pace, time availability and individual learning psychology/ framework... Lou Janda”

“I feel these classes are for anyone who wants to take control of their financial future. I felt lost in the past not knowing how or where to invest my money to help to create a better future for myself. After taking these classes I feel much more confident in placing trades and even more so in what I should be doing with my money to create real wealth for myself. I recommend this to anyone who truly wants to take control of their lives.”

“OTA is so much more than I anticipated. I was unsure of how I would be able to pick up on concepts about trading that I knew absolutely nothing about, and in only one week; but the way the course is taught is fantastic! I look forward to many years ahead to continue my learning and growing stronger as a trader with OTA.”

“In a few words: I was losing money constantly over the past year. Since I found OTA and started to do as their reasonable trading rules, my trading world is changing. Now I won't say Trading is not for me. Thanks to you guys it really is my thing.”

“I currently work for a major bank as part of the team which supports various Sales and Trading Desks. Consequently, much of the terminology used in the course and concepts like Risk Management were very familiar to me. What impressed me the most is how close the subject matter that OTA teaches is to (if not exactly) how my company runs/manages its day-to-day Trading business. OTA is the real deal! ”

“I have been involved with OTA for a little over a year now and I never would've thought I would have gotten this far. This school is amazing and the information I have learned has changed my life for the better.”

“OTA really gave me a whole new perspective of looking at the market and the possibility of achieving financial success. The support system is great. They help you along the way with all aspects of this journey. I'm only in the beginning of this journey but knowing that I have the experts to lean on really gives me the confidence of continuing this path.”

“My name is Tracy Morano and I totally enjoyed and began to thrive through the Core Strategy course. I would recommend the academy to anyone who is interested in growing both personally and professionally. The staff is friendly and very helpful.”

“We learned how the Market works and how Technical Analysis reduces financial risk. We also learned what to look for on how to better manage and protect our money.”


“This is an amazing program and the basics we are learning are laid out so thoroughly that one can only get better with practice.”

“I had thought my risk spending the tuition was that OTA might really be farming for more novices to exploit by working professionals; but instead, discovered/learned real trading strategies that can work for the newcomer like me. My enthusiasm only grew the more I learned.”

“So far, my experience with OTA has been excellent. The staff at the center is incredibly accommodating. The teachers at the center combined with the online material work synergistically supporting students at all levels of understanding.”

“The wonderful thing about joining OTA is that you can redo and refresh your learning experience. By taking the class again I learned from the different perspectives of trading from a different teacher.”

“I can't believe how much I have learned in what is such a short period of time. When I woke up this morning and realized what my new knowledge base is and that seven days have already flown by, I felt humbled and happy with my decision to come to OTA. I signed up for the free half-day class and cancelled or didn't show up probably 10 times. I can only be disappointed with myself that I did not do this sooner. I feel so lucky to have had Rick Meadows and Steve Ickow as instructors, so I guess my timing was actually perfect. They have provided me with so much insight that has been, and will continue to be, invaluable to me. I look forward to continuing my education with OTA and am so glad to be a part of this family!”

“What a great company, everything I have done with OTA has been a great experience.”

“OTA is always improving to make the education better for us.”

“I was humbly welcomed in to class with smiles and good conversations. As I'm waiting for class to start I felt overjoyed to be welcomed to a winning team with a great attitude. The atmosphere is very motivating. As we were going through instruction there were many opportunities for question from myself and classmates. Our instructor was more than happy to help and completely simplified everything for easy understanding for all age groups. Thank you!”

“I have taken a few programs in the past for trying to get in the stock market and nothing was even close to what I have learned at OTA. This school is definitely worth taking and definitely worth paying for, especially when you get your tuition back if you're going to trade.”

“I have been trading stocks for about 25 years now, but I never realized how little I understood about the markets, the asset classes to trade, or the correct way to read charts or how to utilize them in planning a trade.”

“I would Highly recommend this training class for any investors who want to have fun controlling the trading of their own assets. The instructors are EXCELLENT and all the staff are considerate and All want you to learn this for future knowledge, and help you become a great investor at every level! Thank you all very much.”

“Coming from someone who was never involved in the markets or stocks, etc., this is very informative and really paints the picture of how markets work, and the best strategy to approach them. The instructors are extremely professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of the trading world.”

“I would rate the whole program a very high 10. Lots and lots of information and a huge amount of resources.”

“Excellent program with a fantastic staff.”

“If you want to learn how to trade the right way - defining the rules and following them - then OTA is the place to be. I absolutely loved attending all the classes so far. My learning curve is growing exponentially thanks to great teachers and an awesome support system.”

“Anyone that may already be working within the markets should experience the courses of interest to help maximize their knowledge. Anyone new interested in understanding the markets should begin with Online Trading Academy.”

“There is so much great information on the equities markets given here that is not available to the public.”

“I would highly recommend the program at Online Trading Academy. It has opened up so many opportunities that I never realized before. Everyone who works here helps you every step of the way to achieve your life long goals. I am happy to be a part of the family here. ”

“If you want to trade this is a phenomenal way to get started! And the options for further education are exceptional. Give OTA a serious look.”

“I really liked the OTA trading program and the huge amount of information. ”

“The OTA educational experience was unbelievable, and Craig was an amazing instructor!”

“Very good program, already recommended a friend who will come to the half day class in February.”


“I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to take control of their financial independence. The core strategy course went far beyond my expectations and made me feel great that I'm now going to be part of the OTA family.”

“I have been trading with my 401K with stocks and mutual funds and found this to be an eye opening experience. This has put the technical portion into trading for me. I look forward to taking more classes to better my trading. I also want to mention that the instructor, Tre Owens, was Great. He kept it live, interesting and I learned to trade online.”

“Best trading school I've ever signed up for that is changing my life every single day for the greater good.”

“I really learned a lot in the Core Strategy Class and I'm looking forward to start utilizing my knowledge and taking the asset specific classes. The teacher was great along with the support team. Greg Romer ”

“OTA has been an amazing experience. Knowledge and education that was imparted for 7 straight days was absolutely beneficial and I definitely believe will help Jumpstart my next career as a professional trader. I am looking forward to that path and the fact that OTA will be around to help me reach my goal and objective makes me hopeful that it will happen sooner than later.”

“I've been investing for over 30 years and I now have a strategy and a plan to which to be more successful than I ever was before.”

“Core Strategy was a terrific class laying the foundation going forward as traders. Gabe was a tremendous instructor! Michael ”

“I have always had a hard time retaining info, but the system used to teach ,and the people involved, make this very doable . I loved it and would recommend to anyone.”

“The office is lovely and personnel are truly helpful and enjoyable. It is like being part of one big happy family. The information provided is quite valuable in order to trade successfully. I am grateful for the knowledge being provided to me in order to pursue my dreams and aspirations.”

“OTA and Mr. Chris Manson helped build my confidence in many ways. I thought one of the greatest things about the class was the small group and the level of attention that was given by Chris to everyone. Now I believe I can be where I want to be in life. I really felt welcomed and supported by the entire staff. Overall, it was a great experience and a start of a great relationship and rewarding future. Thank you all.”

“Online Trading Academy provided opportunity for my futures financial education with safe step by step trading method and with a very friendly student support team.”

“As a retired teacher with 42 years of experience, I can confirm that this course was extremely well taught by a very skilled instructor who not only knows the content but also knows how to teach it to students with a wide range of experience and knowledge levels. Online Trading Academy is unique in providing an essential training program for investors who want to learn how to trade safely for themselves in a world where there are high risks, scams, and uncertainties.”

“I would consider the OTA as a life changing experience. This is a great opportunity for me to transition my passion into a second career, and the pursuit of life changing goals to earn money and enhance my way of life, for me and my family.”

“I really enjoyed the class as well as the knowledge that I gained from it. I found myself looking forward to the classes and wanting to watch the videos and do the quizzes and homework after class, if only to learn that much faster. At one point this morning, I found myself daydreaming about position sizing. That was my a-ha moment where I could say my instructor, Scott, had gotten to me even on a subconscious level. And that is the sign of a great educator, in my opinion.”

“Online Trading Academy is a life changing experience which equips and gives the student the skills and the tools needed to trade in the real world of Stocks, Options, futures and Forex and to capitalize on it, and for these reasons I'm grateful!”

“This is not a flash in the pan, get rich quick... this is real world, honest and time tested... put your big boy (or girl) pants on, it's going to take some time for this ride!!!!!!”

“This has been my first training, and Instructor, Roger Best, did a great job in the information he taught that had inspired me in the future of trading. The staff is polite, personable, respectful and friendly. The facility is clean and neat. The best part of the whole experience is that the training facility is only 20 minutes from my home. It's going to be my new home away from home. Thank you for the opportunity.”

“As a person interested in becoming a trader, I would highly recommend attending the OTA ProTrader Course. It is a great introduction into learning the steps necessary to reading the charts and executing trades. The instructor makes the process easy to follow and breaks the process down, step by step. Also gives the student an introduction into learning the trading platform - Tradestation. Great course!”

“Trading can be very lonely. Having OTA online trading community and live classes at local location is very beneficial to my personal trading. I always enjoy and learn tremendously from live courses at my local area. Each instructor is successful in their own trading and has their unique trading techniques and style aligned with OTA core strategy. The staff is always friendly and helpful.”

“OTA is by far the best trader training I have ever experienced. The Long Island Center has great parking, is always clean, and you can't ask for better personnel.”

“I traded for a number of years without direction - I can surely say that OTA has taught me not only direction, but an overall dissection of the world of trading, assisting in a number of ways I never thought were even possible.”


“I am truly grateful for the opportunity Online Training Academy has provided me. What I am really very grateful for is people like Bob Dunn who have built their career as a floor trader, and are willing to teach us the valuable lessons it has taken them a lifetime to learn. It's like getting the cliff notes to life! The passion that the OTA instructors have for what they do makes all the difference. They are giving us the opportunity to change our lives! All we need to do is be patient and apply the information.”

“Every day it is a sacrifice for me to drive all the way to the academy, but when I leave class every single day, I always leave obtaining knowledge on something I once had no clue about! I want to thank all of my instructors, counselors, and the community overall. It is a sacrifice, takes a lot of time, dedication and focus but with hard work comes success, just like anything else. I can surely say I have made one of the best choices / investments in my life ; thank you OTA for all the great tools to build a brighter future!”

“OTA is great and their instructors are excellent! The more classes I take, the more impressed I am about this Academy.”

“The teachers are all great!!! It is wonderful to learn a system that minimizes risk & gives you a way to earn a living or just supplement income. Before school I was trading as a novice and not even realizing all the things I was doing wrong, all I worried about was if the market was going down. Now the fear is gone because I know I can actually make money when the market goes down; what a surprise!!! The personnel are all very supportive and willing to help! Everything is very clean. There is plenty of parking & the food is very good! Thank you!”

“Online Trading Academy strategies really work. My dream to be a trader is going to be realized only through their training and support. I couldn't have done it without them!!”

“I believe in this program. I trust in the instructors and I share my experience with my friends and family and hoping to bring in all my family members to OTA so they can also have a turn in their lives to a more prosperous life.”

“One of my classmates brought her young son during this week to the Pro Trader 1 class; and during class today I sent a TM to my Ex-wife, so that BOTH she and my son-(21 yrs. who lives in New Castle, Delaware) can attend the OTA Free Workshop on Sept, 7, or 10, 2016, in King Of Prussia, Pa. I HOPE that I can talk them into going--TOGETHER!! :)”

“OTA Long Island is like going home. Matt and Rosie know everyone and have a genuine interest to ensure that we all meet our objectives and exposure to all OTA has to offer. I only wish we could have classes on a longer time span!”

“Each day I learned a great amount of information. Also, Jody was patient & tried to find various ways to explain material in different ways to ensure that each student attains the necessary asset class knowledge. Matt and Rosie are very professional, friendly and cannot do enough for the students. It's a pleasure to attend classes in the Long Island center.”

“The class was upbeat and very informative. I learned enough to get me started and am confident that I will succeed. Jerry Baldwin is a top notch instructor. Thank you, Jerry.”

“Not only did I importantly learn not what to do in trading, more importantly I learned the background, foundation and the tools of what to do in trading.”

“I am very satisfied with the overall program, as well as the knowledge of the instructor. They take a person of relatively no experience in the diverse market and make me feel like there are endless possibilities in achieving success. Everyone in the center could & would assist you with whatever they could; It is an important feeling when you start off on a new venture. Matt is exceptional at his job. He gives personal assistance, as well as practical guidance, with great respect and friendliness.”

“The futures program is quite valuable. The student support staff at the Long Island Center is so helpful and very much appreciated. The center is clean, welcoming, and the staff is very helpful and make sure that all students have access to the resources that you need to enhance your educational experience and be a successful trader.”

“Online Trading Academy helped me understand the different markets in a relaxed, yet extremely informative manner. I'd recommend their courses to anyone who wants to be a successful trader. Our classrooms were always clean and prepared for us to begin our day full of instruction. The ease of parking was an asset. The food provided an ability for the students to interact and build camaraderie between each other. Additionally, it helped me understand the benefit of stepping away from my computer and taking a fresh look at the power point presentations, as well as the actual stocks and asset classes. Furthermore, I cannot express any more the gratitude that I feel towards Matt for his support during my time at the Long Island office. He has ALWAYS been accessible and very informative. Clearly his award was well deserved!! Rosie at this same office, was always professional, friendly and courteous. The teamwork between her and Matt is seamless. This was extremely beneficial, as a newer student.”

“As a novice investor, the Pro Trader program is just about the best education you can hope for to understand how financial markets really work, and the danger in following the "common wisdom" we've all been trained to accept at face value. The fact that they teach you an effective supply-and-demand methodology to actually make money, then hold your hand afterward to ensure your success, is the life-changing icing on the cake.”

“Based on some of the information learned in Futures class with Mr. John Rowland, I have changed my current trade plan. Thanks to the new information my trades have improved. The Long Island facility is very convenient and the team currently in this office is very helpful.”

“Amazing level of education OTA has to offer. Very happy to be part of this great Academy.”


“The experience with Online Trading Academy has been terrific. The materials are excellent, the instructors are very professional and there are so many resources for furthering your education. You just have to make the time and utilize it all.”

“The staff at the center is very helpful, warm and friendly. The center is very clean and comfortable and the lunches are tasty.”

“I think that OTA is the best resource for anything and everything in the investment field. Their knowledge surpasses those of other teachings tremendously. It is the most well rounded education I have received in any course, and I think that the community that they have created really gives the students a positive environment and all the building tools for a successful career in trading.”

“The staff are very nice and friendly, especially Matthew and Scott. Helped me a lot to a proper way to execute a trade.”

“This is the beginning of a new career path for me which was presented to me in an extremely professional way. This information will stick with me for the remainder of my life. The parking, friendliness of the personnel, cleanliness of the facilities, the food, the professionalism of the personnel and the content of the classes are all top notch.”

“This class was a retake; there were many things that I still didn't understand, but I do now. The instructor was very informative.”

“OTA is a good place to learn about trading and all the other classes that they offer. Their in-depth knowledge of the market and the teachers experience are extremely helpful.”

“Positive atmosphere never seen in any other business.”

“The LI, NY facility is great with the most amazing staff and instructors. They are very helpful and kind.”


“OTA is the best investment I have made in myself. I am able to take control of how to increase my income and increase my savings for retirement. I truly understand money now. It's amazing that you can go through life trusting other people to take care of "your money." OTA has given me the tools to truly take control.”

“I like that there is a time for sales and a time for education where there is no expectation of a sales pitch. This makes me feel very comfortable and negates a lot of what I have read on the internet in the beginning when I learned about and researching OTA prior to joining. I also like how the staff truly wants to get to know you as a person and not just a money maker for them.”

“The entire staff is great, and the core strategy is tremendous. Looking forward to the live trading experience in part 2. In my time here I have had the pleasure of sitting in on 3 classes (Sam Seiden, Rehman Moledina and Jon Arginteanu), each one of them are top tier individuals.”

“OTA is a superb training/teaching facility. If I had children I would pay for their tuition to attend OTA. Then, four years later, if they wanted to go to college to become a lawyer, dentist, engineer, etc., I would pay their tuition. But first they would have to attend OTA.”

“The entire staff at OTA has the student's best interest at heart because they simply care immensely that each student makes progress. A happy student is OTA's best advertisement.”

“I learned a tremendous amount about trading and the various strategies that can be utilized to realize profits. More importantly, I learned "what not to do" to prevent/minimize losses. Additionally, I realized how much I didn't know and how much I still do not know. I can't wait until I take my next class. It was good to meet others who live in the general area with the same financial desires.”

“Online Trading Academy is one of the most important choices I've made, and the things they are teaching have expanded my knowledge in the financial market, plus going to bring my personal income consistently.”

“Coming from a background of never seeing a trading chart let alone placing my own trades, I can't believe the amount of information that I have learned in a very short amount of time, I am only actively trading for 5 months and my account is still in tact. All of the instructors are great and extremely helpful, along with the entire OTA staff. ”

“Great class.... Once again Online Trading Academy, you rock.”

“Online Trading Academy offered me the education to improve my life and of my family. Jody Wong is a bright, insightful, realistic teacher with practical experience and compassion. Thank you! Elaine Beermann”

“I wish I had known about Online Trading Academy ten years ago, before the meltdown. I would be rich by now! Online Trading Academy teaches you to not lose money and to manage risk. Online Trading Academy is the best way to learn the markets.”

“What I liked best: The total ease of getting the information that I wanted right away. The availability to all counselors as needed. The atmosphere in class was friendly to all. The teaching was very professional and enlightening. The instructor was very willing to go over any points missed until they were understood.”

“The learning environment is perfect and the entire staff is wonderful and friendly. The placing of actual trades is invaluable.”

“Very useful information, finally charts make sense. Thank you!”

“The staff and instructors are truly dedicated to helping each student improve their skills, no matter what level they came to class with.”

“A true and grateful believer in the free Retake of Classes. You learn even quicker because you know what to HEAR.”

“I love Online Trading Academy! I came into this program seven months ago with no savings and depressed about my financial situation. Through this program, I have gained so much confidence in myself as someone who can thrive financially and create wealth for myself. I believe so much in the program that I have brought my mother to Online Trading Academy and she is now sold on the confidence, hope, and technique that they instill so well.”

“The school is excellent. Online Trading Academy has student plan and interest at heart. It is structured and well planned for the student's benefit. Furthermore, Online Trading Academy is like a platform for students to build on top for infinite. Life partnership between students and Online Trading Academy is very memorable and says a lot about Online Trading Academy. I feel very confident to know that Online Trading Academy is there for me in various ways. For instance, various support elements; XLTs, Hour with the Pros, video lessons, Live Trading Radio, Hot Pro Picks, Power Trader Nation, Trader's Dashboard and MasterMind Community. Online Trading Academy is a well planned fast track program for student's present and future income and long term wealth. This is a win, win situation.”

“For someone not to attend these classes at and trade would be like walking around blind. You might as well have your seeing eye dog as your stock analyst.”

“The information was a bit overwhelming but I felt confident that the staff would answer any of my questions as many times as I needed them answered. I also felt fully supported and that the staff and teacher's goal was for me to be successful. I also like knowing that I can retake if needed.”


“Online Trading Academy was more than I expected.”

“Great facility and staff.”

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