Sacramento, CA - Student Testimonials

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“I wish I had these resources available to me when I was much younger, I'm definitely going to pass this knowledge down to my kids and close friends.”

“As a retake of Professional Trader from 2016, I was very impressed with the new changes that Sacramento OTA center has implemented. The instructors are wonderful, thorough and very knowledgeable. The staff is on hand to help the students with anything to make our study environment excellent and enjoyable. They made my attendance at 6:00 a.m. enjoyable.”

“Everyone seemed to truly want to help every student and took the time to explain things one on one. I would say Jim goes above and beyond in every aspect.”


“OTA opened my eyes about trading, which I thought was not for me. It is a truly awesome experience to be part of OTA, and the education is superb.”

“I took the Core Strategy Class. It was very well-structured. The way it was organized allowed me to build my skills one step at a time. The approach used to teach the class enabled me to easily follow along and quickly absorb the large amount of information that was presented.”

“OTA family, instructor and student support were great. Very helpful and supportive all the way! I have learned a lot and I will surely apply what I learned from OTA. It's a great school.”

“I had zero knowledge of trading before I attended Online Training Academy. Now I feel like a pro after I finished the Core Strategy class taught by Sean, the instructor. I really recommend everyone goes to this academy if you want to be a professional trader. It is really worth the money and time that you invest in it. My education here at OTA does not stop. It will go above and beyond. My next classes will be Futures, Options and Forex. Thank you everyone (especially my counselor, Ophilia Keys) at OTA in Sacramento.”

“OTA is an amazing place to learn how to trade assets and really understand not only how to trade like a pro, but how to think like one! It helps to root out bad habits and replace them with success!”

“I have participated in other trading programs and none are as thorough, hands-on and professional as OTA. OTA provides unsurpassed value in the industry, with professional trainers, in-class training, live trading and outstanding resources.”

“Great learning environment with knowledgeable instructor.”

“Core Strategy was great; it helped me put the right terminology into place for a lot of the things I was already doing before I came in. It helped me take the guesswork out of trading and gave me a solid base to work off of. The academy here was super friendly and everyone tried their best to reach out and help in any way they could. Loved the program and love the people who support it.”

“I've taken the Core Strategy and FOREX class 2x each. I learn something new each time I attend these classes. I recommend the classes for anyone who wants to learn to trade. You have a lifetime opportunity to attend the courses.”

“OTA has been a great experience. I have learned so much, not just day trading, but how the economy works and how things affect the economy. Every single staff member here is awesome. They go out of their way to accommodate to help us out. They truly care about making us successful traders.”

“This is the best education on trading I have ever taken. I am very satisfied that this is a great investment that I have made. I am satisfied with the program as well as the quality of the instructor.”

“I came to a 7 CORE class with the Online Trading Academy. I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism, concern, and interest given not only to me but every student learning along with me. Jim Magnus has always been there, extremely helpful, and knowledgeable. Steve Ickow is very competent teaching CORE and was thorough, patient, and helpful.”

“Came in with no prior trading knowledge, was a bit intimidated but excited to learn something new. I wanted to better control my money and not pay someone else a commission to manage my $$. The first few days are overwhelming with so much information to saturate the brain. I wondered if I would ever be able to put all the information together and actually apply it to a real trade on my own! Well, the day came to make a trade following the rules-I did it! It was such a self-satisfying moment to realize I did absorb what was taught and I could realistically apply that knowledge! You can too!”

“My experience with OTA has been amazing! I have received an education that I could not find anywhere else.”

“Another great class- A wealth of knowledge and a fun environment. Thank you, Bill, Jim, and OTA!”

“I enjoyed the class and I am learning a lot. Great way to take control of your future.”

“My name is Allen Hile and I have been through a few different learning experiences online concerning market trading. I was always frustrated with the money I paid and the support I received. This experience at Online Trading Academy has exceeded my exceptions and has given me all the tools I need to succeed. It is now up to me.”

“I wanted to make a change in my life to become financially independent, especially after working at a job that would stress me out night after night. There is much to learn on how to trade, but the difficulty is making the jump to actual trading. OTA is always there to help us over that hump. The team gives us the confidence to become an independent trader. ”

“The best educational program in my education life.”

“I am someone that enjoys trading, I was pretty good at just very short term trades. As long as I constantly watched them I made profit but as soon as I needed to do something else and let it go for even a day without getting out of my position my losses were significant, so overall I was a horrible trader. With OTA, the knowledge I received right from Orientation helped me get out of positions that were already bad and could have been worse if I stayed in as I was planning. And now, after going through core class, I have a much better understanding of structuring trades and most importantly knowing my exit points and not riding losses. One of the best investments I've made and staff at OTA are some of the nicest people I've met, not just at selling point but in the process as well.”

“Awesome staff and instructor. The PAI class really helped bring all the other courses I have taken here together and make sense to me. Really appreciate everyone's knowledge and assistance.”

“Exceptional instructors, knowledgeable, patient and fun! OTA offers excellent programs with unlimited resources! All you have to do is want to learn and, of course, apply!!! ”

“The best business I have ever attended for classroom information to learn how to protect your wealth and increase your income. Awesome student support and instructors. Highly recommend.”

“Before joining the OTA, stock market was a dark jungle for me. I tried a couple of times to understand it, but it left me even more confused every time I tried. Things didn't make sense and I was scared to jump into the market. OTA gave me a confidence to walk into it. I know I will be safe, as long as I AM FOLLOWING THE RULES I learned in the Core Strategy. Thank you.”

“The knowledge learned into why, how and when the markets move was truly astounding! And the ability to predict those moves on a predictable basis was eye opening.”

“I came to OTA as a skeptic and left with the start of a great education that will pay me back many times over in my lifetime. Experience was very positive with a supportive environment and staff. There are many choices of where/how to spend your time and money. You owe it to yourself and your family to come check out a 3 hour presentation to learn more.”

“OTA is a friendly and exceptional value if you really want to learn to trade.”

“ Returning after a few months, I was impressed to see how OTA is continuously improving its education program to achieve excellence the field of educating students to trade the markets.”

“After completing Core Strategy, I feel extremely confident about learning more about various Asset Classes, like Forex and Futures. Most if not all my fears of trading and involving myself in this Trading Industry have passed. This program in just awesome.”

“The instructor really knows what he is talking about. The cheat sheets and books provided really help make sense of the different formations of the candles and helped me learn the zones better. With all the help that is provided, it is really up to you if you want to learn or not because they will give you the materials to succeed.”


“I love the program! I have learned so much about understanding the market and how to protect myself from losing too much money. Following the rules of core strategy seems to be a life saver. ”

“OTA's instructors are excellent and real world practitioners of the process. The experience brought to the class makes for a rich experience. I came away from this class with a strong understanding and a list of next steps that were clear. Nice work.”

“The Sean Reed/Kareem Kaidhey team hit a home run with their presentation of CORE. Their enthusiasm for the subject and passing along their experience to us aspiring traders was infectious and motivating. While I entered the course questioning whether I made a good decision to take this education path, I finished the class knowing I have made a GREAT choice. I now know I will find a trading niche that will fit me very well going forward.”

“OTA has amazing instructors, who have real life experiences. I personally think that unlike other institutions, this Academy is not a rip off. Of course it is a little costly, but it is worth it. If you want to know the ins and outs of the financial world, go for it.”

“I have been trading and investing for over 20 years with at best mediocre results. The Core Strategy class showed me the pieces I'd been missing. The instructor kept the information clear, relevant, and interesting, more like a conversation than a lecture. I can already see how this information would have made a major difference in my past trading decisions.”

“When I first came here I was a blank canvas with no training in trading. Now I feel I am a painted portrait of knowledge! SETs!”

“For someone that had zero knowledge of trading and Forex, I now feel good about opening my Oanda account and getting started.”

“My experience in Core Strategy with Online Trading Academy was the catapult I needed to launch me into a strong trading future with real opportunities and the skill base to take advantage of it. More than happy with my time thus far with the educational counselors and the system as a whole. ”

“I really enjoyed my time here at OTA. Not only did I learn a lot about the core strategy and fundamentals of trading, but I had fun doing it. It was a very comfortable learning environment, the instructors are awesome and they truly want you to learn this stuff. OTA ALL DAY!!”

“I am confident that having taken Core Strategy will improve my odds as a short-term trader (day & swing trades). Learning how to analyze charts in order to increase my odds of success, including developing an entry AND exit strategy, is crucial. Equally important is to follow a trade plan and to learn to manage risk. I am excited to integrate all these new skills into my trading routine, and am especially looking forward to maintaining a refined ability to remove any emotional aspects that I experienced during past trades. Following an objective trading process as laid out by Core Strategy is KEY to staying in this business!”

“Dedicated staff and truly experienced teachers make the program truly worthwhile.”

“It's a great start and I'm happy about my decision of moving forward with OTA. It is my 1st time learning about the market and trading and I'm really excited to apply it and see the results. The great thing is that you have all the support from great people here in OTA, and the instructors make things a lot easier for you and I like the way they work with all the students. I would rate the class and the whole program 10/10. Highly recommended to the people who want to learn about trading.”

“Very structured training programs and courses for all levels of investors, and an impressive roster of professional instructors. I like it and recommend to others.”

“OTA has tremendous learning support as well as the tools to help you understand and succeed. ”

“This is an amazing program for novices in the trading business, and the atmosphere is so friendly; everyone wants to help everybody.”

“The value in the OTA program is not necessarily in the training sessions, but in the highly experienced, and knowledgeable staff. Such as Kareem Kaidbey at OTA who is committed to see each student succeed as traders. ”

“Our education system falls tragically short when it comes to "financial" education. OTA filled in some huge gaps in my education.”

“I appreciate everything that I received from the OTA family. I personally feel like an OTA family member by the way they support and help me learn. I recently retired. I am approaching a new stage in my life, and I am getting a lot of support from the various students that are attending the training. The instructors are top caliber!”

“I was able to go from not knowing how the markets worked to being able to chart the stocks/ETFs and others to see how it all works and how I can use that knowledge to make short term and long term profits.”

“A perfect way to learn how demand and supply functions in the live environment through a step by step process.”

“These courses have allowed me to truly know how to see, read, and analyze a chart to see where institutions also enter into a chart. Learning zones and trendlines is a lifelong skill that can and will always be able to be utilized!”

“The Online Trading Academy has given me exactly what I have wanted and needed to begin using the stock market as a resource for lifting my earnings so that I can leave an estate for my children of significant worth. By sharing the classes with my daughter, I think I am helping to give her a strong future.”

“This educational program is impressive to say the least. The amount of support tools OTA has for its students' success is absolutely phenomenal. I cannot say enough about the level and quality of this educational program. This is life changing for anyone willing to participate.”

“By attending Online Trading Academy, I now have the tools and knowledge to enjoy retirement and not worry about running out of money when I am elderly. ”

“OTA is a great resource for immersion into knowing how the market works. The rule-based strategy combined with the enormous resources online offer a perfect package for the serious student.”

“Before Core Strategy, I knew less than nothing about the market. In fact, I told my counselor I feared stocks...and I did. So, facing my fear, I dove into the course hoping I would at least come away with some insight. Where am I now having completed 7 days of focused teaching? I understand the market, and stocks are not my only option to trade. The way the course developed my comprehension from zero to actually planning a trade was genius. There is so much information given. I know it will take time for me to become efficient, or even profitable, however, I now know that by consistently applying odds-enhancers and risk management strategies, I can be cautious instead of afraid.”


“OTA took away the fear of investing my own money. Each class has been a step up in my skills and confidence. Gary Rozak does great job of interactive teaching.”

“Only you can best manage your own money. Online Trading Academy can show you how!”

“The Core Strategy course is a great introduction to trading! It teaches one the elementary steps to trade effectively against the novice traders and trade smart like the big institutions. The system is tested and builds in numerous risk safety factors. I had been looking for a program like this and I am very satisfied to find Online Trading Academy as a valued resource and continual training program. ”

“My experience with Online Trading Academy has been extremely positive both from the standpoint of education and support.... with an emphasis on support. These guys really go above and beyond to provide a positive and readily available learning environment.”

“I have been very fortunate to have been included in on the OTA school and their atmosphere and I have established a network with many other students here that only enhances my experience... Learning forex here with probably the best teacher I have had here so far, hands down, has been very exciting. I feel as though the center is top notch with excellent accommodations, very clean and very well thought out.. Very simple to access from the parking lot and very comfortable.”

“There is a vast amount of information available to learn from, for all levels of trading knowledge and proficiency. Anyone that can read, listen and follow instructions could be successful at trading with this program.”

“Online Trading Academy Core Strategy Live Class brings it all together in a concise and understandable manner. Every aspect that I understood prior to the class was reinforced and everything that I was confused with came into the light brightly. ”

“If you have ever entertained the thought about changing your life where you were in complete control of your finances and your time and have the courage to take that first step to begin the journey to your new life, then you have found the place to begin the adventure. This is an incredible learning environment with very qualified instructors. I am very pleased to have made the decision to move forward with the life changing education.”

“I fully enjoy the pace and classroom experience. The interacting with not only the instructor but other students has given me the confidence to know that I can make this work for me. Great location! It's only 5 minutes from my home. That was a huge factor when I looked into joining. The cleanliness is impeccable. Along with the food catering and exciting paint job on the walls, lol. It makes for a fun atmosphere.”


“VERY professional and knowledgeable. Tried another program and this by FAR is what I was looking for. I need to do A LOT of work to get disciplined and focussed. Will be an uphill climb for a while to grow my neural connections/synapses. I want to pass this knowledge along to my grand/great grandchildren.”

“One of the things I appreciate about OTA instructors and staff is they focus on practical and proven techniques. The real world experience they bring into the classroom, combined with a desire to help students succeed is apparent in everything they do. Thank You.”

“OTA is fun. Like building blocks in a playroom. I learn bits and pieces and then I learn how to fit them together. After my first class, my brain hurt. But every class and video has built my confidence and skill, layer by layer. Linda T.”

“OTA offers solid and systematic education on all aspects of trading. Anyone who is considering trading should educate themselves through OTA. Sacramento center was very satisfactory for our class; clean, quiet, close to highway. Staffs were helpful and friendly. Onsite breakfasts and lunches were much appreciated.”

“After attending my OTA classes with David Fong, I have a much keener understanding of the stock market and related asset classes. OTA provides a wonderful learning environment and excellent, well created study materials. I would highly recommend OTA to anyone who wishes to take back control of their retirement accounts or just wants to be a more educated investor. The OTA Sacramento facility is in a great location with plentiful and easy access parking. The facility is clean with very nice restrooms and comfortable work stations. The multi-media system is easy to see, hear and use. Just need pepper in the kitchen and we're all good!”

“Awesome training! The core system is brilliance on top of vast experience on top of good solid common sense, and fortified with instructors who were there for the love of sharing it.”

“I appreciate all the support that Online Trading Academy provides for my education and success. In addition, I feel pretty good about OTA's openness toward improving support. I found the facilities very professional and very conducive to learning. Thank You Online Trading Academy. The core strategy allowed me to identify where the unfilled orders remain in the market and how they affect prices with a fair degree of accuracy.”

“I am thankful for such friendly staff and instructors who know their "stuff". Thank you for the squeaky clean facility and plentiful parking.”

“The OTA program has shed a new light on trading and the technique that is involved with trading. When I first saw the commercial on TV I thought this was a scam. But after deciding to go forward with the program, I'm so glad I did. This is like nothing I ever imagined. I'm totally happy with the experience and specialized training that I'm receiving.”

“The setting and support for these classes is industry leading. Scot was a fantastic trainer and really helped us along the core path. I feel so much more confident that I can be successful as a trader going forward.”

“The staff were very friendly, food was good, environment clean and quiet; a good environment to learn. Don't ever go in trading stock if you have not attended this training because you will have yourself to blame. Moreover, you will remain a novice that I was before today.”

“This center is very clean, personnel very nice and plenty of parking space available. Very informative on what options are and how to trade options correctly. Once you've learned how to trade options, you may never buy stocks again!”

“This class provides solid information to grow your investments. There is a lot of information to digest and the instructor feeds you the information in a comfortable and fun way. I wish I had taken this course 10 years ago. The center is very nice, clean, and personnel are extremely friendly and make you feel at home.”


“I like the Trading Academy for two reasons. 1. You get extremely valuable knowledge about all aspects of market from the instructors with many years of successful trading. 2. You get knowledge of the very important things of how to execute trades. These are your two components of success. The best instructors share everything they know to your benefit. I would highly recommend OTA to everybody who considers trading or is already trying to make his way on this path. You can be sure that none of your questions will be left unanswered. My personal experience: I am very happy with OTA.”

“The center is great! The entire faculty is very friendly and are willing to help in any way they can. And they have pretty good food!”

“I believe that the results I have in trading will be directly up to me. The support and training is always going to be there; it's up to me to take advantage.”

“Retaking OTA's classes is the best thing to attain full mastery of trading. Every OTA instructor is well experienced and different from each other. I learned many new things from each one of them and it makes my knowledge much more solid. Thanks OTA.”

“OTA's system of learning and performance is unlike any other. You can be a person who has absolutely no knowledge of how the financial markets work and you can walk out being a pro!”

“I'm very impressed with Online Trading Academy's training classes and the use of online labs that allow students to practice the concepts taught in each class. The instructors have years of trading experience and willingly share that experience and guidance to those of us that are beginning our journey as traders. This is a great way to learn how to successfully trade!”

“The instructors are excellent, the staff are truly concerned that we are completely taken care of during on-site instruction and the opportunity to re-take any class is definitely a big PLUS, especially if trading scares you. I was so afraid to trade but this program has definitely made me a believer in trading, and trading Forex has been made easy due to my instructor's (Jody) teaching.”


“OTA has opened my eyes to a whole new world of opportunities by trading the financial markets. It's truly amazing how much we really don't understand. Yet, we continue to put our hard earned money into 401(k)'s and IRA's that keep costing us money while making the institutions richer.”

“I believe the info that was presented will be very valuable in making more money and making better risk management decisions.”

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