The Online Trading Academy (OTA) reached out to the former Chief Economist of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr. Jeffrey H. Harris, to gain his opinion on the content and structure of their academy. After reviewing their material, classes, and online sessions, Dr. Harris gave his resounding approval. He believes that the OTA is on par with other universities that cover the same materials. The OTA provides at-home, hands-on learning opportunities that are not often available at other learning institutions.
According to him, many financial educations do not provide the exposure to derivatives markets that the OTA gives its students. In his opinion, experiential learning is the most necessary kind of learning. The OTA’s new analysis and trading platform, CliK, provides students with a solid theoretical foundation while also supporting their experiential learning in a structured framework of interactive online classes. He states that this system is much more user-centric and that it allows the learner to focus on their individual trade plan while learning how to be disciplined in their risk management. Dr. Harris stated that he appreciates how CliK has simplified and automated steps that were formerly manual. This then allows students to focus more on logic and economics and less on complicated online procedures.
Dr. Harris laments the fact that the majority of people have had such limited exposure to financial education. He believes that it is a life skill that should be available to all. By increasing financial education, more people can participate in the public markets. The OTA and Dr. Harris hope that more people will take advantage of the availability and structure that the academy provides.
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