Please upgrade your web browser

These pages are built with modern web browsers in mind, and are not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 or below. Please try using another web browser, such as Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari.

Are there any organizations or advisors that can teach/mentor me on how to trade the stock market?


Daniel Burkhart Needham, MA

I have recently found a passion for day trading/swing trading stocks and want to see if there is anyone or any organization that can teach me how to trade the stock market successfully. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

9 March 2022 3 replies Education & Training



Jim Fuller Columbia, MD


There's a company called Online Trading Academy (OTA) that has a training program for a fee. I joined it a few years ago and I believe they hold a free info session. and

It is not cheap but these guys know what they're doing and there's lifetime memberships and you can keep going and repeating a classes to get down the steps. OTA has changed some of it's business model since I joined, so I'm not sure how it is priced now.

Here's the thing I want to emphasize--a few years ago I heard some OTA locations were offering service members or veterans a no cost basic training class (what is called "Core Strategy").

I'm available to answer any questions you may have.



Daniel Burkhart Needham, MA

Thank you for these resources, they look like they will be very helpful!


Matthew Peirce Brooklyn, NY

Hi Daniel, I'm sure a handful of ACP mentors that work in the finance industry will also provide advice, but I will share a couple of articles that outline the process, how to get started and a series of questions you should begin asking yourself. I hope these help!

Your Answer

Please log in to answer this question.

Sign Up

You can join as either a Veteran or an Advisor.

An Advisor already has a career, with or without military experience, and is willing to engage with and help veterans.
Sign Up as an Advisor.

A Veteran has military experience and is seeking a new career, or assistance with life after service.
Sign Up as a Veteran.