Online Trading Academy to Provide Educational Web Content & Training for NASDAQ TotalView Data

NASDAQ to Utilize Instructional Tools to be Created by Leading Trader Educator

Jul 13, 2005, 01:00 ET from Online Trading Academy

    IRVINE, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Online Trading Academy(TM) (OTA)
 today announced a strategic initiative to develop and deliver financial
 educational web content for TotalView(R), NASDAQ's premier market data
 product.  Beginning next week, NASDAQ's TotalView(R) content will be delivered
 through OTA's live trading center curriculum and the web
     NASDAQ TotalView is the best source of NASDAQ order information available,
 showing every quote and order in the NASDAQ Market Center at every price
 level.  TotalView offers greater overall market transparency and 85 percent
 more liquidity than NASDAQ's legacy Level II within five cents of the inside
 market.  TotalView provides the best information available to discover more
 trading opportunities.  TotalView also supplies enhanced content regarding
 NASDAQ's Opening and Closing Crosses.  This helps traders maintain their
 positions by more accurately gauging true buy and sell interest.  TotalView
 content will include a Flash Media presentation of TotalView and tactics for
 its use.
     "The information you use to trade is as important as how you trade.  In
 today's marketplace, traders need to understand the market data products they
 need to trade successfully.  Educating our customers about NASDAQ TotalView
 compliments our own commitment to ensure our clients are truly educated and
 capable of handling their money and controlling the risk in a sophisticated
 marketplace," said OTA president and founder Eyal Shahar.
     "OTA is the premier independent educational resource for the active
 trading community," said Bill O'Brien, Senior Vice President of Market Data
 Distribution, NASDAQ.  "Their decision to create TotalView educational
 materials signifies their commitment to providing traders with the information
 they need to succeed, and their proven excellence in developing educational
 content makes them an ideal partner to provide information about TotalView on"
     Spurred by the burgeoning growth of active investors and traders desiring
 to take control of their assets by learning the skills of direct access
 trading, OTA has also enabled its recent franchisees in Dallas, TX and Dubai,
 UAE, to provide the global financial community with OTA's unique "live
 trading" classroom approach that has become the company's signature.
 Locations worldwide now sponsor events such as free weekly "Power Trading
 Workshops" as well as monthly, daily and weekend classes in stock, currency,
 options index and futures trading.
     "Through its expanding global franchise model, OTA will take a leading
 role in the proper education of traders about NASDAQ and TotalView.  In this
 way OTA is really more than just an online content provider, they are a
 strategic ally," said O'Brien, NASDAQ.
     About Online Trading Academy
     Online Trading Academy has conducted financial and active trading training
 since 1997.  From its headquarters in Irvine, California, the company has
 established and progressively developed live classes and online mentoring as
 its core curriculum in teaching its courses to active self-directed investors
 and traders.  Its teaching methods evolved from the company's roots as one of
 the largest trading floors in the world with 180 traders who were trading over
 half a billion dollars of securities daily.  The company sold the trading
 operation in 2001 and became the largest independent financial education
 academy in the U.S.  OTA is not a broker-dealer or a software vendor and is a
 completely independent training academy, committed solely to customer
 education.  OTA provides course content, training CDs, and webinars to over
 200 financial web sites and produces customized education for numerous
 broker-dealers and financial companies.  For more information visit

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