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Who we are

The Institute of Trading and Finance (IOTAF) is an elite trading school based in Montreal that fosters student success with one-on-one mentoring and top-of-the-line facilities, technology, and educators.

Students acquire real-world experience as they train side-by-side with a team of successful professional traders and researchers on a trading floor equipped with multi-screen stadiums, the fastest connections, and premier news services.

IOTAF offers training programs for individuals and corporations that are tailored to each student’s level of experience and learning style. With class sizes limited to eight people, students receive the personal attention they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of trading. In addition, students become a part of the IOTAF alumni community with ongoing mentoring, even after graduation.

Our Philosophy

We will not rest until you have succeeded and become a profitable trader. We will continue to provide you with the education you need as well as the coaching and resources that are required to be successful in this game.

Our Promise

We will make sure we are smarter than you, more knowledgeable than you, more patient than you, more disciplined than you, more prepared than you, have more resources than you, have a stronger community than you and our risk management will be a hundred times more bullet-proof than yours!

Join the 1%

Trading is a zero-sum game in which 99% give up their funds by throwing darts at a board to the 1% of smart traders who actually know how markets are working. 


  • “My experience at IOTAF has exceeded all my expectations. Regardless of my lack of economic or financial background, IOTAF has not only been able to give me a strong understanding of the fundamentals but also provided me with the tools to grasp a deeper and more insightful comprehension of markets as well. Everything learnt, in theory, is then reinforced and fortified by the real-life applications of this information to the current live markets, and you quickly develop your own analysis of markets and thus eventually leading to your own style of trading. I attribute the success of the IOTAF program to the truly unique and exceptional instructors here. They have a very professional yet personable and hands-on teaching approach. They happily share their expertise, knowledge and insights as professional traders, and they are deeply committed to the success of each and every one of their students. To me, IOTAF’s endless support, exceptional tools and expansive resources are truly unparalleled.”

    Vanessa N.
  • “Before taking the IOTAF Master in Trading Course, I thought I knew a lot about trading, but I had the knowledge of a retail trader only. At IOTAF, they gave me professional level knowledge. No indicator or any strategy you’ll find on YouTube will ever beat the best tool you have in your toolbox; that is yourself. Now that I know how the real money trades the various financial markets around the globe, I can finally be part of it. I’ve even been hired by prop firm Ocram Capital as a trader.”

    Jeremy M-B.
  • Life-changing course (MIT program). You are taught everything you need to know to trade like a professional. I spent about a year trying to learn from various online courses and video tutorials but they will not teach you what you learn at IOTAF. Not only are you taught the proper technical and fundamental knowledge but also the proper risk management skills that will turn you from a fish into a shark.

    They also have a ton of awesome resources available for students and traders alike. Their best resource though is the teaching staff – they are all expert traders that have been profitable in the business for years (decades for some). They are all ready and willing to mentor you so that you can become the trader you want to be.

    Highly recommended.

    Eric M.
  • Before signing up, I went to one of their open houses to learn more about the Master in Trading MIT program. Off the bat, I was impressed by the broad knowledge of the teachers about markets and how they work, but what really got me hooked was the idea of a lifetime membership in a trading community, where I can get help whenever I need it. Becoming a trader is a long process and having access to experienced mentors is reassuring. It’s been almost a year that I graduated from MIT, but thanks to the IOTAF community, I did not cease to learn new things that helped me develop my own personal approach to trading.

    Adam S.
  • As a beginner trader who had little knowledge of trading the futures market, I was amazed at how much I learned during the 3-month course, allowing me to begin trading immediately after completing the course. The staff and course are truly Montreal’s best-kept secret in learning the art of trading. Strongly recommend to anyone looking to not only learn about trading but understand the stock market!

    Alexandra G.


If you would like to take a tour of our facility, meet with our teachers, students or alumni, you are more than welcome to set up an appointment, it will be our pleasure to meet you. We also organize regularly strategy sessions that are open to the public, a great way to have access to our priceless market analysis and strategies.