Dan Sugar is a third generation Chicago floor trader whose grandfather was at the Chicago Butter and Egg Board for twenty years, which became the
Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1919. His father, Justin, started at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1950 and
was a broker and trader in the Corn, Wheat and Soybean pits, retiring in 1982.
Dan has several years experience as a floor trader but decided to change paths and began trading Stocks, Futures, Options and
Forex Currencies from the screen.
His mechanical approach to risk management is designed to
maximize opportunities by taking the emotion out of trading. He
understands that for traders to be successful, they must develop
their own specific trading plan and style consistent with their
personality, objectives and risk temperament. In its purest form,
trading comes down to risk vs. return.
Dan derives great professional and personal satisfaction from
helping students at Online Trading Academy take responsibility and control of their future.
His goal as an Online Trading Academy Instructor is to help students gain financial independence by sharing
his vast knowledge and real world experiences, as well as
giving Online Trading Academy students the rules and tools which have been developed to help them become successful.
- Former Runner for E. F. Hutton
- Traded 30 year Treasury Futures and Dow Jones stock-index futures on the Chicago Board of Trade floor
- Held Series 3, 6, 63, and 7 Licenses
- Graduate Programs
- CES Certified
Power Trading Radio guest
- Hour with the Pros
What Students Are Saying
“Dan is a great teacher. He is great at distilling the information down to the most concise nuggets so that we can remember it more easily.”
“Dan Sugar is a good instructor, balancing bits of humor with the serious elements quite effectively. He is obviously knowledgeable and projects professionalism whilst relating to each level of student.”
I want to thank you for taking time last week and sharing your wealth of knowledge. This was by far my best class in OTA so far. I am very impressed by your depth and breadth of knowledge. Your command over the subject is impeccable and second to none. The best part for me was that you want to see students successful and your giving and helping nature is your best quality. By seeing somebody like you around I feel confident that I can achieve my goals in trading
You were very punctual and followed the course content methodically. You also provide support material to help understand the difficult concepts.
I have no idea about futures before the class so I was a bit nervous. I must share with you that on day 1 I did not have the same VOW.. feeling as I was thinking that class is going a bit faster but you confidently said that by Friday we will get everything, you were so right. I also realized that I will have to step up myself to get the best out of the class. I also studied the course material before the class that helped me a lot.
Thanks again for taking the time and would love to be in your class again.
“Dan Sugar provided a fresh perspective to core strategy using his own methodology. I was able to enhance the odds of entering/exiting supply and demand zones by being able to identify price movement through trendline analysis and candlestick formations/patterns. I was grateful for the value added education Mr. Sugar provided.”
“Dan was a great presenter and offered many personal insights and additional materials.”
“Dan Sugar was great at helping me to understand the core strategies and to read the charts more effectively. I highly recommend those looking to become profitable traders to learn this strategy!”