Dan Sugar

5 stars – based on 50 reviews
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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.

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  • 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


  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Graduate Programs
  • Stocks


  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Hour with the Pros


  • Florida, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Dan is a really great teacher! I highly recommend having him come back again soon. Can't wait to learn more great tools!”

, October 2014

“Dan Sugar is really an asset to OTA! I am grateful and thankful for having him as an instructor.”

, October 2014

“Dan brings a lot of enthusiasm and passion during his classes. It's the second time that I took one of his classes and overall he is a great instructor.”

, September 2014

“Dan is a great instructor. He is experienced and confident in his knowledge of the materials. He really keys in on the critical points to successful trading. He is very patient with all questions and creates an environment that is comfortable to exchange information and ask questions. Dan has great energy and enthusiasm for teaching and keeps the class interesting with great anecdotes and humor.”

, September 2014

“Excellent job Dan - Thank you. It is amazing how well you were able to cram so much information into a few days.”

, August 2014

“Dan was very passionate throughout the class, mixing lots of energy with humor as he was going through the content - the best part was usage of live charts to demonstrate some of the concepts such as using indicators as odds enhancers, showing how certain candles in certain positions can probably indicate the next likely price action move and how to control risk with tight stops in such cases. It was a truly enjoyable class where I learned quite a lot to hopefully take my trading to the next level. He repeatedly went over numerous examples using live charts to really drive home the point so that it really sticks in your head. I would re-take his class at every given opportunity and would strongly recommend his class to Online Trading Academy students.”

, August 2014
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