Dan Sugar

5 stars – based on 13 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

“I'm very satisfied with Dan Sugar. Great teacher, explains the complex material in very comprehensive way. Very nice person with great sense of humor. Thank you very much, Dan.”

, July 2015

“Dan is an excellent teacher!! I am glad that I came to attend his course. I had listened to his recording sessions in the past so I really wanted to come when I found out he was coming to Toronto. Love his line" Price has Memory!!!" I learned a lot of interesting things and I can't wait to apply in live trading. Thanks Dan!!”

, July 2015

“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.”

, May 2015

“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.”

, May 2015

“Hi Dan 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. ”

, May 2015

“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.”

, March 2015
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