Dan Sugar

5 stars – based on 42 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 did an outstanding job of teaching the material in this class. I feel like I can finally find my zones and start trading with confidence.”

, December 2014

“Dan Sugar very much aided me in clearing up a deep level of anxiety I've had for years now about where to find good entry and exit points for trades. I know now that I'm on a good track to be able to locate them in a much easier process in the future. I didn't have the confidence to choose entry and exit points on my own, and I had no intention of trying it. I've always known in my gut that having a good educator on the matter is key and I've found that this week in my instructor, Dan Sugar. So, kudos Dan, it was very much appreciated.”

, December 2014

“Dan Sugar is a great teacher. His experience and skill shines through and is a tremendous asset. I can't wait to take the Professional Futures Trader class with him.”

, November 2014

“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
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