Dan Sugar

5 stars – based on 37 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
  • Stocks


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


  • Florida, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Dan uses a simple approach to trading, and makes it easy to follow. I liked his emphasis on trend and his comment that a trend line can also be thought of as demand on an angle.”

, May 2014

“Dan Sugar was both knowledgeable and entertaining while instructing on how to trade futures. He maintained a reasonable pace and injected anecdotes along the way to keep the class interesting. Excellent class! ”

, May 2014

“Dan approaches the class and questions really well and the insights given from his experience as a trader - invaluable.”

, April 2014

“Dan Sugar is one of the best instructors I have had for Futures. Fun, energetic, kept the class lively. Always a lot of nuggets to share. His methods are easy to follow and are very practical. He understands completely the problems a student faces, and his answers to questions are to the point, crisp and intelligent. His delivery is just right and this class has cleared up a lot of my questions and given me more confidence in my trading. I will definitely re-attend any of his class in the future. Hope that we can see more of his online classes too.”

, April 2014

“Dan has demonstrated through live trading of stock indices, oil, currencies, etc. how to trade futures effectively and profitably. He has excellent knowledge and experience in futures trading and has shared practical strategies and tips on successful trading with the students. He has also shown how to make use of advanced features of the trading platform to improve trading performance.”

, April 2014

“Dan is fantastic - very approachable and funny.”

, March 2014
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