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
- CES Certified
Power Trading Radio guest
- Hour with the Pros
What Students Are Saying
“Great, kept interest of class, could not sleep, made things interesting and fresh.”
“Dan really helped me in nailing supply/demand zones and candlesticks. While the other areas that were covered are valuable, getting the first step down well makes the rest so much easier. In today's trading, my profit factor was 3.15. That was due to Dan's helping me get the zones right and interpreting the candlesticks correctly, which is why I came.”
“Enjoyed Dan's instructions. His knowledge is incredible and he had some great sayings. Kept the class on pace, but added light humor times so we were not serious for the entire day.”
“I mean, how can I put it? Mr. Sugar is thoroughly informed about the subject matter, extremely jovially presented. Individual attention was great. Totally, insanely and appropriately funny. A lot of information, very well presented in a very short time. I would definitely take his class again. A very, very generous instructor. Thanks, Dan.”
“Dan Sugar is a great teacher, good at explaining and made class fun and entertaining!”
“Dan Sugar did an excellent job of introducing a lot of new material to the new trader. At the same time, he included material that gave even new traders hints at the "next steps" and depth of what there is to be learned. His approach was positive and encouraging. I did not feel like I was being patronized even though Dan is obviously a master trader.”