Dan Sugar

Online Trading Academy
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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.

  • Power Trader Nation


  • 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

“The instruction we have received so far has thoroughly covered the subject matter. There is enough repetition to increase familiarity for first-timers like us. Dan is very knowledgeable and keeps the interest level high with on-board examples that reinforce the course material.”

, April 2017

“I thought Dan Sugar was fantastic. He broke down a complicated process and explained it in ways and with catchy phrases, that I will hopefully never forget. He was very patient, and he taught us through telling interesting stories that reflected his 30 years of being a professional trader.”

, April 2017

“He was very effective in conveying the material in a way that we were able to understand. I am excited to apply what I have learned and to continue learning.”

, April 2017

“Dan Sugar's Futures class was totally awesome! He hands out a ton of extra knowledge from his years of trading experience that students can apply right now. Thanks, OTA!”

, March 2017

“Dan Sugar is an excellent instructor who presents the class information in an enjoyable and understandable manner, blending the theoretical and the practical. He is always willing to answer questions and provide examples to help the student to comprehend the trading art.”

, March 2017

“Dan IS an unusual teacher: remarkable energy, prodigious base of information, careful to distinguish his personal approach and techniques from some of the standard solutions, without being dismissive of the standard.”

, March 2017

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