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

“OTA has introduced me to a program which will change my financial future. Dan is a great teacher. Positive and upbeat. Extremely knowledgeable. Presented the course material in an organized and understandable way. Answered all questions. Kept us all on course when we started to stray.”

, August 2017

“Very knowledgeable teachers and support staff. Class material is very helpful in class and out of class. My first experience with OTA was with the Pro Trader class. Since my first class, OTA has upgraded their teaching platform to include many additional teaching tools and methods. These upgrades will further elevate my ability to succeed. Rhonda Blase 8/16/2017”

, August 2017

“Dan Sugar is an OTA Super Star! An excellent presentation of OTA's core strategy was accompanied by a Trendline Breakout Odds Enhancer. Take Dan's classes!”

, July 2017

“The amount of days was too short but luckily I had one of the best teachers. As a matter of fact, my brother and I, we called him the master and us the disciples. Lol. Mr. Dan was just great.”

, July 2017

“Dan Sugar is a rock star... I feel privileged knowing him. This is my 2nd class with Dan and I went out of my way to be here. Great guy, and an asset to OTA and to my trading career.”

, July 2017

“Dan is a GREAT instructor. His real-world experience and knowledge of the markets make him an ideal instructor. I especially appreciated his emphasis on trend lines as a key strategy for helping to place winning trades & knowing when to exit trades.”

, June 2017

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