Dan Sugar

5 stars – based on 27 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 is fantastic - very approachable and funny.”

, March 2014

“It's my six months into trading, I am a stock and future trader. My trading skill has improved significantly after watching Dan Sugar's Platform Immersion class by learning his trading style, drawing trend lines, identifying chart patterns. That was a critical turning point for me!”

, March 2014

“Great, kept interest of class, could not sleep, made things interesting and fresh.”

, February 2014

“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.”

, February 2014

“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.”

, February 2014

“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.”

, December 2013
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