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
- Graduate Programs
- CES Certified
Power Trading Radio guest
- Hour with the Pros
What Students Are Saying
“Dan brings a lot of enthusiasm and passion during his classes. It's the second time that I took one of his classes and overall he is a great instructor.”
“Dan is a great instructor. He is experienced and confident in his knowledge of the materials. He really keys in on the critical points to successful trading. He is very patient with all questions and creates an environment that is comfortable to exchange information and ask questions. Dan has great energy and enthusiasm for teaching and keeps the class interesting with great anecdotes and humor.”
“Excellent job Dan - Thank you. It is amazing how well you were able to cram so much information into a few days.”
“Dan was very passionate throughout the class, mixing lots of energy with humor as he was going through the content - the best part was usage of live charts to demonstrate some of the concepts such as using indicators as odds enhancers, showing how certain candles in certain positions can probably indicate the next likely price action move and how to control risk with tight stops in such cases. It was a truly enjoyable class where I learned quite a lot to hopefully take my trading to the next level. He repeatedly went over numerous examples using live charts to really drive home the point so that it really sticks in your head. I would re-take his class at every given opportunity and would strongly recommend his class to Online Trading Academy students.”
“I enjoyed Dan's way of delivering the course material. He has a great ability to simplify the material and always look for ways to demonstrate important points on the live charts. He has a great personality and style that makes you want to listen more and more.”
“Dan is a Great teacher. He synergizes his years of experience with the class materials. His style is friendly which creates an environment where students can ask questions and we can learn from Dan and from the interaction with other students. I grew in my knowledge each day.”