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.

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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
  • Graduate Programs
  • Stocks


  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Hour with the Pros


  • Florida, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Dan Sugar is a wonderful instructor who keeps matters simple, straightforward, and transparent. He is fiercely dedicated to the success of his students and doesn't move forward unless the class has understood the subject matter as a whole. Dan is one of those instructors whom you want to be in constant communication and share progress with.”

, December 2016

“Dan was very knowledgeable and was able to relate the course materials to real life examples on active charts. He was also very personable and made the presentation of the material fun and interesting.”

, December 2016

“Dan is a Pro... What a Gem... my first class with him and I am impressed with his expertise and knowledge and the ease with which he teaches. Great sense of humor. Added to my present knowledge and will use some of his extra added bonuses which can make or break a trade.”

, December 2016

“It was obvious from the first day that Dan has a lot of experience in teaching and applying the skills needed to make it trading. His style of teaching was engaging, entertaining, and his passion for teaching is great. I feel fortunate to have him be my teacher in this first class.”

, November 2016

“Dan Sugar is a great Instructor. He takes time to help me and show me how to use the work station. He is great at teaching trend lines. Trend lines is a great benefit and key to setting up trades. I enjoyed my time in class and having such a knowledgeable Instructor as Dan Sugar.”

, November 2016

“I am extremely thankful and appreciative for the wealth of knowledge, information, and disciplines to be responsible for, with such that I was given during this class by OTA, the WPB Staff, and our instructor Dan Sugar. Thank You.”

, October 2016
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