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
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“The level of instruction is very in depth. Well worth a week of your time. Dan Sugar keeps the pace moving so the topic is always interesting, but he adds learning tips and his own paraphrasing to drive the information home.”
“Well worth the time invested. Dan's experience in the market was quite evident and his calm, comfortable demeanor made it easy to learn.”
“Dan Sugar teaches futures in an elementary way to help beginners like me. He demonstrates countless trend lines and zones using real life futures products. The knowledge has equipped and empowered me in futures. Dan doesn't make learning boring. Thank you.”