Dan Sugar

5 stars – based on 6 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.


  • 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

Student Testimonials

"Dan Sugar is a great teacher, good at explaining and made class fun and entertaining!"

Rating: 5 out of 5
, December 2013

"Mr. Sugar is one of the best instructors I have ever had. His knowledge is very deep and broad with the markets. His experience in trading has helped me realize that I need to focus on specific things and really ignore other things that I learned were noise. I greatly appreciate learning what the noise was."

Rating: 5 out of 5
, December 2013

"What I liked best: Dan as the instructor, he is the man!"

Rating: 5 out of 5
, December 2013

"Dan is a very good teacher and I have learnt so much this week, a very big thank you. I hope to attend a retake with Dan if he comes to the UK again."

, August 2013

"Dan delivered at all levels. Five stars all round."

, August 2013

"Dan is an excellent instructor! He brought so much information together to make it clear and understandable. The best part was how much trading he did in class! Wow. It was wonderful watching him analyze the charts and pick which trades to take. Awesome. My confidence level is much higher now than it was five days ago!"

, July 2013

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