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
“Excellent instructor who is fun to learn from. Dan brought much joy and fun to a boring subject of trading. He kept me engaged all the time and used real-life examples that I can relate to. He is very knowledgeable and wiling to teach and help. He can cover almost all of my questions. I especially like the fact that he taught us something extra not on the book but very valuable. Yet I wish there is a bit more time to actually review the zones and trades that I put in and perform trade reviews.”
“Dan is a very enthusiastic instructor who communicates very effectively his trader's experience. I really enjoyed such practical knowledge and honesty. I will leave the academy with much more confidence with my trading abilities.”
“Dan's teaching style and techniques show the passion he has with Trading and his willingness to share his experiences with the class. I enjoyed the class and have an understanding of the Core Strategy of OTA.”
“Dan Sugar was certainly knowledgeable, well spoken, humorous and, like any great teacher, able to pass along his expertise on a level that all could understand.”
“I was glad I had the opportunity to take this class. Dan Sugar is a phenomenal instructor and the extent of the information he shared -- as well as the attention to detail he displayed for the students -- was something that I feel will be pivotal to making money in the market sooner rather than later.”
“Dan Sugar is fantastic and has definitely taken me to a new high level of trading with his explanation of Futures trading strategies. I loved this course!!”