Dan Sugar

5 stars – based on 1 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.

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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

“Well worth the time invested. Dan's experience in the market was quite evident and his calm, comfortable demeanor made it easy to learn.”

, August 2016

“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.”

, August 2016

“I thought Dan Sugar was GREAT in explaining terms and not bad with the jokes. My experience was great.”

, July 2016

“Dan Sugar was a very good instructor and I am very satisfied with his style of teaching. He was very funny and kept me awake the whole time.”

, July 2016

“I truly enjoyed the Professional Trader - Part 1 class with Mr. Sugar because he approaches the subject from a very practical and hands on way. I shall recommend him as a prime instructor for this class.”

, July 2016

“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.”

, June 2016
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