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.

  • Power Trader Nation


  • 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 Better Than Cane Sugar... He's The Real Deal! 100%”

, June 2017

“I recommend this course and Dan Sugar to anyone who is looking to learn more about the markets and technical analysis. Dan is very helpful and accommodating to everyone's needs. Great ability to communicate and teach, while being personable and funny.”

, June 2017

“Dan is a gifted teacher. He uses humor to help get tough concepts across. He obviously has had a great deal of experience trading and it comes across when he uses particular analogies to help us understand the concepts. I feel I have been given a great deal of information that I will use for the rest of my trading career. The time in the room passes very quickly, because he keeps it moving and interesting.”

, June 2017

“I think Dan Sugar is a first-rate instructor. He appears most knowledgeable, articulate and professional. He skillfully presents complex material in as learnable a format as is possible. Thank God he intersperses humor throughout his presentation.”

, May 2017

“Dan Sugar is a terrific instructor! He was the guy that originally confirmed for me that OTA was THE place for me to learn about investing and trading. Dan is more than willing to take some aside time to make sure you understand concepts and/or answer your questions. I personally want to thank and recognize him for the extra time he spent with me. His willingness to share his years of experience to make me and the class better in this trading world is generous and remarkable! OTA is lucky to have Dan and so are we as students!”

, May 2017

“Dan is the Man!! Seriously, he was EXCELLENT!! His knowledge, ability to handle questions, patience, and humor perfectly complimented each other. I loved him as a teacher and I would take him again . . . and you better believe that I won't miss any opportunity to learn from Dan! Simply amazing!”

, May 2017

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