Dan Sugar

5 stars – based on 2 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

“Dan Sugar is a very engaging instructor. Trend lines, candle stick patterns and gaps fills were so well taught and explained that I am now ready to start trading seriously. Sunday night will be ground zero for me. Thank you. Dan!”

, January 2016

“Dan Sugar's use of trend lines is a refreshing addition to trading and I expect this tool to help toward my trading success.”

, January 2016

“While taking the Platform Immersion online course taught by Dan Sugar, I was amazed at how many "ah ha" moments and how many things came together for me throughout the class. Dan used example after example to make the platform real and for me to be able to apply trading knowledge to technical application. His style of teaching by integrating lecture material and real-life examples was exceptional. After completing his course, I had a better command and knowledge of the trading application as well as other resources to maximize my success with OTA core strategies. I would highly recommend his classes to everyone!”

, December 2015

“Dan Sugar is a superb instructor. His command of the course material, presentation style, and use of practical examples was excellent. I highly recommend that everyone should take the Pro Trader class with Dan.”

, November 2015

“Dan really made complex ideas very simple to understand.”

, October 2015

“Great teacher!! Keeps students engaged with relevant humor!!”

, October 2015
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