Dan Sugar

5 stars – based on 42 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

“This is my second time taking the Futures course, and having Dan Sugar as an instructor was extremely beneficial. His style mixed in with Online Trading Academy's core strategies really brought things into perspective. I can tell Dan is very passionate about teaching people the correct way to trade and I look forward to having him again as an instructor in the future.”

, June 2014

“Dan Sugar has an easy down to earth personality. His experience with the market and professionalism shines through. I never felt more comfortable and relaxed with his personality. He was always congenial in his willingness to repeat information, never displaying annoyance, always willing to help and supply an answer to my questions. Dan displayed great humor. I am leaving feeling like his family member. Dan is Awesome!”

, June 2014

“Dan Sugar's extensive real-world trading experience and knowledge was apparent. It was clear how much he enjoys trading and how much he truly enjoys teaching others. This being the first Course I have taken in the Online Trading Academy Program Series, I can honestly say I am impressed and encouraged by the quality of the instructor. The bar has indeed been set high by Dan.”

, June 2014

“Dan uses a simple approach to trading, and makes it easy to follow. I liked his emphasis on trend and his comment that a trend line can also be thought of as demand on an angle.”

, May 2014

“Dan Sugar was both knowledgeable and entertaining while instructing on how to trade futures. He maintained a reasonable pace and injected anecdotes along the way to keep the class interesting. Excellent class! ”

, May 2014

“Dan approaches the class and questions really well and the insights given from his experience as a trader - invaluable.”

, April 2014
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