Dan Sugar

5 stars – based on 50 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

“Excellent job Dan - Thank you. It is amazing how well you were able to cram so much information into a few days.”

, August 2014

“Dan was very passionate throughout the class, mixing lots of energy with humor as he was going through the content - the best part was usage of live charts to demonstrate some of the concepts such as using indicators as odds enhancers, showing how certain candles in certain positions can probably indicate the next likely price action move and how to control risk with tight stops in such cases. It was a truly enjoyable class where I learned quite a lot to hopefully take my trading to the next level. He repeatedly went over numerous examples using live charts to really drive home the point so that it really sticks in your head. I would re-take his class at every given opportunity and would strongly recommend his class to Online Trading Academy students.”

, August 2014

“I enjoyed Dan's way of delivering the course material. He has a great ability to simplify the material and always look for ways to demonstrate important points on the live charts. He has a great personality and style that makes you want to listen more and more.”

, August 2014

“Dan is a Great teacher. He synergizes his years of experience with the class materials. His style is friendly which creates an environment where students can ask questions and we can learn from Dan and from the interaction with other students. I grew in my knowledge each day.”

, August 2014

“Dan is patient to answer all questions the students had. He cared about what we learned and ensured that we have retained key strategies to apply in trading and generating profits.”

, July 2014

“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
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