Don Dawson

5 stars – based on 41 reviews
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Don Dawson has been trading the futures markets since 1987. His perseverance through the ups and downs of trading, openness to experience of others, balanced tolerance for risk, and patience to wait for his setups are a few of his strengths as a trader.

He continues to trade his personal Futures accounts while instructing Futures classes for Online Trading Academy. His teaching method has been referred to as "down to earth". He understands the student's need for a structured environment in the early stages of their trading education. As an Instructor, he uses humor to convey information in an accessible way.

He is excited about sharing his passion for trading with others. A quote he likes is, "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle." He believes that the best teacher is a student – always in learning mode and wanting to learn more by teaching. He looks forward to working with each of you in one of his classes. He also writes Commodity Futures articles for Online Trading Academy's free newsletter "Lessons From the Pros" where students can enhance their knowledge with his resourceful content.

Lessons From The Pros Power Trader Nation Instructor Excellence Award


  • Founder of Majestic Futures


  • Canadian Markets
  • Singapore Markets
  • US Markets


  • Commodities
  • Futures


  • Series 3 license (since 1990)
  • Registered Commodity Trading Advisor with the National Futures Association (since 1990)
  • Guest speaker at Johns Hopkins University on Technical Analysis of the Futures Market and on Multiple Business Radio Shows around the country
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Presented for the Singapore Mercantile Futures Exchange


  • Virginia, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Don Dawson is a great instructor. He explained everything clearly. He also took his time to copy useful handouts for us. It is great to have him.”

, March 2015

“Don really has the pulse of the markets. Seasonal and spread trading will be a great tool in my toolkit. Thanks.”

, February 2015

“Mr. Don Dawson is the best teacher. I highly recommend for future classes.”

, February 2015

“Don Dawson is a great instructor with an abundance of knowledge in futures. I am going to take a retake of futures. I hope that Don will be able to come back.”

, January 2015

“Don Dawson is an awesome experienced futures instructor. He is like a walking encyclopedia on futures trading. ”

, January 2015

“Thanks to Mr. Dawson, I learn a lot from him. He's the best of the best instructor. Thank you.”

, December 2014
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