Don Dawson

5.0 stars – based on 36 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

“This is my second futures trading course and I really enjoyed it. He was able to explain things I've learned in the past with great depth and I have learned so much! I really appreciate his style in teaching and feel that he is one of the best that Online Trading Academy has to offer. Thank you!”

, June 2014

“Instructor was great and accommodated everyone's abilities. Brought a lot of real world trading insight into the material being presented.”

, June 2014

“Don was very knowledgeable and experienced with the subject matter. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering futures trading.”

, June 2014

“Don is an amazing instructor. He is very knowledgeable and the delivery of his knowledge is really well thought out. I learned a lot from Don and would love to take him again.”

, May 2014

“I really like Don approach to setting up the trade. There could be a lot of variation of applying the concepts taught in class, but his detailed and specific approach took a lot of guess work out of setting up the trade. I felt more confident in my ability to trade.”

, May 2014

“Don is very conscientious about ensuring we understand, as best we can, the material covered. Don is excellent at checking in with the class as he instructs, giving us ample time for clarification, Q&A. Don promotes a very interactive class which is great.”

, April 2014
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