Don Dawson

5 stars – based on 46 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 an amazing futures instructor. He definitely helped me refine my trade plan and skill set as a professional trader.”

, October 2014

“I loved the instructor's sense of humor. He made the class really interesting.”

, October 2014

“Don's exceptional knowledge and experience in trading futures came thru with clarity. His delivery of the material was exceptional.”

, October 2014

“Don is a good teacher. I enjoyed his class and his concern about making sure we will succeed in trading.”

, September 2014

“Don Dawson is a "must have" instructor. His knowledge and ability to communicate that with us students is nothing but top notch. I will take any class he is the instructor for in the future.”

, August 2014

“Don Dawson is nothing short of exceptional in theoretical and hands on Futures training. A definite go to guy for assistance, also no individuals were left lagging. Highly recommend as a true professional instructor. ”

, August 2014
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