Don Dawson

5.0 stars – based on 23 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

“Awesome instructor, very good at delivering the material.”

, March 2014

“What I liked best: Don Dawson’s teaching ability – I was able to understand the new concepts and his story examples provided added depth of knowledge.”

, February 2014

“I was pleasantly surprised with the knowledge and teaching of Don. He was beyond a professional and very impressive teacher.”

, February 2014

“Instructor is excellent - one of the best at Online Trading Academy! I enjoy taking his classes, I learn a lot every time. He's very patient and friendly and takes extra time to make sure everyone understands the concepts. I would (and have) recommend him to anyone interested in trading futures.”

, February 2014

“Don is a very gifted teacher and was so great with clarifying the information and giving us the value of his experience and knowledge.”

, January 2014

“Don's attention to process was highly valued. Particularly around basing candle patterns.”

, January 2014
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