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
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.
- Founder of Majestic Futures
- Canadian Markets
- Singapore Markets
- US Markets
- 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
What Students Are Saying
“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.”
“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. ”
“Mr. Dawson is exceptionally knowledgeable in his profession!!! This has been a great opportunity to sit in Mr. Dawson's classroom again. Anyone thinking of taking a class with Mr. Dawson will be rewarded with knowledge beyond one's expectations!!! Thank You, Mr. Dawson, for sharing sooo much knowledge with the class, and for your time to gather resources to share with us. You are an excellent instructor!!!”
“Excellent instructor. Very well rounded and effective to teach trading skills and knowledge. Good motivator and inspiration given to keep moving trading skills up.”
“Don is very knowledgeable on the subject, and his step by step approach made it very easy to understand. Excellent teacher with a passion for his teaching.”
“Don is exceptionally good in providing instructions and engaging personally with each student.”