Don Dawson

5 stars – based on 4 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.


  • 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

Student Testimonials

"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."

Rating: 5 out of 5
, 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

"It was great to learn all of Don's commodity strategies. He is extremely knowledgeable."

, July 2013

"Don did an excellent job and was well structured in his delivery. Left me with a greater degree of realistic confidence in my future trading."

, July 2013

"Don was an excellent instructor that gave a complete system to review trades, and enabled further with materials that simulated our classroom exposure. He was engaged and patient with the range of student's varied backgrounds. His background exemplified the exposure to the markets and shared easily the wealth of knowledge. I think these materials will help considerably in not having to reinvent the wheel to recreate the classroom simulations and practice time, feels like this will sink into memory readily..very appreciative!"

, July 2013

"I really enjoyed Don and his friendly style. He has an excellent teaching demeanor and is a very good communicator. I thought his class was both thoughtful and detailed. Excellent descriptions of trading situations and styles. I was very impressed! I thought his insights were very helpful and I am looking forward to using my new understanding of the market to trade! Thanks to everyone!"

, June 2013

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