Don Dawson

5 stars – based on 29 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 the best instructor I've had the opportunity to take a class from. His knowledge of his material and the real world application of that knowledge will help me tremendously. I look forward to retaking the class and learning even more the next time.”

, June 2015

“Don was a wonderful teacher.”

, May 2015

“I thought Don Dawson was very knowledgeable and presented it in a way that a novice could understand. Thank you, Don.”

, May 2015

“I just finished the Futures class with Don Dawson. Don gave a lot of insight on his past experience. He also brought a lot of ideas to the table to make the class less overwhelming.”

, May 2015

“Great teacher. Great challenge. Learned many new things.”

, April 2015

“Learned a new powerful tool. Instructor is very knowledgeable, professional, resourceful, patient. Always makes sure material is understood before going to the next step. His delivery pace helps to cover a lot of material in shorter time. I really enjoyed Don's class.”

, April 2015
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