Don Dawson

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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. What I loved about his class was his ability to not only cater to what the newbies needed, but also what the more experience students needed. He has a very systematic way of teaching that seems to make sense for everyone. It was clear that he is not there just to teach the material, but really invested himself into the success of each and every student. I really hope that the Toronto center is able to get him back in more regularly.”

, April 2016

“Enjoyed his style and delivery. Lots of knowledge and a great sense of humor, In control of the class at all times.”

, April 2016

“Don has kept the class environment and pace conducive to learning for everyone. He treated every question equally. He made the course more understandable with his teaching style.”

, March 2016

“Don is an amazing instructor. He has a great teaching style and it is so easy to learn from him.”

, March 2016

“Don is an excellent instructor. He really brings out the big picture in helping you capture the full aspect of the course. He really goes out of his way to help you understand the lesson and how he brings out the knowledge of the futures trader and helping us understand what to expect and equip you in how to tackle the futures market.”

, March 2016

“Best class ever. Don's teaching is very clear, meaning he is easy to follow. I learned many new things in just two days. Don is excellent at transferring his knowledge and experience to the students. He teaches at a slow, easy to learn from pace, plus he has a sense of humor.”

, February 2016
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