Dan Sugar

Online Trading Academy
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Dan Sugar is a third generation Chicago floor trader whose grandfather was at the Chicago Butter and Egg Board for twenty years, which became the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1919. His father, Justin, started at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1950 and was a broker and trader in the Corn, Wheat and Soybean pits, retiring in 1982.

Dan has several years experience as a floor trader but decided to change paths and began trading Stocks, Futures, Options and Forex Currencies from the screen.

His mechanical approach to risk management is designed to maximize opportunities by taking the emotion out of trading. He understands that for traders to be successful, they must develop their own specific trading plan and style consistent with their personality, objectives and risk temperament. In its purest form, trading comes down to risk vs. return.

Dan derives great professional and personal satisfaction from helping students at Online Trading Academy take responsibility and control of their future. His goal as an Online Trading Academy Instructor is to help students gain financial independence by sharing his vast knowledge and real world experiences, as well as giving Online Trading Academy students the rules and tools which have been developed to help them become successful.

  • Power Trader Nation


  • Former Runner for E. F. Hutton
  • Traded 30 year Treasury Futures and Dow Jones stock-index futures on the Chicago Board of Trade floor
  • Held Series 3, 6, 63, and 7 Licenses


  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Graduate Programs
  • Stocks


  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Hour with the Pros


Florida, USA

What Students Are Saying

“I totally enjoy my Core Strategy program with Dan Sugar! Upbeat, engaging, and packed full of quality information. I know I will continue to remember the funny little phrases he gave us to trigger our memories of the material and the steps to be taken. Dan is a strong trend trader. Don't miss out on his trend perspective if you have the opportunity to take any of his classes!”

, June 2018

“Dan Sugar is your biggest Asset. He is fun, inciteful, experienced and super knowledgeable...I am a restake and have never had an instructor as good, funny or down to earth....NO EGO. All around great guy. ”

, April 2018

“Dan was amazing at teaching not only the course material, but also teaching from his personal and family's knowledge from his heritage of trading lessons.”

, April 2018

“Dan was great! Loved his teaching style, and the clarity that he presented the information with.”

, April 2018

“The course was phenomenal. The instructor was very knowledgeable and had an easy to follow and understand pace.”

, March 2018

“I enjoyed taking this class with Dan Sugar. He was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond in helping his students get the most out of the 7 day course.”

, March 2018

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