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 am so grateful that I was able to experience, first-hand, Daniel Sugar's gift to teach. Everything that I covered in Core Strategy was explained in a way that I could more easily understand. His willingness to transfer his enthusiasm and expertise for trend to each student, including myself, is invaluable. Thank you for going the extra mile to bring Futures to life.”

, January 2018

“I am really looking forward to applying my knowledge of futures! Dan's teaching method was very effective, and futures made sense to me.”

, December 2017

“[I liked] the real world examples and information that Dan Sugar provided for the class. He is a very motivational, positive instructor!”

, December 2017

“He was absolutely incredible at explaining all of the concepts taught to us, providing easy to follow examples and clear answers. He really knows his stuff. Just Superb!!”

, December 2017

“I learned a great amount in Dan Sugar's core strategy class, it has helped improve how I go about my trades and also to have a good prediction on where the markets might be heading. I would highly recommend to take a class with Dan, at least once to get a good deal of extra information other instructors might not teach, based on their teaching styles.”

, December 2017

“Thanks again Dan, I was working insane hours getting no sleep and you presented the course with an upbeat, clear language. Examples from LIFE and personal stories mixed in kept me going. The amount of knowledge was awesome.”

, November 2017

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