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
  • Mastermind Community
  • Stocks
  • Trading Platforms


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


Florida, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Dan Sugar is a phenomenal instructor who has an uncanny ability to make any learning material interesting and entertaining to fully exploit the learning potential of his students. I have taken the on campus, online and re-take course with Dan and there was never a dull moment. After the first course I had the confidence to trade a live Futures account, and as I gained experience I reenrolled in his classes to sharpen my skills. The additional classes combined with the live trading experience continually provided a new perspective and greater confidence in trading. Dan Sugar is a top notch instructor and mentor! ”

, May 2019

“During the course I felt 'overwhelmed' and it seemed so confusing. HOWEVER, when it was over and I set down to work through the 6-Step process and complete the final review, I was amazed at what I had actually learn. I was learning more than I was aware. I credit this to the instructor, who was sensitive to the learning curve, respectful and stayed with the material to make sure we got it all. I look forward to another opportunity of leaning from Dan Sugar.”

, April 2019

“Dan is a great teacher and it was fun and constructive to listen to this online tutorial. He went well beyond the presentation of the slides to explain the process and details to core strategy, and specifically the trading of Futures Contracts. He shared a lot of personal details to help us understand what we need to do to have the odds on our side! I personally also profited from his TradeStation mastery ... he took the time necessary to help us, explaining some tricky details. Thanks for that, DAN! The proposed work on the Lab also enabled us to try things out ourselves ! Great stuff!”

, February 2019

“The instructor was easy to follow, answered all questions, showed examples on charts, and interesting to listen to. I took Pro-Trader live at my center, and the ability to now participate in labs during the class has been very beneficial in learning and feeling better prepared to move to the next level in training. Having the recordings to go back and refresh my memory is very helpful.”

, January 2019

“The instructor had real floor trading experience and was able to dive deeper into the way different markets work and correlate than just the course material alone. It was very helpful for both learning the futures market and learning even more about the core strategy applications.”

, December 2018

“Really appreciate Dan Sugar's experience and teaching. Truly an amazing teacher and mentor. Can't thank him enough for creating an interest in me to trade.”

, December 2018

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