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

“Had an exceptional experience. My teacher was: informative - obviously and expert in this field; entertaining - maintained my focus and drove home specific points to help with retention with jokes and stories; gave me the skills I needed for future successes; and this combination provides me a chance to become a competitive trader in all asset classes. Hal R.”

, August 2018

“I truly enjoyed the class. Dan Sugar was truly a very informative instructor who gave a lot of information. He has put together a good learning curve of trading.”

, August 2018

“Taking Core Strategy is a great class to pivot yourself into the market. It helps get you started into trading but also just gives you an overall sense of how the markets work... Instructor Dan Sugar was great and exhibited his passion for trading in his teachings. He taught the curriculum at a reasonable pace so that everyone was able to understand the strategy, especially for those who are new to trading.”

, July 2018

“We had an amazing instructor - Mr. Dan Sugar. Class was full of excitement as well as very informative. ”

, July 2018

“Incredible class! I learned so much. Dan Sugar was an awesome instructor. I look forward to taking more courses with OTA. ”

, July 2018

“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

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