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.


  • Former Runner for E. F. Hutton
  • Traded 30 year Treasury Futures and Dow Jones stock-index futures on the Chicago Board of Trade floor


  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Mastermind Community
  • Stocks
  • Trading Platforms


  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Hour with the Pros


Florida, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Dan Sugar did an awesome job conveying the OTA Core Strategy. He was very knowledgeable, and his real-life experience made the course very interesting. I will be watching for other classes he will be teaching. Patti, Manny, Julio, and all the other support members were beyond patient and did a wonderful job herding cats in the labs and online classroom. I am ready to move on to the next phase of my education and start putting money in the bank so that my wife can leave her job.”

, November 2019

“Dan Sugar provided nuggets of wisdom and was very easygoing and knowledgeable.”

, November 2019

“Great review of Core Strategy and especially the new content. Mr. Sugar was a wealth of knowledge and real-world trading experience and I highly anticipate learning more advanced material with him.”

, October 2019

“Dan is a superb instructor and brings abundant skill, knowledge and compassion to his interaction with students. Cannot recommend highly enough--a great instructor.”

, October 2019

“Dan was an interesting and very experienced instructor. I appreciated his real-world experience that was included in the curriculum and his jokes made for a relaxed class.”

, October 2019

“Dan is an excellent instructor. Provides clear and precise explanations of the materials and adds in his personal experiences.”

, September 2019

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