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

“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

“Amazing experience. I knew nothing coming into this class about Trading, and now I have a good base to build on. Dan Sugar is an excellent teacher and mixes in humor with difficult, sometimes dry subject matter which made my learning experience much more fruitful and interesting...thank you, DAN!!”

, November 2017

“An epitome of humility and delivers content to the level of the students, knowing the diversity of the class. Learning process created was very conducive and enabled learning with ease. The Instructor is so generous with his knowledge and experiences where student can learn.”

, September 2017

“Dan Sugar was my instructor for the Core Strategy course. I thoroughly enjoyed his class. He is very knowledgeable and his experience in the industry is obvious. He presents the subject material in a way that is enjoyable and understandable. Dan's teaching style made the class a lot of fun. Thanks.”

, September 2017

“Dan is an amazing instructor. He has a way of anticipating your questions and not only answers them but brings them to life in real life examples on the charts. The techniques that he shares are awesome when you put them into action. Time and time again he showed me how the core strategy works on the charts. The break down of the six step process was very enlightening and then the repetition, repetition, repetition makes the lights come on all through the week. Looking forward to getting off the ground in trading. Dan's instruction will be a pivotal point in my success.”

, September 2017

“Dan Sugar at OTA was an excellent futures class teacher. He was highly knowledgeable of the content and conveyed it in an easy to understand fashion. Highly recommend!!! Will be looking for him in the MM Clubhouse.”

, August 2017

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