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

“The core strategy class taught by Dan Sugars was informative. His knowledge and expertise of trendlines was very helpful and I enjoyed his easy going teaching.”

, February 2018

“Dan Sugar is an extremely knowledgeable instructor and his support specialists were very helpful with any questions during the class. I look forward to continuing my education and training. Thanks.”

, February 2018

“Core Strategy taught by Dan Sugar is an eye opening, game changer. It taught me what I need to do to reach my goals. Dan is clearly excellent at trading and has the skills and passion to make the class fun and exciting. Now I have a clear vision to my goals and understand the time and effort I must apply to succeed. Through this class, I now believe I will be successful knowing OTA has a realistic road map to follow.”

, January 2018

“Futures class was great!! Dan Sugar is an amazing teacher and opened my eyes to this new world”

, January 2018

“The program, presented by Dan Sugar, is outstanding. It's designed to help you be a good trader and avoid all the mistakes that could cost you a lot of money. I am glad I took this course with Dan Sugar. His teaching is a blessing to my trading. It helped improve my trading a lot.”

, January 2018

“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

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