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
- Held Series 3, 6, 63, and 7 Licenses
- Graduate Programs
- CES Certified
Power Trading Radio guest
- Hour with the Pros
What Students Are Saying
“Dan Sugar is your biggest Asset. He is fun, inciteful, experienced and super knowledgeable...I am a restake and have never had an instructor as good, funny or down to earth....NO EGO. All around great guy. ”
“Dan was amazing at teaching not only the course material, but also teaching from his personal and family's knowledge from his heritage of trading lessons.”
“Dan was great! Loved his teaching style, and the clarity that he presented the information with.”
“The course was phenomenal. The instructor was very knowledgeable and had an easy to follow and understand pace.”
“I enjoyed taking this class with Dan Sugar. He was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond in helping his students get the most out of the 7 day course.”
“The core strategy class taught by Dan Sugar was informative. His knowledge and expertise of trendlines was very helpful and I enjoyed his easy going teaching.”