Don Dawson

Online Trading Academy
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Don Dawson has been trading the futures markets since 1987. His perseverance through the ups and downs of trading, openness to experience of others, balanced tolerance for risk, and patience to wait for his setups are a few of his strengths as a trader.

He continues to trade his personal Futures accounts while instructing Futures classes for Online Trading Academy. His teaching method has been referred to as "down to earth". He understands the student's need for a structured environment in the early stages of their trading education. As an Instructor, he uses humor to convey information in an accessible way.

He is excited about sharing his passion for trading with others. A quote he likes is, "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle." He believes that the best teacher is a student – always in learning mode and wanting to learn more by teaching. He looks forward to working with each of you in one of his classes. He also writes Commodity Futures articles for Online Trading Academy's free newsletter "Lessons From the Pros" where students can enhance their knowledge with his resourceful content.

  • Lessons From The Pros
  • Power Trader Nation
  • Instructor Excellence Award


  • Founder of Majestic Futures


  • Canadian Markets
  • Singapore Markets
  • US Markets


  • Commodities
  • Futures


  • Series 3 license (since 1990)
  • Registered Commodity Trading Advisor with the National Futures Association (since 1990)
  • Guest speaker at Johns Hopkins University on Technical Analysis of the Futures Market and on Multiple Business Radio Shows around the country
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Presented for the Singapore Mercantile Futures Exchange


Virginia, USA

What Students Are Saying

“I am very happy with the futures trading class. Don took his time to thoroughly explain each concept. He provided some background information and was very enthusiastic in his presentation. Israel Curiel”

, April 2018

“Don Dawson is an excellent instructor. In addition to providing effective instruction for Futures trading, he provides practical tools that will help us with more successful trading. His sense of humor keeps the class laughing while learning.”

, March 2018

“Don Dawson took very complex information and presented in a fashion that was easy to follow and ultimately very useful in my trading activity.”

, March 2018

“The 30 years' of experience Don has in the futures market shows. His knowledge of how the markets work really moved the bar for me as far as feeling comfortable in the markets trading live.”

, March 2018

“I enjoyed the instructor and my fellow students. The content of the lesson was in depth and pertinent to the level of experience of the students. Questions were encouraged by everyone and addressed completely. I highly enjoyed and recommend the instructor to everyone who wishes to pursue this type of trading.”

, March 2018

“Don is very well versed in Futures trading and is an excellent instructor. He gave a lot of background and insight into the way trades work and how the market moves.”

, February 2018

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