Don Dawson


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Nationality: American

Articles: 14


Don has been trading the futures markets for 20 years.  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.Don obtained his series 3 license in 1990.  Soon afterwards he registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor with the National Futures Association and formed his company Majestic Futures. He has been a guest speaker on Technical Analysis at Johns Hopkins University and a guest speaker on Business of Trading Radio Show  in Washington, DC.He continues to actively trade his personal account on a daily basis when not teaching for Online Trading Academy.  His teaching method has been referred to as "down to earth".  He understands the students need for a structured environment in the early stages of their trading education.  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 is now looking for a balance in life between trading and teaching others what he has learned from 20 years of trading.  He acknowledges 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 E-Mini Futures classes. He is also writing articles for Online Trading Academy's free newsletter "Lessons From the Pros" and hopes student's find this a valuable resource.

List of Articles

Spread Trading - Less Risk and Improved Returns

Spread Trading is also referred to as "Hedge Trading". In essence, Spread Trading involves being simultaneously long a position in a Futures contract and short a position in another similar or related Futures contract.

02 Mar, 2009 in Futures

Helping push you closer to the 'edge'.

Ever wonder what makes a winning trader consistent? In my opinion that consistency is due to the trader having his own "edge" over other traders. This "edge" is what each trader must find for himself.

06 Apr, 2009 in Commodities, Futures, and Fundamental Analysis

Goal Setting - As Important as your trading plan

Every year at New Year we hear of people making resolutions of all varieties. Have you ever noticed that these resolutions are usually made without any serious thought or planning involved? This is the difference between a resolution and setting goals.

04 May, 2009 in Getting Started

What Style of Trader Am I?

One thing I have found is that one strategy does not fit all. We all have different risk tolerances and monetary goals. So what sort of strategy will suit your trading?

06 Jul, 2009 in Getting Started, Day Trading & Scalping, and Swing & Position Trading

Checklist for Successful Trading

Don Dawson discusses the importance of planning in trading and how this can be achieved using a structured approach including details of each step to be taken

29 Dec, 2009 in Getting Started

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