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

Inter-Commodity Spreads for Futures Traders

Don Dawson gives an insight into trading of inter - commodity futures using less capital than outright futures positions and how this can reduce risk through hedging

27 May, 2010 in Commodities and Futures

Three Challenges to Conquer for Trading Success

Don Dawson discusses the three most common mental hurdles that face traders and how to address them when circumstances occur that make them likely to become an issue

26 Aug, 2010 in Psychology

Divergence at Turning Points

Don Dawson explains how using multiple time-frames along with divergence at key support and resistance levels can increase the probability of a successful trade.

03 Dec, 2010 in Technical Analysis

Alternative Investing with Commodities

Don Dawson discusses how analysis of the Commodity Markets can be used as a screening filter for the selection of suitable stocks to trade as an alternative to traditional trading approaches.

28 Jan, 2011 in Commodities

Decrease Risk and Increase Predictability with Spread Trading

Don Dawson discusses why spread trading is suitable for those with small accounts and looking for lower risk trading and includes examples of how this style of trading can be used

22 Apr, 2011 in Futures

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