Don Miller is an independent trader, C-Suite executive, and coach to professional athletes and high-end entrepreneurs who over the last three decades has created numerous instructional tools for investors and professional traders, and has mentored hundreds on the technical and psychological aspects of the financial markets.
In 2008, Don began an online trading journal which chronicled his successful attempt to grow his self-directed retirement fund by a million dollars in a single year through intraday futures trading, ultimately earning $2.0 million over eighteen months.
In 2009, Don created the in‐depth “Jellyfish” trader training program in an effort to give back to the industry, and support various charities including the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and World Vision. The ADA remains of particular significance to him as his daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age ten. During this effort, Don chose 21 traders out of hundreds of applicants to craft an intensive eight-week live training effort that became the model for 14 subsequent live programs. The initial team consisted of professional athletes, former floor traders, executives, and entrepreneurs from various industries and walks of life.
In 2012, as one of the clients affected by the MF Global bankruptcy, Don assumed a prominent industry role as customer advocate, working closely with several media outlets and the Commodity Customer Coalition to fight for the speedy and safe return of client assets.
In late 2012, Publisher John Wiley & Sons approached Don to author a book entitled Chronicles of a Million Dollar Trader which was published in July 2013. Consistent with his ongoing mission to increase the transparency in an industry that is too often clouded by smoke and mirrors, Miller chronicles the good, the bad, and the ugly of the world of trading in painstaking detail. Like Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, this book discussed the life and trading journey of one of the industry’s top traders, receiving a notable review from Futures Magazine.
From 2018-2019, Don teamed with professional sports and trading psychologist Robin Dayne to facilitate the Miller-Dayne Trader Network which connected independent trading offices around the globe and provided a full-service and holistic online trading venue intended to increase the probability of participant success.
In late 2019, Don was asked to lead the financial efforts for one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., working alongside a team of founding entrepreneurs, former Navy Seals, and U.S. Service men & women.
Don’s online journal was nationally ranked as a top-ten trading blog at TraderInterviews.com, and his journal entries have appeared in the International Traders Expo Resource Directory and via syndication on MoneyShow.com. He has spoken at numerous industry forums including the International Traders Expo and American Association of Individual Investors, and has had his market insights published in multiple periodicals and online publications including Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, SFO Magazine, MoneyShow.com, and TradingMarkets.com. In addition to authoring his own book, he was featured in Tim Bourquin’s book, Traders At Work. Don has a summa cum laude BSBA degree from Bryant College with a major in Accounting and an Executive MBA from the University of Wisconsin.
Don is a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and IOM seat owner. Don is not a Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA).
Don can be reached via Twitter at @millerdon and via email at email@example.com.
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