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Don Miller

Don Miller is an independent fund trader and former high tech CFO who over the last two decades has created numerous instructional tools for individual investors and professional traders, and has mentored hundreds of investors and traders on the technical and psychological aspects of the financial markets.

In 2008, after years of suboptimal futures trading results due to lack of focus, motivation, and an imbalanced career mix, Don began an online trading journal at donmillerjournal.blogspot.com (later merged with donmillerblog.com) 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.

In May 2018, Don teamed with professional sports and trading psychologist Robin Dayne to launch the Miller-Dayne Global Trader Network to connect independent trading offices around the globe by providing a full-service and holistic trading venue intended to increase the probability of trader success via a platform that combines proprietary indicators, multiple intraday audio briefings, ongoing market bias assessments, access to programming and coaching support, and more.

Don’s online journal has been listed in the top ten trading blogs 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 don@millerdaynetrading.com.

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