Russ Allen

Online Trading Academy
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Russ Allen decided to make his lifelong passion, trading, his full-time occupation in 2003. With extensive experience in trading, education, and business in general, he sought the highest-quality trading education he could find. This led straight to Online Trading Academy.

After graduating from Online Trading Academy, he "opened for business" and began trading full time; and has been making his living from trading ever since. Now, he is also an Instructor dedicated to helping others achieve financial independence. He does this through teaching, and writing a weekly column on options for the Lessons from the Pros newsletter.

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  • BA in Economics - UCLA
  • Accounting specialist and management consultant - Arthur Andersen & Co.
  • Director of Professional Training and Development - Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Managing Director - Goode & Allen, a financial systems development and consulting firm


  • Canadian Markets
  • UK Markets
  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Graduate Programs
  • Options
  • Stocks
  • Wealth Management


  • President - Allen & Goode, Inc.
  • Online Trading Academy Graduate
  • CES Certified
  • Hour with the Pros author


  • California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Instructor was both knowledgeable and capable, presented course in a meaningful way, and managed time very well.”

, September 2016

“Russ did an outstanding job and was very patient. He really knows options. Options are a hard concept to learn but he explained them very well.”

, September 2016

“Russ Allen is an excellent instructor and made the course material easy to understand given it is a complicated course.”

, September 2016

“This has been the very best trading course that I have ever taken. The basics of options are taught and then techniques to appropriately plan and implement the trades. The implementation is all about putting the probabilities in our favor. Russ Allen is a tremendous teacher. He has a vast fund of knowledge and is thoughtful, patient, and thorough. His demonstrations on TradeStation are superb. I could not have asked for a better experience throughout the entire course. Thanks so much!”

, July 2016

“Need more instructors like Russ, who is a patient, humble, engaging instructor who really enhanced the learning experience for me.”

, July 2016

“Again, Russ was an amazing teacher. Even though it was an online course, Russ was there to help us through every step and was just as valuable as an in class session. Really detail oriented and really made sure that we all understood the material before moving on.”

, July 2016
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