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

“Rigor and diligence are his strengths. He knows his stuff, obviously, and is someone who has started trading later in life so that is encouraging. There was hardly any question he did not have an answer for. His sense of humor is unmatched and a huge plus. Clarity of thought, deep understanding of the platform and ability to keep it simple were his hallmarks. Completely worth the time.”

, January 2017

“Russ is a rock star! Not only is he an experienced trader who knows the content thoroughly, he is also an expert on Tradestation (and, it seems, every other trading platform that's out there) and is able to give us a complete picture of how to do a trade from beginning to end. His general knowledge of finance, economics and markets is quite impressive, and seems almost unlimited! He is quite simply, incredible.”

, January 2017

“Mr. Russ Allen is a very competent instructor. He is able to reach the student, be patient and very willing to explain until student gets the concept. This course will allow me to start my PAI portfolio. Thanks!”

, January 2017

“Russ Allen made sure each and every student understood concepts before moving on. I was able to keep up except when I had technical difficulties. He was willing to assist students on his time during the breaks. I watched when I could to enhance my experience. It was a relief to know I will be able to review the Recordings. I appreciated the balance between new and experienced students that helped with the Q & A. My OTA Counselor and Support Staff made my experience optimal.”

, December 2016

“Our instructor Russ has so patiently answered all questions, I am very impressed with his teaching style and knowledge. It is very easy for students to learn as much as possible; he will repeat important strategies so we can all remember and follow the strategies. I am very excited to apply the knowledge learnt from his class. Russ is one of the best OTA instructors; we like him very much!!”

, November 2016

“I really appreciate having Russ Allen as an instructor. He is extremely knowledgable with trading and with the platform, which really helps. His approach to teaching makes the student comfortable and able to learn the material.”

, October 2016
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