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

“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

“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
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