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.

  • Lessons From The Pros
  • Power Trader Nation
  • Online Excellence Award


  • 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

“Mr. Allen moved the course right along and was able to get the folks with mistakes in our practice labs caught up very quickly, while showing solutions for how and when we got off track. He has the patience of Job and a soothing, "no panic", manor about him. Very professional with a "wealth" of knowledge. ”

, June 2018

“Russ Allen's class on "Pro Active" is a must for every beginning student, or someone who has a portfolio which you may want to self manage. His experience with the market and his ability to teach are extraordinary. I'm pleased that OTA has him aboard.”

, May 2018

“Wow!! Russ Allen was very patient, knowledgeable, precise and enthusiastic. He made a difficult subject easy to grasp and obviously loves what he is doing. Thank you, Russ; you renewed my faith in Online Trading Academy.”

, May 2018

“Russ Allen is a wonderful instructor, very patient with the students, calm, no stress class. Thank you so much for all your help with this class. I enjoyed coming to class every day. Getting up at 0415am was tough but well worth it. Look forward to taking another class with you. Thank you.”

, May 2018

“Russ Allen is a great instructor, very helpful providing the necessary methodology to be a successful options trader. ”

, May 2018

“This is the second time I've taken the ProActive Investor class. The instructor, Russ Allen, was exceptional. He not only explained how to do it, but more importantly, why. I have a much better understanding in what I now have to do with my portfolio.”

, April 2018

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