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
  • Instructor of the Year Award for Options


  • 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
  • Trading Platforms
  • Wealth Management


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


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“As with all the OTA courses I have attended thus far, the Options Online Course was excellent. Russ Allen was an outstanding instructor, and I look forward to future XLTs and courses he teaches.”

, July 2019

“Russ Allen is a gifted instructor. Knows his stuff & able to break complex subjects down into bite-size, manageable pieces. This is certainly needed for intricate options strategies. And his dry sense of humor made everything a lot of fun. Kudos & 5-stars, Russ Allen!”

, May 2019

“Russ has the patience of a saint and I consider him an "Alexa" of the trading world.”

, May 2019

“Russ is worth his weight in gold. Patience of a saint!!!!!”

, April 2019

“Russ Allen is the most patient, informative instructor that I have encountered in my courses.”

, March 2019

“Having Russ as the instructor made this class very enjoyable. He is extremely knowledgeable, unbelievably patient and considerate of all the students in the class.”

, February 2019

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