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

“Russ is great. He is thorough, methodical and knowledgeable. I love that no one is left behind, we all get it before moving on.”

, February 2018

“I found Russ to be a knowledgeable and helpful instructor.”

, January 2018

“Excellent instruction presented in a very clear and precise way by the instructor. After completing the course, I feel I have a solid understanding of how options work and some clear strategies that will enable me to trade successfully in all market environments.”

, December 2017

“Russ is an amazing instructor. His knowledge of options is extensive. I look forward to learning more from him.”

, December 2017

“Instructor, Russ Allen, went through material and examples in a very detailed and orderly manner and explained each step in detail as to actual steps and theory/reason behind each step, which made reviewing later easy and really helped reinforce the concepts being taught.”

, December 2017

“Russ is as good as they get. He is calm, composed, comprehensive in approach and shows a full command over the subject matter. His teaching style makes sure that you follow along no matter how hard the topic is.”

, November 2017

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