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 attending courses at Online Trading Academy, he began trading full time and has been making his living from trading ever since. Now, he is also an Instructor dedicated to helping others become educated traders. He does this through teaching, and writing a weekly column on options for the Lessons from the Pros newsletter.

  • Lessons From The Pros
  • 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
  • Wealth Management


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


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Russ is a great instructor and is highly capable in addressing the needs of both experienced and novice traders.”

, January 2020

“Russ Allen is the best professional options trader teacher at OTA!”

, December 2019

“Russ Allen is an excellent instructor. He makes a very complicated subject seem easy. He makes sure that there's no student left behind.”

, December 2019

“The instructor is incredibly knowledgeable and his interaction with students was top notch.”

, December 2019

“Great instructor with heroic patience!”

, August 2019

“Russ Allen's strengths as an instructor are his deep knowledge of the options, his ability to communicate it and his patience in doing so.”

, August 2019

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