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 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

“Russ has a voice and tone that is so perfect to the learning process. His depth of knowledge of the options trading process is perfect for beginners. I try to go back to the XLT's to pick up on his coverage of various topics.”

, October 2017

“Russ Allen is a patient teacher and highly knowledgeable about options. If you have the chance to take a class from him, DO IT!”

, October 2017

“He is my favorite instructor so far (other than Spencer, who is an overall favorite.) Russ is extremely respectful, doesn't get flustered with different questions, repeats intermediate steps, and has many illustrations to support his concepts. He demonstrates a wealth of knowledge and a lot of confidence in his material.”

, September 2017

“Extremely knowledgeable in Trade Station and Options trading. Good light sense of humor and a very pleasant personality.”

, September 2017

“Russ is fantastic! Very patient w/ the class and extremely knowledgeable w/ the content. He has a great way of keeping things simple and straight forward. He's very thorough and moves ahead or bounces around until a topic is covered and class is all ok. I look forward to more XLTs with him. Thanks, Russ!”

, July 2017

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