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
  • CES Certified
  • Hour with the Pros author


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Russ Allen is the very best instructor that OTA has. He simply knows more about this material than any other human on earth. Russ is patient, kind, and explains each concept in detail.”

, November 2018

“I would recommend Russ Allen for options and PAI to any one new to both. He is very through in his presentation. Russ took the time to explain the questions that arose throughout the 10 different sessions. I will certainly review the recordings. I am not new to most of the concepts but need to practice the PAI methods - far more comprehensive than anything I've seen from insurance agents, even stock brokers, and I have been both. Thanks Russ.”

, November 2018

“The learning environment is great, encouraging students to participate actively. The instructor is very professional and was able to present the topics clearly and defined. Excellent.”

, August 2018

“This class was very enlightening... Mr. Allen was amazing, very knowledgeable and patient. So energetic and passionate...Thank you.”

, August 2018

“Russ Allen is a very good and thorough instructor who obviously cares about the students, and is passionate and motivated about the students' learning.”

, August 2018

“The program offers potential possibilities for financial freedom, and the methodology and curriculum were developed in such a way that students will understand the concept and apply it based on their own capacity. The ongoing education is also a reference that students can go to, to refer and learn from as needed. Mr. Allen's class is an ABSOLUTE MUST for anyone looking to learn OPTIONS, He is one of the BEST, if not the best, instructors in OTA. We cancelled our vacation plans when we found out that he had a class here in the center and it was definitely well worth it. THANK YOU, MR. ALLEN- from your student, OATMEAL TRADER.”

, July 2018

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