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 Allen is a great instructor, very helpful providing the necessary methodology to be a successful options trader. ”

, May 2018

“This is the second time I've taken the ProActive Investor class. The instructor, Russ Allen, was exceptional. He not only explained how to do it, but more importantly, why. I have a much better understanding in what I now have to do with my portfolio.”

, April 2018

“Russ is best. He is very knowledgeable, has a great teaching style and tons of patience to teach.”

, April 2018

“Russ is such a detailed instructor; he leaves no question unanswered. What a valuable person and asset to have access to.”

, April 2018

“Russ is very knowledgeable on the subject. He explained the concepts clearly and easily to understand. I picked up a few new concepts that I will definitely apply to my current process. Thanks R. for your commitment to helping up improving our learning process.”

, April 2018

“Russ is an excellent instructor! He has a solid understanding of Options Trading and is very thorough in his presentation. His knowledge of TradeStation is amazing. Anybody taking Russ' class will have a much better understanding of trading Options at the end of the week. I look forward to taking another class with Russ in the future.”

, March 2018

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