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
  • 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
  • Hour with the Pros author


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“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

“…the class was outstanding. I had seen HWP with Russ Allen but he exceeds all expectations. The clarity with which he puts together and explains class material is exceptional. I believe Russ should be a part of on-boarding for all students. Sal also did a fantastic job at making the class successful. He followed up on all questions, clarified details and set a smooth pace to learning. Congratulations on getting certified to teach the class!”

, July 2019

“Russ is a great teacher and has abundant knowledge to share. His academic accomplishments and capacity and experience is really an asset at OTA. He combines different techniques to create a sound general plan to manage your savings.”

, July 2019

“As with all the OTA courses I have attended thus far, the Options Online Course was excellent. Russ Allen was an outstanding instructor, and I look forward to future XLTs and courses he teaches.”

, July 2019

“Russ has the patience of a saint and I consider him an "Alexa" of the trading world.”

, May 2019

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