Russell Rhoads, CFA

Russell Rhoads, CFA, is Director of Program Development for the Options Institute at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He joined the Institute in 2008 after a career as an investment analyst and trader with a variety of firms including Highland Capital Management, Caldwell & Orkin Investment Counsel, and Millennium Management. He is a financial author and editor having contributed to multiple magazines and edited several books for Wiley publishing. In 2008 he wrote Candlestick Charting For Dummies. Since joining the Options Institute he authored Option Spread Trading: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategies and Tactics which was released in January 2011 and also wrote Trading VIX Derivatives: Trading and Hedging Strategies Using VIX Futures, Options, and Exchange Traded Notes which was published in August 2011. He recently finished work on The Warren Buffett Way 3rd Edition Workbook and Trading Weekly Options: Pricing Characteristics and Short Term-Trading Strategies. In addition to his duties for the CBOE, he is an adjunct instructor at Benedictine University and acts as an instructor for the Options Industry Council. He is a double graduate of the University of Memphis with a BBA ('92) and an MS ('94) in Finance and also received a Master's Certificate in Financial Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2003. He is currently pursuing a PhD from Oklahoma State University with an expected graduation date of December 2017. Finally, Russell is a lifetime member of the Minor League Baseball Alumni Association.

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College Day Returns to CBOE

Due to popular demand the CBOE Options Institute is bringing back one of our most popular programs.  On March 8, 15, and 22 we will host college students from all over the country for a day of learning about the derivatives industry.  College Day includes a visit to the trading floor and an after-hours mock […]






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Earnings Next Week – 2/8 – 2/12

Earnings season is approaching the end of the heavy period, but there are plenty of companies left to report.  The numbers below represent three years of history with a couple of exceptions which have not been around long enough to provide a full three years of history.  In those cases the data appears in italics. […]