Russell Rhoads, CFA

Russell Rhoads, CFA

Russell Rhoads, CFA, is a Senior Instructor with 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, TradeLink Securities and Millenium 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 recently finished work on 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.

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This Week in Weeklys – 4/14/2014

Whoever said better late than never was late to something.  That would be me this week with the Weeklys preview.  With all the hub bub around here about VXST, traveling, and hosting college students from all over something had to fall through the cracks.  Luckily 27 of the 28 companies with short dated options available [...]

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This Week in VXST – 4/11/2014

CBOE picked a heck of a week to launch VXST options as the S&P 500 lost 2.65% last week which is the worst weekly performance since May 2012.  Of course months of planning went into the successful launch of VXST options on Thursday and there was no way the price action in the S&P 500 [...]