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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Russell Rhoads  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Rhoads received a Master's Crertificate in Financial Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2003.

Biographical and Professional Information

Russell Rhoads, CFA, is an 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 Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine and edited several books for Wiley publishing. Rhoads also instructs a graduate level options course at the University of Illinois - Chicago and acts as an instructor for the Options Industry Council.

Published Works

  • Candlestick Charting For Dummies, Wiley Publishing, 2008
  • Option Spread Trading: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategies and Tactics, Wiley Publishing, 2011
  • Trading VIX Derivatives: Trading and Hedging Strategies Using VIX Futures, Options, and Exchange Traded Notes, Wiley Publishing, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

Candlestick charting for dummies /
ISBN: 0470178086. OCLC Number:

Wiley,. Hoboken, N.J. :. 2008.

Translate candlestick patterns and use them to predict market behavior. Want to gain a trading edge with candlestick charts, but find them confusing? No worries -- this friendly, practical guide explains candlestick charting and technical analys.

Option Spread Trading :
ISBN: 0470618981. OCLC Number:

John Wiley & Sons,. Hoboken :. 2011.

A practical guide to unlocking the power of option spreads. When dealing with option spreads your looking to purchase one option in conjunction with the sale of another option. If managed properly, these spreads can provide experienced investors with the potential for large returns without undertaking a great deal of risk. Option Spread Trading provides a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand explanation of option spreads, and shows you how to select the best spread strategy for any given market outlook. Along the way, author Russell Rhoads discusses spread strategies that can be used to profi.

Trading VIX derivatives :
ISBN: 0470933089. OCLC Number:

Wiley,. Hoboken, N.J. :. ©2011.

"Trading VIX Derivatives will be a comprehensive book covering all aspects of the Chicago Board Options Exchange stock market volatility index. The book will explain the mechanics and strategies associated with trading VIX options, futures, exchange trading notes and options on exchange traded notes. Known as the "fear index" the VIX provides a snapshot of expectations about future stock market volatility and generally moves inversely to the overall stock market. As such, many market participants look at the VIX to help understand market sentiment and predict turning points. With a slew of VIX index trading products now available, there are a variety of strategies traders use to speculate outright on the direction of market volatility or to use the products in conjunction with other instruments to create spread trades or hedge their overall risk. A top instructor at the CBOE's Options Institute, the author will reflect the wide range of uses associated with the VIX and will make the book useful to both new traders and seasoned professionals"--

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