Russell Rhoads will share useful techniques to help traders navigate the various strategies used in trading volatility. He will include material from his soon to be published new book about volatility trading strategies.
Russell is Director of Education for the CBOE Options Institute having joined CBOE as an instructor in 2009. His career before CBOE included positions at a variety of firms including Highland Capital Management, Caldwell & Orkin Investment Counsel, Balyasny Asset Management, and Millennium Management. He is a financial author and editor having contributed to multiple magazines and edited several books for Wiley publishing. He is the author of five market related books including Trading VIX Derivatives, Option Spread Trading, and Trading Weekly Options. His book, Options for Institutions and Advisors, was recently published and he is currently finishing up another book, Volatility Trading Strategies. Finally, he co-authored material to be included in Level II of the CFA program beginning in the spring of 2017. In addition to his duties for the CBOE, he is an adjunct instructor at Loyola University and the University of Illinois - Chicago. 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 Tech in 2003. In addition to all his other duties, he is currently pursuing a PhD from Oklahoma State University with an expected graduation date of December 2017.