Russell Rhoads

Head of Research and Consulting,


About Russell

Russell Rhoads, head of research and consulting for EQDerivatives, is a highly regarded strategist, educator, and consultant. Among other things, he is perhaps best known as the author of Trading VIX Derivatives, the textbook in the space. Mr. Rhoads spent a decade at CBOE, including a stint as director of education at The Cboe Options Institute. He has a 25-year career, which includes buyside firms such as Balyasny Asset Management, Caldwell & Orkin, and Millennium Management. In addition to his duties at EQDerivatives, Mr. Rhoads is a clinical professor of finance at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is currently pursuing a PhD from Oklahoma State University.

Russell's Videos

Join Russell Rhoads, head of research and consulting at EQDerivatives, as he discusses the unique price behavior of VIX futures and options. He then will follow up with a couple of trading approaches to taking advantage of how VIX futures and options interact with the overall stock market and spot VIX index.