About

Lawrence McMillan, professional trader, is the founder and president of McMillan Analysis Corporation, a registered investment adviser and commodity trading adviser. An active trader of his own account, he also manages option-oriented accounts for certain individuals. Mr. McMillan speaks on option strategies at many seminars and colloquia in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Prior to founding his own firm, he was a proprietary trader at two major brokerage firms--primarily Thomson McKinnon Securities, where he ran the equity arbitrage department for nine years. Mr. McMillan is perhaps best known as the author of Options as a Strategic Investment, the bestselling work on stock and index options strategies, which has sold over 200,000 copies. In a research capacity, he edits and contributes to his firm's publications: Daily Volume Alerts; The Option Strategist; and The Daily Strategist, a derivative products newsletter covering equity, index, and futures options. Mr. McMillan is quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, Data Broadcasting's Exchange magazine, Futures magazine, TheStreet.com, and Active Trader magazine.

Content from Lawrence McMillan

Does the VIX Signal a Breakout?
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From a technical analysis standpoint, the $SPX broke upwards out of the pennant that had formed on its chart, explains…

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McMillan's Volume Alerts
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Larry McMillian is one of the financial industry's most successful trading experts. In his Option Strategist's Daily V…

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Introducing Weekly Options Expiring on Wednesdays
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The CBOE is anticipating listing the first two new variations on volatility products on February 23, so Lawrence McMill…

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New Volatility Crossover System
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Options expert Lawrence McMillan, of McMillan Analysis Corporation, discusses a new VIX crossover trading system he id…

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Trading the Skew
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The levels of volatility skew can make a difference in your profitability, so it's important to understand t…

 
Selling Naked Straddles Pre-Earnings
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It is common knowledge that a general practice of selling every near-term, at-the-money straddle before earnings would…

 
The Search for the Holy Grail of Volatility Trading
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Options expert Lawrence McMillan, of McMillan Analysis Corporation, outlines how volatility trading is subjective and h…

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New VIX Products: Weekly VIX Futures and Options—Realized Volatility Options
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Options expert Lawrence McMillan, of McMillan Analysis Corporation, highlights a Barron’s article which discussed…

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