Speaker Details


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

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How Talk of Nuclear War Affected Trading This Week

If this news forces SPX to close below 2460, we likely will be into the correction that the market has avoided for so long. Otherwise, it will merely be another minor pullback within the ongoing bull …

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A Potentially Dangerous Trend for Traders

If you own protection, it might be worth holding onto it when the market is declining, rather than trying to sell it at the first indication that you have a profit on it, says technical expert and o…

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A Year to Treat Trading Breakdowns with Respect

SPX is still above the major support at 2400, and that alone is enough to keep the bullish case intact. However, a breach of that support is likely to unleash a sharp correction, says technical exp…

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Does the VIX Signal a Breakout?

From a technical analysis standpoint, the $SPX broke upwards out of the pennant that had formed on its chart, explains Larry McMillan, editor of The Option Strategist. But $SPX has not made ne…

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McMillan's Volume Alerts

Larry McMillian is one of the financial industry's most successful trading experts. In his Option Strategist's Daily Volume Alerts, he highlights several stocks showing unusual trading or volume p…

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Introducing Weekly Options Expiring on Wednesdays

The CBOE is anticipating listing the first two new variations on volatility products on February 23, so Lawrence McMillan of McMillan Analysis Corporation offers his view on the impact these new Wedn…

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New Volatility Crossover System

Options expert Lawrence McMillan, of McMillan Analysis Corporation, discusses a new VIX crossover trading system he identified upon inspection of the number of times the CBOE Volatility Index close…

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Trading the Skew

The levels of volatility skew can make a difference in your profitability, so it's important to understand them and the strategies that work best in various situations, writes Larry McMi…