OPTIONS

Lawrence McMillan

Founder & President,

McMillan Analysis Corporation

  • Best-Selling Author: Options As A Strategic Investment
  • Over 40 Years of Experience Trading Options
  • 2011 Joseph W. Sullivan Options Industry Achievement Award

About Lawrence

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.

Lawrence's Articles

After making a new all-time high on September 2nd, S&P 500 (SPX) has failed to add to the gains, says Larry McMillan of Option Strategist.
There is nothing unusual about this past week's market action. SPX continues to rise after the brief pullback on August 16-19, says Larry McMillan of Option Strategist.
After bouncing off of support at 4370 the week prior (the third time that SPX has found support at that level—meaning it is now extremely important support), SPX rallied to new intraday and all-time highs, says Larry McMillan of Option Strategist.
The key to whether the market is bullish or bearish is S&P 500 (SPX) support at 4370. The end of last week, the SPX traded right down to that level and bounced up from there again.

Lawrence's Videos

Join Lawrence G. McMillan where he will discuss the current state of his option-oriented indicators and what they are saying about the market now. Option data (price and volume) can often be used to structure trading indicators or systems designed to predict the movements of the broad stock market. In this session, Mr. McMillan will review the prominent ones (put-call ratios, volatility indices such as VIX, etc.) and bring you up to date on what these indicators are "saying" at the current time.
Option data (price and volume) can often be used to structure trading indicators or systems designed to predict the movements of the broad stock market. In this session, Larry McMillan will review the prominent ones (put-call ratios, volatility indices such as VIX, etc.) and bring you up-to-date on what these indicators are "saying" at the current time.
Option data (price and volume) can often be used to structure trading indicators or systems designed to predict the movements of the broad stock market. In this session, option industry leader, Lawrence McMillan will review the prominent ones (put-call ratios, volatility indices such as VIX, etc.) and bring you up to date on what these indicators are "saying" at the current time. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to have Mr. Mcmillan be your guide to interpreting these key indicators and improve your trading.
Larry McMillan discusses various seasonal trades in the equities sector.



Lawrence's Books

Lawrence McMillan

Options as a Strategic Investment: Fifth Edition

The market in listed options and non-equity option products provides investors and traders with a wealth of new, strategic opportunities for managing their investments. This updated and revised Fifth Edition of the bestselling Options as a Strategic Investment gives you the latest market-tested tools for improving the earnings potential of your portfolio while reducing downside risk—no matter how the market is performing.
Lawrence McMillan

Study Guide for Options as a Strategic Investment 5th Edition

This Study Guide for the Fifth Edition of Options as a Strategic Investment will help you maximize your understanding of options, thereby increasing your profits.

Newsletter Contributions

The Daily Strategist

The Daily Strategist is McMillan Analysis Corp.'s premium newsletter service geared towards active traders providing timely insight on the stock and derivative markets along with trading recommendations.

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