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

Introducing Weekly Options Expiring on Wednesdays
Lawrence McMillan

The CBOE is anticipating listing the first two new variations on volatility products on February 23, so Lawrence McMillan of Mc...

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New Volatility Crossover System
Lawrence McMillan

Options expert Lawrence McMillan, of McMillan Analysis Corporation, discusses a new VIX crossover trading system he identified...

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Trading the Skew
Lawrence McMillan

The levels of volatility skew can make a difference in your profitability, so it's important to understand them and the strateg...

 
Selling Naked Straddles Pre-Earnings
Lawrence McMillan

It is common knowledge that a general practice of selling every near-term, at-the-money straddle before earnings would be a los...

 
The Search for the Holy Grail of Volatility Trading
Lawrence McMillan

Options expert Lawrence McMillan, of McMillan Analysis Corporation, outlines how volatility trading is subjective and highlight...

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New VIX Products: Weekly VIX Futures and Options—Realized Volati
Lawrence McMillan

Options expert Lawrence McMillan, of McMillan Analysis Corporation, highlights a Barron's article which discussed the fact that...

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McMillan's Technical Guidelines
Lawrence McMillan

The stock market, as measured by the Standard & Poors 500 Index, continues to march upward at a dizzying pace, observes technic...

 
Weekly Stock Market Analysis
Lawrence McMillan

Options expert Lawrence McMillan of McMillan Analysis Corporation goes to the charts to see how the stock market shot back up a...

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