The Strategy Zone


Put-Call Ratio Charts, Volatility data, Option Analysis and Much More

The Strategy Zone is the subscription section of our website designed for "do it yourself" option traders. Updated on a daily basis, The Strategy Zone contains valuable data on stock, index, and futures options including trading candidates for covered writes, naked put sales, straddle buys, and calendar spreads. A wide array of volatility data is included along with a daily mid-day market commentary, over 200 put-call ratio charts, volatility charts, a probability calculator, and back issues of McMillan newsletters. Sign up today for less than $25 a month, and start analyzing the market yourself.

A Strategy Zone subscription includes:

  • Market Commentary and Analysis
    A mid-day market analysis and a Friday weekly commentary drawing from a range of proprietary technical indicators and macro economic themes.
  • Daily Volatility Data
    Includes lists identifying volatility extremes, volatility history, and volatility skews.
  • Scans of Potential Trading Candidates
    Daily lists of potential covered writes, naked put sales, straddle buys and calendar spreads using McMillan's proprietary analyses.
  • The Greeks
    Delta, Gamma, Theta, and Vega readings for every stock, index, and futures option traded the previous day.
  • Unusual Option Activity Scan
    A summary of unusual option activity for the previous trading day similar to the analysis found in McMillan's Daily Volume Alerts newsletter.
  • Back Issues
    Archives of past McMillan newsletters (Daily Commentary, Weekly Updater).
  • Probability Calculator
    An essential investing tool using a sophisticated Monte Carlo analysis in order to project the probability of the underlying ever trading at either or both of two target prices at any time during a specified time period.
  • Put-Call Ratio Charts
    Nearly 200 put-call ratio charts posted daily, including both "weighted" and "standard" graphs, along with an unscaled chart of the underlying on the same graph. Put-call ratio charts are a valuable tool for sentiment-based, contrarian analysis.
  • Implied Volatility Charts
    A daily posting of 300 or more implied volatility charts showing the implied volatility history for the past year, again with an unscaled chart of the underlying.


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- A. Leone
"Let me tell you that this is by far the most professional site that offers the most interesting and effective tools to the active trader."
- O. Atal
"This is truly outstanding information for the price."
- Mark G.
"Since I'm more interested in data and screens than in specific recommendations (for now at least), The Strategy Zone is a really amazing resource -- your services just keep getting better!"
- D. Fylstra

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you are not completely satisfied with your subscription, you may cancel at any time and a prorated refund will be issued based on the remaining unused portion of the subscription.

Trial Subscriptions and Paid subscriptions are not renewed automatically unless you choose an "autorenew" subscription. Regular subscriptions will expire upon completion if no action is taken.


List Price: $24.95
Price: $24.95

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Testimonials*:  Testimonials are believed to be true based on the representations of the persons providing the testimonials, but facts stated in testimonials have not been independently audited or verified. Nor has there been any attempt to determine whether any testimonials are representative of the experiences of all persons using the methods described herein or to compare the experiences of the persons giving the testimonials after the testimonials were given. You should not necessarily expect the same or similar results.