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Confirmed Buy Signal in Ethereum

By Lawrence G. McMillan

An McMillan Volatility Bands buy signal was registered this morning in Ethereum with a bounce right off the intermediate-term uptrend. Get these signals and TradingView charts by subscribing today.

MVB Signal Scanner Now Includes Crypto

By Lawrence G. McMillan

We're proud to announce that McMillan's Volatility Bands Signal Scanner now includes all Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, etc.

Each morning, you will receive an email containing the new MVB buy & sell signals from our curated list of tradable assets including stocks, ETFs, futures, and now cryptocurrencies.

Our Latest Newsletters Are Off To a Great Start

By Lawrence G. McMillan

Our two latest newsletters, The Daily Put-Writer and Special Situation Alerts, have both performed well since their launch in 2020.

McMillan Volatility Bands: A Powerful Tool for Day Trading

By Lawrence G. McMillan

Did you know McMillan Volatility Bands can be used on intra-day charts? McMillan Volatility Bands, a charting analysis tool developed by world-renowned options trader and author Lawrence G. McMillan, is an optimized approach to John Bollinger's Bollinger Bands. Leveraging his expertise in options trading, Lawrence designed his volatility-based version with a focus on how option prices are calculated – using the Black-Scholes definition of volatility. The McMillan Volatility Bands' pricing model assumes a financial asset's volatility should be measured in percentage change rather than absolute value change.

A New Volatility Product: Mini $VIX Futures

By Lawrence G. McMillan

The CBOE has listed mini volatility futures, trading with the base symbol VXM. These are worth $100 per point of movement, as opposed to the $1,000 per point of movement on the “big” volatility futures contract. Everything else is the same between the mini and the full contracts: expiration date, settlement pricing, etc. So far, only the first four months have mini contracts, while there are “big” volatility futures for nine months out. In hedged strategies, these can now be paired with the micro e-mini S&P futures (worth $5 per point of movement). This will allow smaller accounts to take advantage of some of the more sophisticated strategies. Volume in the mini volatility futures has been mostly in the front month, but the markets are tight (5 cents wide) so they are a viable trading tool at this time.

Introducing: McMillan Spike-Peak Index Buy Signals

By Lawrence G. McMillan

We're proud to announce our latest charting indicator for www.Tradingview.com. The McMillan Spike-Peak Index Buy Signal is a must-have tool for both the active trader as well as the longer-term investor.  These long-only signals provide timely entries in both up-trending and down-trending markets.  The active trader can utilize these signals in the way McMillan has for well over 20 years -- through the use of leveraged options trades.

Charting signals based on McMillan's “modified Bollinger Bands”

McMillan Volatility Bands are an alternative approach to John Bollinger's "Bollinger Band" study and developed by world-renowned options trader and author Lawrence G. McMillan. Given his background in options trading, it was natural for Lawrence to approach any volatility-based study in the same manner options are priced – using Black-Scholes definition of volatility.

Saturday Mornings With Lawrence McMillan Coming Soon

By Lawrence G. McMillan

McMillan Analysis Corp. is pleased to announce a series of informative webinar/chat sessions with Lawrence G. McMillan, author of Options As A Strategic Investment.

Join us online at 9:30 am (Eastern time) on specific Saturday mornings for a couple of hours of market discussion and option strategy.

Attendees will have full access to Lawrence McMillan’s extensive experience and knowledge of the option markets; questions will be welcome.

Leveraging Volatility - My Best Strategy for Today's Market

By Lawrence G. McMillan

I’ve just finished putting together a free Special Market Report with some of my fellow traders and investors. Inside, it’s loaded with 19 detailed strategy guides explaining our favorite techniques for leveraging today’s highly volatile markets, including my chapter on Trading the $VIX Futures Term Structure.

Futures Brokerage Capital Trading Group Announces Launch of Managed Futures Podcast

By Lawrence G. McMillan

Capital Trading Group, LP (“CTG”), an investment firm specializing in execution and account management for commodity trading advisors, has announced the release of its new Managed Futures Podcast hosted by firm principal and alternative investments specialist, Nell Sloane.


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