Get your autographed copy of the revised edition of the best-selling book on options*
Author: Lawrence G. McMillan
With more than 300,000 copies sold, this blockbuster best-seller is considered to be the "bible of options trading." The new 5th edition is completely revised and updated to encompass all the latest options trading vehicles, supplying traders and serious investors with an abundance of new, strategic opportunities for managing their investments.
A seminar focusing on McMillan's favorite strategy for a high volatility environment.
Learn to trade Larry's VIX/SPY strategy, a great trading approach for bear markets. This hedged strategy has been substantially profitable in past market routs, and has the potential for significant profitability in either market direction.
A seminar focusing on using technical analysis to identify stock market tops
One of the most difficult things to do is to spot the top of a market. Bottoms are much easier to identify. In this seminar, we will look at the last four major tops and how they relate to the current market situation. All of the analysis is technical analysis, not fundamental. There will be particular emphasis on the indicators that we use -- how they performed at those previous four tops, and how they are aligned at the current time.
A seminar focusing on the the current market and how it compares to the period leading up to the financial crisis.
There are a number of similarities between the 2007-2008 market and the 2015-2016 market. From early warning signs in 2007 and 2015, to market movement in early 2008 and early 2016. Both price and volatility movements will be analyzed. These similarities include signals from some of our proprietary indicators such as “modified Bollinger Bands” and $VIX “spike peak” buy signals, as well as others. These systems will be fully described in the seminar.
Technical analysis is the most basic part of the investment process, but all too many Financial Advisors and Financial Planners aren’t aware that it is. This book describes the essential basics of technical analysis of financial markets that Financial Advisors and Financial Planners absolutely must know. The material is presented in a concise, easy-to-understand and well-illustrated format to keep reading time to a minimum.
Learn ways to try protecting yourself from the next market crash with this 2 hour seminar download
In this seminar, we will explore the various ways that options can be used to hedge individual stock positions, as well as hedging an entire portfolio with index options. Individual stock hedging strategies would include collars, covered call writes, and married puts, among others.
A 4 hour seminar download detailing various volatility trading strategies
The main focus of this 4 hour seminar is not speculation, per se (although there will some discussion of it), but rather the use of volatility trading option strategies to put the odds of success in your favor.
First, there is a complete discussion of the products in the newest asset trading class – Volatility – including futures, options, and ETN’s. Hedged strategies to take advantage of distorted volatility market constructs are also demonstrated.
Join Stan Freifeld, Director of Corporate Services at McMillan Analysis Corp., as he explains a little known strategy referred to as Gamma Scalping. Gamma Scalping is a strategy that many professional traders use in an attempt to generate increased profits. It involves putting on a long Gamma position and then making adjustments as the underlying stock, index or futures contract moves up and down. It works particularly well in volatile market environments.
A seminar focusing on the use of options in managing risk
By Lawrence G. McMillan
Most traders spend a great deal of time analyzing a position before entering – whether it be fundamental analysis on the underlying stock, theoretical value analysis on the price and volatility of the options, or something else. However, it is quite often the case that the actual decisions of how large of a position to take is made by some seat-of-the-pants method rather than any strict criteria.
Trading or investing whether on margin or otherwise carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all persons. Leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to trade or invest you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and ability to tolerate risk. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment or even more than your initial investment and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with trading and investing, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Visit the Disclosure & Policies page for full website disclosures.
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.
Performance Results: Past performance results for advisory services and educational products are shown for illustration and example only, and are hypothetical.
HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN. IN FACT, THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY ANY PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM.
ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR TO ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO THE MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS.