Lawrence McMillan

Lawrence McMillan

Lawrence G. McMillan is perhaps best known as the author of Options As a Strategic Investment, the best-selling work on stock and index options strategies, which has sold over 350,000 copies. As an RIA and CTA via McMillan Asset Management, he manages over $80M worth of assets in option-oriented accounts for clients. His money management performance has won awards from BarclayHedge and Preqin.

He is the President of McMillan Analysis Corporation, which he founded in 1991, which publishes derivatives-oriented research.  Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. McMillan 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 was the recipient of the Sullivan Award for 2011, awarded by the Options Industry Council in recognition of his contributions to the Options Industry.



  • The Current State of Option-Oriented Indicators

    You can't trade $VIX (the CBOE's Volatility Index) itself, but there are plenty of ways that you can use volatility derivatives (both futures and options) to speculate and/or to help you predict market direction. In this seminar, we'll look at those and illustrate some extremely...

  • A Review of the Current State of Option-Oriented Indicators

    A webcast presentation with Larry McMillan originally held on January 25, 2017 as part of the CMT Association's Educational Web Series. Certain option data is useful in helping predict broad market movements. This presentation will discuss the current state of those...

  • Conversations: Podcast Interview with Lawrence McMillan

    This week in Conversations, Lawrence McMillan talks about his journey from Purdue to Bell Labs and eventually to the CBOE. He suggests that Wall St is an uneven playing field and explains the difference between implied volatility versus actual volatility, as well as a standard...

  • Option-Based Trading Systems

    A webcast presentation by Lawrence McMillan originally held on January 8th, 2014 as part of the CMT Association's Educational Web Series.

  • Technically Speaking, May 2017