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McMillan on Options, 2nd Edition

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Praise for McMillan On Options, Second Edition

"When it comes to options trading education, no one is more respected than Larry McMillan. With all the new innovations in the options arena over the past decade, this revised edition of his classic work is a must-have for ardent options traders and novices alike."
–Price Headley
President and Founder, BigTrends.com

"Larry McMillan has proved once again that he is an option strategist and educator without peer. In this book, he provides an intimate look at his own personal trading philosophies. He has truly raised the bar in his update to McMillan on Options."
–James Bittman
OIC Instructor and Author

"Amazingly, Larry McMillan has outdone himself. His update of McMillan on Options not only expands the original research to include single-stock futures, LEAPS, ETFs, and volatility futures but goes beyond theory and reveals his personal strategies and new methods. McMillan’s put-call ratio work is bar none. An absolute must-read for traders of all levels!"
–Jeffrey A. Hirsch
The Hirsch Organization


LAWRENCE G. McMILLAN is President of McMillan Analysis Corporation. He authors "Daily Volume Alerts," a unique daily fax service that selects short-term stock trades by looking for unusual increases in equity option volume. He also edits and publishes The Option Strategist, a derivative products newsletter covering equity, index, and futures options. McMillan has spoken on options strategies at many seminars and colloquiums in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He was formerly senior vice president in charge of the Equity Arbitrage Department at Thomson McKinnon Securities, Inc. McMillan is the author of the bestselling Options as a Strategic Investment and the classic book, Profit with Options.
List of Figures.

1 Option History, Definitions, and Terms.

Underlying Instruments.

Option Terms.

The Cost of an Option.

The History of Listed Options.

Option Trading Procedures.

Electronic Trading.

Exercise and Assignment.

Futures and Futures Options.

Influences on an Option’s Price.

Delta.

Technical Analysis.

2 An Overview of Option Strategies.

Profit Graphs.

Outright Option Buying.

Using Long Options to Protect Stock.

Buying Both a Put and a Call.

Selling Options.

Spreads.

Ratio Strategies.

Summary.

3 The Versatile Option.

Options as a Direct Substitute for the Underlying.

Options as a Proxy for the Underlying.

The Effect of Stock Index Futures on the Stock Market.

The Effect of Index Futures and Index Option Expiration on the Stock Market.

Options as an Insurance Policy.

The Collar.

Hedging with Over-the-Counter Options.

Using Volatility Futures as Portfolio Insurance.

Summary.

4 The Predictive Power of Options.

Using Stock Option Volume as an Indicator.

Using Option Prices as an Indicator.

Implied Volatility Can Predict a Change of Trend.

The Put–Call Ratio.

Futures Options Volume.

On Moving Averages.

Summary.

5 Trading Systems and Strategies.

Incorporating Futures Fair Value into Your Trading.

Day-Trading Vehicles.

The TICKI Day -Trading System.

A Short-Term Trading System.

Intermarket Spreads.

Other Seasonal Tendencies.

Summary.

6 Trading Volatility and Other Theoretical Approaches.

Volatility.

Delta Neutral Trading.

Predicting Volatility.

Comparing Historical and Implied Volatility.

Trading Implied Volatility.

The “Greeks.”

Trading the Volatility Skew.

The Aggressive Calendar Spread.

Using Probability and Statistics in Volatility Trading.

Expected Return.

Summary.

7 Other Important Considerations.

Support Activities.

Trading Methodology and Philosophy.

Option Trading Philosophy.

Summary.

Appendix A: Listed Index and Sector Options.

Appendix B: Futures Options Terms and Expirations.

Appendix C: Option Models.

Index.