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Legendary trader Larry McMillan does it–again–offering his personal options strategies for consistently enhancing trading profits. Larry McMillan’s name is virtually synonymous with options. This "Trader’s Hall of Fame" recipient first shared his personal options strategies and techniques in the original McMillan on Options. Now, in a revised and Second Edition, this indispensable guide to the world of options addresses a myriad of new techniques and methods needed for profiting consistently in today’s fast-paced investment arena. This thoroughly new Second Edition features updates in almost every chapter as well as enhanced coverage of many new and increasingly popular products. It also offers McMillan’s personal philosophy on options, and reveals many of his previously unpublished personal insights. Readers will soon discover why Yale Hirsch of the Stock Trader’s Almanac says, "McMillan is an options guru par excellence." The McMillan name is virtually synonymous with options. Over the years, this legendary trader's popular and informative books, newsletters, and seminars have helped both new and seasoned investors use options to consistently enhance their trading profits. McMillan first shared his personal options philosophies and techniques in the original McMillan on Options. Now, in his revised and expanded Second Edition, he reveals a number of new approaches for success in today's fast-paced and ever-changing investment arena. By exploring both the flexibility and predictive ability of options, this highly revised resource will show you the best new ways to apply options to everyday trading situations. You'll quickly learn how to establish self-contained strategies, substitute options for other financial instruments and protect your positions -- whether in stock, index, or future options. More importantly though, you'll receive a complete education in the exciting new products that are popular with investors, from single-stock futures and exchange-traded funds to LEAPS and the brand new volatility futures. Backed by over 100 case studies, updated charts, and new examples, McMillan on Options, Second Edition: --Illustrates how a stock can be "pinned" to a striking price at expiration, what causes it, and when to expect it --Discusses put-call ratio charts and theory on individual stocks --Examines how to use volatility indices as an accurate market predictor --Adapts trading systems and strategies (such as intermarket spreads and seasonal trading systems) to the realities of a new market environment --Presents advanced approaches to options trading, including the concepts of expected return and Monte Carlo probability simulation --Offers guidance for those who need to find reliable options trading data and tools online This timely Second Edition also expands on discussions regarding the NYSE as a faulty indicator, the history of market volatility, and the importance of buying and selling volatility. Readers can now gain a unique insight into McMillan's personal philosopy on options, and discover the innovative new tactics and strategies he applies to his own trading and analysis. Packed with hands on examples and techniques that address hedging and volatility -- plus fresh new pricing concepts -- this comprehensive and updated work will help you understand and unleash the full power of options.
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