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Founded by professional trader and best-selling author, Lawrence G. McMillan, McMillan Analysis Corporation ("MAC"), a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA), Commodity Trading Adviser (CTA), and Commodity Pool Operator (CPO), has been providing options-oriented advice, money management, and education since 1990. Known synonymously by its website name, OptionStrategist.com, our company offers a wide range of top quality products and services for the serious options trader. 

About Lawrence G. McMillan

Founder Lawrence G. McMillan has over 35 years of experience trading options and is also well known for his educational option books and option newsletters. His most popular publication, Options As A Strategic Investment is one of the best selling option books of all time and is commonly referred to as "the bible of option trading."

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Larry McMillan

Larry McMillan

About McMillan Analysis Corp.

From mentoring and money management, to software and recommendations for the trader looking to manage his own portfolio, MAC attempts to cover all the needs of today's option trader. Our web site offers access to a wide array of learning and analysis tools for serious traders and option students. We strive to make an important difference for our clients, and we believe an informed and educated trader makes a better client.


Partners & Affiliates

Content provided by Lawrence G. McMillan, OptionStrategist.com, and McMillan analysis is featured at various financial publications.

Forbes.com features multiple McMillan Analysis Corp. publications including The Option Strategist Newsletter and Daily Volume Alerts. Articles by Lawrence G. McMillan's are also periodically featured on the website.

Lawrence G. McMillan provides the Market Summary and Analysis for the CBOE's Futures in Volatility monthly newsletter and frequently speaks at various CBOE conferences.

Lawrence G. McMillan writes the Market Watch Options Trader for MarketWatch.com on a weekly basis.  Other articles and studies written by McMillan are also featured on the site periodically.

Each week, McMillan Analysis Corp. provides our proprietary put-call ratio charts and unusual option activity data for the Barron's Striking Price column.  Lawrence G. McMillan is also a frequent contributor to the column.

Lawrence  G. McMillan is a frequent guest and contributor on various CNBC shows.

McMillan Analysis Corp. and trading platform eSignal have partnered on various endeavours throughout the years. Larry currently provides content to the eSignal Blog and periodically provides additional articles.


Awards & Accolades

Lawrence G. McMillan and McMillan Analysis Corp. are proud to be the recipient of the following awards throughout the years:


OptionStrategist.com received the Best of Web award from Forbes in both 2002 & 2004.


The Option Strategist Newsletter received the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) 2010 President’s Award for Excellence in Financial Newsletter Writing.

Stock & Commodities Magazine

Finalist for the 2003 Readers Choice Award

The Options Industry Council

Lawrence G. McMillan was the recipient of the prestigious Sullivan Award in 2011 for his outstanding contributions to the growth and integrity of the U.S. options market.

Options Trading Forum

Larry McMillan was inducted into the Trading Hall of Fame in 2001 for his accomplishments as an exceptional trader and educator; someone who has helped grow the industry through his dedication and commitment. 


What People Are Saying About Us*

I have received excellent value from McMillan Analysis. I feel I get a unique perspective from Larry's work. Over the years I have recommended the DVA report to dozens of clients and associates. I know many of them have become subscribers/readers as well. Keep up the great work."

- D. Bennion

Your weekly take on the market is the only tool I trust to trade comfortably in such a perverse game that perpetuates itself by consuming the unaware quite so efficiently. Admittedly lacking in greater mathematical stamina to make ongoing use of seeing into a deeper truth hidden within a market mechanism, I have grown to rely on how your calm, thoughtful interpretation of certain contrary indicators reveal the next meaningful and likely move is occurring just before being made widely known to even the market itself. Quite an impressive defense I might add."

- A. Lee

Larry McMillan takes the student into new worlds of technical analysis. In time, one becomes comfortable with what McMillan calls "the predictive power of options". And you come to understand that the VIX and put call ratios can, under certain circumstances, function as outstanding indicators with respect to stock market index movements. Thus, the McMillan education leads to a knowledge far beyond option strategies. The student comes to see virtually every aspect of the stock market, from its direction to its rate of price movement, through the prism of options. And all the while, at every turn, Mr. McMillan is present as a guide. This man deserves every ounce of his vast professional recognition. The English language has a word that best describes Larry Macmillan......... Teacher."

- G. Lenhoff

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.