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McMillan Asset Management Announces New CTA Product

By Lawrence G. McMillan

McMillan Analysis Corp., dba McMillan Asset Management, is proud to announce the launch of its newest product. 

The Volatility Capture CTA strategy is a variation of Volatility Capture that uses VIX futures on a tactical basis to hedge, instead of purchasing VIX options on a continual basis. This pure futures version has a slightly different profit graph and has the potential for better returns in most cases due to the lack of drag from the purchase of VIX options.

The Managed Futures Podcast - LarryMcMillan

By Lawrence G. McMillan

Episode 4-  Discussing Options as a Strategic Investment — With Author Larry McMillan

In today’s episode, Nell Sloane of Capital Trading Group speaks with Larry McMillan, author of the bestselling book “Options as a Strategic Investment,” popularly known as the options bible. Larry has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Wall Street Journal, and he continues to make valuable contributions to the finance industry.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

CBOE Launches Volatility Product Microsite

By Lawrence G. McMillan

The CBOE has launched a microsite within the CBOE website that has information about all of the volatility-based Exchange Traded Products (ETPs).  The website is located at http://www.cboe.com/voletps.

VXX and XIV are two of the most liquid and popular ETPs (both are Exchange-Traded Notes), but there are many others.

Bitcoin Futures on the CBOE Futures Exchange ($XBT)

By Lawrence G. McMillan

The CBOE will begin trading Bitcoin Futures with Sunday night’s trading (December 10th). These are the basic facts about the contract, as taken from the website (the CME futures begin trading on Dec 18th).

New European Volatility Products (EVIX) (EXIV)

By Lawrence G. McMillan

In a move which some might call a “day late and a dollar short,” there are now going to be some products via which European volatility can be traded in the U.S. markets.  There have long been volatility futures on the “European $VIX” – VSTOXX.  VSTOXX measures the implied volatility of the European EURO STOXX 50 Index, using the same methodology that $VIX does. 

McMillan Partners with OptionVue

By Stan Freifeld

McMillan Analysis Corp is pleased to announce that we have formed a relationship with the award winning OptionVue Systems Software. OptionVue has been a leader in developing and providing options trading and analysis software since 1983 and we have always been impressed with the analytics and features in their software.  

CBOE releases new option data site

Last week, the CBOE announced the launch of its new dedicated paid option data site titled the CBOE Livevol Data Shop. The new site is quite user friendly and allows one to customize their data package based on their needs. For example, a customer could purchase daily end-of-day option data including all of the greeks for not just all stocks, but instead just a select few. The prices reflect your preferences and can cost as little as $6 per month per underlying.

New Webinar Announced: Is it 2008 All Over Again?

A new webinar, titled Is it 2008 All Over Again? was recently announced in the most recent issue of The Option Strategist Newsletter. The webinar will analyze the similarities between the 2007-2008 and the 2015-2016 markets and explore strategies to benfit from the possible upcomoing scenerios. The webinar will be on March 7th and registration opens today.

$VIX Weekly Futures Begin Trading

By Lawrence G. McMillan

The CBOE has listed $VIX weekly futures – their third attempt at a weekly volatility product that might compete with VXX weekly options.  Trading began on July 23rd.  

It is estimated that options on the new $VIX weekly futures will begin trading in three or four weeks, although that isn’t set in stone.  Certain details have to worked out with the OCC, such a margin requirements.  Typically, in the past, those things have taken three or four weeks.

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