Charting signals based on McMillan's Modified Bollinger Bands for TradingView.com
McMillan Volatility Bands, a charting analysis tool developed by world-renowned options trader and author Lawrence G. McMillan, is an optimized approach to John Bollinger's Bollinger Bands. Leveraging his expertise in options trading, Lawrence designed this volatility-based strategy with a focus on how option prices are calculated – using the Black-Scholes definition of volatility. The McMillan Volatility Bands pricing model assumes a financial asset's volatility should be measured in percentage change rather than absolute value change.
Use statistical analysis to evaluate potential positions
The Expected Return Calculator is McMillan’s proprietary analytical software that uses statistical analysis to evaluate complex option positions, in order to give the trader an idea of whether or not there is a probability of success in a trade.
Simulate the probability of making money in your stock or option position.
McMillan’s Probability Calculator is low-priced, easy-to-use software designed to estimate the probabilities that a stock will ever move beyond two set prices—the upside price and the downside price—during a given amount of time. The program uses a technique known as Monte Carlo Simulation to produce estimates that assess the probability of making money in a trade, but can also be used by traders to determine whether to purchase or sell stock, stock options, or combinations thereof.
Determine theoretical option prices with this advanced Black-Scholes Calculator
Larry McMillan stresses in his seminars and books that option traders must always trade with a model. The Option Evaluation Software is that model. Using the Black-Scholes model, The Option Evaluation Software calculates option values and related statistics, such as implied volatility and "the Greeks,” and displays them in a clean, easy-to-read grid-like display. It is a necessary piece of software for any serious option trader.
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