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About Randall Liss

Randall Liss is a long-time, seasoned veteran of the exchange-traded options industry. Mr Liss helped found the European Options Exchange in Amsterdam, an elected member of the Board of Directors, a long-time member of the Business Conduct Committee and a co-founder of The Market-Makers Association. He ran a market-making operation for a large Dutch bank and also managed his own market-making firm. Since 2006 Mr Liss has devoted his energy to educating and mentoring traders, investment clubs, individuals and institutions using his own proprietary curriculum, The Theory and Working Method of Trading Options. Randall has lectured in Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, London, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, New York and Chicago on a variety of investment and derivative strategies. He is also an on-camera options analyst for Bloomberg TV and the Business News Network. In 2008 Mr Liss returned to the town of his birth, Chicago. His clients include ABN AMRO Options Clearing, optionsXpress, Columbia College, The Chicago Institute of Investment, The Options Tribe and many private individuals and investment clubs. Mr Liss strongly believes in demystifying the options market and making the seemingly complex understandable.

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OK, Now What!?

Well, don’t panic, for starters. Besides, if you have been paying attention to this column over the years you have downside puts as protection. But, let’s say you don’t and seeing your stock portfolio in meltdown is freaking you out. Perhaps you could take advantage...

Currency Options

With the dollar in freefall (thank you, Donald Trump), I thought I'd talk about options on currencies. Just as there are options on stocks and indices there are options on currencies. As everyone knows, currencies fluctuate, often wildly (as now). And options are a...

Greetings From The Land of Brexit

A Happy and Prosperous 2018 to all here! I am writing this from the ancient university town of Durham, in North East England. We are here until the end of March because my esteemed wife is a Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies here at Durham University.  The...

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