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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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The Liss Report is Taking August Off

I have stressed time and again that there is more to life than trading. When I ran a market-making company in Amsterdam all my traders had a mandatory four weeks of vacation. They couldn't cash it out or roll it forward to the next year. I didn't want burned out...

Biting the Bullet

Remember the old Westerns when “Doc” would tell the cowboy to bite on a bullet while he fixed some wound? Well, we traders use the phrase “bite the bullet” when we close out a losing position. And dealing with losses is what I want to discuss today. If you can’t take...

My Book Is Out!!

OK, only on Kindle for now. The title is: There's Always an Option. The Theory and Working Method of Exchange Traded Options. The print edition will be out shortly. I believe that I have distilled and expressed much of what I have written in this column for the past 4...

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