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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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When To Expect Early Assignment

Stock options are American style and it is good to know when an option is likely to be exercised ahead of the expiration date Let’s keep in mind that American style options, unlike European style options may be exercised at any moment in their lifetime. As said above,...

Options Are a Wasting Asset

Options decay as time goes on. They are a wasting asset. This time decay happens whether the market is open or not. 24/7, every day, including weekends and holidays. It also makes perfect sense when you think about it. Time adds value to options. Think of a put as an...

Pricing the Dividend Into the Price of the Option

Last weeks column on Charts and Dividends was one of my most read ever, with 1000+ reads. So, I thought I'd step back a bit and review how the dividend is priced into and option. Simply put,  dividends make puts more expensive and calls cheaper. The puts get more...

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