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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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Caveat Emptor

We all know that is Latin for ‘Let the buyer beware”. It certainly applies to the stock market so far. But then, I never in my life thought the Dow would hit 23,000 so don't ever ask me about market direction. But what I do know a great deal about is options and...

When I Was a Market Maker

Looks to be a quiet day in the market , so I got to remembering days long gone by… I also attended a very interesting conference on cryptocurrencies this week hosted by FinTank, a leader in blending technology and trading. Well, it reminded me what an old dinasour I...

Early Exercise and Assignment

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, stock options are American style and it is good to know when an option is likely to be exercised ahead of the expiration...

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