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Optimizing After-Tax Returns on Options
October 27, 2023
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Optimizing After-Tax Returns on Options

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Although the options strategies presented in a previous article are very attractive, where you hold the investment is as important as the investment itself, the idea being to obtain the best after-tax return. Please note that the comments made in this article reflect the tax reality at the time of publication. This...

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Using the options Greeks to Enhance Hedging Strategies
October 17, 2023
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Using the options Greeks to Enhance Hedging Strategies

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In this third article of a four-part series, we explore the concept of option hedging using the ‘Greeks’, which are five variables in option pricing represented by letters of the Greek alphabet. The variables are: Delta: Measures the change in an option’s price for each $1 change in the price of the underlying stock....

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Protecting your portfolio through a volatile period
October 06, 2023
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Protecting your portfolio through a volatile period

Stéphane Lafontaine

In the second article of our four-part series, we explore the concept of volatility and learn how to both protect against volatility and how to use it to your advantage.  Why measure volatility? In most cases, volatility is a key metric used to gauge the risk associated with a security. In essence, the more volatile a...

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Using options to express market views
September 14, 2023
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Using options to express market views

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Welcome to the first article in a series of four, where we’ll lay the foundations for using options as part of your portfolio management. To gain a comprehensive understanding of options and how they function, I recommend exploring the following articles: Beginner’s Guide to Options Trading Trading Your First Option...

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The Posted Bid/Ask is Negotiable
June 30, 2023
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The Posted Bid/Ask is Negotiable

Steve Sosnick

I had the privilege of attending the Canadian Annual Derivative Conference in Montréal recently.  Although it’s an event I’ve been attending for at least 20 years, this was the first time my perspective was that of a former options market maker rather than an active one.  As usual, I learned about unfamiliar aspects of...

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Top 5 most-read articles of 2022
February 15, 2023
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Top 5 most-read articles of 2022

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In case you missed them, dive into our most-read Option articles in 2022. You can also explore our top 5 Option articles from 2021.   1) The Secret to Managing Losses and Hitting Home Runs I have worked as a market strategist for the past 15 years alongside a few thousand retail and institutional investors in foreign...

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Should you take advantage of unusual options activity?
November 07, 2022
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Should you take advantage of unusual options activity?

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Savvy investors are always scanning the market to find opportunities that can be exploited for profit. One such strategy consists of taking advantage of unusual options activity. Learn the ins and outs of unusual options activity in an article sponsored by National Bank Direct...

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Benefits of a covered call option strategy
October 28, 2022
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Benefits of a covered call option strategy

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Covered call options refers to holding a stock as part of your portfolio while simultaneously selling a call option on the same stock. Owning the stock outright is quite simple but deciding which option chain to sell can be a challenge. There is no one-size-fits all approach to selling call options. Some of the variables to...

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