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Getting Paid With the Intention of Buying Shares
October 25, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Getting Paid With the Intention of Buying Shares

Martin Noël

As the following chart shows, the price of shares in Canadian Tire Corporation Limited, Cl. A (CTC.A) plunged 20.6%, from a peak of $183.93 on August 8 to its recent trough at $146.08 on October 11. It has since climbed to just above $150, allowing us to use this trough as a short-term support level. An investor who is...

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How to turn a profit with puts following a technical rejection
October 11, 2018
Bearish Outlook

How to turn a profit with puts following a technical rejection

Martin Noël

How to turn a profit with puts following a technical rejection As the following chart shows, the price of shares in Linamar Corporation (LNR) surged to a resistance level of $65 after a free trade agreement was reached with the U.S., and it has since been on a steady decline. This response, which does not bode well, could bring...

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Perspective on the Volatility on Cannabis Stocks
October 01, 2018
Volatility

Perspective on the Volatility on Cannabis Stocks

Patrick Ceresna

Speculation is enthusiastically running wild in the Canadian cannabis industry over the last 2 years.  This has led to extraordinary volatility and gains for investors who seek a stake in the industry.  For this article I will refrain from offering my opinions to the merits of this investment and rather focus on sizing up the...

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Commitment to Buy Stock Through a Ratio Spread
September 25, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Commitment to Buy Stock Through a Ratio Spread

Martin Noël

As you can see in the following chart, the price of shares in Canopy Growth Corporation (WEED) appears to be stabilizing, for now, in a range between a high of $74.45 reached on September 5, 2018 and its most recent low of $52.80, reached on September 14. We can also see that its high of $48.72 on June 22 may represent a...

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Option Selling – It’s a Good Business to Be In
September 17, 2018
Index Options

Option Selling – It’s a Good Business to Be In

Hans Albrecht

When observing option pricing, we should always remember that premiums, while certainly linked to reality, are somewhat of an imperfect predictive tool. Option prices attempt to forecast movement in equities or indices for a given period into the future, but they are unlikely to be entirely correct in the end.    For...

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How to benefit from the rising vapors of cannabis
September 13, 2018
Bullish Outlook

How to benefit from the rising vapors of cannabis

Martin Noël

The cannabis market has been booming since August 15, 2018 when Constellation Brands Inc. announced a major $5 billion investment in Canopy Growth Inc. (WEED). Since then, the stock has shot up 132.6% from a low of $32.01, and it recently topped out at $74.45. Its closest competitor, Aurora Cannabis Inc., has ridden the same...

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November –  Educational Events
September 11, 2018
Concepts

November – Educational Events

Montréal Exchange

November 3rd, 2018: Options Education Day Time: 9am to 4pm Where: Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto More information here.   November 3rd, 2018: Tournée éducative Desjardins Courtage en ligne 2018 Language: French Time: 9am to 12pm Where: Hôtel Classique, Québec More information here.   November 6th, 2018: Webinar:...

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Options in a Recessionary Market
September 07, 2018
Risk Management

Options in a Recessionary Market

Jason Ayres

Many investors are becoming increasingly concerned that a recession may be on the horizon as North American markets continue to climb higher despite global trade concerns. A recession is defined as a temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity is reduced.  It is typically identified by a fall in Gross...

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