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Multi-Leg Options Can Reduce Risk & Improve Executions
November 03, 2021
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Multi-Leg Options Can Reduce Risk & Improve Executions

Tony Zhang

Trading options involves selecting from a world of options, which may seem overwhelming at first. With 4 core strategies, buying calls, selling calls, buying puts and selling puts, it’s already a step up in complexity from stock investing and trading. Despite the flexibility that these strategies provide, each has their...

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Index Arbitrage
November 02, 2021
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Index Arbitrage

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In our previous article, we explored the meaning of index futures and what buying an index and index futures means. In this article, we will explore various challenges and tools pertaining to index futures trading. “Index arbitrage” is a popular strategy to trade index futures. It involves simultaneous buying an index and...

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November –  Educational Events
November 01, 2021
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November – Educational Events

Montréal Exchange

November 17, 2021 Webinar – Getting Started with Options Time : 12:00 p.m. (ET) Speaker: Patrick Ceresna Language: English Where: Online More information here November 25, 2021 Webinar – Options 101 Time : 12:00 p.m. (ET) Speakers: Greg Flower Language: English Where: Online More information...

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Market Volatility and Options 101
October 04, 2021
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Market Volatility and Options 101

Montréal Exchange

Volatility can strike a stock market with no advance warning, and the average investor might not know how to react. Fortunately, all it takes is some basic knowledge of options to understand how this valuable investment tool can be used to ride through a volatile period. Potential Sources of Volatility  Factors that could...

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Covered Combination
September 28, 2021
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Covered Combination

Tony Zhang

Introduction A covered combination is an often-overlooked options strategy by many investors who may utilize each half of the strategy separately, but never considered combining them. This is a strategy where an investor owns 100 shares of a stock and sells a covered call and a cash secured put at the same time. The motivation...

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Growing an Options Account Sustainably
September 07, 2021
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Growing an Options Account Sustainably

Tony Zhang

Investors that are starting to trade options tend to have smaller trading accounts. In this post we will discuss the challenges with growing a smaller options account and the strategies to do so sustainably. While smaller accounts are more challenging to grow, there are best practices and strategies that investors can use for...

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Selling Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads
September 07, 2021
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Selling Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads

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When you sell options, you can collect premiums. But you might be better off selling spreads, just in case the market does not move in your favour. Takeaways: Understand the difference between selling single options and selling vertical spreads Know the risks and benefits of selling single options and selling vertical spreads...

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Buying Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads
September 03, 2021
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Buying Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads

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When buying options, you have several choices. How do you know which strategies to trade? A good starting point is to know the difference between buying single options and vertical spreads. Takeaways Learn the benefits of buying single options and vertical spreads Understand which scenarios might offer more advantages for...

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