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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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September –  Educational Events
September 11, 2018
Concepts

September – Educational Events

Montréal Exchange

September 14th, 2018: How to use options for your next earnings play Speaker: Patrick Ceresna Time: 12:45pm to 1:15pm Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center More information here.   September 15th, 2018: Revealing the Secrets in Using Options to Generate Additional Income Speaker: Jason Ayres Time: 10:45pm to 11:35pm...

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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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How to Trade Debit Spreads – Webinar
August 30, 2018
Concepts

How to Trade Debit Spreads – Webinar

Montréal Exchange

Turn your directional ideas and views into explosive option trades with limited risk using Debit Spreads. Learn to deploy debit spreads for lower risk speculation and increase your profits.   During this exclusive webinar on Monday, Sept 24th at 4:15PM EST, Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist will guide you to the best practices...

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Writing put options based on a 50-day moving average
August 21, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Writing put options based on a 50-day moving average

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, the stock of Colliers International Group (CIGI) has begun a slight correction following a strong bullish trend that began in February, and it has now landed right on its 50-day moving average. Its RSI and the stochastic oscillator are trending upwards, so the bullish trend will be confirmed if the...

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Getting Started with Options Trading
August 20, 2018
Concepts

Getting Started with Options Trading

Montréal Exchange

Options trading can be an exciting and challenging at the same time.   Join OptionsPlay for this exclusive webinar on Tuesday, August 28th @ 4:15 PM EST with Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist for OptionsPlay, on how to place your first options trade. Learn the two basic option strategies to take a bullish or bearish position on...

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Purchasing put options based on a bearish flag
August 14, 2018
Bearish Outlook

Purchasing put options based on a bearish flag

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, in July 2018, Shopify Inc. cl. A (SHOP) reached a double peak at around $230. This slowed its momentum, with the stock subsequently falling to $172.90 to climb back up to its current level, $195.81, by Friday, August 10, 2018. This rally, which looks very much like a bearish flag, may be...

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