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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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Resource Investing with Long-term Options
August 01, 2018
Protection

Resource Investing with Long-term Options

Patrick Ceresna

Old Truism: “A bear market is the author of a bull market and a bull market is the author of a bear market”.    During our interview on MacroVoices with resource investing legend Rick Rule, Rick made a core observation that natural resource investing is different than most mainstream forms of investing. To paraphrase,...

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Hedging With SXO Options Using Portfolio Beta
July 30, 2018
Protection

Hedging With SXO Options Using Portfolio Beta

Jason Ayres

This year has been one of headline risk and investor hypersensitivity to say the least. Yet despite all the market moving tweets and the ongoing trade tantrum, both U.S. and Canadian markets continue to climb a wall of worry. In fact, I would suggest that global markets in general have been climbing a wall of worry since 2008....

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Writing call options on a second peak
July 25, 2018
Neutral Outlook

Writing call options on a second peak

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, the price of shares in Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR) has performed very well since bottoming out at around $68 in April 2018. QSR is trading at $85.20 at this writing, so it is near its previous high, in the $86 to $88 range. As we can see, the overbought and negative divergence...

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Selecting the Optimal Call Options
July 10, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Selecting the Optimal Call Options

Martin Noël

As the following chart shows, the price of shares in Rogers Communications Inc. cl. B (RCI.B) has just broken through $63, which has been a major resistance level since April. While there can be no guarantees, this bullish trend could take the stock to another resistance level over the next few months, at around $70.  ...

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Setting up a bear call spread hedge using call options
July 04, 2018
Bearish Outlook

Setting up a bear call spread hedge using call options

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, the price of shares in Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) has just fallen below its 13 and 34-day moving averages and appears to be stabilizing at around $240. The graphs also show that the stochastic oscillator (the bottom graph) is clearly trending downward. Even though the stock may rally, it...

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Taking advantage of a bull triangle
June 20, 2018
Technical analysis

Taking advantage of a bull triangle

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, the price of shares in Colliers International Group (CIGI) has clearly been on a bullish trend since the stock bottomed out at $58.51 on September 19, 2017. We can see that the 200-day moving average (in red) provided support when the price fell in February 2018, and that, throughout the series,...

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Timing the Bottom on BCE
June 12, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Timing the Bottom on BCE

Patrick Ceresna

There is no shortage of analysts offering alternating fundamental outlooks for BCE (TSX:BCE).  Some concerned with the business model and declining growth rates, others proclaiming the BCE dividend stream to be more sound than owning bonds.  Personally, as a trader I look for the tactical play where I can profit from key...

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