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A bearish diagonal spread on shares in George Weston Ltd.
February 20, 2018
Bearish Outlook

A bearish diagonal spread on shares in George Weston Ltd.

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, prices for shares of George Weston Ltd. (WN) have broken below their trough of last September 2017 following a timid attempt at a rebound that lasted four months. Since peaking in January, 2018, WN has followed the general market trend by dropping swiftly, but the rally, which has been anemic, has...

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Risks Stemming from Current Low Volatility Conditions
February 01, 2018
Volatility

Risks Stemming from Current Low Volatility Conditions

Patrick Ceresna

Over the last year we have seen an incredible period of low volatility that is arguably building systematic liquidity risks when we enter a period of normalization.  These risks were highlighted in the Bank of Canada’s November 2017 Financial System Review.  In that review, the BoC discussed the assessment of...

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Writing Put Options to Profit from Higher Prices for Shares of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation
January 31, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Writing Put Options to Profit from Higher Prices for Shares of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, the share price of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (PBH) has been on a bullish trend, with some more or less large corrections since reaching a plateau in the spring of 2017. Until we see evidence to the contrary, we should assume that this trend will continue for a while. Daily chart as at...

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An Iron Butterfly Spread on Shares of Canopy Growth Corporation
January 24, 2018
Technical analysis

An Iron Butterfly Spread on Shares of Canopy Growth Corporation

Martin Noël

As you can see in the following graph, shares in Canopy Growth Corporation (WEED) have shot up in price since bottoming out at $6.58 in June 2017. This represents more than 600% growth to its recent peak at $44. Since then, WEED has slipped, falling to $29.50 before bouncing back and has been fluctuating in a range that could...

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Have the Tides Turned for the Troubled Goldcorp?
January 23, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Have the Tides Turned for the Troubled Goldcorp?

Patrick Ceresna

The last few years have been a struggle for Goldcorp investors.  The company has been overshadowed by declines in earnings, falling gold production and increased costs.  Many investors have abandoned the stock for other gold miners with more momentum.  Yet there are a number of green shoots that suggest the management is...

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Locking In Profits on a High Flyer
January 12, 2018
Protection

Locking In Profits on a High Flyer

Jason Ayres

Once again, despite the risk of controversy, I find myself compelled to write about pot! In my last article, Embracing Volatility on a Canadian Disruptor, I looked at a couple of ways one might participate in a bullish technical pattern developing in the TSX:WEED price chart. At the time (August 28th, 2017) the shares were...

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Writing covered calls as a hedge against a drop in the shares of Intact Financial Corporation
January 11, 2018
Protection

Writing covered calls as a hedge against a drop in the shares of Intact Financial Corporation

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, the share price of Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) seems to be on a downward trend as it has just broken through its previous trough at around $104. Its stochastic oscillator (%K) and relative strength index (RSI) are also trending downward. Since this bearish trend could take IFC down as far as...

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5 Potential Canadian Market Surprises for 2018
January 04, 2018
Concepts

5 Potential Canadian Market Surprises for 2018

Patrick Ceresna

What better way to wrap up the 2017 year than with a market forecast.  As a trader, I always look at a forecast as establishing a baseline from which to build investment themes for the upcoming year.  The obstacle however, lies in that there is substantial herding in economic forecasting and rarely does an analyst stick their...

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