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Profiting From Expectations of Relative Stability
August 20, 2019
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Profiting From Expectations of Relative Stability

Martin Noël

Shares in Cogeco Communications Inc. (CCA) were trading at $104.36 at this writing on August 9, 2019, but as the following graph shows, they jumped on July 10 when the company released its latest financial results. After topping out at $107.05 on July 16, prices moved in a relatively narrow corridor of $103.33 to $107.35....

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Minimizing Your Risk with Vertical Debit Spreads
August 14, 2019
Bearish Outlook

Minimizing Your Risk with Vertical Debit Spreads

Tony Zhang

What are debit spreads? Placing a trade on the direction of a stock using options typically requires purchasing a call or put option. When purchasing options, the largest headwind is erosion of the extrinsic value of an option over time. This is measured by the option’s theta. For a strategy to be profitable, one must predict...

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Options Insights: Minimizing Risk with Debit Vertical Spreads
August 12, 2019
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Options Insights: Minimizing Risk with Debit Vertical Spreads

Tony Zhang

Want to learn more about Minimizing Risk with Debit Vertical Spreads?  Participate to the webinar on August 13, 2019 at...

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Maximizing Technical Analysis with Options Trading
August 06, 2019
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Maximizing Technical Analysis with Options Trading

Tony Zhang

As a market strategist and practitioner of technical analysis for over a decade, I have spent my share of time studying indicators, price patterns and trading strategies. Having worked with thousands of clients on technical based strategies, I find that the most important aspect of trading is trade and risk management....

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Low-Cost Insurance Against a Drop in Share Price
August 01, 2019
Neutral Outlook

Low-Cost Insurance Against a Drop in Share Price

Martin Noël

As the following chart shows, the price of shares in Waste Connections Inc. (WCN), which is trading at $123.70 as these lines are being written on July 25, 2019, has delivered an excellent return of 28.6% since bottoming out at $96.16 on December 24, 2018. The chart shows that the stochastic oscillator (Stoch), an indicator of...

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August –  Educational Events
July 30, 2019
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August – Educational Events

Montréal Exchange

August 5th, 2019 Webinar: The Montréal Exchange on Options and U.S. Dollar Currency Exposure Time: 12:00 p.m. Speaker: Martin Noël Where: Online Language: French More information here.   August 8th, 2019 Webinar: The Montreal Exchange on Options and U.S. Dollar Currency Exposure Time: 12:00 p.m. Speaker: Patrick...

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Options Insights: Maximizing Technical Analysis with Options
July 25, 2019
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Options Insights: Maximizing Technical Analysis with Options

Tony Zhang

Want to learn more about Maximizing Technical Analysis with Options?  Participate to the webinar on July 30, 2019 at...

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Hedging a Portfolio with Options
July 17, 2019
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Hedging a Portfolio with Options

Tony Zhang

Hedging a portfolio against a correction in the markets is conceptually easy to understand. However, in practice there are multiple variables to consider and each requires customization based on portfolio sizing and market outlooks. To understand how to execute an efficient hedge on your portfolio, we’ve put together this...

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