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December –  Educational Events
November 26, 2020
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December – Educational Events

Montréal Exchange

December 3, 2020 Webinar – Selling Synthetic Puts Time : 1:00 p.m. (ET) Speaker: Richard Ho and Chris Thom Language: English Where: Online More information here.   December 7, 2020 Webinar – Monthly Market Outlook Time : 12:00 p.m. (ET) Speaker: Tony Zhang Language: English Where: Online More information here....

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Your Price Is Way Too High: You Need to CUT IT
November 24, 2020
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Your Price Is Way Too High: You Need to CUT IT

Richard Ho

Consumers just don’t want to pay full price for anything. There’s always a better deal somewhere out there, or an annual sale just around the corner. As a disciplined consumer, you know how to put the items that you like on your “Wish List” and patiently wait for a sale. This approach can be applied to trading as...

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Covered Call on West Fraser Timber
November 20, 2020
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Covered Call on West Fraser Timber

Patrick Ceresna

There is nothing more Canadian than lumber stocks.  On the institutional desks, traders often refer to them as trading the “trees.”  And no stock is more iconic than West Fraser Timber (symbol WFT). During the March COVID panic, the price of West Fraser fell more than 65%, from a high of $65.11 to a low of $21.60. Chart...

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Considering a Long Call Position in Air Canada
November 16, 2020
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Considering a Long Call Position in Air Canada

Patrick Ceresna

The COVID crisis has been especially hard on airline stocks. The stock price of Canada’s largest airline, Air Canada, collapsed from over $50 in January to $10 in March.  Although the stock has recovered somewhat since then, when compared to other equities the bounce has been anemic. Chart 1: Air Canada (symbol AC) over past...

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There’s no free lunch in the market…but is there?
November 10, 2020
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There’s no free lunch in the market…but is there?

Richard Ho

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” This old adage refers to the idea that it is impossible for anyone to get something for nothing. Even if something is free, someone somewhere is paying for it. However, investors have the choice to either accept a price or not, that is why we have limit orders. Imagine if...

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Choosing a Call Option Strike Price to Optimize Return
October 23, 2020
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Choosing a Call Option Strike Price to Optimize Return

Martin Noël

Are you expecting the price of a security to rise, and you have a target price in mind? In this article, you will learn how to choose the right strike price to optimize your return if the security reaches your target price by the time your call option expires. Analysis of Descartes Systems Group Inc. (DSG) In this article, we...

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Writing covered calls — some points to consider
October 15, 2020
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Writing covered calls — some points to consider

Martin Noël

Before implementing a covered call writing strategy, investors need to consider several factors in order to make an informed decision. This final article in a series of four articles on covered call writing will discuss the choice of a strike price for a call option as a compromise between the desired level of protection and...

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Let’s do some exercise: Exercising your options
October 13, 2020
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Let’s do some exercise: Exercising your options

Richard Ho

In this article, we’ll talk about exercising call options and why investors would want to do so. Read the article to find out the pros and cons of exercising a call option. You discover a pharmaceutical company that trades at $100 a share and has a COVID-19 vaccine in phase 3 clinical testing. It’s extremely promising, but...

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