Yearly Archives: 2016

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October 31, 2016
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Position Follow-up – Power Corporation of Canada (POW)

Martin Noël

Underlying Asset   Power Corporation of Canada (POW) Power Corporation of Canada is a diversified international management and holding company. Through its subsidiary, Power Financial Corporation (TSX), it owns interests in companies in the financial services sector in Canada, the United States and Europe. Through its...

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A Put Backspread Strategy on Thomson Reuter Shares (TRI)
October 31, 2016
Bearish Outlook

A Put Backspread Strategy on Thomson Reuter Shares (TRI)

Martin Noël

The price of shares in Thomson Reuters (TRI) has begun to fall, after trading in a range of $53 to $55 since mid-August. Breaking through $53 could result in the security testing a level of $50 and, consequently, $48.   Daily Chart for TRI ($52.31, Friday, October 14, 2016)   To benefit from this scenario, we will...

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When Good Stocks Do Bad Things
October 31, 2016
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When Good Stocks Do Bad Things

Jason Ayres

Time and time again we see good stocks fall victim to the emotional roller coaster ride that is the market. Whether it’s a rumour that may be circulating around a certain company or a surprise earnings miss, often times we will see good, fundamentally strong stocks do bad things as panicked investors run for the exit. From...

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Options Education Day in Vancouver & Calgary – Oct. 15-16, 2016
October 19, 2016
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Options Education Day in Vancouver & Calgary – Oct. 15-16, 2016

Montréal Exchange

On behalf of the Montréal Exchange, we would like to thank all participants for your attendance at our recent Options Education Day in Vancouver and Calgary. We sincerely hope that the knowledge you gained over the course of the sessions will help you achieve your objectives as an investor.     Discussing the Put...

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An Electrifying Yield on a Utility Stock
October 12, 2016
Concepts

An Electrifying Yield on a Utility Stock

Christopher Thom

Utility stocks are often loved by yield investors. They provide steady dividends, are regulated businesses, and are less cyclical. Generally they can be called “boring,” but for the investors who own utility stocks that is what they love about them. We’ve seen this sector do well over the last few decades as interest...

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For its 10-Year anniversary, The Montréal Exchange Blog gets a New Look!
October 04, 2016
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For its 10-Year anniversary, The Montréal Exchange Blog gets a New Look!

Montréal Exchange

The Montréal Exchange is proud to reveal the new look of its options blog for its 10-year anniversary. The forum now features a brand new look, new contributors and new tips to profit from the use of options! You can now more easily navigate the blog on your computer, tablet or smart phone and find articles by authors or...

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Is Volatility Gone… or Just Forgotten?
September 26, 2016
Volatility

Is Volatility Gone… or Just Forgotten?

Richard Croft

In an environment where we see sluggish growth among industrialized countries, global deflation, weak oil prices, political indecision in the US and negative interest rates, one could argue we are living in the worst of times. Add to that mix company specific events like missed earnings and questionable government regulation...

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Covered Call Horror Stories
September 13, 2016
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Covered Call Horror Stories

Richard Croft

In the late 1990s I sold a covered call on, let’s call the security, XYZ. A “nom de plume” to protect the guilty… or innocent, depending on your point of view. In any event, XYZ was a particularly volatile technology company trading at $21.75 per share in January 1998. I bought the shares for myself and clients and...

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Of Mice and Men and Rolling Options
September 06, 2016
Concepts

Of Mice and Men and Rolling Options

Alan Grigoletto

As anyone who has every traded knows, the best laid plans often go awry. Before making any adjustments, the investor needs to dissect what went wrong. Does he or she still hold fast to their original forecast but has simply run out of time, or was the strategy selection itself incorrect? Remember that closing the position in...

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The Doubling Strategy
August 29, 2016
Stock Options

The Doubling Strategy

Richard Croft

This week, rather than looking at short term trading opportunities, we will examine a longer term strategy that is not dependent on a directional bet for the underlying stock. What it comes down to is positioning. Is this a stock you would be willing to hold longer term, what role will it play in your portfolio (i.e. risk...

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