Yearly Archives: 2018

How to benefit from the rising vapors of cannabis
September 13, 2018
Bullish Outlook

How to benefit from the rising vapors of cannabis

Martin Noël

The cannabis market has been booming since August 15, 2018 when Constellation Brands Inc. announced a major $5 billion investment in Canopy Growth Inc. (WEED). Since then, the stock has shot up 132.6% from a low of $32.01, and it recently topped out at $74.45. Its closest competitor, Aurora Cannabis Inc., has ridden the same...

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Options in a Recessionary Market
September 07, 2018
Risk Management

Options in a Recessionary Market

Jason Ayres

Many investors are becoming increasingly concerned that a recession may be on the horizon as North American markets continue to climb higher despite global trade concerns. A recession is defined as a temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity is reduced.  It is typically identified by a fall in Gross...

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How to Trade Debit Spreads – Webinar
August 30, 2018
Concepts

How to Trade Debit Spreads – Webinar

Montréal Exchange

Turn your directional ideas and views into explosive option trades with limited risk using Debit Spreads. Learn to deploy debit spreads for lower risk speculation and increase your profits.   During this exclusive webinar on Monday, Sept 24th at 4:15PM EST, Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist will guide you to the best practices...

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Writing put options based on a 50-day moving average
August 21, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Writing put options based on a 50-day moving average

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, the stock of Colliers International Group (CIGI) has begun a slight correction following a strong bullish trend that began in February, and it has now landed right on its 50-day moving average. Its RSI and the stochastic oscillator are trending upwards, so the bullish trend will be confirmed if the...

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Getting Started with Options Trading
August 20, 2018
Concepts

Getting Started with Options Trading

Montréal Exchange

Options trading can be an exciting and challenging at the same time.   Join OptionsPlay for this exclusive webinar on Tuesday, August 28th @ 4:15 PM EST with Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist for OptionsPlay, on how to place your first options trade. Learn the two basic option strategies to take a bullish or bearish position on...

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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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