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Top 5 most-read articles of 2021
December 06, 2021
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Top 5 most-read articles of 2021

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Looking for the best Options articles to read? Below are what most of our readers consider to be the most popular articles of 2021: World’s First Option on Bitcoin ETF Montréal Exchange Canada is the first country in the world to bring ETFs to investors. Once again, Canada has proven itself to be an innovator in capital...

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Index Arbitrage
November 02, 2021
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Index Arbitrage

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In our previous article, we explored the meaning of index futures and what buying an index and index futures means. In this article, we will explore various challenges and tools pertaining to index futures trading. “Index arbitrage” is a popular strategy to trade index futures. It involves simultaneous buying an index and...

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Market Volatility and Options 101
October 04, 2021
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Market Volatility and Options 101

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Volatility can strike a stock market with no advance warning, and the average investor might not know how to react. Fortunately, all it takes is some basic knowledge of options to understand how this valuable investment tool can be used to ride through a volatile period. Potential Sources of Volatility  Factors that could...

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Selling Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads
September 07, 2021
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Selling Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads

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When you sell options, you can collect premiums. But you might be better off selling spreads, just in case the market does not move in your favour. Takeaways: Understand the difference between selling single options and selling vertical spreads Know the risks and benefits of selling single options and selling vertical spreads...

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Buying Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads
September 03, 2021
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Buying Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads

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When buying options, you have several choices. How do you know which strategies to trade? A good starting point is to know the difference between buying single options and vertical spreads. Takeaways Learn the benefits of buying single options and vertical spreads Understand which scenarios might offer more advantages for...

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Real-time Quotes are Now Offered on the Montreal Exchange Website
August 09, 2021
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Real-time Quotes are Now Offered on the Montreal Exchange Website

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This feature allows you to make informed decisions using up-to-date bid/ask prices on Canadian options and futures contracts. Another feature of the website is that you can easily filter any option chain by column header. This allows you to sort the information in ascending or descending order (i.e.: if you want to find out...

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Index Futures 101
August 03, 2021
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Index Futures 101

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“Index futures” is not a term that is too alien for anyone with basic knowledge of finance. It refers to a futures contract created on an index that functions as the underlying variable for such futures contract. For example, in Canada, the most popular stock index is the S&P/TSX 60 Index*, a stock index of 60 large...

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How Options React to a Stock Split
July 22, 2021
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How Options React to a Stock Split

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Companies decide to split their stock when the price has run up and the stock has become too expensive for retail investors. Once a stock splits, nothing fundamental has changed, and the shares should not be worth any more or less than before. The same logic holds true for the underlying option contracts. What Is a Stock Split?...

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July 01, 2021
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Option Videos Introduction to options Why Trade Options Common options terms Why buy a call option? Why buy a put option? Why sell a call option? Why sell a put option? How to read an option chain In-the-money vs. out-of-the-money options Opening and closing option trades Common option misconceptions Getting started with...

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Volatility Crush: A Misunderstood Term
June 23, 2021
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Volatility Crush: A Misunderstood Term

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Volatility crush is among the more common but poorly understood terms used by new options investors. They mostly place irrational bets on options ahead of earnings because they do not fully understand what they are doing. These investors will take a look at a high-priced stock that is set to report earnings in the near-term and...

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