Embracing Volatility on a Canadian Disruptor
August 28, 2017
Volatility

Embracing Volatility on a Canadian Disruptor

Fewer topics have been more hotly debated in political (and social) circles then the legalization of marijuana.  Now despite which direction your moral compass points on this, it’s an industry that is here to stay.  In an economic environment where governments continue to look for new ways to get into our pockets, it is no...

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A Wall of Worry
February 23, 2017
Other

A Wall of Worry

There’s an old saying that “markets climb a wall of worry and slide down a slope of hope”. I think many would agree that although both U.S. and Canadian equities continue climb, there’s no shortage of apprehension when discussing how much further the markets can go with out some sort of a correction. One...

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8 months ago
When Good Stocks Do Bad Things
October 31, 2016
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When Good Stocks Do Bad Things

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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12 months ago
Capitalizing on a Valeant Effort in a Mundane Market
July 16, 2016
Bullish Outlook

Capitalizing on a Valeant Effort in a Mundane Market

I apologize for the title but I couldn’t resist. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (TSE:VRX) continues to defy broader market complacency. The diversified pharmaceutical company has barely wavered in its price advance since August of 2014. While this trend may be getting a little long in the tooth, the question is whether...

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1 year ago
Loonie Strength Not Likely To Continue
May 25, 2016
Currency Options

Loonie Strength Not Likely To Continue

There are few considerations for a strengthening U.S. Dollar which will inevitably push commodity prices lower and the Loonie along with it. Economic issues abroad remain unresolved U.S. Economy remains the “lessor of all evils” Continued divergent monetary policy foster a “race to the bottom” Possible...

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Generating Income With a Limited Risk
March 24, 2016
Revenue

Generating Income With a Limited Risk

Selling or writing options can be a great way to generate cash flow as a compliment to a diversified investment approach. In general, the strategy involves selling a call or a put and getting paid to take on the obligation to either deliver or purchase the underlying shares at the strike price agreed upon. The objective of the...

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2 years ago
Survival of the Fittest in the Oil Patch
January 19, 2016
Risk Management

Survival of the Fittest in the Oil Patch

I was screening some of the headlines in the Globe and Mail this morning and came across an update on Suncor (TSX:SU) and its bid for Canadian Oil Sands (TSX:COS). According to the Calgary Press, Suncor and Canadian Oil Sands have settled on a $6.6 billion deal which includes stock and debt. Interestingly enough, Suncor...

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2 years ago
no-cover
December 02, 2015
Other

Royal Bank Post Earnings Play

Royal Bank (TSE:RY) announced earnings December 2nd and surprised the street with a resounding beat of the estimates. According to Reuters Canada, the banking giant reported an 11% rise in fourth quarter profit ” …driven by at its personal, commercial banking and capital market businesses” (Thomson Reuters Dec...

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2 years ago
no-cover
October 19, 2015
Other

2 Ways To Use a Weekly Option For Teck Resources Earnings

Teck Resources Ltd (TSE:TCK.B) is set to report earnings before the market opens on Thursday, October 22nd. This is according to the earnings calendar found on the TMX Money website. This great little resource can be found here. Back on August 1st, Patrick Ceresna built a case for taking advantage of buying shares of TCK.B at...

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2 years ago
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September 23, 2015
Other

Is Air Canada Stock About To Take Flight?

I was reviewing the most active options widget found on the M-X website and came across Air Canada (TSE:AC). Unusual or increased options activity can indicate the potential for some action in the underlying stock. My next step was to take a look at the news to see if there was any indication as to why there might be an...

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2 years ago