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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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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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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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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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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July 16, 2015
Other

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,...

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4 years ago
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June 29, 2015
Other

A Synthetic Long Stock Strategy For Canadian Banks

Canadian bank stocks have been somewhat unfavorable this year. Concerns about the Canadian economy, the impact of low oil prices and the pressure on lending margins from lower interest rates have had many investors questioning just how much more upside can be expected. The chart below is a snap shot of the weekly price action...

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4 years ago
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May 19, 2015
Other

TFSA Contribution Levels Raised

Announced late April, but effective as of January 1st 2015, Canadians are now entitled to contribute $10,000.00 to their Tax Free Savings Account on a yearly basis, up from $5,500.00 last year. As of now, it makes the total contribution limit $41,000.00. According to news sources, the Liberals are on record opposing this...

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April 17, 2015
Other

Hedging a Diversified Portfolio

It is an accepted reality among investors that we are living in a global economy. If you take a look at when most of the volatility in the equity markets has occurred, it is generally around a Bank of Canada (BOC), Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) or an European Central Bank (ECB) rate announcement and subsequent...

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