Options Brief-Week of August 28
August 30, 2017
Bullish Outlook

Options Brief-Week of August 28

Everyone looks forward to something for different reasons. When investors choose to invest in a company, they will wait impatiently for the most crucial announcement: earnings season. Last week, Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY) reported a strong third quarter which led to a dividend hike of 5 per cent to 91 cents per share. This...

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Options Brief – Week of August 7th
August 08, 2017
Stock Options

Options Brief – Week of August 7th

The Canadian marijuana market is preparing for a major development: the legalization of recreational use of cannabis. While some may think that legalization will boost the Canadian economy, others believe that marijuana stocks are simply overhyped.   One of the largest Canadian marijuana stocks company, Canopy Growth...

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Options Brief- Week of July 31st
August 01, 2017
Index Options

Options Brief- Week of July 31st

The rallying markets have led to a large pool of investors accumulating unrealized gains on their portfolio. One may believe that now is a good time to cash in a profit, but investors may wish to hold on to their stocks just a little longer if they are receiving a healthy dividend payment from these holdings or wish to avoid...

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Options Brief- Week of July 24
July 26, 2017
Concepts

Options Brief- Week of July 24

Behind every transaction, there is intention, a belief. Investors typically select options strategies with a clear objective in mind based on a predetermined outlook. One of the most popular strategies is the covered call strategy. We have discussed the covered call in depth in previous posts, but here is a quick summary. The...

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Options Brief- Week of July 17
July 18, 2017
Currency Options

Options Brief- Week of July 17

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you heard that the Bank of Canada (BoC) raised interest rates for the first time in 7 years last week. The overnight rate target was adjusted to 0.75 percent, an increase of 0.25 percent (from 0.5 percent). Citing the statement release from the BoC, «recent data have bolstered the...

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Options Brief – Week of July 10th
July 10, 2017
Bullish Outlook

Options Brief – Week of July 10th

The airline industry had its share of bad press last week mainly due to the Sunwing incident, but Air Canada still managed to outperform. On Friday, July 7th, its shares price surged to 19.06$, its highest price in the last ten years following a very optimistic Q2 outlook. In the world of options, it represented a great...

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Selecting options expiration dates : Thêta
January 24, 2017
Concepts

Selecting options expiration dates : Thêta

Before selecting an expiration date on an option contract, it is important to review some basic concepts of option trading. Options are perishable Absolutely! Remember that the premium of an option is defined as a tangible value, determined by the relationship between the strike price and the price of the underlying stock (also...

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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

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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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!

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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