How Options Can Play a Role in Your Investment Strategy
January 10, 2022
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How Options Can Play a Role in Your Investment Strategy

Options are an underutilized investment tool that is overlooked because they seem complicated and are perceived to be for the exclusive use of professional traders. But once they are properly understood, the average investor may come to realize how options can play a role in their investment strategies. Options Recap An option...

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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

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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December –  Educational Events
November 30, 2021
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December – Educational Events

December 8, 2021 Webinar – Understanding Credit Vertical Spreads Time : 4:00 p.m. (ET) Speaker: Tony Zhang Language: English Where: Online More information here December 11, 2021 Webinar – Desjardins Online Brokerage Education Day Time : 9:00 a.m. (ET) Speakers: Martin Noël Language: French Where: Online More...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Not So Foreign: Unpacking the Currency Market and USX Options Strategies
June 15, 2021
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Not So Foreign: Unpacking the Currency Market and USX Options Strategies

If you have already traded options on equities but are now looking for a new asset class, you might be wondering if it is possible to blend exposure to interest rates, commodities, cryptocurrencies, geopolitics, and the global economy.  In fact, you have just described the foreign exchange (FX) market and, in particular,...

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