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January 01, 2021
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Options Calculator

The Options Calculator is an educational tool intended to assist investors in calculating the theoretical value and option Greeks. It automatically connects to the underlying and option price data. You can also customize your own input! Whether you are at home or on the go, with the Options Calculator, you will be able to price...

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January 01, 2021
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TMX Trading Simulator

If you are new to the options market or even to the stock market in general, one piece of advice is to start by practising with TMX’s free stock and options simulator. You can place trades in a virtual and risk-free environment while you continue on your options learning journey! Practise on your desktop or phone, the choice...

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January 01, 2021
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Covered Call Screener Tool

You may have heard the covered call strategy many times in various places, such as trading articles, financial websites, investment webinars and even in ETFs. This is no surprise since a covered call strategy allows investors to generate additional income on the shares they are holding! Instead of going through all the option...

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Your Price Is Way Too High: You Need to CUT IT
November 24, 2020
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Your Price Is Way Too High: You Need to CUT IT

Consumers just don’t want to pay full price for anything. There’s always a better deal somewhere out there, or an annual sale just around the corner. As a disciplined consumer, you know how to put the items that you like on your “Wish List” and patiently wait for a sale. This approach can be applied to trading as...

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There’s no free lunch in the market…but is there?
November 10, 2020
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There’s no free lunch in the market…but is there?

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” This old adage refers to the idea that it is impossible for anyone to get something for nothing. Even if something is free, someone somewhere is paying for it. However, investors have the choice to either accept a price or not, that is why we have limit orders. Imagine if...

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Let’s do some exercise: Exercising your options
October 13, 2020
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Let’s do some exercise: Exercising your options

In this article, we’ll talk about exercising call options and why investors would want to do so. Read the article to find out the pros and cons of exercising a call option. You discover a pharmaceutical company that trades at $100 a share and has a COVID-19 vaccine in phase 3 clinical testing. It’s extremely promising, but...

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Catching up on what you missed during our Virtual Options Education Day event
September 22, 2020
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Catching up on what you missed during our Virtual Options Education Day event

The Canadian options market is vibrant and offers options on over 300 of TSX’s most active and liquid stocks and ETFs. Retail investors who understand how to combine stocks and options strategies have a powerful skill at their disposal. This can diversify their trading strategies to more than just going long or short....

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Covered Calls: Managing Risk Exposure and Generating Value During Volatile Times
September 06, 2019
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Covered Calls: Managing Risk Exposure and Generating Value During Volatile Times

Key facts on covered calls This strategy consists of writing a call that is covered by an equivalent long stock position. It represents a simple way for investors to manage their short-term risk exposure, allowing them to earn premium income (i.e. the money received from writing the calls) in return for part of the stock’s...

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Writing covered calls is like collecting monthly rent from your tenant
November 21, 2018
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Writing covered calls is like collecting monthly rent from your tenant

Owning an income property has its pros and cons. As a landlord, it gives you the right to collect monthly rent. You can also offset your rental income from the property’s related expenses. Plus, the property has potential value growth. Owning a rental property is a winning strategy on many levels. But there are also some...

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Beginner’s guide to options trading
May 10, 2018
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Beginner’s guide to options trading

If you’ve been trading stocks, you should have a pretty good understanding of the mechanics of buying and selling. Getting started with options trading is fairly simple. Here are a few things to know to get started.   Step 1: Setting up an options account with your broker The options account can be in a margin or...

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