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Catching up on what you missed during our Virtual Options Education Day event

Richard Ho
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. Options offer exposure with predefined risk, and you can use options to make the most of a bullish or bearish view on a stock, to generate additional income, and much more. For yield seekers who enjoy collecting dividends on a quarterly (or even monthly) basis, there is a popular option strategy called covered call writing that can amplify your yield compared to a buy and hold strategy. 

With the recent spike in new trading account openings, many retail investors have been asking for information on how to use options. This has led us to customize our second Virtual Options Education Day so that it will cater more specifically to this cohort of new investors entering the marketplace. If you did not have a chance to attend the Virtual Options event, you can watch it on-demand HERE.

 

Richard Ho
Richard Ho http://www.m-x.ca

Senior Manager, Equity Derivatives

TMX | Montréal Exchange

Richard Ho, senior manager equity derivatives at TMX Montréal Exchange has been in the financial industry for over 15 years. Prior to joining TMX in 2006, he worked with a national brokerage firm in executing trades for active and high net worth clients. In his current role as senior manager equity derivatives, Richard leads various education initiatives and partnerships with brokerage firms. His aim is to help self-directed investors adapt to the use of equity options with a focus on developing and strategizing option portfolios for directional trading with predefined risk parameters. He also runs programs to show investors how to use option strategies to generate consistent income and to hedge their portfolios during times of high volatility. Richard is a derivative market specialist (DMS) by designation and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) charterholder. Striving to help investors elevate their knowledge about options, Richard is a proud member of the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI®) and shows leadership through various speaking and academic contributions.

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