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Writing covered call options to profit from a period of consolidation
December 03, 2019
Bearish Outlook

Writing covered call options to profit from a period of consolidation

Martin Noël

As can be seen in the following graph, the price trend for shares in the Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) appears to have faltered. The stochastic oscillator indicator has just fallen below 75, much like it did in June 2019. At that time, the price of CNR stayed in a channel for many weeks. As long as the oscillator...

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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

Antonio Cabeda

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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Generating Income with Credit Vertical Spreads
August 29, 2019
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Generating Income with Credit Vertical Spreads

Tony Zhang

Credit spreads are a popular strategy that is used to generate income with limited risk from a modest bullish, bearish or even neutral view on a stock or ETF. Many investors are attracted to writing higher delta options because of the higher premiums, but it is important to understand the tradeoff, which is that this will risk...

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Minimizing Your Risk with Vertical Debit Spreads
August 14, 2019
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Minimizing Your Risk with Vertical Debit Spreads

Tony Zhang

What are debit spreads? Placing a trade on the direction of a stock using options typically requires purchasing a call or put option. When purchasing options, the largest headwind is erosion of the extrinsic value of an option over time. This is measured by the option’s theta. For a strategy to be profitable, one must predict...

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4 months ago
Maximize Returns and Minimize Losses in a Recession

May 28, 2019
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Maximize Returns and Minimize Losses in a Recession


Jason Ayres

Canadian investors continue to watch both domestic and global economic data closely as fears of a recession loom. According to Statistics Canada in their March 1st , 2019 release “Growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) slowed to 0.1% in the fourth quarter, the slowest pace since the second quarter of 2016”   See...

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6 months ago
Strategy to profit from the tensions with China
December 18, 2018
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Strategy to profit from the tensions with China

Martin Noël

Recent events in the news have led us to analyze a stock discussed in our last article. As the following chart shows, the price of shares in Canada Goose Holdings (GOOS) has plummeted by over 20% in the turmoil surrounding the Huawei affair in which, following the arrest of Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, China called for a...

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12 months ago
How to turn a profit with puts following a technical rejection
October 11, 2018
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How to turn a profit with puts following a technical rejection

Martin Noël

How to turn a profit with puts following a technical rejection As the following chart shows, the price of shares in Linamar Corporation (LNR) surged to a resistance level of $65 after a free trade agreement was reached with the U.S., and it has since been on a steady decline. This response, which does not bode well, could bring...

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1 year ago
Purchasing put options based on a bearish flag
August 14, 2018
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Purchasing put options based on a bearish flag

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, in July 2018, Shopify Inc. cl. A (SHOP) reached a double peak at around $230. This slowed its momentum, with the stock subsequently falling to $172.90 to climb back up to its current level, $195.81, by Friday, August 10, 2018. This rally, which looks very much like a bearish flag, may be...

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Setting up a bear call spread hedge using call options
July 04, 2018
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Setting up a bear call spread hedge using call options

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, the price of shares in Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) has just fallen below its 13 and 34-day moving averages and appears to be stabilizing at around $240. The graphs also show that the stochastic oscillator (the bottom graph) is clearly trending downward. Even though the stock may rally, it...

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A bearish diagonal spread on shares in George Weston Ltd.
February 20, 2018
Bearish Outlook

A bearish diagonal spread on shares in George Weston Ltd.

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, prices for shares of George Weston Ltd. (WN) have broken below their trough of last September 2017 following a timid attempt at a rebound that lasted four months. Since peaking in January, 2018, WN has followed the general market trend by dropping swiftly, but the rally, which has been anemic, has...

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