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“Buying the Dip” on REITs
December 05, 2016
Bullish Outlook

“Buying the Dip” on REITs

Patrick Ceresna

It is incredible to have witnessed what has transpired in the month of November 2016. Trump’s victory has spurred a complete 180 degree turn in macro thinking. Some of the great macro men like Ray Dalio, Stanley Drunkenmiller and Jeffery Gundlach have discussed what is now openly believed to be a new growth and inflation...

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Final Follow-up – Writing Covered Calls on Units of XFN
November 14, 2016
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Final Follow-up – Writing Covered Calls on Units of XFN

Martin Noël

  Underlying Asset   iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index The iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance of the S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index, net of expenses. The index is comprised of constituents of...

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Pairing Option Strategies with Forecasts
August 25, 2016
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Pairing Option Strategies with Forecasts

Alan Grigoletto

At the present time, the S&P/TSX Composite is sitting roughly halfway between its 52-week high and low points. Whether your current forecast is glass half empty or glass half full, there are two simple option strategies that Canadian investors can employ for either forecast. The bull call spread, also called a long-call...

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The Divergence in Oil and Oil Stocks
August 08, 2016
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The Divergence in Oil and Oil Stocks

Patrick Ceresna

Something weird is happening in the energy markets… Oil and gas stocks seemed to stop caring what oil is doing. The divergences are staggering. What do I mean? Back in May, when crude oil was at its $50+ peak level, there was jubilee amongst investors. It has become consensus that oil has not only bottomed but is discovering...

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Capitalizing on a Valeant Effort in a Mundane Market
July 16, 2016
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Capitalizing on a Valeant Effort in a Mundane Market

Jason Ayres

I apologize for the title but I couldn’t resist. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (TSE:VRX) continues to defy broader market complacency. The diversified pharmaceutical company has barely wavered in its price advance since August of 2014. While this trend may be getting a little long in the tooth, the question is whether...

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Gold versus Gold Stocks
June 20, 2016
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Gold versus Gold Stocks

Richard Croft

Gold has been on a tear recently. Not because of any real change in supply demand metrics. This is all about defensive positioning against a perceived devaluation of paper currency. In short gold bulls are playing the crisis insurance card… again! I am not about to tell you to buy gold. I’ve talked about it in the past but...

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Is it real?
May 31, 2016
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Is it real?

Richard Croft

The TSX composite index finished higher for a third consecutive day. Might have been four had Monday not been a holiday. But… is it real? Mindful that a three-day rally does not make a bull market it appears there has been a major change in sentiment. Rallying in the face of higher oil prices is a shift in sentiment. As is...

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ESP For Option Traders
May 31, 2016
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ESP For Option Traders

Richard Croft

A covered call strategy carries about 50% to 70% of the risk associated with a long equity position. We accept that thesis as a rule of thumb, but how does one square that position mathematically? The simple answer is to evaluate the downside protection accorded by the premium. We receive more money and, by extension, more...

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Gold Covered Straddles
May 09, 2016
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Gold Covered Straddles

Richard Croft

I talked about gold… reluctantly, back in February. I also read with interest comments from Patrick Ceresna who, also in February, penned a two-part thesis on why gold should move higher. And Patrick provided some strategies for investors to take advantage of his bull case which, I might add, have paid off handsomely. I also...

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