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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

Richard Ho

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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December –  Educational Events
September 11, 2018
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December – Educational Events

Montréal Exchange

December 12th, 2018: Options Meetup Time: 6:00pm Where: Montreal Exchange More information here.   The Options Matters blog & the Montreal Exchange wish you a great Holiday...

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How to Trade Debit Spreads – Webinar
August 30, 2018
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How to Trade Debit Spreads – Webinar

Montréal Exchange

Turn your directional ideas and views into explosive option trades with limited risk using Debit Spreads. Learn to deploy debit spreads for lower risk speculation and increase your profits.   During this exclusive webinar on Monday, Sept 24th at 4:15PM EST, Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist will guide you to the best practices...

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Getting Started with Options Trading
August 20, 2018
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Getting Started with Options Trading

Montréal Exchange

Options trading can be an exciting and challenging at the same time.   Join OptionsPlay for this exclusive webinar on Tuesday, August 28th @ 4:15 PM EST with Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist for OptionsPlay, on how to place your first options trade. Learn the two basic option strategies to take a bullish or bearish position on...

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

Richard Ho

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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Tips for Trading Your First Option
May 02, 2018
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Tips for Trading Your First Option

Tony Zhang

Learning how to trade options takes time and patience. Luckily, there are plenty of courses and tools to help investors through this process. Selling covered calls for income is a great way to dip your toes into the options market, before moving onto buying calls and puts. We will examine these 2 primary strategies that are...

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Option Trading Mistakes to Avoid
April 25, 2018
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Option Trading Mistakes to Avoid

Jason Ayres

Trading and investing for ones self is challenging at best, let alone when you are making mistakes that could have been avoided. I am of course speaking from experience as I have paid my share of tuition thanks to falling victim to a few of the following blunders. Using an all-purpose strategy Options can be used under a...

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The Da Vinci Code: The hidden messages within the option chains
April 20, 2018
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The Da Vinci Code: The hidden messages within the option chains

Richard Ho

Traders are very opinionated and have their own view on everything. This is why we have a market of buyers and sellers. Otherwise, everyone would be on the same side of the trade. This behaviour is built over time from experience and knowledge. You can do it too. For example, you are able to tell if the stock is trending up or...

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Strike prices and GPS
March 26, 2018
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Strike prices and GPS

Richard Ho

One day I was driving home after work and I received a call from an old friend, Alex. We started talking about the kids and the wife but, eventually, we ended up talking about the markets. Alex has some knowledge of options, but there was one thing that he didn’t understand. He asked me, “How do you know which strike price...

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Use Bid/Ask Spreads to Measure Liquidity, Not Open Interest
March 22, 2018
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Use Bid/Ask Spreads to Measure Liquidity, Not Open Interest

Tony Zhang

One question we’re often asked about our trades is why we would present ideas that have low volume and open interest. The answer might surprise you: It’s because open interest and volume are not reliable indicators of liquidity. Option liquidity is primarily a function of the underlying stock’s liquidity. Here’s why:...

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