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December –  Educational Events
November 30, 2021
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December – Educational Events

Montréal Exchange

December 8, 2021 Webinar – Understanding Credit Vertical Spreads Time : 4:00 p.m. (ET) Speaker: Tony Zhang Language: English Where: Online More information here December 11, 2021 Webinar – Desjardins Online Brokerage Education Day Time : 9:00 a.m. (ET) Speakers: Martin Noël Language: French Where: Online More...

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Market Volatility and Options 101
October 04, 2021
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Market Volatility and Options 101

Montréal Exchange

Volatility can strike a stock market with no advance warning, and the average investor might not know how to react. Fortunately, all it takes is some basic knowledge of options to understand how this valuable investment tool can be used to ride through a volatile period. Potential Sources of Volatility  Factors that could...

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How Options React to a Stock Split
July 22, 2021
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How Options React to a Stock Split

Montréal Exchange

Companies decide to split their stock when the price has run up and the stock has become too expensive for retail investors. Once a stock splits, nothing fundamental has changed, and the shares should not be worth any more or less than before. The same logic holds true for the underlying option contracts. What Is a Stock Split?...

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Volatility Crush: A Misunderstood Term
June 23, 2021
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Volatility Crush: A Misunderstood Term

Montréal Exchange

Volatility crush is among the more common but poorly understood terms used by new options investors. They mostly place irrational bets on options ahead of earnings because they do not fully understand what they are doing. These investors will take a look at a high-priced stock that is set to report earnings in the near-term and...

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How to determine the best options strategy when buying or selling options?
April 23, 2021
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How to determine the best options strategy when buying or selling options?

TD Direct Investing

This article is sponsored by TD Direct Investing. If you were shopping for a new vehicle, would you pay the sticker price of a car that caught your eye without researching or looking into its features first? How would you know you were getting a fair deal, or if the car would even meet your needs? The same logic applies to...

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Why You Want to Exercise Your Option Before Expiration
April 19, 2021
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Why You Want to Exercise Your Option Before Expiration

Montréal Exchange

Buying an option gives you the right (but not the obligation) to buy and or sell the underlying security. There are a few reasons why an investor would choose to take advantage of exercising his or her options, although it is rarely in the investor’s best interests to do so. Why Not to Sell Your Option There are valid...

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Options Strategies for Your RRSP and TFSA
February 25, 2021
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Options Strategies for Your RRSP and TFSA

Montréal Exchange

One of the biggest misconceptions about the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) is that they can only include cash, stocks, bonds, and other simple assets. But in reality, these savings accounts can hold a wide variety of asset classes, including options. Options Strategy in an RRSP for...

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Long Call Position in Barrick Gold
December 17, 2020
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Long Call Position in Barrick Gold

Patrick Ceresna

Back in August, the investing world was stunned when legendary investor Warren Buffett revealed that he had purchased shares in Barrick Gold (symbol ABX).  Up until then, Warren had been considered a “gold skeptic”.  In his 2011 letter to shareholders, Buffett wrote the following: The second major category of investments...

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Protective Put in Toronto Dominion Bank
December 14, 2020
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Protective Put in Toronto Dominion Bank

Patrick Ceresna

Canadian investors love bank stocks. And why not? They have been terrific investments throughout the years. Take a company like Toronto Dominion Bank (symbol TD).  It pays a dividend of $0.79 per quarter and had an indicated yield of 4.53% at the time of writing this article. In our current environment of rock-bottom interest...

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Writing covered calls — some points to consider
October 15, 2020
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Writing covered calls — some points to consider

Martin Noël

Before implementing a covered call writing strategy, investors need to consider several factors in order to make an informed decision. This final article in a series of four articles on covered call writing will discuss the choice of a strike price for a call option as a compromise between the desired level of protection and...

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