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Growing an Options Account Sustainably
September 07, 2021
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Growing an Options Account Sustainably

Tony Zhang

Investors that are starting to trade options tend to have smaller trading accounts. In this post we will discuss the challenges with growing a smaller options account and the strategies to do so sustainably. While smaller accounts are more challenging to grow, there are best practices and strategies that investors can use for...

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Selling Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads
September 07, 2021
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Selling Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads

Montréal Exchange

When you sell options, you can collect premiums. But you might be better off selling spreads, just in case the market does not move in your favour. Takeaways: Understand the difference between selling single options and selling vertical spreads Know the risks and benefits of selling single options and selling vertical spreads...

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Buying Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads
September 03, 2021
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Buying Options: Single-Leg vs. Vertical Spreads

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When buying options, you have several choices. How do you know which strategies to trade? A good starting point is to know the difference between buying single options and vertical spreads. Takeaways Learn the benefits of buying single options and vertical spreads Understand which scenarios might offer more advantages for...

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High Yield Income Opportunities using OptionsPlay
August 16, 2021
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High Yield Income Opportunities using OptionsPlay

Tony Zhang

Option income strategies can be used to increase the yield of an equity portfolio by generating an income stream and by purchasing stocks at a potential discount. This post will cover which options strategies to use based on your primary goal, how to implement these strategies and how you can instantly scan the entire market...

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Real-time Quotes are Now Offered on the Montreal Exchange Website
August 09, 2021
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Real-time Quotes are Now Offered on the Montreal Exchange Website

Montréal Exchange

This feature allows you to make informed decisions using up-to-date bid/ask prices on Canadian options and futures contracts. Another feature of the website is that you can easily filter any option chain by column header. This allows you to sort the information in ascending or descending order (i.e.: if you want to find out...

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Index Futures 101
August 03, 2021
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Index Futures 101

Futures First Academy

“Index futures” is not a term that is too alien for anyone with basic knowledge of finance. It refers to a futures contract created on an index that functions as the underlying variable for such futures contract. For example, in Canada, the most popular stock index is the S&P/TSX 60 Index*, a stock index of 60 large...

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Collect Maximum Income Selling Straddles and Strangles
July 08, 2021
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Collect Maximum Income Selling Straddles and Strangles

Tony Zhang

Straddles and strangles are considered advanced options strategies that are suitable for more experienced traders with a high tolerance for risk. However, they also generate maximum income for investors with larger accounts and longer investment horizons. Both of these strategies require a sizable margin account and clearance...

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July 01, 2021
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Option Videos Introduction to options Why Trade Options Common options terms Why buy a call option? Why buy a put option? Why sell a call option? Why sell a put option? How to read an option chain In-the-money vs. out-of-the-money options Opening and closing option trades Common option misconceptions Getting started with...

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Not So Foreign: Unpacking the Currency Market and USX Options Strategies
June 15, 2021
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Not So Foreign: Unpacking the Currency Market and USX Options Strategies

Montréal Exchange

If you have already traded options on equities but are now looking for a new asset class, you might be wondering if it is possible to blend exposure to interest rates, commodities, cryptocurrencies, geopolitics, and the global economy.  In fact, you have just described the foreign exchange (FX) market and, in particular,...

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Gamma, Your Option’s Silent Accelerator and Decelerator Pedal
June 01, 2021
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Gamma, Your Option’s Silent Accelerator and Decelerator Pedal

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What is Gamma? Gamma is one of the least understood of the Greeks affecting an option’s price. Many investors are familiar with the Greek variable delta: the change in the underlying option’s price with respect to the change of the underlying stock price. Gamma is the rate of change in delta per $1 dollar move in the...

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