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Top 5 most-read articles of 2021
December 06, 2021
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Top 5 most-read articles of 2021

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Looking for the best Options articles to read? Below are what most of our readers consider to be the most popular articles of 2021: World’s First Option on Bitcoin ETF Montréal Exchange Canada is the first country in the world to bring ETFs to investors. Once again, Canada has proven itself to be an innovator in capital...

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Collar Strategy
December 06, 2021
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Collar Strategy

Tony Zhang

The Collar strategy is a strategy that allows investors to protect from large downside losses on a stock. This strategy requires the investor to have a minimum of 100 shares of the stock. The Collar strategy can also be considered as a combination of two strategies – writing a Covered Call and buying a Put option. Collars...

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Multi-Leg Options Can Reduce Risk & Improve Executions
November 03, 2021
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Multi-Leg Options Can Reduce Risk & Improve Executions

Tony Zhang

Trading options involves selecting from a world of options, which may seem overwhelming at first. With 4 core strategies, buying calls, selling calls, buying puts and selling puts, it’s already a step up in complexity from stock investing and trading. Despite the flexibility that these strategies provide, each has their...

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Index Arbitrage
November 02, 2021
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Index Arbitrage

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In our previous article, we explored the meaning of index futures and what buying an index and index futures means. In this article, we will explore various challenges and tools pertaining to index futures trading. “Index arbitrage” is a popular strategy to trade index futures. It involves simultaneous buying an index and...

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Covered Combination
September 28, 2021
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Covered Combination

Tony Zhang

Introduction A covered combination is an often-overlooked options strategy by many investors who may utilize each half of the strategy separately, but never considered combining them. This is a strategy where an investor owns 100 shares of a stock and sells a covered call and a cash secured put at the same time. The motivation...

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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

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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

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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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