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Using options to invest in value and growth stocks
October 05, 2022
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Using options to invest in value and growth stocks

Montréal Exchange

Value stocks, as the name implies, offers investors exposure to a company that is valued at a lower price relative to its fundamentals. Growth stocks often refer to small companies that operate in a new market that is likely to experience higher than average growth rates. Investors may want to seek out a mix of growth and value...

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What is covered call writing?
September 30, 2022
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What is covered call writing?

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A covered call strategy consists of an investor selling a call option on a stock that they own. While this may sound complex, covered call strategies are quite simple and suitable for some beginner options investors. A covered call writing strategy offers the investor a form of hedging against downside risk. Essentially, the...

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Three mistakes to avoid when trading options
September 30, 2022
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Three mistakes to avoid when trading options

Montréal Exchange

Option investors of all shapes and sizes, from billionaire hedge fund managers to new investors managing $500, make mistakes. To suggest that it is possible to avoid errors when investing is simply foolish. But what is true is that these investors can take steps to understand how to avoid careless mistakes which minimizes the...

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Should you buy a put option or a call option?
September 29, 2022
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Should you buy a put option or a call option?

Montréal Exchange

When determining whether to buy a put or call option, investors owe it to themselves to study and develop their own individual investment strategy, particularly with respect to the options market, which might appear more complex when compared to buying shares. Learn more about buying put options and call...

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Risk and Money Management in Trading
July 28, 2022
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Risk and Money Management in Trading

Montréal Exchange

There is always a level of risk when investing in securities, whether it be options, fixed income or forex. The risk associated to each asset class depends on the characteristics of the asset itself and how it is affected by the factors that relate to it. For example, fixed income is generally deemed a very safe asset class...

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Splitting Shopify May Be a Boon to Options Traders
April 14, 2022
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Splitting Shopify May Be a Boon to Options Traders

Steve Sosnick

By now you almost assuredly know that Shopify (SHOP.TSX) announced a 10:1 stock split effective on a date to be announced.  With that announcement, SHOP joins Alphabet and Amazon in the club of internet stocks with high prices and pending stock splits. Although news of a stock split is generally considered a positive, let’s...

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Why and how to use an Options Calculator
April 04, 2022
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Why and how to use an Options Calculator

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The Montreal Exchange (MX) offers users an online tool to help understand and calculate the theoretical value of options. Known as the Montreal Exchange option calculator, users can take advantage of a free offering to better understand potential investment returns and risk management decisions. Montreal Exchange option...

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Index Futures and Hedging
March 09, 2022
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Index Futures and Hedging

Futures First Academy

In our previous articles, we explored various aspects related to index futures including index arbitrage. In this article, we explore another possible use of an index future namely hedging. As global stock markets have skyrocketed since the deepest trough of the pandemic, the internet is flushed with articles citing...

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Options as part of an RRSP/TFSA strategy
February 01, 2022
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Options as part of an RRSP/TFSA strategy

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Canadians over the age of 18 can take advantage of multiple investment and saving plans to secure their financial freedom. Two of the more popular saving plans include the Tax Free Savings Account (TSFA) and Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). Both the TSFA and RRSP offer unique advantages that encourage individuals to...

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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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