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Why options should be considered for investing in Bitcoin
April 05, 2022
Trading Idea

Why options should be considered for investing in Bitcoin

Montréal Exchange

Many cryptocurrency investors have bought Bitcoin and other altcoins under the assumption it will be held in their portfolio for many decades. The assumption for these “hodlers” is that the future of financial transactions will see Bay Street and Wall Street banks replaced with decentralized systems. For other investors,...

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How Options Can Play a Role in Your Investment Strategy
January 10, 2022
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How Options Can Play a Role in Your Investment Strategy

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Options are an underutilized investment tool that is overlooked because they seem complicated and are perceived to be for the exclusive use of professional traders. But once they are properly understood, the average investor may come to realize how options can play a role in their investment strategies. Options Recap An option...

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Get the facts on Bitcoin ETFs and Options
March 30, 2021
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Get the facts on Bitcoin ETFs and Options

Montréal Exchange

Cut through the noise and the buzz around Bitcoin! Join Graham Mackenzie, Head of Exchange Traded Products, TSX, Greg Taylor, CIO, Purpose Investments and Richard Ho, Head of Retail, Equity Derivatives, TMX as they discuss the facts on Bitcoin ETFs and Options. Click here to view the webinar or click on the link...

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2 years ago
World’s First Option on Bitcoin ETF
February 22, 2021
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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 markets by introducing to the world the first physically settled Bitcoin ETF, through Purpose Investments ETF (symbol ticker: BTCC.B/BTCC.U) as well as the world’s first options on bitcoin...

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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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Considering a Long Call Position in Air Canada
November 16, 2020
Bullish Outlook

Considering a Long Call Position in Air Canada

Patrick Ceresna

The COVID crisis has been especially hard on airline stocks. The stock price of Canada’s largest airline, Air Canada, collapsed from over $50 in January to $10 in March.  Although the stock has recovered somewhat since then, when compared to other equities the bounce has been anemic. Chart 1: Air Canada (symbol AC) over past...

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Let’s do some exercise: Exercising your options
October 13, 2020
Bullish Outlook

Let’s do some exercise: Exercising your options

Richard Ho

In this article, we’ll talk about exercising call options and why investors would want to do so. Read the article to find out the pros and cons of exercising a call option. You discover a pharmaceutical company that trades at $100 a share and has a COVID-19 vaccine in phase 3 clinical testing. It’s extremely promising, but...

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Filling the Gap with a Long Call Spread
October 09, 2020
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Filling the Gap with a Long Call Spread

Patrick Ceresna

During the COVID crisis the stock market declined, but energy stocks were particularly hard hit as the price of oil plunged to levels never before seen.  During the panic selling, one of Canada’s largest energy companies, Suncor Energy (ticker SU) left a gap from $33.52 to $30.19. (A down gap is where the price opens on the...

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Cash-Secured Put Writing on the iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy ETF
October 05, 2020
Bullish Outlook

Cash-Secured Put Writing on the iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy ETF

Patrick Ceresna

Although the broad Canadian stock market index has almost recovered to its pre-COVID crisis high, there is one sector that has lagged badly.  The energy sector has not recovered to anywhere near the levels seen in early 2020. Chart 1: iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy ETF (symbol XEG) 2019-2020 Source: Bloomberg For those who...

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