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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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A Counterintuitive Approach to Expiration Dates & Strike Prices
March 07, 2022
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A Counterintuitive Approach to Expiration Dates & Strike Prices

Tony Zhang

The process to select expiration dates and strike prices for an options strategy is fairly simple, but sometimes counterintuitive. Selecting the optimal expiration dates and strike prices depends on a few factors, however there is an overarching method to selecting them for any strategy. In this post we will analyze expiration...

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An Options Strategist’s Guide to Buying Portfolio Protection
March 02, 2022
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An Options Strategist’s Guide to Buying Portfolio Protection

Tony Zhang

As the disconnect continues to widen between fundamentals, economics and where equity market valuations, many investors have raised the question, when is it time to hedge the growing downside risks? To help investors answer this question, we explore the mechanics and best practices for seeking downside protection for a...

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Buying vs. Selling Options
February 28, 2022
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Buying vs. Selling Options

Montréal Exchange

Learning how to trade options requires a strong fundamental understanding of the 4 core options strategies. These strategies, buying and selling of Call and Put options are the foundations for both simple and complex trading strategies. We’ve created this guide to help users understand the nuances of these strategies and how...

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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

Montréal Exchange

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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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

Montréal Exchange

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

Montréal Exchange

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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