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Final Follow-up – Writing Covered Calls on Units of XFN
November 14, 2016
Bullish Outlook

Final Follow-up – Writing Covered Calls on Units of XFN

Martin Noël

  Underlying Asset   iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index The iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance of the S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index, net of expenses. The index is comprised of constituents of...

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Playing the US Election
November 07, 2016
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Playing the US Election

Richard Croft

The US equity markets are re-setting some old records. At the close of trading last week, the S&P 500 composite index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average did something had declined for nine straight sessions. The last time we saw this measure of consistent bearishness was in December 1980 just before Ronald Reagan took...

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Using Options for Hedging Market Cycles and Tail Risks
November 01, 2016
Index Options

Using Options for Hedging Market Cycles and Tail Risks

Patrick Ceresna

There are many signs suggesting that the current economic business cycle, debt cycle and market cycle are in the mature to late stages. In traditional manner, there will eventually be a peak to trough correction that will play out no different then any other time in the past. As we approach the inevitable, the buy and hold,...

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Follow-up #4 – A campaign to write put options on POW
October 31, 2016
Other

Follow-up #4 – A campaign to write put options on POW

Martin Noël

Underlying Asset Power Corporation of Canada (POW) Power Corporation of Canada is a diversified international management and holding company. Through its subsidiary, Power Financial Corporation (TSX), it owns interests in companies in the financial services sector in Canada, the United States and Europe. Through its subsidiary...

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Getting Paid to Buy XGD
October 31, 2016
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Getting Paid to Buy XGD

Martin Noël

Underlying asset iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund (XGD) The iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance of the S&P Global Gold Index, net of expenses. The Index is comprised of constituents of the S&P/TSX Global...

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October 31, 2016
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Position Follow-up – Power Corporation of Canada (POW)

Martin Noël

Underlying Asset   Power Corporation of Canada (POW) Power Corporation of Canada is a diversified international management and holding company. Through its subsidiary, Power Financial Corporation (TSX), it owns interests in companies in the financial services sector in Canada, the United States and Europe. Through its...

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A Put Backspread Strategy on Thomson Reuter Shares (TRI)
October 31, 2016
Bearish Outlook

A Put Backspread Strategy on Thomson Reuter Shares (TRI)

Martin Noël

The price of shares in Thomson Reuters (TRI) has begun to fall, after trading in a range of $53 to $55 since mid-August. Breaking through $53 could result in the security testing a level of $50 and, consequently, $48.   Daily Chart for TRI ($52.31, Friday, October 14, 2016)   To benefit from this scenario, we will...

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When Good Stocks Do Bad Things
October 31, 2016
Other

When Good Stocks Do Bad Things

Jason Ayres

Time and time again we see good stocks fall victim to the emotional roller coaster ride that is the market. Whether it’s a rumour that may be circulating around a certain company or a surprise earnings miss, often times we will see good, fundamentally strong stocks do bad things as panicked investors run for the exit. From...

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