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Volatility Crush: A Misunderstood Term
June 23, 2021
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Volatility Crush: A Misunderstood Term

Montréal Exchange

Volatility crush is among the more common but poorly understood terms used by new options investors. They mostly place irrational bets on options ahead of earnings because they do not fully understand what they are doing. These investors will take a look at a high-priced stock that is set to report earnings in the near-term and...

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Not So Foreign: Unpacking the Currency Market and USX Options Strategies
June 15, 2021
Currency Options

Not So Foreign: Unpacking the Currency Market and USX Options Strategies

Montréal Exchange

If you have already traded options on equities but are now looking for a new asset class, you might be wondering if it is possible to blend exposure to interest rates, commodities, cryptocurrencies, geopolitics, and the global economy.  In fact, you have just described the foreign exchange (FX) market and, in particular,...

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Gamma, Your Option’s Silent Accelerator and Decelerator Pedal
June 01, 2021
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Gamma, Your Option’s Silent Accelerator and Decelerator Pedal

Tony Zhang

What is Gamma? Gamma is one of the least understood of the Greeks affecting an option’s price. Many investors are familiar with the Greek variable delta: the change in the underlying option’s price with respect to the change of the underlying stock price. Gamma is the rate of change in delta per $1 dollar move in the...

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Earnings And Options: A Risky But Lucrative Relationship
May 25, 2021
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Earnings And Options: A Risky But Lucrative Relationship

Montréal Exchange

North American companies listed on a stock exchange report their earnings results every quarter. Options investors view this event as an opportunity to reap large returns if a stock moves dramatically in one direction or another. Earnings Move Stocks Companies must release information on their earnings to investors on a regular...

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Options Trading Insights with our 13 Year Technical Analysis Backtest
April 29, 2021
Technical analysis

Options Trading Insights with our 13 Year Technical Analysis Backtest

Tony Zhang

Overview Technical analysis is a powerful, yet exceedingly difficult method of analysis to understand and quantify. By leveraging historical data, technical analysis aims to forecast the future price movement of a financial asset. While many of these strategies may look promising, the reality is that implementation of these...

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How to determine the best options strategy when buying or selling options?
April 23, 2021
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How to determine the best options strategy when buying or selling options?

TD Direct Investing

This article is sponsored by TD Direct Investing. If you were shopping for a new vehicle, would you pay the sticker price of a car that caught your eye without researching or looking into its features first? How would you know you were getting a fair deal, or if the car would even meet your needs? The same logic applies to...

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Why You Want to Exercise Your Option Before Expiration
April 19, 2021
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Why You Want to Exercise Your Option Before Expiration

Montréal Exchange

Buying an option gives you the right (but not the obligation) to buy and or sell the underlying security. There are a few reasons why an investor would choose to take advantage of exercising his or her options, although it is rarely in the investor’s best interests to do so. Why Not to Sell Your Option There are valid...

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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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