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Belated Resolutions for the New Year
February 01, 2016
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Belated Resolutions for the New Year

Richard Croft

I don’t usually make New Years’ resolution because I rarely keep them. But in my world there are times where you need to reassess how to best deal with the operational aspects of trading options. Unfortunately these reassessments are usually the result of costly mistakes. Resolution 1: Avoid expiration nightmares! Always...

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Survival of the Fittest in the Oil Patch
January 19, 2016
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Survival of the Fittest in the Oil Patch

Jason Ayres

I was screening some of the headlines in the Globe and Mail this morning and came across an update on Suncor (TSX:SU) and its bid for Canadian Oil Sands (TSX:COS). According to the Calgary Press, Suncor and Canadian Oil Sands have settled on a $6.6 billion deal which includes stock and debt. Interestingly enough, Suncor...

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The Risks of Prolonged Commodity Weakness
December 17, 2015
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The Risks of Prolonged Commodity Weakness

Patrick Ceresna

The Bank of Canada released its semi-annual Financial Systems Review on December 2015. Click to download the Report. While the report was comprehensive in looking at Global Macro Risks, we wanted to focus on their comments on the global commodity markets. Here is an excerpt from the report (p.27): “Risk 4: Prolonged Weakness...

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December 02, 2015
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Royal Bank Post Earnings Play

Jason Ayres

Royal Bank (TSE:RY) announced earnings December 2nd and surprised the street with a resounding beat of the estimates. According to Reuters Canada, the banking giant reported an 11% rise in fourth quarter profit ” …driven by at its personal, commercial banking and capital market businesses” (Thomson Reuters Dec...

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October 29, 2015
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Will Gold Miners Glitter Again?

Patrick Ceresna

This week ushers in a wave of 3rd quarter earnings for many of the large cap gold stocks in Canada. We reference the term large cap loosely as the gold bear market of the last 4 years has wiped out the market capitalization of many gold miner darlings. In some cases 75% or more from their peak values. During that bloodletting,...

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October 19, 2015
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2 Ways To Use a Weekly Option For Teck Resources Earnings

Jason Ayres

Teck Resources Ltd (TSE:TCK.B) is set to report earnings before the market opens on Thursday, October 22nd. This is according to the earnings calendar found on the TMX Money website. This great little resource can be found here. Back on August 1st, Patrick Ceresna built a case for taking advantage of buying shares of TCK.B at...

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September 29, 2015
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Creating Income from Franco-Nevada

Patrick Ceresna

To say that the gold mining sector has underperformed over the last 3-4 years is a significant understatement. The sentiment in the group has never been more negative as some darling gold miners have lost more than 90% of their value. Yet, in that environment, one gold company has been able to stand strong like the Rock of...

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September 23, 2015
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Is Air Canada Stock About To Take Flight?

Jason Ayres

I was reviewing the most active options widget found on the M-X website and came across Air Canada (TSE:AC). Unusual or increased options activity can indicate the potential for some action in the underlying stock. My next step was to take a look at the news to see if there was any indication as to why there might be an...

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