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Index Futures 101
August 03, 2021
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Index Futures 101

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“Index futures” is not a term that is too alien for anyone with basic knowledge of finance. It refers to a futures contract created on an index that functions as the underlying variable for such futures contract. For example, in Canada, the most popular stock index is the S&P/TSX 60 Index*, a stock index of 60 large...

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How Options React to a Stock Split
July 22, 2021
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How Options React to a Stock Split

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Companies decide to split their stock when the price has run up and the stock has become too expensive for retail investors. Once a stock splits, nothing fundamental has changed, and the shares should not be worth any more or less than before. The same logic holds true for the underlying option contracts. What Is a Stock Split?...

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July 01, 2021
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Option Videos Introduction to options Why Trade Options Common options terms Why buy a call option? Why buy a put option? Why sell a call option? Why sell a put option? How to read an option chain In-the-money vs. out-of-the-money options Opening and closing option trades Common option misconceptions Getting started with...

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

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

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

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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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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?

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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

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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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