Bullish Outlook

How to benefit from the rising vapors of cannabis
September 13, 2018
Bullish Outlook

How to benefit from the rising vapors of cannabis

Martin Noël

The cannabis market has been booming since August 15, 2018 when Constellation Brands Inc. announced a major $5 billion investment in Canopy Growth Inc. (WEED). Since then, the stock has shot up 132.6% from a low of $32.01, and it recently topped out at $74.45. Its closest competitor, Aurora Cannabis Inc., has ridden the same...

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Writing put options based on a 50-day moving average
August 21, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Writing put options based on a 50-day moving average

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, the stock of Colliers International Group (CIGI) has begun a slight correction following a strong bullish trend that began in February, and it has now landed right on its 50-day moving average. Its RSI and the stochastic oscillator are trending upwards, so the bullish trend will be confirmed if the...

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Timing the Bottom on BCE
June 12, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Timing the Bottom on BCE

Patrick Ceresna

There is no shortage of analysts offering alternating fundamental outlooks for BCE (TSX:BCE).  Some concerned with the business model and declining growth rates, others proclaiming the BCE dividend stream to be more sound than owning bonds.  Personally, as a trader I look for the tactical play where I can profit from key...

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A Bullish Position to Optimize Risk-Reward
April 25, 2018
Bullish Outlook

A Bullish Position to Optimize Risk-Reward

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, shares in Royal Bank of Canada (RY) veered into correction territory after peaking at $108.52 on January 22, 2018. At the current price of $97.98, the security is down by over 9.7%. With the RSI (Relative Strength Index) indicator on the rise and the stochastic oscillator (%K) indicating that the...

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Is Gold Breaking Out of its 4-Year Consolidation?
April 24, 2018
Volatility

Is Gold Breaking Out of its 4-Year Consolidation?

Patrick Ceresna

Over the last few years I have not been shy about my conviction that the gold bear market has ended.  There is no denying that the December 2015 lows for gold bullion at $1050.00 are now history, but the enthusiasm for the shiny metal has been left for the diehards as most of the speculative money has turned its attention to...

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Reverse Ratio Call Backspread
March 14, 2018
Volatility

Reverse Ratio Call Backspread

Alan Grigoletto

In a previous article, “Bull Call and Bear Put Spreads” investors learned how to construct a simple 1:1 vertical spread. This week we will discuss how a ratio spread can be implemented and the risks and benefits of this strategy. A ratio spread is similar to a vertical spread in that it involves the simultaneous purchase...

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7 months ago
Perspective on Trading Options on Natural Resource Companies
February 27, 2018
Volatility

Perspective on Trading Options on Natural Resource Companies

Patrick Ceresna

After our interview with Rick Rule on MacroVoices, I was inspired to share my thoughts on options trading on natural resource companies. At the start of the interview Rick pointed out the unusually cyclical nature of resource investing.  Rick went on to elaborate: “…during periods of time when mature natural resource...

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5 Potential Canadian Market Surprises for 2018
January 04, 2018
Concepts

5 Potential Canadian Market Surprises for 2018

Patrick Ceresna

What better way to wrap up the 2017 year than with a market forecast.  As a trader, I always look at a forecast as establishing a baseline from which to build investment themes for the upcoming year.  The obstacle however, lies in that there is substantial herding in economic forecasting and rarely does an analyst stick their...

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Profiting on a higher share price for Franco-Nevada Corp.
January 03, 2018
Technical analysis

Profiting on a higher share price for Franco-Nevada Corp.

Martin Noël

As you can see in the following graph, the price of shares in Franco Nevada Corp. (FNV) appears to have stabilized at around $99, just above the $95 support level, after having fallen almost systematically since November 28 when it peaked at $110.18. This decline pushed the stochastic oscillator, shown at the bottom of the...

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Bulling the Market with a Ratio Call Spread
November 29, 2017
Bullish Outlook

Bulling the Market with a Ratio Call Spread

Patrick Ceresna

Investors have had a good run over the last two months as we have seen the Canadian TSX 60 index roar higher 9% from a September low of 877.00 to its highs near 955.00.  The question on everyone’s mind – is it over or is there more room to go?  Is it too late to buy or should an investor wait on the sidelines for a...

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