Call Options

Writing Call Options to Protect a Position  
July 09, 2019
Protection

Writing Call Options to Protect a Position  

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, shares in the Bank of Montreal (BMO) has been in correction territory since falling below the 13 and 34-day moving averages. The stock’s last rally toward $101 is similar to one near the end of November 2018, just before the stock plummeted by almost 14% in the space of a few weeks. Furthermore,...

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The Definitive and Practical Guide to Selling Covered Calls
May 08, 2019
Protection

The Definitive and Practical Guide to Selling Covered Calls

Tony Zhang

Many equity investors utilize options to generate income on their portfolio. A covered call is the single most popular options strategy to add income to the existing stocks and ETFs in your portfolio. This simple option strategy only requires 100 shares of a stock or ETF and selling a call option against it to generate yield....

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Options for RRSP and TFSA
March 14, 2019
Concepts

Options for RRSP and TFSA

Jason Ayres

It’s that time of year again, where investors thoughts turn to RRSP and TFSA contributions and taking advantage of growing their portfolio in a tax-sheltered or tax-free way. There are many ways to approach portfolio management. Often, when you ask a cross section of self-directed investors their answers will vary. Some...

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Selling call options at resistance
November 29, 2018
Technical analysis

Selling call options at resistance

Martin Noël

As we can see from the following chart, the share price of Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (GOOS) just hit the $90 resistance level after a major 50% rally in just one month. We can also see that the RSI (5) has fallen, while the stochastic indicator shows it is in overbought territory (%K ). This situation is an indication of a...

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Navigating a Slippery Slope
November 28, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Navigating a Slippery Slope

Jason Ayres

As I begin to write, oil has suffered a precipitous top to bottom (bottom? maybe) decline of over 30% from the high this year.   What drove it higher? The most common answer has been the possibility of U.S. sanctions on Iran.  This caused significant concern of a shortage in supply. A market fearful of an oil shortage...

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Writing covered calls is like collecting monthly rent from your tenant
November 21, 2018
Concepts

Writing covered calls is like collecting monthly rent from your tenant

Richard Ho

Owning an income property has its pros and cons. As a landlord, it gives you the right to collect monthly rent. You can also offset your rental income from the property’s related expenses. Plus, the property has potential value growth. Owning a rental property is a winning strategy on many levels. But there are also some...

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Perspective on the Volatility on Cannabis Stocks
October 01, 2018
Volatility

Perspective on the Volatility on Cannabis Stocks

Patrick Ceresna

Speculation is enthusiastically running wild in the Canadian cannabis industry over the last 2 years.  This has led to extraordinary volatility and gains for investors who seek a stake in the industry.  For this article I will refrain from offering my opinions to the merits of this investment and rather focus on sizing up the...

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10 months ago
Commitment to Buy Stock Through a Ratio Spread
September 25, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Commitment to Buy Stock Through a Ratio Spread

Martin Noël

As you can see in the following chart, the price of shares in Canopy Growth Corporation (WEED) appears to be stabilizing, for now, in a range between a high of $74.45 reached on September 5, 2018 and its most recent low of $52.80, reached on September 14. We can also see that its high of $48.72 on June 22 may represent a...

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Purchasing put options based on a bearish flag
August 14, 2018
Bearish Outlook

Purchasing put options based on a bearish flag

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, in July 2018, Shopify Inc. cl. A (SHOP) reached a double peak at around $230. This slowed its momentum, with the stock subsequently falling to $172.90 to climb back up to its current level, $195.81, by Friday, August 10, 2018. This rally, which looks very much like a bearish flag, may be...

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Writing call options on a second peak
July 25, 2018
Neutral Outlook

Writing call options on a second peak

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, the price of shares in Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR) has performed very well since bottoming out at around $68 in April 2018. QSR is trading at $85.20 at this writing, so it is near its previous high, in the $86 to $88 range. As we can see, the overbought and negative divergence...

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