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Minimizing Your Risk with Vertical Debit Spreads
August 14, 2019
Bearish Outlook

Minimizing Your Risk with Vertical Debit Spreads

Tony Zhang

What are debit spreads? Placing a trade on the direction of a stock using options typically requires purchasing a call or put option. When purchasing options, the largest headwind is erosion of the extrinsic value of an option over time. This is measured by the option’s theta. For a strategy to be profitable, one must predict...

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Maximizing Technical Analysis with Options Trading
August 06, 2019
Concepts

Maximizing Technical Analysis with Options Trading

Tony Zhang

As a market strategist and practitioner of technical analysis for over a decade, I have spent my share of time studying indicators, price patterns and trading strategies. Having worked with thousands of clients on technical based strategies, I find that the most important aspect of trading is trade and risk management....

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Renting the Upside of the Canadian Markets
April 12, 2019
Bullish Outlook

Renting the Upside of the Canadian Markets

Patrick Ceresna

The uncertainty for Canadian investors has everything to do with the confusing crosscurrents of a rising stock market but simultaneously a weakening Canadian economy. The outlook for the weakening economy comes right from the top, where the Bank of Canada came out with its rate statement on March 6. The BoC took a dovish...

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Strategy to profit from the tensions with China
December 18, 2018
Bearish Outlook

Strategy to profit from the tensions with China

Martin Noël

Recent events in the news have led us to analyze a stock discussed in our last article. As the following chart shows, the price of shares in Canada Goose Holdings (GOOS) has plummeted by over 20% in the turmoil surrounding the Huawei affair in which, following the arrest of Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, China called for a...

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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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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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Getting Paid With the Intention of Buying Shares
October 25, 2018
Bullish Outlook

Getting Paid With the Intention of Buying Shares

Martin Noël

As the following chart shows, the price of shares in Canadian Tire Corporation Limited, Cl. A (CTC.A) plunged 20.6%, from a peak of $183.93 on August 8 to its recent trough at $146.08 on October 11. It has since climbed to just above $150, allowing us to use this trough as a short-term support level. An investor who is...

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How to turn a profit with puts following a technical rejection
October 11, 2018
Bearish Outlook

How to turn a profit with puts following a technical rejection

Martin Noël

How to turn a profit with puts following a technical rejection As the following chart shows, the price of shares in Linamar Corporation (LNR) surged to a resistance level of $65 after a free trade agreement was reached with the U.S., and it has since been on a steady decline. This response, which does not bode well, could bring...

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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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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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