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A Repair Strategy for Loblaws Companies Limited stock
September 28, 2017
Bullish Outlook

A Repair Strategy for Loblaws Companies Limited stock

Martin Noël

Daily graph of L ($67.11 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017) As you can see in the above graph, the price of Loblaws Companies Limited (L) shares fell 18% from a peak of $78.85 on May 8, 2017, and then bottomed out at $64.65 on September 8, 2017. Since then, we have witnessed a tentative rebound that could suggest the worst is...

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Making the most of a potential rebound in shares of Intact Financial Corporation
September 18, 2017
Bullish Outlook

Making the most of a potential rebound in shares of Intact Financial Corporation

Martin Noël

Daily graph of IFC ($100.37 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017)   As you can see in the above graph, the price of shares in Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) fell $3.96 from a peak of $103.03 on September 1, 2017 and then bottomed out at $99.07 on September 12, 2017. We can also see that the RSI indicator (5)  (the...

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Unintended Consequences of Systematic Covered Call Writing
September 07, 2017
Concepts

Unintended Consequences of Systematic Covered Call Writing

Patrick Ceresna

Enhancing income and returns through covered call writing has become one of the most common strategies being adopted by investors.  Arguably selling calls against shares and ETFs is considered a conservative strategy that almost any Canadian retail investor can access, in and out of their registered accounts. While many...

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Options Brief-Week of August 28
August 30, 2017
Bullish Outlook

Options Brief-Week of August 28

Montréal Exchange

Everyone looks forward to something for different reasons. When investors choose to invest in a company, they will wait impatiently for the most crucial announcement: earnings season. Last week, Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY) reported a strong third quarter which led to a dividend hike of 5 per cent to 91 cents per share. This...

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Embracing Volatility on a Canadian Disruptor
August 28, 2017
Volatility

Embracing Volatility on a Canadian Disruptor

Jason Ayres

Fewer topics have been more hotly debated in political (and social) circles then the legalization of marijuana.  Now despite which direction your moral compass points on this, it’s an industry that is here to stay.  In an economic environment where governments continue to look for new ways to get into our pockets, it is no...

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Mixed Long Condor Spread on Shares in Dollarama Inc.
August 28, 2017
Technical analysis

Mixed Long Condor Spread on Shares in Dollarama Inc.

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, the price of shares in Dollarama Inc. have just created a brief trough at $118.81 after having peaked at $132.34 in June 2017. Recently the stock has stayed within this range, closing at $123.80 on August 22, 2017. Over the next few weeks, $125 may act as a resistance level and $120 may be a...

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Writing Calls Covered by Long-Term Call Options on CM Shares
August 11, 2017
Technical analysis

Writing Calls Covered by Long-Term Call Options on CM Shares

Martin Noël

As the following graph shows, share prices for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM) peaked in February 2017, after which they fell by almost 15% to settle at around $104. Since then, CM is up slightly and trying to break through $110, but this resistance level may be difficult to breach, since it was a support level in...

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Options Brief – Week of August 7th
August 08, 2017
Stock Options

Options Brief – Week of August 7th

Montréal Exchange

The Canadian marijuana market is preparing for a major development: the legalization of recreational use of cannabis. While some may think that legalization will boost the Canadian economy, others believe that marijuana stocks are simply overhyped.   One of the largest Canadian marijuana stocks company, Canopy Growth...

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Hedging Canadian Bank Risk with Debit Spreads
August 01, 2017
Protection

Hedging Canadian Bank Risk with Debit Spreads

Patrick Ceresna

The recent hawkish shift and rate hike by the Bank of Canada has ushered in a resounding 10% rise in the Canadian dollar in a few short months.  This has not only put stress broadly on Canadian equities, but it has instilled concerns about the tightening of credit conditions on an already over indebted Canadian consumer....

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Making a Bull Spread on CNR Metamorphose Into a Reverse Butterfly Spread
July 26, 2017
Bullish Outlook

Making a Bull Spread on CNR Metamorphose Into a Reverse Butterfly Spread

Martin Noël

As shown in the following graph, shares in the Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) have begun a slight correction since peaking at $108.64 at the end of June. When the markets closed on July 24, CNR was trading at $101.63 and was near its 34-week moving average (34-WMA), which has served as a support point several times in...

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