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Going Long Volatility
December 09, 2016
Volatility

Going Long Volatility

Alan Grigoletto

No on can accurately predict whether the worst is over or just pausing before stocks make another dramatic move lower. The Long Straddle can be used to take advantage in either outcome. The Long Straddle is composed of a long call option and a long put option. Both options are at the closest At-The-Money-strike (ATM) of the...

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“Buying the Dip” on REITs
December 05, 2016
Bullish Outlook

“Buying the Dip” on REITs

Patrick Ceresna

It is incredible to have witnessed what has transpired in the month of November 2016.  Trump’s victory has spurred a complete 180 degree turn in macro thinking. Some of the great macro men like Ray Dalio, Stanley Drunkenmiller and Jeffery Gundlach have discussed what is now openly believed to be a new growth and inflation...

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Mixed Horizontal Calendar Spread on Units of XIU   
November 29, 2016
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Mixed Horizontal Calendar Spread on Units of XIU  

Martin Noël

  Units of XIU (iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF) closed the week at a price of $22.23, but this was shortly after climbing to $22.50. The RSI indicator and the stochastic oscillator are down slightly, after both giving overbought readings. Although nothing can be said for sure, this situation may indicate that XIU is...

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After Trump ?
November 16, 2016
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After Trump ?

Richard Croft

Surprise!!! To say that Trump’s ascension to the Presidency caught the markets off guard would be an understatement. By midnight last Tuesday the US index futures were down limit in overseas trading. Yet by the time North American markets opened Wednesday morning, the indexes had recovered most of the overnight losses. So...

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Final Follow-up – Writing Covered Calls on Units of XFN   
November 14, 2016
Bullish Outlook

Final Follow-up – Writing Covered Calls on Units of XFN  

Martin Noël

  Underlying Asset   iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index The iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance of the S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index, net of expenses. The index is comprised of constituents of...

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Playing the US Election
November 07, 2016
Trading Idea

Playing the US Election

Richard Croft

The US equity markets are re-setting some old records. At the close of trading last week, the S&P 500 composite index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average did something had declined for nine straight sessions. The last time we saw this measure of consistent bearishness was in December 1980 just before Ronald Reagan took...

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Using Options for Hedging Market Cycles and Tail Risks
November 01, 2016
Index Options

Using Options for Hedging Market Cycles and Tail Risks

Patrick Ceresna

There are many signs suggesting that the current economic business cycle, debt cycle and market cycle are in the mature to late stages.  In traditional manner, there will eventually be a peak to trough correction that will play out no different then any other time in the past.  As we approach the inevitable, the buy and hold,...

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Getting Paid to Buy XGD
October 31, 2016
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Getting Paid to Buy XGD

Martin Noël

Underlying asset iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund (XGD) The iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance of the S&P Global Gold Index, net of expenses. The Index is comprised of constituents of the S&P/TSX Global...

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