Yearly Archives: 2014

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December 17, 2014
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Weekly Options Now Available in Canada

Jason Ayres

I had the pleasure of presenting at the Toronto Options Education Day back on September 27th, 2014. The topic was “A Guide To Weekly Options”. Even though the contracts had yet to launch the interest was overwhelming and many traders and investors have been patiently waiting to access this new product since then....

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December 03, 2014
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Using Stock Cycles For Covered Call Writing

Patrick Ceresna

As a Chartered Market Technician I spend considerable time exploring the quantitative side of stock and broader market cycles to find periods of statistical advantage. For investors it is often simply trying to maximize the returns from a longer term holding. I have found that there is considerable value in enhancing investment...

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November 27, 2014
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A Year End Rally?

Richard Croft

We have a short week of trading in light of US thanksgiving. Just enough time to position your portfolio for a year-end rally? A year-end pop seems to be the consensus opinion among the largest US hedge funds. Mind you that may be hype or at a minimum wishful thinking. Fact is many large hedge funds have under performed a...

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November 17, 2014
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Options Combinations to Reduce Risk

Jason Ayres

One of the true benefits of understanding the complexities of the options market is the ability to construct strategies that help meet any number of trading and investment objectives. Often times novice option enthusiasts are intimidated by multi-leg combinations because of the number of “moving parts”. For those of...

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October 29, 2014
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Irrefutable Testament To The Value of Put Protection

Patrick Ceresna

First off I wanted to say thank you to all the Toronto Options Education Day attendees for a warm welcome, it was a pleasure to meet all of you. Recently the stock markets have increasingly become volatile as almost all Canadian sectors have gone through a healthy profit taking cycle. This gives us the opportunity to reference...

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October 24, 2014
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Cheap Isn’t Always Better

Jason Ayres

I’ll be traveling to Winnipeg today on behalf of the Exchange to facilitate a workshop for aspiring, active investors. I have had the opportunity to present to this group on several occasions and despite the anticipated cold weather, I know the crowd is always warm, very interactive and hungry to learn. That said, one of...

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September 30, 2014
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Options Education Day 2014 – Toronto Final Presentation

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The Unintended Consequences of...

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September 24, 2014
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Trading Volatility

Patrick Ceresna

It is common for traders that are new to options to make many of their trading decisions based solely on the prediction of the price move. While the price move is an important component of the overall success, the ultimate profitability is dramatically impacted by volatility pricing. Implied volatility is materially different...

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September 23, 2014
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Patrick Ceresna’s OED Presentation

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August 29, 2014
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Is there any Fuel left in the Energy Sector Bull Advance?

Patrick Ceresna

Canadian energy stocks have been bulling higher for most of the year. The iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy ETF is up 18.68% year-to-date (as of Aug 28). This renewed strength in the energy stocks has been a major contributor to the robust bull market advance in the broader Canadian indices. Can the energy stocks keep rising?...

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