What are the benefits of trading stock options? If you’re considering learning how to buy and sell options, you’re making a great decision. This investment style offers a host of advantages to traders. And in this complete guide, we’re going to cover them all. Leverage, low risk, diversification, flexibility, low capital requirements, and tax advantages [...]
When you purchase options contracts, you’re making an educated guess on how you expect the underlying stock in question to perform in the future. Maybe you’ve purchased a call option and are hoping the stock in question rises in price so that you can then purchase it at a discount. On the other hand, perhaps [...]
There are a few components of an options contract - the strike price, the underlying stock in question, the quantity, and of course, whether the contract is a call or put. But today, we’re going to talk about the expiration date. More specifically, when do stock options expire? Not just the date - but what [...]
Are you wondering when to sell stock options contracts back on the market as opposed to exercising the option and buying/selling the underlying stock in question? You’ve come to the right place. Maybe your contract is in the money right now - or looks as if it’s headed in that direction. But, you don’t have [...]
Do you have an open position in a stock and want to hedge against any possible downside? Are you looking for a way to capitalize on your theory that a stock is going to drop in value? If so, you have come to the right place. Today, we’re going to teach you how to short [...]
Much of the conversation of options trading is in regards to buying contracts - but maybe you want to take the wheel yourself and learn how to sell stock options. If so, you’ve come o the right place. In this article, we’re going to guide you through the process of creating and selling your own [...]
So much for the Santa Claus rally. Yes, we did have a couple of huge up days near the end of the month, most notably a 385-point gain December 27th, and still our Canadian market is on track for its worst December since 2008. By far.