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Options Video Library
A collaboration of online brokers and industry specialists

The Options Video Library is a comprehensive options video resource center that provides information and education about options, answering basic options-related questions to more complex options trading strategies.

The views and opinions expressed in this presentation reflect those of the individual authors/presenters only and do not represent in any way Bourse de Montréal Inc.’s (the “Bourse”) opinion or any of its affiliates. The presentation is not endorsed by the Bourse or its affiliates. The information provided in this presentation, including financial and economic data, quotes and any analysis or interpretation thereof, is provided solely on an information basis and shall not be interpreted in any jurisdiction as an advice or a recommendation with respect to the purchase or sale of any derivative instrument, underlying security or any other financial instrument or as a legal, accounting, tax, financial or investment advice.

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Options Education Series: Option Basics

Take a look at the first installment of our Options Education Series! Here, we explain the basics of options and the terms associated with them. Stay tuned for more videos or check out our new Education Centre for more helpful information!

Options Education Series: Option Pricing

This video will explain what effects Option pricing and how Option values are determined. Stay tuned for more videos or check out our new Education Centre for more helpful information!

Options Education Series: Long Call

Here we will explain the benefits of the Long Call option strategies and it’s advantages over stock trading. Happy trading! Stay tuned for more videos or check out our new Education Centre for more helpful information!

Options Education Series: Long Put

Understanding a Long Put will help you minimize losses with your portfolio. Here you can learn how to make options work for you. Stay tuned for more videos or check out our new Education Centre for more helpful information!

Options Education Series: Short Put

Here we take a look at the Short Put strategy. What is it, how does it work, and how can you apply it to your trading strategy? Stay tuned for more videos or check out our new Education Centre for more helpful information!

Options Education Series: Long Strangle

Here we will look at a Long Strangle strategy, where the investor profits if there is a sharp change in the stock price (either up or down). Learn more about the 2 kinds of options required to construct this trading strategy.

Options Education Series: Long Straddle

Here we will take a look at a Long Straddle strategy, where the investor profits as the stock price diverges from its current price. Learn more about the 2 kinds of options required to construct this trading strategy.

Options Education Series: Bear Put Spread

Here we will take a look at a Bear Put Spread strategy, where the investor profits as the stock price decreases. Learn more about the 2 kinds of options required to construct this trading strategy.

Options Education Series: Bear Call Spread

Here we will look at the Bear Call Spread strategy, where the investor buys a call option and sells another call option with a lower strike price. Learn more about the details involved with a Bear Call Spread trading strategy.

Options Education Series: Bull Call Spread

Here we will take a look at a Bull Call Spread strategy, where the investor profits as the stock price increases. Learn more about the 2 kinds of options required to construct this trading strategy.

Options Education Series: Short Iron Butterfly

Here we will examine a Short Iron Butterfly strategy, where the investor profits if the stock price stays close to its current value. This strategy is similar to a Long Put Butterfly strategy. Learn more about the 4 options required to construct this trading strategy.

Options Education Series: Short Condor

Here we will take a look at a Short Condor strategy, where the investor profits when the stock price is outside the wings at expiration. Learn more about the 4 options required to construct this trading strategy.

Options Education Series: Short Put Butterfly

Here we will examine a Short Put Butterfly strategy, where the investor profits when the stock price is outside the wings of the butterfly at expiration. Learn more about the 4 put options required to construct this trading strategy.

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Options Fundamentals

Individual investors have more investment options than they often realize! This workshop, in collaboration with Montreal Exchange, will introduce a whole new world of opportunities as our instructor presents the building blocks of options trading including terminology, the concepts of exercise and assignment, and pricing variables. You will also be given an overview of basic option strategies as well as practical examples to illustrate their respective risk and reward profile.

Option Strategies fond RRSP & TFSA

This workshop, in collaboration with Montreal Exchange, will introduce you to option strategies that are eligible in registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) and tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs). Our instructor will teach you how options can be used to create leverage without the use of margin. You will also learn strategies aimed at capital preservation and income generation. As a Canadian investor, this workshop will highlight the benefits of actively managing your retirement funds.

Options Trading: Myths and Reality

You have probably heard that options trading is risky and only suitable to savvy and sophisticated investors. Maybe you also heard that options trades tend to be unprofitable because most options contracts expire worthless. This workshop, in collaboration with Montreal Exchange, explores the most popular misconceptions related to options trading by tracing back to their origins and uncovering the truth.

Options Trading mistakes to avoid

The markets are unpredictable and, sometimes, unforgiving. When trading options, investors are expected to make mistakes! However, learning from those pitfalls is the catalyst to a successful options trading strategy. Join our Montreal Exchange instructor as he explores many of these common oversights, teaches you how to identify them and most importantly, how to avoid them going forward!

Options as a Hedging Strategy

This workshop, in collaboration with Montreal Exchange, focuses on how investors can effectively and safely use options to protect individual stocks or their entire portfolio from adverse market movements. You will learn how the protective put strategy can act as insurance in periods of turmoil. You will leave this workshop holding an essential arrow in your investment quiver!

Options as an Income Strategy

This workshop, in collaboration with Montreal Exchange, focuses on income-generation strategies using options. Our instructor will first present you the most conservative and widely used trading strategy—the covered call. You will get familiarized with its benefits and risks, as well as alternative strategies also designed to increase the overall return of your portfolio.

The Options Industry Council (OIC)


Jason Ayres
CEO and Director of Business Development, R N Croft Financial Group


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Richard Ho, CAIA, DMS, FCSI
Senior Manager, Equity Derivatives
Montréal Exchange

richard.ho@tmx.com


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