New for 2020: 
OptionsPlay Master Courses

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Montréal Exchange and OptionsPlay have partnered to bring you monthly Options Master Classes. Learn through a series of classes given each month, followed by live market analysis with Q&As to see the strategies in action, using real-world examples on the TMX Trading Simulator. 

Each month you will advance in experience level, from Beginner to Intermediate and Advanced topics, to help you through the options learning experience. Join us in 2020 to jump-start your options trading knowledge.

Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay and CNBC Contributor has over a decade of experience as a market strategist in equities, FX and derivatives. Spending the last 6 years creating the OptionsPlay tool, he is a leading educator on option and trading strategies around multiple world markets.

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Risk & Money Management of Options Trading 

Date: Monday,  October 19, 2020
Time:  16:15 PM EST
Duration: 1 Hour
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In the second part of this 3-part Beginners Option Course you will learn the nuances of buying vs selling options. Tony Zhang will show you how to enter in bullish and bearish positions using calls and puts.

APRIL 14, 2020

  MARCH 23, 2020

Part 2: Buying vs. Selling Options

During Part 2 of our Beginners Options Master Course, we covered the fundamentals of buying versus selling options. Learning the 4 core strategies to make up all options trading and complex spreads with Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay and CNBC Contributor.

Part 3: Live Market Analysis with Q&A

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay as we discuss the current market outlook with the coronavirus and how to position during this volatile market using options. We explored how to assess whether an option was cheap or expensive, and how to combine buying and selling options during these extreme markets.

  MARCH 30, 2020

  MARCH 2, 2020

Part 1: Getting Started with Options Trading 

Join us for the first part of this 3-part Beginners Options Course where you will learn the fundamental building blocks of options trading! Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist at OptionsPlay and CNBC Contributor, will walk you through what options are, why you should use them and how they can be beneficial to your portfolio.

APRIL 6, 2020

Adding Yield to your Portfolio using Options

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay as we discuss the current market outlook with the coronavirus and how to position during this volatile market using options. We explored how to assess whether an option was cheap or expensive, and how to combine buying and selling options during these extreme markets.

Part 2: Add Leverage with Limited Risk using Options

Learn how to add leverage to your portfolio using options with calls and put contracts, and decrease risk with debit vertical spreads

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Upcoming Webinars 

Risk & Money Management of Options Trading 

Date: Monday,  October 19, 2020
Time: 4:15 PM EST
Duration: 1 Hour

Live Market Examples 
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Date: Monday,  October 26, 2020
Time: 12 PM EST
Duration: 1 Hour

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Intermediate Options Course - Part 3: Live Market Analysis with Q&A

Free OptionsPlay Canada Access @ www.optionsplay.com/tmx Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor on Options Action as we take a deep dive into the current market environment and review user submitted symbols and trades. We covered bullish energy, bearish banking and and plenty of other trading examples and how to utilize options to take on less risk.

MAY 25 , 2020

MAY 19, 2020

Intermediate Options Course - Optimal Expiration Dates & Strike Prices

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor on Options Action as we discuss how to pick the optimal expiration dates & strike prices for options strategies. We share with you the overview so you can apply them to any strategy that you are trading.

MAY 4, 2020

Part 1: Entering Options Orders & Managing Positions Intermediate Options Master Course

Learn how to enter and close option orders for beginners. We also highlight where to enter your options orders on the bid/ask spread pricing, options liquidity, and answer your open interest, and volume questions.

Beginner

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  MARCH 23, 2020

Buying vs. Selling Options

Learning how to trade options requires a strong fundamental understanding of the 4 core options strategies. These strategies, buying and selling of Call and Put options are the foundations for both simple and complex trading strategies.

JUNE 10, 2020

The Importance of Trading Psychology

The difference that divides professional traders is an important lesson for all investors that boils down to trading psychology. This specific mindset is what prevents professionals from chasing losing trades and blowing up their accounts.

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JUNE 17, 2020

A Counterintuitive Approach to Expiration 
Dates & Strike Prices

Selecting the optimal expiration dates and strike prices depends on a few factors, however there is an overarching method to selecting them for any strategy. In this post we will analyze expiration dates and strike prices by isolating the important factors in selecting each, aside from the price.

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JULY 21, 2020

An Options Strategist’s Guide to Buying Portfolio Protection

As markets continue to recover from a violent Feb 2020 selloff, a spike in coronavirus cases, record unemployment and declining corporate profits looms in many investor’s periphery

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Advanced

SEPTEMBER  21, 2020

The Secret to Managing Losses and Hitting Home Runs

I have worked as a market strategist for the past 15 years alongside a few thousand retail and institutional investors in foreign currency, futures, equities and options. A common experience amongst self-directed investors is a repetitive string of small winners, followed by a few big losses that wipe out weeks or months of gains.

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JUNE 8, 2020

Part 1: Managing Options Positions - Advanced Options Course Part

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor on Options Action as we evaluate how to manage options positions, keep losses small, and explore trading psychology. Learn how to put yourself in the same mindset as professional traders and manage your winners, not losers.

JUNE 15, 2020

Trading Psychology: Risk & Money Management

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor on Options Action as we explore the psychology around managing risk and our attachment to winning as traders. We cover the golden rule of risk management and how to keep your focus on the bigger picture.

JUNE 22, 2020

Part 2: Leveraging Technical Analysis with Options
Trading - Advanced Options Course

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor of Options Action as we discuss the nuances of technical analysis when combined with options trading. Learn the edge that technical analysis can provide and which options strategies are suitable for different types of chart analysis.

JUNE 29, 2020

Part 3: Live Market Analysis with Q&A - Advanced Options Course

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor on Options Action as we take a deep dive into the current market environment and review user-submitted symbols and trades. We covered bullish energy, bearish banking, and plenty of other trading examples and how to utilize options to take on less risk.

Live Market

AUGUST 24, 2020

Understanding Volatility & Options Pricing: Advanced Options Course

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor on Options Action as we take a deep dive into volatility and options pricing and how it is connected to every aspect of your options trade. See how strike selection and P&L calculations are all based on this important volatility calculation. 

JULY 20, 2020

Canadian Markets Breakout

Free OptionsPlay Canada Access @ www.optionsplay.com/tmx Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor on Options Action as we take a deep dive into the current market environment and review user submitted symbols and trades. We covered the bullish market breakout and plenty of user submitted trades and how to utilize options to take on less risk.

JULY 13, 2020

Market Outlook: Big Potential Breakout 

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor on Options Action as we take a deep dive into the current market environment and review user-submitted symbols and trades. We covered bullish energy, bearish banking, and plenty of other trading examples and how to utilize options to take on less risk. 

JULY 27, 2020

Canada Market Outlook: Constructive Breakout Higher

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor on Options Action as we take a deep dive into the current market environment and review user submitted symbols and trades. We covered a major breakdown in USD/CAD exchange rate, rally in gold and cannabis stocks.

AUGUST 17, 2020

Canada Market Outlook with Steve Sosnick

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor on Options Action as he discusses Canadian markets with Steve Sosnick, Chief Strategist of Interactive Brokers. We covered the upcoming Canadian bank earnings, gold miners and USD/CAD views.

AUGUST 10, 2020

Dollar & Commodities with Patrick Ceresna

Join Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist of OptionsPlay & CNBC Contributor on Options Action as we take a deep dive into Canadian markets, CAD, Gold, Silver, Commodities and marijuana stocks with Patrick Ceresna of Big Picture Trading. 

SEPTEMBER  21, 2020

The Secret to Managing Losses and Hitting Home Runs

I have worked as a market strategist for the past 15 years alongside a few thousand retail and institutional investors in foreign currency, futures, equities and options. A common experience amongst self-directed investors is a repetitive string of small winners, followed by a few big losses that wipe out weeks or months of gains.

Read the Article