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September 21, 2020 to November 27, 2020

10-week trading simulation 

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Mandatory Components


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• Trade a minimum of 10 Canadian option classes among the 100 most active Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) securities.

• Each mandatory strategy must have a minimum notional value of $5,000 or 10 option contracts. No minimum holding period.

• Each initiating transaction is limited to a maximum of 5,000 shares or 50 option contracts in the same option series.

• Mandatory strategies with multiple positions must be traded in a single transaction, not by legging into the position.

• Each team can receive a maximum of 5 margin calls during the Simulation.

• All trading positions must be closed before the market close on November 27, 2020.

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5 Mandatory Strategies

• Bear call spread
Bull put spread
Married put
• Short straddle

1 Surprise Strategy


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Blog–Option Matters 

Options Video Library 

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