How I Made over 300% on an Apple Option

May 3, 2017 Jelani Smith 0

It wasn’t until I enrolled into a Derivatives course in university, where I gained a huge interest and understanding for options. Half way through this course, I opted for options trading within my TFSA account. Depending on your trading brokerage, you typically have to do an application in order to opt in for options trading. This application usually consists of […]

Forex Trading Basics

January 20, 2017 Jelani Smith 1

Forex Trading is a market that exceeds $5 trillion a day in volume, making it the largest market in the world. Forex is short for ‘foreign exchange’ – this market is open 24/7 – with multiple participants at various locations throughout the world. Currencies play a huge role in the local and international economy. Currency exchange plays a huge role […]

Stock Markets: Post Trump Effect

November 18, 2016 Shayan Salesi 5

Confused investors, fatigued fund managers, and disoriented traders. Sounds familiar? The market after the election has been a dangerous playing field. Players of the market are attempting to predict what a Trump presidency means. Based on Trump’s previous announcements, investors have sold bonds and their stock-market proxies, while snatching bank and infrastructure stocks on hopes of increased fiscal spending, lower […]

Wall Street vs. Donald Trump; US and Global Stock Markets Plunge

November 9, 2016 Jelani Smith 0

The historic US election shocked investors around the world; plummeting the stock markets and affecting the foreign exchange markets. Prior to the US election, investors were expecting Hillary Clinton to win. A candidate who is more predictable, and would have less impact on global trade. Two days before the election, the Dow surged 400 points, since investors were betting that […]

Why Did Verizon Pay $4.8 Billion for Yahoo

July 24, 2016 Jelani Smith 0

US telecommunications giant, Verizon Communications Inc. acquires Yahoo! Inc.’s core assets in a $4.8 billion deal, expanding the size of Verizon’s digital advertising.   Yahoo is an ‘iconic pioneer’ of the web, with the objective of connecting users with the world wide web. In the past decade, Yahoo has been struggling to compete with Alphabet Inc.’s Google – a platform […]

Brexit Aftermath: Stock Markets Continue to Plummet

June 27, 2016 Jelani Smith 0

A record breaking $2.1 trillion evaporated from the global markets on Friday June 24th – worse than the financial crisis that occurred on September 28th, 2008, after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. This could have been avoided if the voters had chosen to remain into the EU. The Brexit aftermath has many voters calling this situation a Bregret – as they’ve […]

Brexit: The EU’s Worst Nightmare and a Global Bloodbath

June 25, 2016 Mariam Walaa 0

On Friday, June 24th, 2016, humanity woke up to a new world order. Brexit – Britain’s exit from the European Union – finally takes effect five months after Prime Minister David Cameron made the decision to hold a referendum on Britain’s connection with the EU. With 51.89% in favour of and 48.11% against leaving the EU, Britain takes an extraordinarily […]

Brexit Stock Market Crash

June 24, 2016 Jelani Smith 0

Brexit becomes a reality with 51.9% of the voters opting for the United Kingdom to not remain a member of the European Union. The votes were extremely close – the country was clearly divided in the middle, on whether or not if they should leave the European Union. The markets, according to the Economist, indicated that the probability of a […]