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Options trading: myths and reality

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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.

Find out more about our complete options trading program.


Our speakers

Martin Noel
Martin Noël earned an MBA in Financial Services from UQÀM in 2003. That same year, he was awarded the Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a Silver Medal for his remarkable efforts in the Professional Banking Program. Martin began his career in the derivatives field in 1983 as an options market maker for options, on the floor at the Montréal Exchange and for various brokerage firms.

He later worked as an options specialist and then went on to become an independent trader. In 1996, Mr. Noël joined the Montréal Exchange as the options market manager, a role that saw him contributing to the development of the Canadian options market. In 2001, he helped found the Montréal Exchange’s Derivatives Institute, where he acted as an educational advisor.

Since 2005, Martin has been an instructor at UQÀM, teaching a graduate course on derivatives. Since May 2009, he has dedicated himself full-time to his position as the president of CORPORATION FINANCIÈRE MONÉTIS, a professional trading and financial communications firm. Martin regularly assists with issues related to options at the Montréal Exchange.


In connection with this event

November 28, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Investment Products

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