Canadian Society of Technical Analysts



Options Education Day in Toronto

The MontrĂ©al Exchange invites you to enhance your options trading skills by attending our 11th edition of Options Education Day.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 1A6


$50 CAD (starting October 5th) plus applicable taxes
(light refreshments and lunch included).
Limited seating. No registration on site.



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8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Registration and morning refreshments


Investors will have the choice between one of the two sessions below:

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (room 1)

Getting started with options

Instructor: Jason Ayres

In this session, you will learn the basics of options and how options trading is different from stock trading. You will learn about the mistakes to avoid and the benefits of using options. The goal of this session is to provide a solid foundation on options. Everything you need to know will be presented in a straightforward and easy to understand format. After this session, you will be fluent with options and equipped to act on market opportunities using option strategies.

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (room 2)

Best practices in managing option positions

Instructor: Patrick Ceresna

This session is for traders whose knowledge is beyond the options basics. For most traders, opening an options position is easy. Their concerns focus on the subsequent steps. What to do when it is earnings season or an expected dividend payment is coming up? When to close the position and what to do if the trade goes against you? All these questions will be answered by the speaker. He will share with you his method and what to look out for. He will also explain the best practices from top option traders.

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Coffee break

 National Bank Direct Brokerage

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (common room)

Using technical analysis to help with your options trading

Instructor: Tony Zhang

Gain the knowledge to identify market trends using technical analysis and take action on these opportunities using option strategies. Get insights from the technical analysis expert that will answer all your questions related to technical analysis. Whether you are a novice or seasoned trader, you will learn which option strategy to use in all market situations 1) Uptrend, 2) Downtrend, 3) or even sideway neutral. Using technical analysis can help you identify entry and exit points for your strike price selection and more.

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presenting MX's educational tools and services

 National Bank Direct Brokerage

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (common room)

Selling options to generate income and more

Instructor: Jason Ayres

This session is offered to you by an options specialist from a Portfolio Management firm using options to generate income on a day-to-day basis. He will show you how he sets up his options writing program to generate consistent income. Best of all, he will also demonstrate that writing options can also be a way to get in a stock that you would like to own and even a way to sell a stock that you already have. Traders who learn this strategy will never trade the stock market the same way again.

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Coffee break

 Desjardins Online Brokerage

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (common room)

Increase your edge by using high probability option trades

Instructor: Patrick Ceresna

Option traders have sharp and calculating minds. Most of them have a good understanding of odds and probabilities of making a profit. Some option trades have a higher probability of expiring in-the-money and some of being worthless. In this session, the speaker will show you how you can easily combine statistical facts with various option strategies to your advantage. The focus of this session is to help you understand how to identify these option trades that could give you a higher probability of profit.

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (common room)

Lightning round of questions for the speakers

All speakers and Richard Ho Moderating

At the end of the day, you are successfully equipped to become an options trader. But what if there are some lingering questions that you forgot to ask or did not get a chance to ask. Do not worry, during the lightning round, you have a second chance to seek your answers in person or by email throughout the conference by writing to

4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (common room)

End of conference and prize draws – Google Home Minis


In an effort to be environmentally friendly, MX will not be providing hard copies of the presentations. Feel free to bring your electronic device on site, as it will be possible to view and download some through complimentary WiFi.

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