The last chance to dispose of stocks on the TSX will be at 12:59pm EST on December 24, 2015. These trades will settle in the 2015 calendar year. The exchange is closed on December 25, 2015 and also December 28, 2015 (in lieu of the December 26 Boxing Day holiday). Trades conducted on December 29, 2015 will settle in 2016.
Our American cousins journal their trades for taxation purposes on the transaction date and not settlement date, so they have up until December 31 to make their last-nanosecond trading decisions for tax purposes.
I have been insanely busy lately dredging the recent trainwrecks (mainly relating to oil and gas) and have been finding material of value, hence I haven’t been writing much here.