Stay on top of profitability data using a fundamental filter in the Earnings Watchlist from thinkorswim®, and the new Earnings data set in the Analyze tab.
I trade earnings on companies that have a history of profitability and a market potential for moving soon. How can I stay on top of all of the companies that I might be interested in and not waste my time with hundreds of charts and hours of research?
Here’s the executive summary: Add this watchlist to your thinkorswim® platform to find the data you are looking for: http://bit.ly/TM36earnings.
Let’s look at this in more detail. You’ve loaded the watchlist into your thinkorswim platform, and it’s now time to tear it apart. Because this is a scan, it'll first scan all the optionable symbols. Second, it uses a fundamental filter to look at only companies that’ve reported positive net profit margins. Third, it limits the scan to only companies that will announce earnings in the next five days. And last, to satisfy the criteria of stocks that have a market potential for moving, the scan is limited to companies that have a market maker move (MMM) over $1. MMM is an indicator that figures out the expected magnitude of price movement based on market volatility. It uses the stock’s price, volatility differential, and time to expiration in its calculation. To make that watchlist work for you, you’ll need to set up an alert so you get a push notification, text message, or email whenever a new symbol is added to that watchlist.
As luck would have it, we’ve focused on making the earnings trader’s life simpler with a new feature that you need to check out. It's a whole new analysis mode. Take a look at the Analyze tab. You’ll see a new “lightbulb” icon called Earnings. Earnings is a detailed view into a unique data set from Estimize*, a third-party company whose crowd-sourced earnings estimates offer a new trading insight. With this feature you can view earnings per share (EPS) and revenue estimates over the last eight quarters and track how Wall Street and the crowd have fared against the actuals. We added options volatility and stock pricing data for five days leading up to and five days past each earnings event. So, as you’re picking your potential trade, whether it’s a stock, risk-defined option strategy, or something more directional, you have more relevant data indexed and immediately available.
for thinkMoney ®
Financial Communications Society 2016
for Ticker Tape
Content Marketing Awards 2016
*Estimize crowdsources earnings and economic estimates from hedge fund, brokerage, independent and amateur analysts. TD Ameritrade does not represent or warrant that the information is accurate, complete, reliable, or current. TD Ameritrade and Estimize are separate and unaffiliated companies.
Market volatility, volume, and system availability may delay account access and trade executions.
Past performance of a security or strategy does not guarantee future results or success.
Options are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses. Options trading subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before investing in options.
Supporting documentation for any claims, comparisons, statistics, or other technical data will be supplied upon request.
The information is not intended to be investment advice or construed as a recommendation or endorsement of any particular investment or investment strategy, and is for illustrative purposes only. Be sure to understand all risks involved with each strategy, including commission costs, before attempting to place any trade. Clients must consider all relevant risk factors, including their own personal financial situations, before trading.
This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to do business or where such offer or solicitation would be contrary to the local laws and regulations of that jurisdiction, including, but not limited to persons residing in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UK, and the countries of the European Union.
TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. © 2018 TD Ameritrade.