Option traders know volatility can increase leading up to a company’s earnings report. But it can also dive quickly after an earnings announcement. Know what to keep an eye on before making those earnings trades.
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NIO prepares to report Q4 earnings against the backdrop of an accelerating electric vehicle market that's aiming for longer battery life, declining costs, and better infrastructure.
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The home improvement market might have a nice tailwind this year thanks to all the people who moved in 2020 during the pandemic, and Lowe’s and Home Depot remain in position to possibly benefit from the trend.
Nvidia will be reporting its earnings on Feb 24. Investors are likely to listen for developments in the gaming and data center space.
Since the pandemic and the rush to integrate technology into everything Walmart does, the world’s largest retailer has more on its plate that goes beyond consumers standing in lines waiting to have their basket rung up, though that still happens. Walmart’s earnings will tell the story.
Disney shut down its theme parks, docked its cruise ships and delayed theater releases of many movies, but its stock managed to rally higher since last March. What can investors expect when Disney reports earnings on Thursday?
Amazon is reporting earnings on February 2. Besides retail revenue, which is expected to be strong, investors should focus on revenue from cloud services and innovations that are in the pipeline.
GOOGL is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb 2. Investors are likely to be listening for what the company has to say about its advertising revenues and growth in the cloud space.
Sales of iPads, Macs and services have been on fire during the pandemic, but it’s the iPhone 12 and its holiday performance that might take the spotlight when Apple reports Wednesday.
Boeing may still face challenges in its bid to recover from the devastation of the grounding and COVID-19. Earnings could reflect these headwinds.
As social media giant Facebook prepares to release and discuss Q4 and full-year earnings for 2020, analysts may be weighing solid ad revenue growth versus possible regulatory actions.
Looking ahead to this week’s earnings report and conference call, investors likely will want to hear more details about production and a recall request from U.S. regulators.
Microsoft prepares to report as the longer than expected shutdowns continue to provide a potential tailwind to the company whose products help people work and play at home.
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Earnings season can be a time of higher-than-typical volatility, which can mean an increase in risk as well as opportunity. Learn some of the options trading strategies you might use during earnings season.
FAANG stocks and other big-name flyers were, not too long ago, start-ups with no clear path to sustained profitability. If you’re looking for the next potential disruptors, how might you go about assessing candidates? You might want to go beyond traditional fundamental analysis.
Trading a stock around earnings day isn’t always simple. There tends to be volatility risk. It also helps to really know the company’s fundamentals.
thinkorswim has developed an interface dedicated to researching the effects that earnings announcements have on the prices of stocks and options.
Quarterly earnings calls, a routine practice for most U.S. corporations, can be a rich source of insight and ideas for investors.
Can straddles be used in an options strategy around earnings announcements or other market-moving events? Yes, but there are risks and other considerations.
Learn the difference between implied and historical volatility, and find out how to align your options trading strategy with the right volatility exposure.
Learn the thinkorswim platform's Order Entry tool and how multi-leg trades, or option spreads, can make sense for qualified traders during earnings season.
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With the earnings calendar tools available on the TD Ameritrade thinkorswim Platform, you can be in the know when it comes to the earnings season.
Having global exposure can sound complicated. But you may already be exposed to global economic trends if you're invested in major U.S. stocks.
Learn how to spot potential trade candidates by assessing straddle price versus average earnings moves.
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.
Learn some of the option trading alternatives you can use during earnings season.
Learn how a collar strategy—a covered call and a protective put—might be a cost-effective way to limit risk.
Thinking of some liquid assets for your portfolio? Booze stocks may fit the bill.
The sensitivity of option prices to changes in time, volatility, and the price of the underlying are commonly referred to as “Greeks.” Here is an overview of
Learn how an trading an iron condor can be an effective options strategy during earnings season.
Long-term investors may be tempted to gloss over the minutiae, but the small print can often tell a company’s story. Learn some of the terms to know and why.
Investors feeling flooded by all the data generated every day may want to try a new tool that puts all the numbers in one place for comparison and easier unde
Feeling confused by pages of tiny numbers in a company’s earnings report? Here are three metrics investors can easily find in quarterly data.
Long calendar spreads allow traders to hedge for volatility risk, especially to navigate earnings season or other corporate news events.
Earnings—a quarterly company check-up— are one of the most important “known” events that allow traders to align a strategy on the thinkorswim platform.
Consider straddle/strangle swaps to better position for earnings. Use option strategies and charting tools to help navigate these vexing volatility events.
Check out short-term options pricing to gain a sense of how the underlying stock could move around an earnings release. You can track straddles or use the TD
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