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Learn some of the option trading alternatives you can use during earnings season.
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Learn how an trading an iron condor can be an effective options strategy during earnings season.
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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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