Earnings

Alphabet’s Q2 Earnings: It’s Still Mostly About YouTube and the Cloud July 28, 2020 4:23 PM   |  

Alphabet reports after the close Thursday, and the focus is likely to be on demand for the company’s cloud and streaming services during Q2.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Amazon Q2 Earnings: E-Commerce and Cloud in the Spotlight July 28, 2020 8:30 AM   |  

E-commerce giant Amazon Inc. is set to release Q2 2020 results on July 30. This will be an interesting earnings report since investors will get a glimpse of how the pandemic may have impacted the company’s e-commerce and cloud computing segments.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Apple Earnings Preview: Eyeing iPhone Sales, Store Closures, Any Guidance Hints July 27, 2020 12:58 PM   |  

Apple is set to release its Q3 earnings report on Thursday. Investors will be focusing on iPhone sales, the impact of store closures, and any other guidance for coming quarters.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
How Well Has FB Handled the Pandemic and Ad Boycott? Q2 Earnings Ahead July 27, 2020 10:24 AM   |  

FB is getting ready to open the books on Q2 amid the pandemic and an unexpected advertising boycott. How did it fare?

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Battered Boeing Showing Some Signs of Progress Heading into Q2 Earnings July 24, 2020 6:30 AM   |  

Boeing shares outpaced the S&P 500 Index (SPX) over the last three months and have nearly doubled from their 2020 lows. Some optimism may be back going into Q2 earnings as the company cut costs and made progress on the 737 Max.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Can Tesla’s Share Price Acceleration Prove Sustainable After Earnings Report? July 21, 2020 10:40 AM   |  

Since reporting a surprise profit for the third quarter in a row last time around, a lot has gone right for Tesla. But shares have had such a jolt to the upside that investors heading into Wednesday’s earnings report may be wondering whether the automaker can continue its momentum.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Microsoft Q4 Earnings: Cloud Keeps Rising Above Other Segments Amid Stay-at-Home Trend July 20, 2020 11:07 AM   |  

After strength early in pandemic, can MSFT continue to thrive in its fiscal Q4? The company reports on Wednesday after the close, and, as always, cloud results loom large.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Could Worst be Over for Struggling Energy Sector? Q2 Earnings Seen Plunging July 17, 2020 7:00 AM   |  

Once again, Energy sector earnings are expected to be the worst in the S&P 500 as the COVID-19 crisis pushed crude prices to all-time lows.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Earnings Sector Preview: Tech’s Performance in the Quarter of the Great Lockdown July 14, 2020 2:01 PM   |  

The Technology sector has been one of the relatively bright spots in the COVID economy, and shares have surged as a result. Might these advances be reflected in upcoming earnings? Here's what investors might want to keep an eye on.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Trading Up: Big Bank Results Seen Soft but Could Reflect Heavy Q2 Market Activity July 14, 2020 10:02 AM   |  

Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs are set to release Q2 earnings in the coming days. Investors should expect to hear about what executives anticipate for the economy as struggles continue.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Netflix Numbers Game Is on as Streaming Video Service Turns on Earnings July 13, 2020 3:14 PM   |  

Netflix has been a beneficiary of the stay-at-home economy, and the question as earnings approach is how many more subscribers it added after a banner Q1.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Extra Credit? Big Banks Line Up for Q2, With Focus on Provisions for Losses, CEO Outlooks July 13, 2020 10:54 AM   |  

JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup are in the vanguard of big banks reporting earnings this week, and investors might gain more insight into the impact of the pandemic by listening to their executives.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Cash Is King: Follow the Money Flow as Part of Your Stock Analysis April 22, 2020 7:38 AM   |  

Consider using company cash flow data as you survey stock investments. It’s a basic, fundamental measure of potential earnings and dividend growth.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Ask a Trader: When High Volatility Hits, Should I Switch from Long to Short Options Strategies? November 12, 2019 3:39 PM   |  

Should you switch from trading long options strategies to short options strategies when volatility levels are high? Sometimes prices are high for a reason.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Trading Earnings Season? A Few Options Strategies to Consider October 1, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
In Search of the Next FAANGs: How to Evaluate an Up-and-Coming Tech Stock July 12, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Trading Earnings Announcements the Smart Way? Know Your Options June 26, 2019 2:31 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Trading Earnings? Get Earnings Analysis on thinkorswim in a Single Snapshot May 9, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

thinkorswim has developed an interface dedicated to researching the effects that earnings announcements have on the prices of stocks and options.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Listen In: Corporate Conference Calls After Quarterly Earnings May 2, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Quarterly earnings calls, a routine practice for most U.S. corporations, can be a rich source of insight and ideas for investors.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Options Straddle Strategies & Earnings Events: What Are the Risks? April 26, 2019 12:44 PM   |  

Can straddles be used in an options strategy around earnings announcements or other market-moving events? Yes, but there are risks and other considerations.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Implied Volatility: Spotting High Vol and Aligning Your Options December 26, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Learn the difference between implied and historical volatility, and find out how to align your options trading strategy with the right volatility exposure.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Option Spread Order Entry: Options for Earnings October 18, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

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.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Basics of Investing in Stocks: What is a Stock? July 31, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

New to stock investing? Learn the basics of stocks, earnings, dividends, and how a stock’s value is determined.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Straddles and Strangles: Basic Volatility, Magnitude Strategies October 31, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how option straddles and strangles can give you exposure to implied volatility.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Earnings Calendar Tool to Help Investors Navigate Earnings Season October 30, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

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.

4 min read  |  Web Platform
Global Diversification Strategy Could Be Served By Thinking Local October 25, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

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.

4 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Market Maker Move: A Handy Way to Monitor Possible Price Fluctuations September 21, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Find market maker moves when researching trades with earnings announcements. Just use this handy TD Ameritrade thinkorswim® trading platform tool.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Earnings Moves: When Being Below Average Might Be a Good Thing July 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how to spot potential trade candidates by assessing straddle price versus average earnings moves.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Ask the Geek: Add a Fundamental Twist July 24, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

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.

2 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Swim Lessons: Trading Options During Earnings Season July 6, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn some of the option trading alternatives you can use during earnings season.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Looking to Limit Stock Risk? Popping a Collar Is an Option May 18, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how a collar strategy—a covered call and a protective put—might be a cost-effective way to limit risk.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Taking a Spirited Look at the Booze Industry? Here are a Few Thoughts April 21, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Thinking of some liquid assets for your portfolio? Booze stocks may fit the bill.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Swim Lessons: Brush Up On Your Greeks This Earnings Season April 20, 2017 4:00 AM   |  

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

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Looking for a Soft Landing? Try an Iron Condor to Trade Earnings April 13, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how an trading an iron condor can be an effective options strategy during earnings season.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Fine-Print Focus: A Deeper Earnings Dive for Long-Term Investors April 3, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Data Deluge: Using Economic Reports to Inform Your Trading Plan September 14, 2016 10:21 AM   |  

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

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Earnings Report: What Metrics Should You Be Checking? August 16, 2016 1:50 PM   |  

Feeling confused by pages of tiny numbers in a company’s earnings report? Here are three metrics investors can easily find in quarterly data.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Options Trading Game Plan for Earnings and Elections July 11, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Earnings season is upon us again and the elections are right around the corner. Learn options strategies to trade earnings season and the upcoming elections.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Volatility Update: VIX Slips and the S&P Eyes New Highs April 21, 2016 2:00 AM   |  

The month of April started with a lot of ups and downs for the equities market, but the underlying tone of trading turned positive once again last week.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Navigating Earnings Season with Weeklys Option Strategies March 31, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Earnings season offers a unique opportunity to participate in some of a stock’s most active and volatile periods of the year.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Consider Calendar Spreads to Help Navigate Earnings Season January 6, 2016 7:01 PM   |  

Long calendar spreads allow traders to hedge for volatility risk, especially to navigate earnings season or other corporate news events.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Tools of the Trade (Earnings Trade That Is) November 23, 2015 8:20 AM   |  

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.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
All the Right Option Moves: Take the Improv Out of Earnings June 10, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Consider straddle/strangle swaps to better position for earnings. Use option strategies and charting tools to help navigate these vexing volatility events.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Size Up Option Straddles for a Reading on Earnings Volatility May 20, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

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

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Want a Weekly Option? Learn Why Weeklys Trading Is Booming April 2, 2015 5:00 AM   |  

Weekly options were introduced by the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 2005. Now they’re all the rage, especially as more traders use them to position for earnings releases.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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