Earnings

IPO Extravaganza Might Buttress Q2 Bank Results, But Weak Trading Weighs July 15, 2019 10:55 AM   |  

Big banks continue reporting this week, with Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley all scheduled to share Q2 results.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
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
Navigating the Shoals: Big Bank Results Could Reflect Solid Management July 11, 2019 2:10 PM   |  

Even amid challenges that included falling rates, tough comparisons, and weak global growth, some big banks could see earnings climb as executives steer through troubles.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
What Gloomy Earnings? Communications Services Sector Could Top All S&P Components in Q2 July 10, 2019 11:42 AM   |  

Amid diminished expectations across S&P 500 sectors in Q2, Communications Services might be the leader of the pack. Here are a few themes to watch.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Gasping for Energy: Sector Tries To Mount Q2 Earnings Recovery July 9, 2019 10:27 AM   |  

Energy company earnings are still expected to fall in Q2, but far less than they did in a very rough Q1.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Earnings Have Your Head Spinning? Here’s How to Find Helpful Tools July 9, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

TD Ameritrade offers a full menu of tools, previews, and third-party analysis around earnings season. Here’s how you can find and make best use of them.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
Despite Big Market Gains, Technology Sector Expected To See Q2 Earnings Drop July 3, 2019 11:04 AM   |  

Despite a big rally for the sector in June, many analysts expect Technology earnings to drop pretty significantly year-over-year in Q2, a victim in part of tough comparisons to a year ago.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Turbulence Ahead: Banking Sector Might See Interest Rates Slow EPS Growth July 1, 2019 10:46 AM   |  

> It could be a tough Q2 earnings season for the Financial sector, where many analysts expect big banks to see slowing earnings growth due in part to economic weakness and falling rates.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
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
Cloud Looming? Oracle’s Revenue Seen Down in Competitive Atmosphere June 18, 2019 12:45 PM   |  

Oracle is set to report fiscal Q4 earnings this Wednesday, and many analysts see various competitive pressures potentially weighing on revenue for the second-straight quarter.

4 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Alibaba’s Q4 Results on Tap Amid Escalating Trade War May 13, 2019 1:54 PM   |  

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba’s (BABA) Q4 earnings results could provide a clue as to how consumers in China are faring.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
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
Red Apple: Earnings, Revenue Seen Pressured as iPhone Could Weigh April 30, 2019 9:09 AM   |  

Apple is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 earnings on Tuesday after the close, with analysts expecting both earnings and revenue down from a year earlier despite the stock’s strong performance so far in 2019.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
You’re Entering the “Show-Me State” as Chip Firms Get Ready To Report April 30, 2019 6:49 AM   |  

The semiconductor sector has helped lead the stock market for most of this year, and companies like Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia might be under pressure to show strong guidance amid volatile fundamentals.

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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
Alphabet Set to Release Q1 Results Amid Pressure in Digital Advertising Prices April 26, 2019 9:29 AM   |  

Google parent Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) is scheduled to release its Q1 results this week. The search engine giant lately has been pressured by declining advertising prices, but its cloud business has been growing.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Tesla Ready to Make News Again with Q1 Earnings Report April 24, 2019 10:19 AM   |  

Tesla prepares to report earnings after a quarter full of mixed messages and volatile stock price action.

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Azure Skies? Focus on Cloud Business As Microsoft, Amazon Report April 23, 2019 12:44 PM   |  

The cloud business is coming into focus as Microsoft and Amazon get set to report their earnings this week.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Tweets, Posts and Likes: Twitter, Facebook to Open Books This Week April 22, 2019 1:15 PM   |  

Earnings season hits its stride this week with a number of tech platforms expected to report. First up is the social media space, as Twitter and Facebook are expected to release earnings Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

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Consumer Spending Might Add Shine To Communication Services Earnings April 15, 2019 11:20 AM   |  

With quarterly earnings season about to begin, the Communication Services sector is poised to be among the stand-outs in terms of revenue, according to third-party expectations.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
With More Big Bank Reports Ahead, New Life Seen in Housing, IPO Areas April 12, 2019 7:30 AM   |  

Big banks continue reporting next week, with Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley all scheduled to share Q1 results.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Things to Watch in February: Earnings, Brexit, and Volatility January 31, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

February’s market seems poised for more possible volatility as investors watch how geopolitical issues like Brexit and U.S.-China tariff tensions unfold. Meanwhile, Q4 earnings season, now underway, is presenting a mixed bag and the government shutdown continues.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
January Markets: Fed Stays ‘Patient’ and Earnings Brew January 30, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Though January was marked by a steady climb in the stock market after a December selloff, the month seemed charged with uncertainty as major geopolitical questions remained unanswered and consumer confidence appeared to waver.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
December Markets: Stocks Slide as Fed Hikes Rates, Tariff Tensions Continue December 28, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Turmoil struck the markets in December as the Fed raised interest rates again. Stocks sank sharply amid worries about the economy, China tariffs, and more potential rate hikes next year.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
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
Volatility, the Fed, and the Holidays: Here’s How Investor Portfolios Could Be Impacted in December November 19, 2018 9:00 AM   |  

Investors can expect more volatility in December, when the stock market could react to a number of events.

4 min read  |  Market Insights
October Markets: Volatility Amid Geopolitics, Interest Rates and Earnings October 30, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

The October's stock saw volatile trading that had investors on a rock ride as earnings season got underway. The Nasdaq plunged into correction territory in a sudden late-month slide.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
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
August Markets: Earnings Deliver, Turkey Enters Geopolitical Fray August 30, 2018 5:00 AM   |  

Geopolitical issues flared up again in August with Turkey’s potential currency crisis. Concerns over the headlines were seemingly tempered by strong earnings reports.

4 min read  |  Market Insights
September’s Market Outlook: A Blend of Potentially Higher Rates and Politics August 22, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

In August, the Fed left rates unchanged and earnings season overall didn’t disappoint. What might be in store for September?

4 min read  |  Market Insights
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
July Markets: Geopolitics – Earnings Tug of War Continues July 30, 2018 5:00 AM   |  

July seemed to be a repeat of what investors have experienced for much of 2018: geopolitical news and earnings competing for attention. By the end of the month, strong corporate numbers appeared to have the edge, at least for now.

4 min read  |  Market Insights
August’s Market Outlook: Earnings vs. Trade Standoff July 17, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

July seemed to be a repeat of past months where market focus shifted between geopolitical headlines and corporate and economic data. Could this continue in August? Learn about upcoming market events and what to watch for in the coming month.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
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
Cash Is King: Follow the Money Flow to Begin Your Stock Analysis June 3, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Use easy-to-find 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
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
Market Maker Move: A Coiled Spring Indicator for Traders July 1, 2013 5:38 PM   |  

If you like to trade earnings and swing for the fences, you need to check out the feature in thinkorswim® that can clue you into potential moves.

2 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
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