Earnings

Amazon Prepares to Open the Books on Q2, Strong Sales Expected but Concerns Hover July 27, 2021 12:03 PM   |  

Amazon is reporting earnings on July 29. Retail revenue is again expected to be strong, but shopping fatigue concerns investors.

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Microsoft Breaks $2 Trillion Market Cap Barrier Ahead of Fiscal Q4 Earnings Report July 26, 2021 4:05 PM   |  

Microsoft prepares to report earnings after the company recently pushed past $2 trillion in market capitalization. Focus remains on cloud growth, gaming, and possible acquisitions.

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No “Living the Dream” for Boeing: 787 Dreamliner Snag the Latest Issue as Earnings Near July 26, 2021 9:08 AM   |  

Boeing earnings approach as new issues intrude on airline maker’s recovery.

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Another Tough Act to Follow: Apple Earnings Loom after Blockbuster Fiscal Q2 July 23, 2021 11:45 AM   |  

Analysts are mostly blowing the bullish horn on Apple earnings expectations after blowout fiscal Q2 and expectations of robust product and services sales.

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Social Dilemma: As Facebook Reports Q2, How Long Can Revenue Growth Continue? July 23, 2021 7:39 AM   |  

When social media giant Facebook prepares to release and discuss Q2 earnings, just how much growth can be expected?

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Alphabet Surges Ahead of FAANG, Communications, and Tech Ahead of Q2 Earnings Report July 22, 2021 3:58 PM   |  

Ad revenue remains front and center for Alphabet heading into earnings next week, but the as-yet unprofitable cloud business could be where the future lies.

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Any Speed Bumps Ahead? Tesla Prepares to Open Q2 Books After Record Deliveries July 22, 2021 7:00 AM   |  

Tesla reports earnings on July 26. Revenue is again expected to increase on higher car deliveries, but weaker bitcoin could be weighing on the stock price.

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Netflix Earnings Ahead Could Provide Insight on Membership, Gaming and Famous Director July 19, 2021 12:08 PM   |  

There’s plenty on the NFLX 2Q earnings plate, including membership numbers, content lineup, and a famous film director.

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Big Bank Earnings, Part Two: Trading Slowdown, Lower Rates Take Center Stage July 13, 2021 9:47 AM   |  

The second wave of megabank earnings reports starts tomorrow with Bank of America and Citigroup, followed Thursday by Morgan Stanley. Investors expected to focus on both consumer banking and capital markets performance for the big companies, especially with trading apparently slowing in the quarter.

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Headwinds Aloft? After Anticipated Huge Q2 EPS Growth, What’s Next for Big Banks? July 12, 2021 8:28 AM   |  

Three of the biggest U.S. banks—JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Wells Fargo—report Q2 results this week. Comparisons to a tough year-ago quarter could mean big earnings gains, but slow trading in fixed income and weak rates might drag.

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July Outlook: Fun in the Sun as Earnings Season Dawns and Corporate Forecasts Loom June 28, 2021 11:32 AM   |  

July is the dawn of Q2 earnings season, and corporate forecasts for the second half of the year likely loom large. One question is whether companies sense inflation being a big factor, and that’s also something the July Fed meeting could shed more light on.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
thinkTank: Trading Ideas From the MarketWatch Tab June 28, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Deciding what you want to trade can be daunting. The MarketWatch tab on thinkorswim could help narrow down your trading choices.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Ear to the Ground: Why Quarterly Earnings Calls Are Worth a Listen June 24, 2021 10:15 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 Straddles vs. Strangles: The Basics of Volatility and Magnitude Strategies May 6, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Options straddles and strangles are a way for advanced traders to get long or short exposure to volatility (vega), but the volatility needs to be weighted against time decay (theta). Here are the basics.

6 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Don’t Get Crushed by Earnings: Be Aware of a Volatility Crush April 6, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

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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Vol Whisperer: Vol Crush Could Be a Dealbreaker April 5, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Have you ever seen implied volatility drop so quickly that it killed your trade? Try these risk management ideas to manage volatility crush.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Plan Ahead: 3 thinkorswim® Tools for Probability Analysis February 23, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

You may not know what the market will do next. But you can identify probable outcomes with these three thinkorswim® probability analysis tools.

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
What Might Implied Volatility Be Saying? Listen to the Market Maker Move Indicator December 31, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Is the market pricing in a greater-than-typical move in a stock? Check the Market Maker Move indicator on thinkorswim®. Its magnitude can help inform your trading decisions.

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Iron Condor Strategies: A Way to Spread Your Options Trading Wings November 5, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Vertical spreads are fairly versatile when taking a directional stance. But what if you're stuck in a range-bound market? Consider the iron condor.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
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.

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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.

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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
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.

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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.

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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
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.

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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
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
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