Earnings

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.

3 min read  |  Trading Strategies
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
Skid Marks: Will NIO’s Earnings Report Help EV Maker Accelerate Out of Recent Slump? February 26, 2021 12:24 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
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
News from Home: Eyes Turn to Lowe’s, Home Depot Earnings After Real Estate’s 2020 Surge February 19, 2021 8:36 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
All Circuits Go: New Chip Architecture, Cloud Data Center in Focus for Nvidia Q4 Earnings February 17, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Nvidia will be reporting its earnings on Feb 24. Investors are likely to listen for developments in the gaming and data center space.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
A Pandemic Winner, Walmart Might Be Seeing Cracks in Its Armor February 12, 2021 1:10 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Disney Earnings Ahead: The Magic Kingdom Cruised on Streaming Services During the Pandemic February 9, 2021 8:31 AM   |  

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?

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
How Much More Online Shopping is Ahead? Amazon Prepares to Open the Books on Q4 February 1, 2021 10:11 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Online Ad Space Flashes Green Light as Alphabet Seeks to Sustain Q3’s Momentum January 29, 2021 2:15 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Apple Earnings Ahead: iPhone 12 Launch and the Road to $100 Billion Revenue January 26, 2021 10:09 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Ungrounded: As Boeing Preps Earnings Release, Eyes on 737 MAX's Return, Workforce Cuts January 26, 2021 8:00 AM   |  

Boeing may still face challenges in its bid to recover from the devastation of the grounding and COVID-19. Earnings could reflect these headwinds.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Social Pressure: As Facebook Reports Q4, It's Revenue Growth vs. Regulatory Risk January 25, 2021 12:41 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Tesla Q4 Earnings in the Headlights. What's Next for this New Addition to the S&P 500? January 25, 2021 9:39 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Work at Home, Play at Home: Microsoft to Report as Company Bridges Old, New Economies January 22, 2021 4:37 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
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.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
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.

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
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
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
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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