Big banks continue reporting this week, with Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley all scheduled to share Q2 results.
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.
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.
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.
Energy company earnings are still expected to fall in Q2, but far less than they did in
a very rough Q1.
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.
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.
> 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.
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.
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.
Chinese online retail giant Alibaba’s (BABA) Q4 earnings results could provide a clue as to how consumers in China are faring.
thinkorswim has developed an interface dedicated to researching the effects that earnings announcements have on the prices of stocks and options.
Quarterly earnings calls, a routine practice for most U.S. corporations, can be a rich source of insight and ideas for investors.
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.
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.
Can straddles be used in an options strategy around earnings announcements or other market-moving events? Yes, but there are risks and other considerations.
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.
Tesla prepares to report earnings after a quarter full of mixed messages and volatile stock price action.
The cloud business is coming into focus as Microsoft and Amazon get set to report their earnings this week.
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.
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.
Big banks continue reporting next week, with Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley all scheduled to share Q1 results.
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.
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.
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.
Learn the difference between implied and historical volatility, and find out how to align your options trading strategy with the right volatility exposure.
Investors can expect more volatility in December, when the stock market could react to a number of events.
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.
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.
Geopolitical issues flared up again in August with Turkey’s potential currency crisis. Concerns over the headlines were seemingly tempered by strong earnings reports.
In August, the Fed left rates unchanged and earnings season overall didn’t disappoint. What might be in store for September?
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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.
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.
Learn how option straddles and strangles can give you exposure to implied volatility.
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.
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.
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Learn some of the option trading alternatives you can use during earnings season.
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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.
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Feeling confused by pages of tiny numbers in a company’s earnings report? Here are three metrics investors can easily find in quarterly data.
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.
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.
Earnings season offers a unique opportunity to participate in some of a stock’s most active and volatile periods of the year.
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.
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.
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
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.
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