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Earnings season forecasting requires solid research -- here's how.....
August 01, 2017

Earnings Season Forecasting

When forecasting predictions in the earnings season, or for that matter, at any time, it is important to solidly research the company fundamentals, the sectors performance, and economic status at the time, and other factors pertaining to the company’s health, and then apply the appropriate course of action on the investment.

Volatility during the earnings season puts an added pressure on determining a stocks direction. At Stock Options Made Easy (S.O.M.E.) we specialize in options trading; therefore, we need to decide if a stock will be going up – call option – or down – put option. In many cases volatility can lead to substantial profits, and deciding if an earnings report is going to “beat” or “miss” is very important as to how to play the trade. And the tricky part is then predicting if a “beat” leads the stock higher or lower and vice-versa for a “miss.”

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Best of Trading,
Ian Harvey
Director of Stock Options Made Easy


Tesla’s Options Trade
– A Quandary –
Sell or Wait!

Within A Few Short Hours – Profit Potential of 72%!

Here is an overview of Tesla Inc. a few hours after being suggested and before reporting earnings which will occur on Wednesday, after the market closes. This options trade was recommended on Monday, July 31, 2017; and has shown major potential profits within a few short hours of executing the trade.

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Best of Trading,
Ian Harvey
Director of Stock Options Made Easy

Earnings Predictions
for the
Week Beginning July 31, 2017

Keep Benefiting From a Continued Avalanche of Reports

The Q2 earnings season, so far, paints a positive earnings picture due to key positive aspects; including broad-based growth, record earnings tally, an abundance of positive surprises and favorable trends on the revisions front; and this is expected to continue in the week ahead.

There are more than 1000 companies expected to report their results this week, including 130 S&P 500 members; such as Apple (AAPL), Pfizer (PFE), Tesla (TSLA), Shopify (SHOP), Square (SQ), Activision Blizzard. (ATVI), Under Armour (UAA), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Pandora Media (P) and Yum Brands (YUM), to name a few of some of the recognizable reports coming out this week.

There have been plenty of positives so far from the early start of the earnings season, and members of Stock Options Made Easy have been benefiting from this situation; here are some of these positive aspects:-

1. Plenty of positive surprises; particularly on the earnings front.

2. An above- average proportion of companies are beating EPS and revenue estimates.

3. Earnings and revenue growth pre-season expectations have been exceeded.

4. Most sectors are participating in the growth – not limited to one or two sectors.

5. Negative estimate revisions are similar to other comparable periods.

Options Trades to Consider Based on Expected Earnings Reports:................

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A Look Back At Last Week’s Earnings Predictions


Best of Trading,
Ian Harvey
Director of Stock Options Made Easy

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