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How to make the most of the earnings season using these strategies!!
July 17, 2017

Earnings Season Strategies

Earnings season strategies are all important when it comes to profiting from earnings predictions. These predictions made by Wall Street analysts are one of the main drivers of stock price action around the earnings release dates; and companies are judged by their ability to beat market expectations. These consensus estimates, in relation to the actual reported earnings, is one of the main points of focus for investors and traders.

There is usually plenty of potential volatility that may occur before and after an earnings announcement; and an understanding that stocks can fall on good earnings and rise on poor earnings is important when establishing or managing a stock or option position.

Playing company earnings, before and after reports, to your advantage, can be quite tricky most times as earnings are very difficult to predict, but the team from Stock Options Made Easy (S.O.M.E) have managed to excel in being able to profit during the earnings season, as can be seen by the results.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), and Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C)

An overview of the JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co, and Citigroup Inc after reporting earnings Friday morning, July 14, 2017.

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Earnings Season Ahead
What to Look For and How to Play It!

The earnings season begins this week and will kick into a much higher gear next week. There will plenty of opportunities provided for trading perspectives before and after earnings as further information becomes available.

The “Trump rally” provided for a strong Q1 earnings season; and now, some very favorable economic reports recently will help continue to drive stock prices up, yet again. Bear in mind that the market indexes are at an all-time high due to the extended bull rally; and the Q2 season occurs in the summer, where trading normally sees lower volume on earnings performance which may mute some price fluctuation when companies report earnings.

Even so, there is a strong market directly ahead, likely to be stoked by positive earnings results. While the second quarter estimate is lower, it still should be a strong quarter, and the 4th quarter in a row that shows positive earnings momentum.

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Ian Harvey
Director of Stock Options Made Easy


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