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Earnings

Consumers Seem Healthy, But Did They Shop in Q3? Retail Earnings Next November 7, 2019 10:44 AM   |  

Retailers prepare to open their books as Q3 earnings season nears its end.

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Biding Time: Investors Take a Breather as Market Remains Near Highs November 6, 2019 9:36 AM   |  

Investors and traders seem to be looking for a catalyst now that earnings season is mostly behind us, the Fed’s rate cut is in the rear view, and we don’t have much in the way of trade war-related news this morning.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Light Stays Green: Trade Hopes, Earnings Keep Market Accelerating Toward Highs November 5, 2019 9:40 AM   |  

The optimism that prevailed yesterday appears to be flowing into today’s action as well, with overseas markets rising amid hopes for progress on a trade deal.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Come on in, the Water’s Fine: DJIA Could Join Rival Indices at Record High Party November 4, 2019 9:33 AM   |  

The week begins with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) apparently ready to join its cousin indices at new record highs as positive trade news gives the markets an early boost.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Encouraging Data on US Jobs, Chinese Manufacturing Underpin Market November 1, 2019 9:33 AM   |  

The latest government report on the domestic employment situation came in way better than expected, offering the market another encouraging data point after a gauge of manufacturing in China pointed to expansion there.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Trick or Trade: China Fears Return, But Rock Star Results from AAPL, FB Blunt Blow October 31, 2019 9:24 AM   |  

It might have been a green morning for stocks, but a report raising questions about the chance of a long-term deal with China has indices under pressure. Strong earnings from Apple, Facebook and Starbucks late yesterday could help blunt the blow.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Three Times a Charm? No Tricks from Fed as it Cuts Rates, Signals Pause Ahead October 30, 2019 3:13 PM   |  

Stocks barely registered a reaction after the Fed cut rates this afternoon, a move analysts had widely expected. The Fed did signal a possible pause, but that also isn’t a big surprise.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Waiting in the Wings: Apple, Facebook On Stage After Fed, but GDP Opens Show October 30, 2019 9:23 AM   |  

The markets could feel a little slow this morning as investors await the Fed decision, Apple, and Facebook later today. In the meantime, GDP surprised with a reading that beat estimates.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Party Pause: Alphabet’s Miss Weighs on Stock Market a Day After Record High October 29, 2019 9:50 AM   |  

The market is a bit subdued this morning as investors perhaps take some profits amid a generally positive, but mixed, bag of earnings news.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Your Phone’s Ringing…Apple to Report as New iPhone Stirs Stock Rally October 29, 2019 8:40 AM   |  

Apple prepares to report fiscal Q4 on Wednesday with the stock near all-time highs amid buzz around the iPhone 11 and the pending launch of Apple TV+.

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Solid Consensus Ahead of Facebook Earnings, but Eyes on Regulation October 28, 2019 1:43 PM   |  

FB expected to report relatively strong Q3 earnings but analysts worry about growth slowdown.

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Earnings Bonanza: Beyond Meat, GOOGL Start Packed Week; Apple, Facebook Line Up October 28, 2019 9:26 AM   |  

Today is the start of an epic week on Wall Street marked by around 150 S&P 500 companies reporting, a Fed meeting, and key payrolls and manufacturing data.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Search for Ad Revenue: Alphabet Looks to Build on Last Quarter’s Strength October 25, 2019 1:02 PM   |  

Alphabet gets ready to report Q3 earnings this Monday with investors waiting to see if Q2’s solid performance in ad revenue continued. Other things to consider include search volume and the cloud business.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
AmaZoinks! Retail, Cloud Giant’s Weakness Countered By Solid Earnings At Visa, Intel October 25, 2019 9:22 AM   |  

The markets may experience some hangover from Amazon’s disappointing earnings yesterday but could see some recovery as other major companies such as Visa, Intel, and Verizon showed more encouraging results.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Earnings Deluge: Amazon Later, But Twitter, Tesla, Microsoft in Spotlight To Start October 24, 2019 9:33 AM   |  

It’s the busiest day of earnings season, with more than 40 S&P 500 companies set to report. Investors start the day poring over results from Twitter, Microsoft, and Tesla, with Amazon waiting in the wings.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Major Chip Rivals—Intel and Advanced Micro Devices—Set to Report Q3 Earnings October 23, 2019 11:08 AM   |  

Two major players in the chip industry—Intel and Advanced Micro Devices—are getting ready to report earnings this week and next as they battle it out in the semiconductor market.

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Mixed Earnings Results Leave Investors Looking for Direction This Morning October 23, 2019 9:33 AM   |  

Our chief market strategist breaks down the day's top business stories and offers insight on how they might impact your trading and investing.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Telecom Giants AT&T and Verizon to Open Books, Offer Outlook on 5G October 22, 2019 12:27 PM   |  

Two telecom giants, AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ), are set to release earnings, and analyst consensus is for modestly higher results versus those from a year ago.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Electric Earnings Shock? Tesla Faces Potentially Bumpy Road on Revenue October 22, 2019 10:45 AM   |  

There seems to be a little bit of extra tension going into Tesla's Q3 earnings report as third-party analysts are predicting the electric automaker might see its first decline in yearly revenue in years.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Cold Fries, Hot Industrials: McDonald’s Miss Could Weigh on DJIA Even As SPX Gets Lift October 22, 2019 9:35 AM   |  

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) could find itself under pressure today after disappointing results from McDonald’s and Travelers, but there are plenty of positive earnings reports out there this morning as well.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Regulatory Cloud: Amazon and Microsoft Diverge As Q3 Results Near October 21, 2019 10:41 AM   |  

As Amazon and Microsoft prepare to report earnings this week, a regulatory cloud hangs over Amazon even as Microsoft appears to enjoy clear skies.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
A Quarter for Your Thoughts: Nearly 25% of S&P 500 Firms Report This Week October 21, 2019 9:24 AM   |  

Earnings continue to be the focus as nearly 25% of S&P 500 companies report this week. Today’s a little light, but tomorrow’s calendar is packed as investors prepare for McDonald’s, Lockheed Martin and others.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
737 MAX Still Stuck At Gate as Boeing Q3 Nears, While Lockheed Awaits Liftoff October 18, 2019 1:59 PM   |  

Major defense and aircraft makers step into spotlight as Lockheed Martin (LMT) reports Tuesday and Boeing (BA) reports Wednesday.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Strong Start to Earnings Season Helps Shares Despite Slowing Growth In China October 18, 2019 9:28 AM   |  

Data from China showed the world’s largest economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly three decades, and the weaker than expected print threatened to take the fizz out of stocks. But U.S. shares seem to be holding up well as a strong start to earnings season continued with Coca-Cola (KO) shares gaining after the soft drink maker reported revenue that topped expectations.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Brexit Deal and Better-Than-Expected Earnings Have Wall Street in a Buying Mood October 17, 2019 9:34 AM   |  

News that Britain and the European Union have struck a preliminary Brexit deal boosted market sentiment. While the deal still has to be approved by British lawmakers and other EU member states, the draft deal seems to have gone a long way toward soothing investors worried about the state of the global economy.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Carry the Tune: Bank of America Keeps Things Humming as Focus Turns to Netflix October 16, 2019 9:22 AM   |  

Bank of America became the fifth major bank to report so far this earnings season, and it came in with better-than-expected results. The spotlight shines on Netflix this afternoon.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Netflix Earnings: Can NFLX Maintain Its Lead as Streaming Wars Heat Up? October 15, 2019 11:09 AM   |  

Streaming content giant Netflix is expected to open its Q3 books on October 16 after the close, as competitors including Disney, Apple and Comcast’s NBC Universal prepare to ramp up their own streaming services

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Bank Earnings Quartet Mostly in Tune as JP Morgan, Citigroup Lead Way October 15, 2019 9:40 AM   |  

Earnings season kicks off today with a quartet of major banks reporting. The results so far point to a mixed picture, with strength at some balanced by weakness at others as we await more color from executives on the calls.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Despite Solid Stock Performance, Tech Sector Eyeing Negative Guidance October 14, 2019 10:29 AM   |  

Though Technology has been the sector leader in 2019, concerns over the economy and trade policy have many companies issuing negative guidance in recent weeks. This is an important dynamic to watch over the coming month.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Solid Ground: Trade Drama Finally Has Competition as Earnings Come Into View October 14, 2019 9:17 AM   |  

The day starts with investors re-evaluating the meaning of a “phase one” agreement with China amid varying news reports. The earnings season gets underway with a bang tomorrow.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Weathering Earnings and Managing “Idiosyncratic” Risk October 11, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

When companies report quarterly earnings, the stakes can be high. A single earnings miss can dent an investment portfolio that’s concentrated. Here are a few ideas for managing idiosyncratic risk.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Consumer Takes Center Stage as Financial Sector Earnings Loom Next Week October 11, 2019 8:41 AM   |  

Last quarter, Financial sector earnings ended up better than most analysts expected thanks in part to strength among consumers. Was that the case in Q3? We could find out next week when big banks begin reporting.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Steady as She Goes? Communications Sector’s Q3 Seen Consumer-Led October 8, 2019 12:12 PM   |  

In an economy where the consumer has been driving growth, some of that might show up in Q3 Communications Services’ sector earnings. However, growing competition is a possible headwind for some firms.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Trade Trepidation: Worries Grow Ahead of Talks, But It’s Early for Doom and Gloom October 8, 2019 9:27 AM   |  

Trade talks start Thursday but the mood is negative on Wall Street this morning as negative reports in the news seem to dominate. A lower than expected inflation read is also in the mix.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Talking Trade: Back to the Table This Week, But Will Big Issues Be Addressed? October 7, 2019 9:13 AM   |  

With earnings season still a week away and the jobs report behind us, trade talks are likely to take center stage this week as China and the U.S. resume negotiations.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Under the Surface: Job Growth Slows, but Trend Still Firm as Fed Policy Eyed October 4, 2019 9:30 AM   |  

> A volatile week comes to a close with a monthly jobs report that fell a bit short of consensus estimates. But the unemployment rate fell to a level not seen since 1969. How might this reflect on the U.S. consumer and on Fed policy?

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Resilience to the Rescue? Stability Seen as Services Data, Costco Results Ahead October 3, 2019 9:30 AM   |  

Things seem to be getting a bit more stable this morning after two days of dramatic declines. Payrolls data looms large on Friday, but before that we get earnings from Costco later today.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Stumbling Out of the Gate: Q4 Weakness Continues in Broad-Based Selloff October 2, 2019 5:09 PM   |  

All sectors finished lower Wednesday as concerns over weakness in manufacturing and fresh trade concerns weigh stock markets for the second straight day.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
No Zip: Energy Sector Q3 Seen Weak Despite Attack on Oil Supplies October 2, 2019 11:54 AM   |  

The Q3 looks like it might have been a tough one for the Energy sector, with earnings expected to fall double digits year-over-year, according to analysts.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Keeping Perspective: Lots of Reasons Not to Get Spooked Over October’s Rough Start October 2, 2019 9:22 AM   |  

We’re seeing the slide continue today and global stocks took it on the chin. Lennar earnings offer some positive energy for the housing sector, and odds of a Fed rate cut are rising.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
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
Turn the Page: After Resilient Q3, Market Eyes Fed Speakers, Auto Sales October 1, 2019 9:27 AM   |  

Q4 begins with an apparent follow-through from yesterday's market rally, but a strengthening dollar looks to be adding to weakness in manufacturing and commodity prices.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Flipping Quarters: Stocks Closing Out Q3 with Little Net Change, but Higher Volatility September 30, 2019 9:29 AM   |  

With uncertainty over trade talks, future economic growth, and political developments still lingering over the market, there are still positive elements to monitor such as solid earnings, strong job market, and low inflation.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Pardon the Distraction: Impeachment Hits As Trade Talks Loom, Raising Concerns September 25, 2019 9:31 AM   |  

The main worry with impeachment is whether the process might distract from trade talks or give China an advantage. Meanwhile, Nike earnings looked good and reinforced ideas that consumers are generally healthy.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Market Gets Some Mojo Back as Trade News Flow Boosts Optimism September 24, 2019 9:40 AM   |  

Our chief market strategist breaks down the day's top business stories and offers insight on how they might impact your trading and investing.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Looking for a Catalyst: With Trade Picture Muddled, Market Seems to Lack Direction September 23, 2019 9:30 AM   |  

Investors appear unsure of what to make of the past couple days of trade developments, as optimism about China and the United States sitting down at the negotiating table has been tempered with some troubling signs.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Stuck in Traffic: Uber Set to Report Earnings as Stock Still Under Pressure August 7, 2019 9:00 AM   |  

Uber is set to report earnings this Thursday after the close with the stock under heavy pressure and the company seen posting losses. Recent corporate news and a weaker global economy both could weigh.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
China Fortunes Keep Chip Stocks On Wild Ride as Advanced Micro Reports July 30, 2019 9:16 AM   |  

The semiconductor sector bounced back impressively in the second half of Q2, but Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia might be under pressure to show strong guidance amid expected revenue declines from a year ago.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
After Q2 Delivery Acceleration and Lineup Revamp, Tesla to Report July 24, 2019 9:25 AM   |  

Tesla is expected to report after Wednesday’s close, after revamping its vehicle lineup earlier this month and reporting better than expected Q2 deliveries.

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737 MAX Top of Mind as Boeing Q2 Nears, While F-35 in Focus for Lockheed July 22, 2019 11:27 AM   |  

Major defense and aircraft makers step into spotlight this week as Lockheed Martin (LMT) reports Tuesday and Boeing (BA) reports Wednesday.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Retailers are Gearing Up for Quarterly Reports: Keep WATCH on Stocks in this New Acronym July 19, 2019 11:06 AM   |  

Despite tepid earnings expectations for Q2, retailers may be a mixed bag. Some big-box stores continue to see growth, while many old-line department stores struggle to stay afloat.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Cloud Contest: Microsoft and Amazon Fight Battle As Earnings Loom July 17, 2019 8:48 AM   |  

The cloud business comes into focus as Microsoft reports earnings this week, followed by Amazon later this month. Both are competing for a huge government contract.

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Netflix Faces Content Shakeup as it Reports Q2 Earnings July 16, 2019 8:30 AM   |  

Netflix, a dominant streaming service provider, faces rising competition from companies like Disney (DIS), and Apple (AAPL) as well as HBO, as it prepares to lose some of its content gems. Yet NFLX shares have continued to make strides.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
IPO Extravaganza Might Buttress Q2 Bank Results, But Weak Trading Weighs July 15, 2019 10:55 AM   |  

Big banks continue reporting this week, with Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley all scheduled to share Q2 results.

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Earnings Report Template July 12, 2019 2:10 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
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
Navigating the Shoals: Big Bank Results Could Reflect Solid Management July 11, 2019 2:10 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
What Gloomy Earnings? Communications Services Sector Could Top All S&P Components in Q2 July 10, 2019 11:42 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Gasping for Energy: Sector Tries To Mount Q2 Earnings Recovery July 9, 2019 10:27 AM   |  

Energy company earnings are still expected to fall in Q2, but far less than they did in a very rough Q1.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Earnings Have Your Head Spinning? Here’s How to Find Helpful Tools July 9, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
Despite Big Market Gains, Technology Sector Expected To See Q2 Earnings Drop July 3, 2019 11:04 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Turbulence Ahead: Banking Sector Might See Interest Rates Slow EPS Growth July 1, 2019 10:46 AM   |  

> 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.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
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
Cloud Looming? Oracle’s Revenue Seen Down in Competitive Atmosphere June 18, 2019 12:45 PM   |  

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.

4 min read  |  Earnings Reports
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
You’re Entering the “Show-Me State” as Chip Firms Get Ready To Report April 30, 2019 6:49 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
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
Alphabet Set to Release Q1 Results Amid Pressure in Digital Advertising Prices April 26, 2019 9:29 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Tesla Ready to Make News Again with Q1 Earnings Report April 24, 2019 10:19 AM   |  

Tesla prepares to report earnings after a quarter full of mixed messages and volatile stock price action.

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Azure Skies? Focus on Cloud Business As Microsoft, Amazon Report April 23, 2019 12:44 PM   |  

The cloud business is coming into focus as Microsoft and Amazon get set to report their earnings this week.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Tweets, Posts and Likes: Twitter, Facebook to Open Books This Week April 22, 2019 1:15 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Things to Watch in February: Earnings, Brexit, and Volatility January 31, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
January Markets: Fed Stays ‘Patient’ and Earnings Brew January 30, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
December Markets: Stocks Slide as Fed Hikes Rates, Tariff Tensions Continue December 28, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

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.

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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
Volatility, the Fed, and the Holidays: Here’s How Investor Portfolios Could Be Impacted in December November 19, 2018 9:00 AM   |  

Investors can expect more volatility in December, when the stock market could react to a number of events.

4 min read  |  Market Insights
October Markets: Volatility Amid Geopolitics, Interest Rates and Earnings October 30, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
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
August Markets: Earnings Deliver, Turkey Enters Geopolitical Fray August 30, 2018 5:00 AM   |  

Geopolitical issues flared up again in August with Turkey’s potential currency crisis. Concerns over the headlines were seemingly tempered by strong earnings reports.

4 min read  |  Market Insights
September’s Market Outlook: A Blend of Potentially Higher Rates and Politics August 22, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

In August, the Fed left rates unchanged and earnings season overall didn’t disappoint. What might be in store for September?

4 min read  |  Market Insights
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
July Markets: Geopolitics – Earnings Tug of War Continues July 30, 2018 5:00 AM   |  

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.

4 min read  |  Market Insights
August’s Market Outlook: Earnings vs. Trade Standoff July 17, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Straddles and Strangles: Basic Volatility, Magnitude Strategies October 31, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how option straddles and strangles can give you exposure to implied volatility.

5 min read  |  Options Trading 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
Market Maker Move: A Handy Way to Monitor Possible Price Fluctuations September 21, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Find market maker moves when researching trades with earnings announcements. Just use this handy TD Ameritrade thinkorswim® trading platform tool.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
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
Options Trading Game Plan for Earnings and Elections July 11, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

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.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
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