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Wrap It Up, 2020: Did Early Holiday Sales Boost Retail Q3 Earnings? November 11, 2020 11:35 AM   |  

The COVID-19 pandemic helped shift into high gear the transition to e-commerce and away from the legacy indoor mall. As Q3 results trickle in, analysts may be eyeing that transition, and any clues as to the holiday shopping season.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
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
Slicing and Dicing the Apple Numbers Ahead of Earnings: iPhone 12, 5G, Services and More October 28, 2020 12:46 PM   |  

Apple’s recent iPhone 12 rollout is likely to be front and center when the firm opens its books Thursday afternoon. Another question is whether AAPL decides to issue guidance after declining to do that in recent quarters.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Facebook Rings the Bell on Q3 Earnings: Revenue Packs a Wallop but Headwinds Counterpunching October 27, 2020 9:12 AM   |  

Facebook is expected to open its books on Q3 following an ad boycott and ahead of expected Congressional hearings on content policies and antitrust concerns.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Amazon Q3: COVID-Era Competition and Demand Drives Company Innovation, Spending October 26, 2020 11:41 AM   |  

Amazon is set to release Q3 earnings on October 29. In addition to its retail segment, investors might consider focusing on revenue from cloud services and advertising.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Cloudy with a Chance of Resilience: Microsoft Earnings Ahead as Pandemic Raises Product Demand October 21, 2020 2:52 PM   |  

Microsoft prepares to report, with cloud, video games, and Teams all in focus amid rising demand during pandemic.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Plugging Into Tesla Earnings: Could It Be a Fifth Consecutive Profitable Quarter? October 20, 2020 10:00 AM   |  

Ahead of Tesla’s third quarter report, investors seem to be wondering whether the electric vehicle maker was profitable for a fifth quarter in a row and whether it’s on track to deliver 500,000 vehicles this year.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Churn, Baby Churn? As Netflix Prepares to Report Q3 Earnings, Analysts Eyeing Subscription, Cancellation Counts October 19, 2020 10:11 AM   |  

Streaming content giant Netflix is set to report earnings Tuesday. Though COVID-19 has helped keep viewers dialed into its platform, some have raised concern about the general slowdown in the new content pipeline.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Tech’s Lockdown Quarter: Results From Apple, Microsoft, Zoom, Chip Firms Straight Ahead October 16, 2020 11:56 AM   |  

The Tech sector seems to be starting another rally after a slow September. The coming earnings data could help investors get a sense of how the “mega-caps” and other Tech firms are performing in this “stay-at-home” economy.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Wheeling and Dealing: Mergers, IPOs and Heavy Trading Could Bolster Bank Earnings October 13, 2020 7:30 AM   |  

A more potent merger-and-acquisition environment, along with busy capital markets, might be helping some of the big investment banks as Q3 earnings approach.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Ray of Hope for Banks? Earnings Seen Rising Amid Better Data, but COVID-19 Still a Burden October 12, 2020 10:07 AM   |  

JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup are in the vanguard of big banks reporting earnings this week, and investors might gain more insight into the impact of the pandemic by listening to their executives.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Retail Earnings Coming Up: Walmart Might Have Been a Sales Winner but at What Cost? May 18, 2020 10:27 AM   |  

The COVID-19 pandemic was a game-changer for many companies, for better or worse. Though Walmart seems to have fared well from a sales standpoint—on grocery items and other necessities anyway—sales of non-discretionary items, and a possible rise in costs could be a counterbalance.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
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
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
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
Volatility Update: VIX Slips and the S&P Eyes New Highs April 21, 2016 2:00 AM   |  

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.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Navigating Earnings Season with Weeklys Option Strategies March 31, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Earnings season offers a unique opportunity to participate in some of a stock’s most active and volatile periods of the year.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
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
Want a Weekly Option? Learn Why Weeklys Trading Is Booming April 2, 2015 5:00 AM   |  

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.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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