Options for Earnings: Make the Trade Before News

Earnings season has officially kicked off this morning with some of the big banks such as JP Morgan (JPM) and Citibank (C) reporting mostly better than expected numbers.

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Options for Earnings Plays

All the political and policy noise is about to brushed aside by what really matter for stock prices; earnings.

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Don’t Do It: A Bearish Options Play Ahead Of NKE Earnings

Nike (NKE) is set to report earnings after the close Thursday.

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Earn Some Loot in Square Options

Square (SQ) is the ‘other’ company founded and run by Jack Dorsey, but unlike the much maligned Twitter (TWTR), Square’s mobile payment platform, has enjoyed strong growth and a quick path to profitability.

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Is Shorting Volatility a Free Lunch?

Much has been written about the current low volatility environment and the possible reasons, from Central Bank intervention, to interconnectivity of global markets and more sophisticated hedging strategies.

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Big Bear Turns Bullish

The stock market continues to power to new highs with nary a pullback.

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Good as it Gets?

The stock market is nothing but bullish.

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It’s Make or Break Time for Banks

The financials sector, especially the large money center banks like JP Morgan (JPM) and Citigroup were among the strongest performers following the election with the SPDR Financial (XLE) rallying some 20% in the month after the election.

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Autonomous Driving Revolution

The big news Monday was ride sharing firm Lyft teaming up with the self-driving driving technology firm Waymo in what was described as a “broad and fluid partnership.”

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Fool Me 4x

When word came down after the close yesterday the Securities Exchange Commission had approved the listing of two ETFs employing 4x leverage, the response ranged from applause, to concern, to ridicule, and of course the internet being what it is, ridicule.

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Options for Earnings Plays

The wave of quarterly earnings reports is hitting a peak with the busiest week of the season – no fewer than 990 companies, 97 of which are part of S&P 500, will be reporting over the next five days.

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Options for Earnings

The past few weeks has seen an increase in broad market volatility as missiles have flown and bombs have been dropped.

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