Posted June 30, 2021
By Alan Knuckman
Searching For Earnings Season Winners!
It’s been a slow start for stocks this Summer, but it’s looking like market conditions are improving with each passing day!
We’re right around the corner of a new month and I’ll be looking for some fresh movers following a choppy June.
Something big to watch is the upcoming earnings season.
Earning season is a great time to trade on speculation... It's not uncommon to see certain stocks melt up prior to their earnings reveal, and using options can help you capitalize on those moves.
Companies are always ambitious about their earnings, many are posting big expectations to close out the second quarter of the year.
Now are all of them going to hit these expectations? No, probably not.
But that doesn’t matter! You can use pre-earnings hype as a vehicle to profits by selling into strength before an earnings announcement.
You can certainly hold through an earnings announcement, but a play starts to become more of a gamble at that point.
Especially since an earnings beat doesn’t always mean a rocket ship move up for the stock...
So if you are deciding to hold through an announcement, just make sure you aren't overexposed in case the company you’re betting on falls short of its target.
Using the hype around earnings season can be a great way to pick up quick winners, just make sure you take profits before the hype fades!
Keep it In the Money,
Trading Tip of The Day: A Lesson in Not Chasing
We’re on the cusp of a new quarter, a new month, and the markets look like they're primed for a big move higher!
Things are looking quite bullish for trade heading into the middle of the Summer, but it's important to remember not to just buy up everything you see expecting it to go higher.
It's easy to get excited when you see that every stock on your screener is green, but it's critically important to maintain the same due diligence you do when the markets are choppy.
Especially if you're investing for the long term, you don't want to pick stocks that are only going up because the rest of the crowd is.
Take a look at what's happening in the market and what trends have been working lately. Put together a manageable watchlist of stocks that you like and try to buy in at a decent entry.
We're not doing anything different than we normally do, but by keeping that consistency your trades will pay you back in spades.
So keep looking for signs of healthy growth and attractive breakouts, your portfolio will thank you!