Tag Archive for earnings

Bloomberg – Playing Amazon Over the Holidays

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) — In today’s “Options Insight,” Zacks Investment Research Senior Strategist Jared Levy and Bloomberg’s Scarlett Fu examine an options strategy for Amazon in “On The Markets.” They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Shutdown and Fear = Great Q3 Earnings Season

When the average American turns on their TV or opens their favorite news site only to see “SHUTDOWN” as the headline flashing across the screen, the last thing that comes to mind is running out and buying stocks; most would be inclined to sell. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that most people…

CNBC – Here’s what you need to know on earnings (so far)

The S&P 500 has surged more than 18 percent this year, with its only meaningful pullback a late-May to late-June panic over fears that the Federal Reserve might pull the plug on cheap money earlier than expected. Beyond that, the market seems perfectly willing to ignore profit reports that signal a dismal quarter behind and uncertain prospects ahead. “Without…

Options Strategies Ahead of Cisco Earnings

May 15 (Bloomberg) — Jared Levy, Senior Stock Strategist at Zacks.com, and Andrew Keene, President of Keeneonthemarket.com, discuss their options strategy for Cisco prior to earnings. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “Lunch Money.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Investor Expectations and this Earnings Season

So we actually went “over” the fiscal cliff, hiked taxes on Americans and began making automatic budget cuts via the sequestration. Despite all those negatives, stocks have managed to add almost 11% year to date, even after the recent selling pressures. Why? Because there is not only value in many stocks, but an underlying hope…

Zacks RTI – Sell Apple Ahead of September 12th?

AAPL | GOOG Apple officially announced a September 12th “product announcement” which came as no shock to investors who have been chatting about this date for months now. In the email sent to media members, there is a faint number “5” in the background, which is an obvious reference (unless of course you’re still using a commodore…

Zacks – Earnings ESP for the Coming Week

Print Share IBM | CCBG | ZIP | KKR The second week of earnings season continues to give me mixed emotions.  On one hand you have cautious outlooks coming from about 60% of companies and yet on the other there are some strong relative numbers sending stocks mostly higher.  These conflicting messages can make trading extremely difficult. It’s not just about…

Buy or Sell: IBM Reports Earnings Monday

Written by Jared Levy, Editor, Options Strategy Weekly IBM (IBM:NYSE) is one of the few tech companies that have been able to reinvent themselves. With the fast-paced evolution of technology, many of its early peers are long gone. IBM has a history of strong earnings growth, and the stock has been on a tear over…

Use Earnings Season to Play the S&P 500

Written by Jared A Levy, Editor, Options Strategies Weekly It is a big week, with lots of stocks in play. Alcoa (AA:NYSE), JPMorgan (JPM:NYSE) and Google (GOOG:NASDAQ) are just a few of the companies that will kick off earnings season this week. To the average investor, earnings may seem like the same march of financial…