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Why Investors Should Trade Options Around Earnings Announcements

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Why Investors Should Trade Options Around Earnings Announcements

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  • Copyright 2011
  • Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 8-1/4"
  • Pages: 10
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-265949-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-265949-9

This Element is an excerpt from Trading on Corporate Earnings News: Profiting from Targeted, Short-Term Options Positions (9780137084920) by John Shon, Ph.D., and Ping Zhou, Ph.D. Available in print and digital formats.

How to trade options before earning announcements — and profit whether the market raves or rages!

We’ve all seen perplexing market reactions to earnings announcements, but would you have guessed that this happens 40% of the time? Even if you predict the right direction of an earnings surprise, it’s still easy to lose money with a directional bet. So how can you profit from an earnings announcement? You use an options trading strategy called a “straddle.”


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