What We Are Watching Into Earnings Season

With a report from Alcoa today it is now the official start to earnings season. At the Options Institute we love earnings season as it is the time of year that big moves occur in stocks and implied volatility comes into focus for many traders. We are getting ahead of things and have compiled a list of stocks to watch this earnings season. The current list along with the (estimated) earnings date is below –

INTC – 10/16

IBM – 10/17

EBAY – 10/17

GOOG – 10/18

MSFT – 10/18

NOK – 10/18

YHOO – 10/22

FB – 10/23

AMZN – 10/25

AAPL – 10/25

We have already compiled some historical data on what sort of price movement we have seen from these stocks after an earnings release in the past. Our plan is to discuss that relative to where the options are trading as we approach each date. 

If you have another stock you feel we should be watching, let us know in this space. As we said, we love earnings season but we also want to focus on the stocks blog readers want to hear about.