Why Investors Should Trade Options Around Earnings Announcements
- By John Shon, Ping Zhou
- Published Mar 15, 2011 by FT Press. Part of the FT Press Delivers Shorts series.
- Copyright 2011
- Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 8-1/4"
- Pages: 10
- Edition: 1st
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-265949-2
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-265949-9
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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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