By: Steve Smith
I’m incredibly excited for the upcoming season of my Earnings360 Service. We are now heading into the 15th consecutive quarter that I’ve run the program, and I’d like nothing more than to have you join me at the live event that I’m hosting this Friday, April 9th, at 1:00 pm EST/10:00 am PST. This is where I’ll explain my unique approach to trading earnings.
I do think that you’ll find that my options-centric approach brings a new level of market analysis, options expertise, and accessibility, which has generated consistent gains for 14 consecutive quarters for a total profit of $21,426. You read that right, Earnings360 members have profited every single quarter since the service was launched.
What this service doesn’t do is take wild shots via purchasing out-of-the-money “lottery tickets,” hoping to hit a directional home run.
The Earnings360 approach harnesses the predictable changes in implied volatility that come before and after earnings reports; namely the expected decline in implied volatility that occurs after the release of the earnings report. This is something I call the “Post Earnings Premium Crush” (PEPC).
Why Play Earnings?
Most of the time, stock prices are random walks towards points unknown. Sentiments, fleeting news narratives, and cursory analysis are applied to explain the various ups and downs. However, they’re mostly ascribing reasons after the fact.
But, four times a year, the truth about a company’s profitability, or lack thereof, is revealed causing stock prices to react immediately and often dramatically. I’m talking about quarterly earnings reports. These reports provide an unvarnished accounting of companies’ state of business and their immediate prospects.
This quarter should be particularly interesting as companies will be lapping the last year’s shutdown that began in March of 2020. I expect this to lead to very high implied volatility leading into the reports that provide pumped-up premiums for us to harness, using carefully selected strategies such as basic vertical spreads, iron condors, and double diagonals.
However, don’t worry about being overwhelmed. Each trade recommendation is sent by both a text and email Alert, which explains the rationale behind employing a specific options strategy. Additionally, I provide exact step-by-step instructions on how you can place the order using defined price limits. Earnings360 typically sends approximately 25-30 trade recommendations over the course of the six-week program.
This season, which will run from April 15th to May 28th, should present us with a plethora of opportunities for large profits in a very short period of time!