May 21, 2018 - There is a bullish momentum pattern in Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) stock 7 calendar days before earnings that has been remarkably consistent, and we can capture that phenomenon explicitly by looking at returns in the option market.
May 19, 2018 - This is a slightly advanced option trade that bets on volatility for a period that starts one-day after Vmware Inc (NYSE:VMW) earnings and lasts for the 6 calendar days to follow, but then goes one step further, into "conditional" trading. It's this double triggered back-test that we focus on today - intelligent conditionals.
May 17, 2018 - There is a pattern of bullish momentum in Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:INTU) stock just two-days before earnings.
May 16, 2018 - With the market's direction becoming tenuous, we can explore option trading opportunities in Urban Outfitters Inc (NASDAQ:URBN) that do not rely on stock direction.
May 14, 2018 - There is a pattern of bullish momentum in Momo Inc (NASDAQ:MOMO) stock just days before earnings, and we can track that by looking at swing returns in the option market.

Even further, when MOMO showed a large stock move off of the last earnings result (the prior quarter), the win rate and return per trade has been higher. This is exactly the situation we face now -- MOMO rose 9% off of the prior earnings report -- now we face a back-test with coinciding patterns.
May 11, 2018 - This is a slightly advanced option trade that bets on volatility for a period that starts one-day after Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) earnings and lasts for the 6 calendar days to follow, that has been a winner for the last six consecutive post-earnings cycles. We note the use of strict risk controls in this analysis.
May 07, 2018 - The bullish momentum pattern in Baozun Inc (NASDAQ:BZUN) stock 7 calendar days before earnings has yielded a back-test with eight straight wins over the last two-years with zero losses.
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May 05, 2018 - There has been a repeating momentum pattern in Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET) stock 5 calendar days after earnings, and we can capture that phenomenon explicitly by looking at returns in the option market.
May 03, 2018 - There is a bullish momentum pattern in Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock 6 calendar days before earnings, and also a one-day pre-earnings, and we can capture both phenomena explicitly by looking at returns in the option market.
Apr 30, 2018 - There is a pattern of bullish momentum in Ferrari N.V. (NYSE:RACE) stock just days before earnings, and we can track that by looking at swing returns in the option market.
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Apr 27, 2018 - Spotlight Top Pick Alphabet reported an earnings beat, but the stock is down on concerns of new and rising expenses which the company said would mean lower profitability in the near-term. In our view, the rising expenses are bullish, not bearish, and we see Alphabet in an even stronger position than it once was.
Apr 27, 2018 - We have empirically and explicitly demonstrated the the repeating pattern of bullish momentum right before earnings -- during both a bull market and a bear market. But, that research has been furthered by looking at a stock's reaction to the prior earnings release and how it affects the next pre-earnings momentum, one week ahead of earnings.

Most recently we see circumstantial evidence of this double pattern in Under Armour (UA), which has just realized abrupt pre-earnings momentum following last quarter's big earnings beat.

In Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) we find exactly the two-tiered pattern we researched again -- stocks that have pre-earnings momentum, and one with a recent history of large beats that push this momentum into the next quarter.