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3-Weeks of Patience Has Turned into Pre-Earnings Momentum in NVIDIA Corporation

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) : Trading Earnings Optimism With Options

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Given a little bit of time to manifest, a pre-earnings momentum pattern in Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has won for 8 straight quarters.

Nvidia has earnings due out on 2018-08-16, according to our data provider Wall Street Horizon. 21-days before then would be 2018-07-26.


The premise is simple -- one of the least recognized but most important phenomena surrounding this bull market is the amount of optimism, or upward momentum, that sets in the weeks before an earnings announcement. Now we can see it in NVIDIA Corporation.

The Options Optimism Trade Before Earnings in NVIDIA Corporation

Let's look at the results of buying an out of the money monthly call option in NVIDIA Corporation 21-days before earnings (using calendar days) and selling the call before the earnings announcement.

Here's the set-up in great clarity; again, note that the trade closes before earnings, so this trade does not make a bet on the earnings result.

Here are the results over the last two-years in NVIDIA Corporation:

NVDA: Long Call

% Wins: 100%
Wins: 8 Losses: 0
% Return:  872% 

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Setting Expectations

While this back-test had an overall return of 872%, the trade details keep us in bounds with expectations:
      The average percent return per trade was 57.8% over each 21-day period.

Checking More Time Periods in NVIDIA Corporation

Now we can look at just the last year as well:

NVDA: Long Call

% Wins: 100%
Wins: 4 Losses: 0
% Return:  265% 

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      The average percent return over the last year per trade was 55.6% over each 21-day period.


There is empirical evidence of repeating patterns and this has been one of them. To learn more watch the first 70 seconds of the video on the page below -- that alone could change your view of trading, forever:
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