Arista Networks Inc

Trading Strategies

The Secret to Getting Your Biggest Earnings Profits

We're a couple weeks into another unusual earnings season, with another month to go – and plenty more "earnings profit plays" for you to employ…

Now, I think most traders got the "shock" out of their systems last quarter, when companies announced some pretty weak numbers and, more than that, took guidance off the table for the foreseeable future.

This round, I imagine the reports will continue to be a mixed bag. The numbers could very well be better than last quarter overall – but I don't really need to bet one way or the other. The last thing I want to do is leave my hard-earned money at risk over a really uncertain outcome.

To be safe, investors can tighten up their trailing stops to prevent major losses from an earnings surprise. Like Intel Corp., falling 17% after announcing a delay in releasing new chips.

As traders, the best way to play earnings is to get in and get out before the "main event" – the earnings report itself.

Think of it like when a ticket scalper buys a block of tickets. Their tickets are much more valuable before the event actually begins. As soon as it starts, the value drops significantly. It's the same with an options contract.

When you do it right, you can double your money on earnings again and again – here's how it's done… Full Story

When you do it right, you can double your money on earnings again and again - here's how it's done...


You Just Made 19.5% in One Day, but You Can Do Better

The S&P 500 has moved roughly 8.3% higher since trading began last Jan. 3. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has done even better, gaining a little more than 10.1% in the period.

And both indexes stand near their record highs.

That's not bad.

But you can do better.

A lot better.

"Fulfilling financial dreams" better.

In fact, if you followed my recommendation following our July 28 chat, you would have beat the gains of both those indexes – combined.

Here's how...


Arista Stock Could Double Thanks to This Overlooked Catalyst

Three strikes and you're out, right?

Not in my league – where we've got instant replay and it's clear the umpire missed the call.

In this case we've got three "umpires" – and after checking the "tape" I'm convinced they all need new glasses.

Here's what I'm talking about…

Between April 4 and 27 – after the end of the first quarter but before earnings were released – I watched as three brokers lowered their estimates on a company I've had my eye on for a while now.

It's a maker of high-speed server switches and related networking software.

At the time, these umps were worried about two main things: continued growth and a patent battle with a networking rival. The "strike calls" came from Credit Suisse, Instinet, and Stifel.

Seeing a tech stock get three strike calls in three weeks like that would give most investors pause.

But we here know that sometimes you have to ignore the noise on Wall Street and dig deeper… check out the "instant replay"… and uncover whether there's growth ahead or not.

So that's what I did.

Turns out, this networking company had a superior earnings report. And according to my research deep dive, that patent dispute is a load of baloney.

Plus, I dug up five key reasons why this company's stock has a whole lot of upside...