Understanding Volatility to Play Earnings

Today we’re gonna establish a great foundation to the 6-4-2 earnings window. First of all, why do stock, ETF, and futures traders alike — and option traders — need to know about earnings?


The reason that we need to know about earnings is because earnings are a type of “hot zone.”

What is a “hot zone?”

Back early in my career, I noticed certain volatility events, (in fact, one of the earliest times I noticed the “hot zone”) like when I was playing cotton and the inventory numbers came out. Let’s dive in, Gang:

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