You have to be on top of company news - 4 examples from this week

Dan Squires
Head of Sales - UK

Summary:  Company news, often referred to as corporate earnings, is one of the key catalysts for big share price moves. As an investor in equities you really need to know when your companies are reporting, as well as trying to get a sense of what's "baked in" and where expectations lie

As an investor in equities there are lots of things to think about - examples could include charts and technical indicators, market sentiment, and valuations. But one of the best ways you can check on progress from the companies you own is to take a close look at their earnings announcements. Some companies report quarterly (particularly in the US), some just twice a year. These updates are one of the biggest catalysts for share price moves up and down.

Do you know where to find the earnings calendar in the Saxo Trader Go app?? Secondly, think about what action you might take... earnings can represent a short term profit taking opportunity, or equally an averaging down opportunity. But they can also represent a source of P&L if you are positioned in advance to take advantage of volatility, perhaps by using options. Either way, these events should be in your diary.

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