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Option Strategies for Earnings Announcements


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Preface xv
Part I: Introduction 1
Chapter 1: Earnings Announcements: Opportunities and Risks 3
Chapter 2: Option Strategies for Earnings Announcements: An Overview 11
Chapter 3: Liquidity Risk: Bid-Ask Spreads 23
Part II: Options Strategies for Earnings Announcements: Let the Data Speak 39
Chapter 4: Bullish Directional Trades 41
Chapter 5: Bearish Directional Trades 59
Chapter 6: Long Volatility Trades 79
Chapter 7: Short Volatility Trades 95
Chapter 8: Buy Volatility before Earnings Announcements 109
Chapter 9: Ride the Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift 121
Part III: Advanced Analysis: Improving the Odds of Winning 135
Chapter 10: Implied Volatility 137
Chapter 11: Historical Earnings Announcement Returns 151
Chapter 12: Market Capitalization 161
Chapter 13: Valuation 169
Chapter 14: Industry Effects 183
Chapter 15: Enhanced Strategies 195
Index 207

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Unprecedented empirical analysis of thousands of stocks, millions of associated option price data points and earnings announcement returns.

About the Author

Ping Zhou, Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President at Neuberger Berman, specializes in portfolio theory, market anomalies, investor behavior, corporate finance, and risk management. Formerly Accounting Professor at City University of New York-Baruch College, he publishes extensively in leading academic and practitioner journals on equity investing. He holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business.

John Shon, Prof. of Accounting at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business and Graduate School of Business Administration, has earned several grants and awards for his equity markets research and has published extensively in academic journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

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