Earnings Roulette With Charts

Let's face it -- earnings season is pretty exciting. Stocks suddenly rip to the moon (Johnson Controls), fall to earth (Microsoft, Intel), or move sharply and then boomerang right back to where they started (Google). It's exciting -- and risky -- because everyone knows the potential for a big move exists, but nobody knows for certain the direction of that move.

My team spends a lot of time looking at charts. Invariably, someone will point out a stock that's displaying unusual characteristics ahead of earnings, and try to infer the meaning of that activity. At the height of earnings season, it becomes something of a game -- which companies will beat expectations, and which ones will miss?...409 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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