The Broader Markets

Last Week – SPY was up 1.8% last week, more than the 1.2% options were pricing.

This Week – SPY options are pricing about a 1% move (in either direction) for the upcoming week. That corresponds to about $435 as a bearish expected move and $444 as a bullish expected move.

Implied Volatility – After spiking to near 25 to start the week the VIX pulled back as the market made highs and closed at 17.20

Expected Moves for This Week via Options AI:

  • SPY 1% (0.2% less than last week)
  • QQQ 1.4% (0.2% less than last week)
  • IWM 2.2% (0.4% less than last week)
  • DIA 1.3% (same as last week)

In the News

Crypto has been in focus as Bitcoin and other coins try to bounce. BTC options are pricing about a 6% move for this week.

In equities, focus will be on earnings as some of the largest companies in the world report. Details below.


Expected Moves for Companies Reporting Earnings

The Options AI Earnings Calendar is a free resource to keep up to date on upcoming earnings, how options are pricing potential moves, and how that compares to actual moves from prior earnings (starting with most recent).

Options AI puts the expected move at the heart of its trading experience. Traders are able to quickly generate trades based on the move, or to place their own price target in context of the expected move. More education on expected moves and spread trading can be found at Learn / Options AI.

This week, earnings from Telsa, Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and more.

Monday

Tesla TSLA / Expected Move: 6.2% / Recent moves: -5%, -3%, +1%,

Tuesday

UPS UPS / Expected Move: 4.6% / Recent moves: +10%, +3%, -9%

Apple AAPL / Expected Move: 3.6% / Recent moves: 0%, -4%, -6%

Microsoft MSFT / Expected Move: 2.7% / Recent moves: -3%, 0%, -5%

Alphabet GOOGL / Expected Move: 3.6% / Recent moves: +3%, +7%, +4%

Advanced Micro AMD / Expected Move: 5.7% / Recent moves: -1%, -6%, -3%

Wednesday

Boeing BA / Expected Move: 3.5% / Recent moves: -3%, -4%, -5%

Shopify SHOP / Expected Move: 6% / Recent moves: +11%, -3%, -5%

Pfizer PFE / Expected Move: 3.4% / Recent moves: 0%, -2%, -1%

Facebook FB / Expected Move: 4.8% / Recent moves: +7%, -3%, -6%

Thursday

Amazon AMZN / Expected Move: 3.8% / Recent moves: 0%, -2%, -5%

Friday

Exxon Mobile XOM / Expected Move: 2.8% / Recent moves: -3%, +2%, -1%

Caterpillar CAT / Expected Move: 3.5% / Recent moves: -2%, -1%, -3%


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