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3D Systems – a long term growth story

Additive manufacturing is an up and coming technology and manufacturing process that has gained the investing world’s attention. 3D systems is one of 2 big players in this space and they are reporting earnings tomorrow. Looking at the stock chart, you can see that there has been tremendous buying pressure leading up to earnings. Easy to think that the stock could sell off after earnings, but this is a pretty high growth name, that is just starting to gain the attention of moms and pop. Also, the overall market is seemingly on stable ground heading into earnings (FOMC decision did not rock the market and Apple did not disappoint) so the environment is benign for individual earnings growth stories to take hold

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Trading Option Straddles During Earnings Releases

Option investors have a unique ability to profit in the market no matter which direction a stock’s price moves. A straddle is a great example of this kind of strategy. A straddle is market neutral which means that it will work equally well in bear or bull markets. These trades have an extremely low probability of maximum loss and can earn big returns if a stock’s price moves a lot. (more…)

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