Trading Earnings Optimism With Options in Stepan Company – CML News

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There is a powerful pattern of optimism and momentum in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) stock right before of earnings, and we can capture that pattern by looking at returns in the option market. The strategy won’t work forever, but for now it is a momentum play that has not only returned 3,715% annualized returns, but has also shown a high win-rate of 83%.

The premise is simple — one of the least recognized but most important phenomena surrounding this bull market is the amount of optimism, or upward momentum, that sets in the two-weeks before an earnings announcement. Now we can see it in Stepan Company.