Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet Earnings Are Coming. Here’s What the Stock Options Market Is Bracing For.

The options market has prepared for bigger-than-usual moves in the stocks of a trio of trillion-dollar companies, the day after they report quarterly earnings results.

That’s because the implied volatility, or how much a stock can be expected to move over a certain period, of the stocks for


(ticker: AAPL), 


(GOOGL) and

(AMZN) remain elevated, even as implied volatility for the

S&P 500

index has fallen to 13-month lows.