Beat the Bell

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the swirl of headlines in the financial world. But stocks often move on those headlines — sometimes a lot — and knowing what to make of the price action will set you on the right path for winning trades.

That’s why we’ve put together our free Beat the Bell series. This free daily feature provides insightful advice from renowned technical analyst Serge Berger right in your mailbox — and in plenty of time to take action on the trade.

Trade of the Day: Short Alphabet Inc Stock for Value

Don’t avoid Alphabet stock following its mixed earnings report and weak reaction, embrace GOOGL with a moderately bearish long put spread.

5 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday Morning

Forget about Apple Inc. earnings -- at least for a minute. We've got your top stock trades for Wednesday, including CAT, INTC and AMZN.

Trade of the Day: Boeing Co Is Still Overbought

Boeing is at risk of seeing more reversion to the mean to the downside. This sets up well-defined trades to the short side for active investors and traders in BA stock in particular.

5 Top Stock Trades for Tuesday Morning

On Tuesday, there are a number of top stock trades to keep on our radar. A few of them include Square, Twitter and First Solar.

3 Stocks to Watch on Tuesday: Cognex Corporation (CGNX), Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC) and Tesla Inc (TSLA)

Cognex (CGNX) and Tenet Healthcare (THC) reportedly their quarterly earnings reports Monday, while Tesla (TSLA) may run out of cash by the end of the year.

Trade of the Day: eBay Inc Stock Is a Short

Through the lens of technical analysis, EBAY stock left behind what we call a bearish outside reversal candle, which (as the name indicates) should point the stock to lower levels.

5 Top Stock Trades for Monday Morning

Friday was filled with earnings-based movers in the stock market. Big names like MSFT, AMZN, SBUX and INTC were all on the move. Here are our top stock trades for Monday morning.

4 Stocks to Watch on Monday: Prologis Inc (PLD), Sprint Corp (S), T-Mobile Us Inc (TMUS) and Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN)

Prologis (PLD) acquires DCT Industrial (DCT), Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) agree to merger and a former Wynn Resorts (WYNN) employee is being sued by former CEO Steve Wynn.

Trade of the Day: The Semiconductor ETF (SMH) Is Set Up for a Trade

After a 16% drop since early March, the SMH ETF has now arrived at a critical technical  juncture where a tradeable bounce could set up.

5 Top Stock Trades for Friday Morning

Thursday was filled with more earnings results as stocks continue to show big moves in both directions. Here are ways to play FB, CMG, AMD, V and HD.

3 Stocks to Watch on Friday: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and Intel Corporation (INTC)

Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC) reported their quarterly earnings results after the bell Thursday, with two of these stocks skyrocketing.

Trade of the Day: Twitter Inc Holds the Line After Earnings

TWTR stock fell 2.4% after earnings as investors showed some concerns around the outlook. Still, Twitter is now at a level where active investors could look to place long-side swing trading bets. 

5 Top Stock Trades for Thursday Morning

Investors are getting into the thick of earnings seasons, with big movers coming from multiple sectors. Thursday morning, we're keeping an eye on CMG, GE, PYPL, TWTR and BA.

Trade of the Day: The Bearish Reversal in Caterpillar Inc. Constructs a Trade

After earnings, Caterpillar stock left behind on the daily chart what we refer to as a bearish reversal day that likely calls for further weakness in CAT in coming weeks.

5 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday Morning

After the big fall on Tuesday, we've got our eye on a number of big-name stocks, including Amazon, Square and Tesla.

3 Stocks to Watch on Wednesday: Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW), Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) and Tesla Inc (TSLA)

Edwards Lifesciences (EW) and Illumina (ILMN) reported their quarterly earnings results, while Tesla (TSLA) is being accused of stiffing its workers of overtime.

Trade of the Day: Here’s How to Trade Amazon.com, Inc. Following Earnings

Amazon stock has traded out a well-defined trading range over the past couple of months. Traders could look to place trades in AMZN following the April 26 earnings report.

5 Top Stock Trades for Tuesday Morning

Monday was another busy day in the stock market. Alcoa is offering interesting setups after yesterday's tumble and the Dow Jones is looking for a bounce.

3 Stocks to Watch on Tuesday: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Cadence Design Systems Inc (CDNS) and SLM (SLM)

Apple's (AAPL) Shazam acquisition has been halted, while Cadence Design Systems (CDNS) and Sallie Mae (SLM) reported their latest quarterly earnings results.

Trade of the Day: Alcoa Corp Travels Too Far Too Fast

Given the sharp run-up of late active investors and traders could look to set up income trades or take at least partial positions on any long-side swing trades in AA stock.