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.

3 Stocks to Watch on Monday: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) and Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

Apple (AAPL), Delta Air Lines (DAL) and Starbucks (SBUX) all made headlines over the weekend with two of these companies getting in trouble with customers.

Trade of the Day: Be Careful in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. After Earnings

AMD stock currently trades at a critical juncture, and a trade may be setting up following Advanced Micro's earnings report next week.

3 Stocks to Watch on Friday: Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (GBCI), Rogers Communications Inc. (USA) (RCI) and Atlassian Corporation PLC (TEAM)

Glacier Bancorp (GBCI), Rogers Communications (USA) (RCI) and Atlassian (TEAM) all reported their quarterly earnings data after the bell Thursday.

5 Stock Trades to Make First Thing Friday Morning

It was a busy day on Thursday. Here are the top stock trades we're watching on Friday, including Amazon and Raytheon.

Trade of the Day: Home Depot Inc Builds Upside Momentum for a Trade

Through the lens of technical analysis, Home Depot stock displayed bullish behavior on Wednesday, and HD now looks to be in good position for a trade higher.

3 Stocks to Watch on Thursday: Crown Castle In/SH SH (CCI), Sleep Number Corp (SNBR) and United Rentals, Inc. (URI)

Crown Castle (CCI), Sleep Number (SNBR) and United Rentals (URI) all reported their quarterly earnings results after the bell Wednesday afternoon.

Trade of the Day: Twitter Inc Proves It’s Positioned Well for More Upside

Tuesday's rally in Twitter stock likely caught some traders by surprise, forcing them to cover shorts. Furthermore, the TWTR rally confirmed that the bigger-picture bullish thesis remains intact.

3 Stocks to Watch on Wednesday: Hancock Holding Company (HBHC), Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBKR) and Lam Research Corporation (LRCX)

Hancock Holding (HBHC), Interactive Brokers (IBKR) and Lam Research (LRCX) all reported their quarterly earnings results after the bell Tuesday.

5 Trades to Make First Thing This Morning

Some the market's biggest movers on Tuesday were NFLX, GS and IBM. Here are some trades for tomorrow morning to capitalize on the moves.

Trade of the Day: Don’t Chase Phillips 66 Stock

Although Phillips 66 stock looks constructive through the longer term lens, in the near term PSX is increasingly overbought and at risk of stalling or mean-reverting lower.

3 Stocks to Watch on Tuesday: Celanese Corporation (CE), Roku Inc (ROKU) and Wintrust Financial Corp (WTFC)

Celanese (CE) and Wintrust Financial (WTFC) reported their quarterly earnings results after the bell Monday, while Roku (ROKU) inked a deal with ESPN.

Trade of the Day: FireEye Inc Is on Fire for More Upside

Through the lens of technical analysis FEYE stock is forming a major base out of which it now appears ripe to rally.

3 Stocks to Watch on Monday: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Tesla Inc (TSLA) and Zillow Group Inc (ZG)

Starbucks' (SBUX) CEO apologizes after a store arrested two black customers, Tesla's (TSLA) batteries are extremely efficient and Zillow (ZG) will buy and flip houses.

Trade of the Day: Just Buy the S&P 500 SPY ETF?

Sometimes it is better to buy an index rather than single stocks. The current juncture in markets might be one of those times and the SPY ETF is setting up for a trade.

3 Stocks to Watch on Friday: Fastenal Company (FAST), General Electric Company (GE) and Intel Corporation (INTC)

Fastenal's (FAST) revenue topped expectations, General Electric (GE) is considering spinning off its Transportation business and Intel (INTC) had its best close since late 2000.

Trade of the Day: Where to Buy JPMorgan Chase & Co. After Earnings

In today's analysis I evaluate where JPM stock could be a good reward-to-risk buy again following any post-earnings weakness ... if and when that happens.

3 Stocks to Watch on Thursday: American Water Works Company Inc (AWK), QuinStreet Inc (QNST) and Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ)

American Water Works (AWK), QuinStreet (QNST) and Zumiez (ZUMZ) all made headlines over the weekend over quarterly and monthly results, plus an acquisition.

Trade of the Day: Dip a Toe Into Chevron Corporation

On the back of the recent rally in energy stocks, traders could take a chance in CVX stock with the bet that Chevron's momentum will continue in coming days/weeks.

3 Stocks to Watch on Wednesday: Exfo Inc (EXFO), Facebook, Inc. (FB) and Layne Christensen Company (LAYN)

Exfo (EXFO)and Layne Christensen (LAYN) reported their quarterly earnings results Tuesday, while Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is considering adding a paid version of the site.

Trade of the Day: Alphabet Inc Is a Tale of Two Time Frames

Traders could look to trade GOOGL stock long or short depending on which direction the stock will break out of its well-defined near-term trading range.