Welcome to Episode #54 of the Zacks Market Edge Podcast.
Every week, host and Zacks stock strategist, Tracey Ryniec, will be joined by guests to discuss the hottest investing topics in stocks, bonds and ETFs and how it impacts your life.
In this episode, Tracey is joined by Jeremy Mullin, editor of Zacks Counterstrike portfolio service.
For 10 years, Jeremy has been trading the after-hours trading sessions, both before the open and after the market closes.
Tracey and Jeremy discuss the trading platforms you need to trade in the after-hours. It’s not as complicated as you may think.
What are some of Jeremy’s top tips to trading stocks in the after-hours?
1. Stay away from “thick” stocks like Pfizer (
PFE - Analyst Report) that won’t have big moves.
2. Look for thinner stocks with bigger spreads, especially the hot stocks that will make big moves like Netflix (
NFLX - Analyst Report) and Baidu ( BIDU - Snapshot Report)
3. Be nimble. Don’t be stubborn.
4. “You never go broke taking profits.”
And there’s more.
Jeremy and Tracey discuss the after-hours trade on some recent earnings reports including Johnson & Johnson (
JNJ - Analyst Report) and Domino’s Pizza ( DPZ - Analyst Report) .
What about trading the first earnings reports on recent IPOs? Jeremy shares his thoughts about jumping in on those in the after-hours.
Want to know some of the lessons Jeremy has learned over the last decade?
Tune into this week’s podcast to find out.
Want to Learn How to Short a Stock?
Tracey and Jeremy have talked about other trading strategies on the podcast including how to short a stock.
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Tracey Ryniec is the Value Stock Strategist for Zacks.com. She is also the Editor of the Insider Trader and Value Investor services. You can follow her on twitter at @TraceyRyniec and she also hosts the Zacks Market Edge Podcast on iTunes.
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