The Two Hour A Day Trading Plan
You purchased stock YZX for $30 today but you expect the stock to rise to $35 after they announce quarterly earnings after the close of the market today. This means that when the market opens tomorrow, YZX will open at $35 if you're correct. This creates a $5 gap in the chart which represents a $5 per share profit for you.
Whether or not you avoid these hours altogether or aim to confine your trading to these hours largely depends on your risk appetite and experience with the market. If you're a new or inexperienced investor, it is best to move carefully during these times.
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