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This Week's Stock Trades That Only Hedge Funds Get To See

I predict earnings surprises for companies in the Russell 1000 for Institutional Investors (aka Hedge Funds).

My track record: 60% of my calls have had a positive return. The average return per trade is 1.2% for a 2 day hold.

Why earnings surprises Like Willie Sutton said about robbing banks, "because that's where the money is." Earnings day is when a company's stock price will move the most. Up or down. It's almost pure Alpha.

My System: Sorry, my black box is proprietary. It is based on fundamentals (i.e. not technicalS)

Why am I sharing it: To establish a public papertrail. You won't get as rich data or as early, but you'll still get it.

What to expect Each week, prior to earnings releases, I will publish: company, position to take (long or short), specific dates to open and close the position. For simplicity sake, returns will be calculated as the difference between the closing price on the day the position was opened and the closing price on the day the position was closed. All trades are opened the day before (regardless of earnings release before or after market close) and closed 2 trading days after release.

Note: Be advised that actual earnings release dates may vary from those I post. The actual trade dates may therefore be appropriately shifted

Good luck!

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SYMBOL EARNINGS RELEASE DATE OPEN POSITION DATE CLOSE POSITION DATE CALL
AAPL 1/27/2014 1/24/2014 1/29/2014 Long
CR 1/27/2014 1/24/2014 1/29/2014 Short
DHI 1/28/2014 1/27/2014 1/30/2014 Long
GLW 1/28/2014 1/27/2014 1/30/2014 Long
NUE 1/28/2014 1/27/2014 1/30/2014 Short
TSS 1/28/2014 1/27/2014 1/30/2014 Short
YHOO 1/28/2014 1/27/2014 1/30/2014 Long
AMZN 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Long
BSX 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Short
CDNS 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Short
DOW 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Short
EMC 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Short
F 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Long
GNTX 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Short
ITW 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Short
PX 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Short
RHI 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Long
SYMC 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Long
WLP 1/29/2014 1/28/2014 1/31/2014 Short
BMS 1/30/2014 1/29/2014 2/3/2014 Short
CBT 1/30/2014 1/29/2014 2/3/2014 Short
CL 1/30/2014 1/29/2014 2/3/2014 Short
DOV 1/30/2014 1/29/2014 2/3/2014 Short
KMT 1/30/2014 1/29/2014 2/3/2014 Short
LLL 1/30/2014 1/29/2014 2/3/2014 Long
PHM 1/30/2014 1/29/2014 2/3/2014 Long
RTN 1/30/2014 1/29/2014 2/3/2014 Short
S 1/30/2014 1/29/2014 2/3/2014 Long
TGI 1/30/2014 1/29/2014 2/3/2014 Short
TKR 1/30/2014 1/29/2014 2/3/2014 Short
AN 1/31/2014 1/30/2014 2/4/2014 Long
BAH 1/31/2014 1/30/2014 2/4/2014 Long
ENR 1/31/2014 1/30/2014 2/4/2014 Short
IR 1/31/2014 1/30/2014 2/4/2014 Long
MCK 1/31/2014 1/30/2014 2/4/2014 Short
MJN 1/31/2014 1/30/2014 2/4/2014 Long
TMO 1/31/2014 1/30/2014 2/4/2014 Long
WHR 1/31/2014 1/30/2014 2/4/2014 Short
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