A few days before we went live with the Earnings Drift Alert summit, my publisher was reviewing the charts I submitted for the presentation, and one stood out to him.
It didn’t look anything like the others. In fact, it looked like we entered before an earnings announcement. But that wasn’t the case.
I know many of you joined me for the summit. Thanks to those of you who could make it. If you were there, then you know an earnings drift is after an earnings announcement, not before — so we are not gambling on earnings.
I explained to my publisher that not all drift patterns begin immediately. Some have a delay.
Here’s the chart that created the confusion:
See, it looks like we benefit from a jump on earnings, so you can understand why my publisher was concerned. But the jump on the chart occurred after the U.S. presidential election — not earnings.
Our entry was actually based on an earnings announcement that occurred at the beginning of the chart, where the stock popped on its earnings report.
Based on historical drifts in the stock, I knew that the ideal time to enter was two weeks after those earnings — and that was the case this time.
Sure, the pop on the U.S. election played right into the drift. But even before that, our entry point marked the low since earnings, and the stock was rallying — we had already locked in a 50% gain ahead of the U.S. election. And then we captured a 299% gain right after it.
That’s the power of playing the drift.
Chad Shoop, CMT
Editor, Automatic Profits Alert