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An Earnings Trade Idea in Apple

$AAPL will be in play this week as it reports earnings Tuesday after the market close.

There are plenty of expectations as to whether sales will be enough to keep investors placated at these current valuations.

Priming the Options Pump

When earnings risk comes around, options implied volatility rise to price in that risk. If the implied volatility is too high relative to what you think will happen to the stock, you can be a seller of volatility.

Iron Condor Strategy

One of the safer volatility sales is an iron condor. This is a complex option spread that makes money if $AAPL does not see a blowout move in either direction.

Want the full explanation? Watch the video below.

by Steven Place

Steven Place is the founder and head trader at