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Financial Stocks: 3 to Watch for Earnings (CME, CBOE, NDAQ)

The financial sector is in focus for this video, though not the more popular and well-known banking segment. Instead, we are taking a closer look at the exchanges, which could actually be well-positioned for gains this quarter thanks to a nice industry rank. 

First up is Nasdaq (NDAQ) which is best-known for its technology-centric Nasdaq stock market. Shares of technology and biotech companies listed on the Nasdaq have seen extreme volatility lately, but NDAQ has been outperforming on a YTD look. We take a closer inspection of NDAQ’s recent charts, and how it might fare during earnings season.

Following that, investors have the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) which is due out on Thursday. The company is best-known for its energy and interest rate futures divisions and these have seen greater volatility lately. This could set expectations a bit higher for CME stock this quarter, and we take a quick look at these expectations, as well as how CME has fared in past quarters too.

Finally, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) is also reporting this week. This company might not be the most famous on the list, but one of their main products, the VIX, is widely followed by investors as a gauge of fear in the market. As volatility levels have increased it could put some pressure on expectations here, and we look to recent consensus estimates for some clues ahead of this week’s report.  

Make sure to watch our short video for a more in-depth discussion of these companies, and which are looking the most (and least) promising this earnings season!

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