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No doubt you’ve noticed that hundreds and hundreds of companies are reporting their quarterly earnings this week, with hundreds more to come next week.

These announcements tend to put Wall Street in a rapid-fire mode that results in a “shoot first, ask questions later” scenario.

Of course, it’s only later that you can put all of the pieces together and reconcile them with your larger investing mosaic.

As you sit back and sift through the data, you’ll also notice that even though the stock market is setting new highs, the S&P 500 is up only 7.5% year to date. Even if the stock market replicated that return in the back half of 2014, it would mean a total return of 14-15%.

Read more about why you should invest in options at Eagle Daily Investor.

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Follow the Money — to Options

As you sit back and sift through the data, youâ??ll also notice that even though the stock market is setting new highs, the S&P 500 is up only 7.5% year to date.

No doubt youâ??ve noticed that hundreds and hundreds of companies are reporting their quarterly earnings this week, with hundreds more to come next week.

These announcements tend to put Wall Street in a rapid-fire mode that results in a â??shoot first, ask questions laterâ?ť scenario.

Of course, itâ??s only later that you can put all of the pieces together and reconcile them with your larger investing mosaic.

As you sit back and sift through the data, youâ??ll also notice that even though the stock market is setting new highs, the S&P 500 is up only 7.5% year to date. Even if the stock market replicated that return in the back half of 2014, it would mean a total return of 14-15%.

Read more about why you should invest in options at Eagle Daily Investor.

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Chris Versace is a financial columnist and equity analyst with more than 18 years of experience in the investment industry. He has been ranked an All Star Analyst by Zacks Investment Research and his efforts in analyzing industries, companies and equity securities have been recognized by both Institutional Investor and Thomson Reutersâ?? StarMine Monitor. Heâ??s frequently published in The Washington Times and is a frequent contributor to the daily radio show â??Americaâ??s Morning Newsâ?ť and â??Americaâ??s Radio Newsâ?ť. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investorâ??s Business Daily, The Street, USA Today and other publications. In addition, he can be frequently seen on televisionâ??s â??Fox Businessâ?ť show.

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