Editor's note: The following are questions received from viewers of "Mad Money," seen every day at 6 p.m. EST on CNBC.
Should I buy a stock before it reports earnings?-- John from Montana
Whether you decide to invest in a company before or after it reports earnings can make a major difference in your investment performance. That's because stocks are often more volatile around this time.
In general, I look to buy weakness and sell strength. With that in mind, it's more important to me to purchase a stock on a pullback, than based on the earnings calendar.
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