Happy Hallows Eve.
Y'all ready to get spooked?
Don't worry, I'm not pulling out the market numbers just yet -- I'll wait to spook you all on TheStreet's Twitter account, where I'll be live tweeting about Facebook's (FB) earnings.
More importantly, TheStreet's Eric Jhonsa will be running a live blog on the earnings, so check it out.
Anyway, let's get to the important stuff. After all, we have to prepare for Halloween tomorrow.
Do You Know What to Look for in Facebook's earnings?
TheStreet's Annie Gaus is here to help.
She's listed three things that investors need to keep an eye on when Facebook's earnings come out.
- Security issues
- "News feed fatigue"
- Instagram monetization
Still don't know what those three topics mean? Time to read up.
What to Watch When Apple Releases Earnings
Yeah, it's already time to move on from Facebook.
Apple (AAPL) will be the final FANG to report when it releases earnings on Thursday, Nov. 1.
Jhonsa detailed what investors need to know about the company.
"Will the company deliver a similar performance when its September quarter report is delivered on Thursday? While macro worries have grown considerably since Apple's last report, a few trends still seem to be in the company's favor heading into its busiest time of the year," wrote Jhonsa.
"On average, analysts polled by FactSet expect Apple to post September quarter (fiscal fourth-quarter) revenue of $61.43 billion (up 17% annually) and GAAP EPS of $2.78 (up 34%). The revenue consensus for the seasonally big December quarter (Apple provides quarterly sales guidance in its reports) stands at $92.74 billion (up 5%)," he continued.
TheStreet will be live-blogging Apple's earnings report, which is expected at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, along with its earnings call, which starts at 5 p.m.
And, as usual, your friendly ghost here will be taking over TheStreet's Twitter to keep everyone updated on everything investors need to know.
Here's the cliff notes version of what investors should know.
- iPhone, iPhone, iPhone
- Services Growth
- Other Growth (Meaning anything not related to iPad, Macs and iPhones.)
- Gross Margin Trends
- Mac and iPad Sales
Remember how your teachers always told you to read the full book, not just the Spark Notes? Yeah, I'm gonna advise you to do the same here.
Had Enough of FANG?
Good, because I have one final story for you.
Jim Cramer takes questions from Twitter users on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Don't care to? That's okay, too. Just watch what he has to say about the two companies instead.
Curious about the market, but need some advice? Ask Jim! Reach out to @KatherineRooss on Twitter to ask Cramer questions on his live Facebook videos.
That's a wrap.