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Tesla reported better than expected Q2 earnings after the market close Monday. $TSLA covered what the analysts focus was on, from Bitcoin, battery, supply chain shortages to CEO Elon Musk's strategy. To be prepared we go into depth in the key areas to watch for.

Oil and gas servicing giant Halliburton reported better than expected second quarter earnings Tuesday before the market. Improved North American and international markets for drilling, completion, and production with $HAL's aggressive approach to cutting costs flowed through.

Zoom Video announced a deal to to acquire Five9 a provider of for contact centers for $14.7 bln in an all-stock transaction. $ZM was down 4% and $FIVN up 4% on the deal. The aquistion puts ZM into the contact center space.

PNC Financial reported better than expected second quarter earnings before the bell on Wednesday. $PNC closed the BVA USA Bancshares acquisition June 1 and is the biggest driver of balance sheet growth this year. The Bank reported after Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, CitigroupWells Fargo  and JPMorgan

JPMorgan Chase, America's largest bank by assets reported better than expected second quarter earnings Tuesday before the open. Revenue of $30.5 billion beat expected $29.75 billion. $JPM’s fixed income and equities markets revenue fell from red hot first quarter. Investment banking had a record quarter. Goldman Sachs also reported. Bank of America, Citigroup, PNC and Wells Fargo report Wednesday.

Ford’s June sales fell by 26.9%  missing second quarter expectations.  Ford’s June and second quarter sales were below analyst expectations as the global shortage of semiconductor chips continued  to force significant production cuts and inventory constraints.

Online retail investing app Robinhood publicly filed its stock prospectus with the SEC on Thursday to be listed on the Nasdaq stock market under the ticker symbol HOOD. The company confidentially submitted a draft registration with the SEC in March.

Mind management is key to trading. Controlling your emotions and avoiding the pitfalls of the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is critical. Secondly you are never out until you have completed the trade. We look at Orphazyme's $ORPH stock wild ride with 20 volatility halts ending in a violent island reversal trapping longs.

Beginning with CBA earnings results in August, Australia's major banks are poised to launch $15 to $28 billion worth of share buybacks during the 2022 financial year according to Morgan Stanley analysts. MS expects a $3.5 billion buyback from Westpac, $4 billion buyback from NAB, and $2.5 billion from ANZ Bank.

Iconic farming, forestry and construction equipment maker Deere is now seen as a rare hybrid of industrials and tech or Ag Tech. $DE beat second quarter earnings before the open Friday.  Supply cain issues are in focus. ARK Invest sees it as a tech company adding it to ARKQ. 

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