Time to hunker down, Fools. If you own shares of Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO), Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY), or Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), get ready for a wild week ahead.
That's because all three of these companies are heavily shorted -- people are betting their share prices will fall -- and all three are reporting earnings. This is a recipe for volatility. If you don't believe me, take a peek at the three companies I highlighted earlier this month, which moved an average of 10% following the release of their respective quarterly reports.
But I don't think you should try and turn a quick buck on this volatility. That's because there's no way to know if these stocks are going to go up or down. Instead, I encourage current shareholders to check out the slideshow below to figure out what really matters, and what's just noise.
Brian Stoffel owns shares of Amazon.com, Apple, Google (A shares), and Google (C shares). The Motley Fool recommends Amazon.com, American Express, Apple, Google (A shares), Google (C shares), and Winnebago Industries. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google (A shares), and Google (C shares). Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.