Prepare yourselves, Fools! If you own shares of Greenbrier (NYSE:GBX)CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP), or McCormick & Co. (NYSE:MKC), you've got a wild week ahead of you. That's because all three of these companies have a high number of shares being shorted, and all three are reporting earnings.

When this happens, volatility is almost always the result. If you don't believe me, check out the three stocks I singled out earlier this month, which all moved an average of 6% following their earnings releases.

But I don't think you should try to "time" the market to make a quick buck. That's not a Foolish way to invest, and there's no way to tell if these volatile moves will be up or down. Instead, I encourage current shareholders to check out the slideshow below, and figure out how to ignore the noise and focus on what really matters.


Brian Stoffel has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends CalAmp, McCormick, and The Greenbrier Companies. 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.