Greetings, Fools. While March Madness is likely providing all the heart-stopping entertainment you can handle, if you own shares of Conn's (NASDAQ:CONN)Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU), or BlackBerry (NYSE:BB), prepare yourself for equally heart-stopping action.

All three of these stocks will be coming out with earnings this week, and all three are heavily shorted. When these two variables collide, volatility is almost guaranteed -- as was the case the last time I made such a prediction, when the three stocks in question moved an average of 10% following their respective releases.

But I don't suggest trying to turn a quick dollar on these moves. Instead I think shareholders should check out the slideshow below to see what really matters in the week ahead, and what's just short-term noise. And if all that volatility seems like too much, I suggest checking out our special free report for a much more comfortable way to grow your nest egg as well.

Brian Stoffel has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Lululemon Athletica. 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.