hello, i am new to the board. been reading the site on and off for 3 months, which is also how long i have been trading. i have a bunch of questions and was wondering if anyone could give me some insight. any help would be greatly appreciated. these are general observations: 1) why in the morning does a stock flash in the one direction then move the opposite - i call it the morning fake-out? 2) why when earnings come out positive the stock trades down in the after market? 3) does anyone trade earnings reports, if so any strategies or insights? 4)does anyone use etrade? if so is there an advantage to "market trader" or "etrade pro" 5) if you think a stock is going to have a big move would you buy options instead of buying the actual shares? 6) is there an advantage to trading the aftermarket or is it to risky? these are some basic questions i have been trying to get a handle on. THANKS AGAIN for any help.