There are no earnings reports that I know of coming out next week.
I would say that what I've learned this quarter is as follows:
(1) There don't seem to be clear patterns within a commodity. That is somewhat surprising to me. The one exception (which was probably random chance and thus untradeable) was the CL producers which were consistently good.
(2) Overall the average movement from the close two days before to the close two days after was 1.2% with a pretty big deviation. Seems tradeable for a portion of an account.
(3) If you leave out Fridays the average was 1.6%. Companies supposedly put out bad quarterly results on Fridays so that the disappointment will get as little notice as possible. This seems worth paying attention to.
For next quarter I'm hoping to keep track of whether the earnings date was preannounced or not and get better at tracking the smaller Canadian company earnings reports (which are often not preannounced). Perhaps I'll try to correlate the change in commodity price over the quarter with the earnings results.
Let me know if you have any suggestions regarding how I might better track earnings for commodity-related companies.