January 30, 2014 (Chinavestor) We love the earnings season. This is when we get to know how companies actually did versus pre-announcements and such. No more public stunts, just the numbers. Additionally, this is when investors can get the most out of the best trading stocks. Take a look at Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F), or The Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) for example. These stocks jumped or declined significantly after revealing quarterly financials. And now we have Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) to join the party.