Greg Guenthner

Greg Guenthner

Greg Guenthner, CMT, is the managing editor of The Rude Awakening. Greg is a member of the Market Technicians Association and holds the Chartered Market Technician designation.

Greg Guenthner's Recent Articles

How to Use Market Forecasts to Your Advantage

Greg Guenthner

'Tis the season for fall market predictions. But don't dust off that crystal ball just yet. Good traders don't try to predict when an important price move is going to happen - they just react when it does. However, as Greg Guenthner explains, forecasts can help you manage your risk/reward, as well as your non-trading portfolio. Read on...


The End of the “Gun Control” Bull Market

Greg Guenthner

For the last few years, gun enthusiasts have been concerned that the Feds would find a way to block their access to firearms. Now those fears appear to be subsiding... and so do gun sales. Greg Guenthner explains how to navigate this market in the coming months and years. Read on...


Huge Gains Waiting in a Forgotten Corner of the Market

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The S&P 500 may be getting all the headlines this week, but there's another sector of the market that is screaming "buy" right now. It may not be "sexy" and it certainly won't be grabbing any major press. But as Greg Guenthner explains, this corner of the market is poised to deliver a handful of savvy investors some incredible returns...


1990s Flashback: A Blueprint for the Current S&P Rally

Greg Guenthner

The S&P finally closed above 2,000 yesterday - a new all-time high. And that has some investors comparing it to the heady days of the late 1990s, when the S&P soared through 1,000 and didn't bother to look back. But as Greg Guenthner explains, that run up wasn't without its pitfalls, and this one won't be either. Read on...


A Secret “Buy” Signal in US Housing

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According to the Commerce Department, US home sales just dipped to their lowest level since March. Naturally, that has many investors thinking homebuilder stocks are done for. Not so fast, says Greg Guenthner... Today, he details one sector that usually trades in tandem with homebuilder stocks that may be poised for a breakout...


The Only Thing that Matters as the S&P Nears All-Time Highs

Greg Guenthner

After spending just 12 days below its 50-day moving average, the S&P 500 is making a mad dash toward all-time highs. The "V-bottom" that has characterized every move off the lows this year has returned to bust up the bears' party. Now, the S&P is staring at a milestone move above 2,000 for the first time ever. Greg Guenthner explains...


2 Simple Charts that Will Help Improve Your Portfolio

Greg Guenthner

While a traditional "buy and hold" investment strategy can be a good way to make money in the long run, it's by no means the only way. For those investors who dismiss technical trading as a "witchcraft" and impossible to figure out, Greg Guenthner has just two charts to show you that could completely alter how you feel about trading stock market trends. Read on...


Sell Your Sandwich Stocks

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If there’s one group of stocks you need to avoid right now, it’s casual dining. Restaurants stocks are cratering under the weight of some horrific earnings announcements. These mini-crashes are rippling across this once-trendy sector, crushing the trends of some high-flying industry mainstays and newer IPOs. Greg Guenthner explains…


2 Great Stocks to Consider as Gold Stages a Comeback

Greg Guenthner

Everyone wants to know why gold is staging a comeback. The pundits are blaming everything from the conflict in Israel to disappointing retail sales. Of course, the "why" of it all doesn't matter. Because as long as you know how to play the trend, everything else is just noise. Greg Guenthner relays two great ways to do just that...


Obama Could Show You How to Make Huge Gains in 2014

Greg Guenthner

Compared to 2013, this hasn't exactly been an amazing year for stocks. The S&P 500 is currently up just a little less than 5% - compared to more than 18% this time last year. But if you look closely at some market-cycle data, you'll notice that a very strong end-of-year rally could still be in the cards. Greg Guenthner explains...