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 Solar Power Could Heat Up Your Portfolio

Greg Guenthner

Regardless of how you feel about the "green energy movement" there is no denying that solar power is becoming more mainstream. As it closes in on price parity with conventional electricity, more and more people are turning to solar as a viable source of energy. And that's great news for solar stocks. Greg Guenthner explains...


Amazon Is A Big, Fat “Sell” – Here’s Why…

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Just one short year ago, investors were rejoicing at Amazon's huge bounce. But thanks to a blundered foray into the smartphone market and a drone delivery service that never materialized, Amazon has had a fairly rocky 2014. Today, Greg Guenthner explains why this stock is a sell, AHEAD of the holiday season. Read on...


The Secret Oil Price Rally No One’s Talking About

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If you believe the "evil geniuses" at Goldman Sachs, oil is now so plentiful that supply far outstrips demand and the oil price has nowhere to go but down. Of course, that's just what they want you to think... As Greg Guenthner points out, there is actually strong evidence to support an intermediate oil rally, if you know what to look for. Read on...


Why Biotech Stocks are Screaming “Buy Me” Right Now

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With so much volatility in the markets this month, and fear driving most of the trading, you might think it's a good time to sit on the sidelines and wait for the dust to settle a bit. Today, Greg Guenthner explains why that's the wrong attitude to have right now... especially with regard to biotech stocks. Read on...


How to Profit From the “Cycle of Hype”

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Lose your shirt in 3D printing stocks this year? Don’t kick yourself. You’re not alone. (Okay, kick yourself a little if it’ll make you feel better.) You need to make sure you don’t lose your 3D-printed shirt in the next tech craze. Because there will be a next time. Look, it’s really not your fault if you got taken for a ride on 3D stocks. Greg Guenthner has more...


October Plays Another Dirty Trick – Here’s What You Do Now

Greg Guenthner

Bad things have a funny way of happening in October. Remember October 1929? It raised the curtain on the Great Depression. Or maybe you recall the infamous Black Monday crash in 1987. The Dow tumbled 22%— the largest single day loss ever. Guess what? That was in October, too. The 19th to be exact. Notice a trend here? Fast forward to this October... You know what happened this month. And if all that wild market action kneeds you in the gut, here’s what you should do now. Greg Guenthner explains…


McDisaster: Fast Food Is Dying – Make a Killing From It…

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McDonalds stock is getting crushed right now. Shares have been in a tailspin since June. But it’s not just Mickey Dee’s. Coca Cola shares are in freefall, too. Bad news for them. But if you want to rake in a pile of easy money, it could be great news for you. See, Americans just aren’t choking down this junk like they used to. The fast food burger, fries and a Coke are just down payments on an early coronary - and Type II diabetes. And everyone’s finally gotten the message. So how can you play the trend? Greg Guenthner explains…


Housing Bulls Gave Up Here… Big Mistake

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Another one of Wall Street’s broken forecasts has plopped a new trade in your lap. If you’re listening to the lunatics on the financial news, you’re hearing that there’s no hope for the markets. Just get rid of your stocks and pound sand. Better safe than sorry—none of these talking heads want to get bullish on anything right now because they’re afraid to look like an idiot if the market keeps dropping. For them, selling stocks now is your only chance to make it to the end of the year without pawning the family cat to buy Christmas presents. Can the market survive? Greg Guenthner explains…


How to Poke the Russian Bear in 3 Easy Steps

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Interested in buying the dip in Russian stocks this morning? Before you do, let’s try to knock some sense into that skull of yours. Late last week, I reminded you why we bid farewell to the big Russian bear back over the summer. At the time, Russia was one of the cheapest markets in the world. But cheap can always get even cheaper—and Russia is certainly no exception. With comic book supervillain Vlad Putin manning the controls from his secret Siberian lair, the Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSE:RSX) has dropped a cold 20% since registering its late June highs. Does it have a shot at rebounding? Greg Guenthner explains…


A “Silent Buy” Signal in One Unloved Market Sector

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Between declining markets, Ebola threats and continuing conflict in the Middle East, there's certainly enough bad news to go around, these days. But if you look closely, you may see a glimmer of hope in one unloved section of the market. And that could present a buying opportunity... if you have the guts. Greg Guenthner explains...