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How to Spot a Market Top

Greg Guenthner

Last week was a rough one for most of the world's markets. Investors saw red almost everywhere they looked. And that's got a few media outlets ready to declare a top in stocks. Greg Guenthner explains why this line of thinking could be dangerous... and why, if you follow it, you could be doing your portfolio a disservice. Read on...


Limit Your Exposure to this Down-Trending Market Sector

Greg Guenthner

Over the summer, stocks seemed to have a blast. Everything was up. The champagne was flowing and investors thought the party would never end. Sadly, as the summer fades away, so does much of that excitement... and the gains that came along with it. And that's especially true for one unfortunate sector of the market. Greg Guenthner explains...


3 Reasons to Bet Big on One Unloved Market Sector

Greg Guenthner

After heading lower for several months, one of the worst performing sectors of the market is setting up for a nice turnaround. But as investors continue to shun these stocks, Greg Guenthner offers 3 reasons this sector could show you solid gains throughout the rest of 2014... if you have the guts to get in right now...


When it Comes to Tech Stocks, It Pays to Buy the Best

Greg Guenthner

Yesterday was another downright awful day in the markets. Stocks across the board were decimated, with perhaps the worst of it being felt by the tech sector. But there was one area that weathered the storm fairly well... Today Greg Guenthner offers a bit of advice on which stocks may still be a good bet... and which you should avoid. Read on...


A Simple Way to Navigate the Ugly Start to Fall Trading

Greg Guenthner

Yesterday wasn't a good day in the markets. Even the "August rally" in small caps was a distant memory, and nearly 80% of all stocks on major exchanges ending the day in the red. How are investors supposed to navigate all this craziness? Greg Guenthner offers one strategy that can help. Read on...


How Wall Street Strategists are Trading the Current Market

Greg Guenthner

Amid all of the excitement over the Alibaba IPO and the launch of the iPhone 6, stocks hit new all-time highs on Friday. But stock prices don't tell the full story... Today, Greg Guenthner deciphers the current market trend and gives insight into whether or not these record highs portend another market crash. Read on...


Let the Alibaba IPO Show You Where the Market’s Headed

Greg Guenthner

For the last few days, the market has been buzzing with excitement over the Alibaba IPO. Well, the day is finally here. And while some investors line up with their lotto tickets, ready to snatch it up no matter what the price, Greg Guenthner suggests a slightly more restrained approach. Read on...


A Unique Way to Play the Health Craze

Greg Guenthner

With the rise of the organic food market, people are becoming more and more health conscious, and thus, more aware of what goes into cultivating their food. But there's one aspect of this market that's long overdue for a massive overhaul, and that could present a very lucrative investment opportunity. Greg Guenthner explains...


Here’s the Market’s Next Hot Sector…

Greg Guenthner

According to my friend and fellow technician Ryan Detrick, The Russell’s quarterly win streak of 8 is the index’s best performance of all time—even topping two monster runs in the 90s. So if small-caps are slipping, where can you find the next hot sector? The answer might surprise you…


3 Terrible Trades You Need to Know About Right Now

Greg Guenthner

Generally speaking, the Dow has been fairly boring as of late. A slight uptick here, a minor dip there... Nothing interesting, and certainly no sign of a major pullback. But, as Greg Guenthner explains, that's only half the story. To get a clearer picture, you need to look at the volatility in the small cap market. Read on...