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Why Old-School Tech Stocks Are Beating Social Media

Greg Guenthner

While many of the newer social media stocks struggle for gains this year, old-school tech stocks have become some of the best trades on the market. With the rare exception (Facebook is doing well—shares are up 26% year-to-date) the social stocks are in the gutter. They got off to a fast start in January and Februray, but ran out of steam in the spring. Aside from a few feeble attempts, few have posted anything close to a noteworthy comeback. Twitter, LinkedIn, and Groupon are all down double-digits year-to-date. Groupon—the worst performer on this short list—is down 47%. On the other had, the biggest of the big tech stocks on the market are helping traders pile up even larger gains right now. Greg Guenthner explains…


Diverse Opportunities in the Boomer-Controlled Market

Greg Guenthner

The US population is aging. The total number of births in the US peaked over seven years ago. And as the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement, it's becoming clear that there's no easy way to offset the trend. And that presents some unique investment opportunities most people have overlooked. Greg Guenthner explains...


Why You Should Rethink Your Earnings Season Strategy

Greg Guenthner

From heightened political pressure on Russia to the conflict between Israel and Palestine, it seems world events in the last week have really spooked the markets. But even before that, there was something else that was worrying investors... earnings. Today, Greg Guenthner explains how this will play out...


How a Priest Could Wrestle Profits from the WWE

Greg Guenthner

A wrestler, a hedge fund manager and a Greek Orthodox priest all walk into a bar... Although it may seem like it, that's not the beginning of a joke. But it could be the beginning of a windfall of profits for your portfolio...


The Market Crash No One’s Talking About

Greg Guenthner

With so much attention being focused on movements in the stock market, it seems the agriculture and commodity markets are flying under the radar. But there are some important trends you should be following in these markets right now, that could make you a handsome profit for the long run. Greg Guenthner explains...


Warning: Janet Yellen Reveals Her Favorite Momentum Trades

Greg Guenthner

Current Fed Chief Janet Yellen is none-too-happy with the market's beloved momentum stocks - and took an opportunity to throw some shade on their "substantially stretched" valuations. But don't worry, she says... The rest of the market seems to be in the clear. Greg Guenthner examines what to make of it all...


A “Do-or-Die” Moment for the US Housing Market

Greg Guenthner

As the real estate market slowly begins to show signs of life, homebuilders continue to slide. The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction ETF is down almost 4% year-to-date. Over the past 16 months, the builders have been stuck in neutral, while the S&P has risen more than 26% over the same period. Something has to give. Greg Guenthner explains...


A Huge Sell Signal for One Major Market Sector

Greg Guenthner

It's that magical time of year that gives investors those "I wish I sold yesterday" moments. Ugly earnings reports or poor guidance can sink shares, break trends, and quickly ruin your week. Fortunately, there are trends can tell you much more than grasping at earnings guesses. Greg Guenthner tells you what sector to steer clear of right now. Read on...


3 Stocks You Should Avoid Like the Plague

Greg Guenthner

The market loves to trick investors into thinking a stock is better than it actually is. Because the market feeds on suckers... and then wipes them out one by one. Today, Greg Guenthner shows you three stocks that may look like a buy, but are really just traps to clean you out. Read on...


Don’t Buy in July

Greg Guenthner

Maybe "don't buy in July" should be a new stock market rule. After all, financial reporters love rhymes. Why do you think "sell in May and go away" gets so much press every year? But how do you play this trend? Greg Guenthner explains...