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How to Book 20% Gains When Nobody’s Looking…

Greg Guenthner

We also don’t need $100 oil to see big gains trading energy. We're not looking at long-term fundamentals. But it does help that many of the energy names that had been absolutely crushed since the fall are starting to look a whole lot healthier.


How to Plan a European Stock Market Vacation

Greg Guenthner

U.S. stocks aren't doing much in 2015 after moving higher for six straight years (the S&P is up a little more than 2% year to date). But European markets? They're leaving U.S. stocks in the dust, even though the European economy ain't exactly a powerhouse right now. The Stoxx Europe 600, MarketWatch reminds us, is up about 16% this year.


Is the Cheap Oil Trade Dead? Think Again…

Greg Guenthner

Look, we ain’t gonna see $100 oil anytime soon. That's great news for businesses guzzling a lot of fuel. Operating costs are way down, which means higher profits. And higher stock prices. And yes, you can still find plenty of great opportunities to book profits as companies save money on fuel…


It’s Time to Go Nuclear if You Want Double-Digit Gains

Greg Guenthner

Nuclear power has been hammered since the Fukushima disaster in Japan four years ago. But as Greg Guenthner explains, nuclear power is making a comeback as countries around the world appreciate its great potential. He’ll also tell you exactly how to play this trend.


How to Trade the New Fast Food Boom

Greg Guenthner

Mickey D's has a new CEO to fix this mess. No matter. This dinosaur of a fast-food chain is on the road to ruin. Ronald is dying a slow, painful (possibly diabetes-related) death. And there's nothing anyone can do about it.