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How to Avoid an IPO Nightmare

Greg Guenthner

After remaining nearly empty for years, the initial public offerings calendar is coming back to life this year. Unfortunately for eager investors, most of these new stocks are succumbing to lower prices as spooked traders bail on the once-popular momentum stocks of 2013. Greg Guenthner explains...


14 Firms to Watch Based on Friday’s Jobs Report

Greg Guenthner

The economy added 192,000 jobs in March on top of the 197,000 jobs gained in February. So far, so good. Even better is the fact that non-farm private staffing hit 116.087 million - a surge past the previous peak seen in January 2008. The slow, steady economic recovery is finally coming together, Right? Greg Guenthner explains...


An Investment Plan for the Growth Stock Fallout

Greg Guenthner

The stock market is probably in the beginning stages of a significant pullback. Now, the midterm election year spring swoon is getting upgraded from a tropical depression to a category five growth stock massacre. How can you survive (and profit) in these turbulent times? Greg Guenthner explains...


Crude to the Rescue: How $100 Oil Helps the Market

Greg Guenthner

Crude crossed into triple digits again this week. This morning, a barrel of black gold trades for about $103. While fears of a market meltdown ripple across Wall Street, commodities continue to outperform. And that's good news for the markets. Greg Guenthner explains...


Get Your Hands on Some Dirty, Sexy Money

Greg Guenthner

Everything is falling into place for a huge payout in one of the market's "dirtiest" sectors. In fact, if you get in early enough, you could bank on one of the biggest turnarounds in a very long time. But what has one of the most hated sectors of the market all worked up, and how could you make a killing because of it? Greg Guenthner explains...


Bullish Indicators from a Forgotten Market Sector

Greg Guenthner

In 2001, a Goldman Sachs analyst coined the term "BRIC" to describe the world's best emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India and China. They spent several years in the spotlight, but since the 2008 financial crisis, many emerging markets have been a complete disaster. Today Greg Guenthner examines whether they're ready for a comeback...


Key Ingredients for a Market Correction

Greg Guenthner

For the past few months, trading has been easy. You buy the dip. You find the strongest names and ride them to new highs. But when it comes to the markets, easy trading doesn't last forever. After the dismal action that closed last week, it's clear the market isn't going to play nice anymore. Greg Guenthner explains...


Survey Says: Avoid the Stock Market

Greg Guenthner

A Gallup poll recently asked Americans where they would invest an extra $1,000. Half of Americans said that investing in the stock market would be a bad idea. Only 46% agreed that a stock investment would be a smart move. Should you avoid the market or jump into stocks now at all-time highs? Greg Guenthner explains...


A Healthcare Trade That’s Better Than Biotech

Greg Guenthner

Biotech has bubbled over. You've watched the collapse firsthand. Traders have picked the high-flyers off one by one. But here's what Wall Street's not telling you: Healthcare can still make you money even If biotech stocks can't. In fact, there's some serious long-term value to be had in healthcare. Greg Guenthner explains...


One Sector that Has Taken Over the Market

Greg Guenthner

While Facebook and its "momentum stock" brethren take the express elevator to the basement, another group of stocks is sneaking to new highs. Less than two months ago, this sector was left for dead—while momentum darlings and biotech wonders hoarded the market’s gains all for themselves. Greg Guenthner explains...