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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…

Greg Guenthner

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

Greg Guenthner

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

Greg Guenthner

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

Greg Guenthner

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...


How to Navigate the Worst Selloff of All Time

Greg Guenthner

The crude oil market is getting decimated. Oil prices are dropping so fast, no one seems to be able to keep up. But will it last? Or is this just another quick dip before a long pronounced bounce? Greg Guenthner explains, and relays some unique insight from a resource investment expert. Read on...


How to Survive a Train-Wreck Market

Greg Guenthner

Markets have been going up so long, investors seem to have forgotten what it's like when they go down. Well, for the last three days at least, the market is refreshing their memories. And it ain't pretty. Today Greg Guenthner gives a bit of advice on what to expect in the near future. Read on...


What to Do When Even “Safe Stocks” Become Unsafe

Greg Guenthner

October continues to weigh heavily on the markets, with even the "safe stocks" experiencing some carnage on Friday. Today, Greg Guenthner offers a bit of advice on how to play the current trend, and why, if you're a long-term investor, you shouldn't be phased by the current selloff. Read on...


How to Spot a Price Floor in a Downward Market

Greg Guenthner

In many ways, October 2014 has been a rough month for many investors. Stocks of all kinds are showing signs of trouble. And, as Greg Guenthner points out, that's especially true for one specific area of the market. Today, he details why this sector is experiencing a downturn and how to navigate your way around it. Read on...


Now is the Time to Flip Your Dollars for Gold

Greg Guenthner

For the last four months, the US dollar has enjoyed a pretty epic run - shooting up 8% over that time frame. Conversely, gold has been trending lower this year. But with the start of October showing a sharp downturn for the dollar, will gold pick up the slack on the other end? Greg Guenthner investigates...