The Rude Awakening Recent Articles

How Historic Lows in Housing Will Set You Up for Incredible Gains

Greg Guenthner

First, we’re dealing with the tightest real estate market in a very long time. Homebuilders haven’t been building for the past decade. And the rental market? Crazy. Rents are sky-high and the rental market these days is tight as a snare drum. I reminded you back in June that the average rates for rental houses have risen by more than 13%.


Here’s How You Book Gains While the Stock Market Gets “Hammered”

Greg Guenthner

To a trader, a hammer is an important candlestick formation. Here’s your down and dirty description: A hammer occurs when a stock takes a huge dive at the open, then recovers and plows higher towards the close. What results is a hammer-like shape with a long lower “wick” on the candle. And guess what? That’s bullish.


Get Rich Quick– Spend All Your Money!

Greg Guenthner

At the beginning of this month, I tuned you onto this group of stocks with a silly little name: consumer cyclicals. At the time, this sector was up nearly 7% on the year (it’s now up 10%). And it's made up of companies you spend your disposable income on – Comcast, Home Depot and Nike are all major components.


Here’s the Only Kind of Stock You Should Own Right Now…

Greg Guenthner

Since 1998, the S&P 500 has never been up on a day when only 137 of its 500 components were in the green like we saw on Friday. Not one. This crazy divergence doesn’t mean you should cut and run, but it does illustrate one thing: when dealing with a bull that’s getting a little long in the tooth, being selective is vital.


Want to Become a Trading Guru? You Need to “Go Zen”

Greg Guenthner

As I've been saying, the market's longer-term trends remain intact. Stocks are a whisker off their highs. And that's the only piece of information you should concern yourself with right now. Everything else is just noise. Focus on that noise and you'll lose the perspective you need to make informed trading decisions.