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Here’s How to Get Out of a Horrible Trade

Greg Guenthner

An asteroid strike, terrorist attack, extreme weather, riots, the Patriots following NFL rules-- or earnings estimates that completely miss the goalposts-- are all events that can “shock” the price of stocks. Dems is the breaks, as they say.


Now’s the Time to Buy Housing Stocks – While They’re Cheap

Greg Guenthner

So let me point out one of the new clues for you: construction hiring is actually on the mend after years of decline. Contractors added 48,000 jobs in December, according to the latest numbers. Full-year numbers were also better than expected, clocking in at 9-year highs. Why is no one talking about that?


Buy Transportation Stocks to Take Advantage of the Oil Collapse

Greg Guenthner

Low gas prices means industries weighed down by higher prices just had a huge present dropped in their laps. Their operating costs just went way down, which will allow them to turn much higher profits. Higher profits can lead to higher stock prices. And higher stock prices mean bigger gains for you.


Dead Malls of America: Here’s How to Play the Trend…

Greg Guenthner

Right now, there are plenty of traders speculating on potential comebacks from old-school retail like J.C. Penney and others. Frankly, I wouldn't bet on things to get any better for 'em. They offer nothing that a shopper can't get online or at a place like Target. They've lost their niche. Those big, fluorescent stores are quickly becoming dinosaurs.


The House Always Wins and You Can, Too

Greg Guenthner

Most traders think of the market as one big roulette wheel or poker table. Get lucky and win big, they say. That's all you can hope for. It's like that stupid lottery pitch - all you need is a dollar and a dream. But I'm telling you right now - that's just plain wrong.


Time to Buy the Safety Trade – Utilities

Greg Guenthner

Back in August, the utilities sector slipped on a banana peel. The safety trade overheated, and utility shares took a spill. It was down almost 10% in a month. That's when we pounced. Six months later the sector is up a cool 20% from its August lows.


TRADERS BEWARE: The Shorts are Out for Blood

Greg Guenthner

The homebuilder trade is one of those important trends this year. As you know – or better know - it’s one of our four major trends of 2015. And today, you have another chance to buy one of the most important names on our list…


The Death of Copper — And the Rebirth of Silver

Greg Guenthner

From 2001 to 2011, the price of copper exploded more than 620%, topping out near $4.50. It's impossible to overstate how big this rally was. But that's ancient history now. Yesterday, the metal plunged to $2.59. And the breakdown we're seeing now could easily send copper prices to $2 or lower over the next couple of years.


Toxic Tech Stocks: Sell Amazon. Sell Google.

Greg Guenthner

Let me say it now - you shouldn’t even think of buying either of these falling knives right now. Otherwise, you’d be violating the Rude trading commandment affectionately known as the “One Dumb Mistake That's Crushing Your Investments.”


How to Make Money from “Failed Breakouts”

Greg Guenthner

If the stock fails at support (like in our example above) it's time to sell it short. That's right, you sell short. And that's the key to making money this trade - you make it on the way down. It's that simple. Hey, if you can't make it on the way up...