A Stock Market Crash is Not Inevitable

Greg Guenthner

Stocks have been on an incredible run for the last five years. And when the market starts hitting lofty heights like this, people begin to wonder, "Can stocks continue to defy expectations?" And while plenty of pundits think the market is due for a correction, Greg Guenthner provides a few reasons to take the opposite view. Read on...


Biotech Bulls May Be Near Exhaustion

Greg Guenthner

The biotech industry has dominated the market so far this year; and early investors in this sector have practically won the lottery. But with such an incredible run up, could this bull market be nearing exhaustion? Greg Guenthner investigates, and offers some sage advice for investors willing to take a chance. Read on...


The Essentialist’s Glossary: Updated for the ‘Teens (A-F)

The Daily Reckoning

With so many competing definitions for various financial terms, it became clear that a measure of standardization was necessary to make sure everyone's operating under the same set of rules. Herewith, the true definitions of a few of the world's most essential financial terms, updated for their present day significance. Enjoy!


Ghosts of Bear Markets Past

Greg Guenthner

Contrary to what the forecasters would have you believe, no one knows where the markets are headed in 2014. The best you can do is examine the past and try to determine the best course of action. Greg Guenthner does that today, with a look back at the bear market that preceded the 1980s rally.


Pinpointing the Death of a Rally

Greg Guenthner

It's impossible to pinpoint exactly when a bull market will end and where a bear market begins. The best you can do is to follow the trends and plan accordingly. Greg Guenthner describes one course of action going into the end of the year, and what to expect over the holidays. Read on...


Ma and Pa Run With the Bulls

Greg Guenthner

Right now, it seems as if everyone is too bullish. Ma and pa investor are following the big money into the markets, and the rally keeps churning. Where will this glowing market sentiment end up? And how can you ensure you're not left holding the bag? Greg Guenthner explains...


Superficial Optimism Creates False Stock Market Gains

Chris Mayer

Chris Mayer informs you that "most stocks lose money" and that you should be cautious in which ones you invest in. He sites a chart from Blackstar Funds that shows that only 25% of stocks actually provided gains from 1983 to 2007. Find out an interesting way to make money off of the other 75% here...


Markets Rally on Return of Federal Soap Opera

Greg Guenthner

Hallelujah! All of our problems are finally solved! The government soap opera is back on the air. And the markets couldn't be happier. But will it last? Greg Guenthner explains why the end of 2013 will be far more interesting than you might have imagined. Read on...


Federal Bloodsuckers Can’t Kill the Bull Market

Greg Guenthner

After a dismal start to the month, stocks have found some footing. But that doesn't mean that footing is steady. Greg Guenthner explains why investors shouldn't necessarily be married to any stocks in their portfolios right now...


Size Matters: Where to Look for Hidden Value Plays

Greg Guenthner

The biggest gripe about the current market is that there aren't many bargains out there. While on a trip to Canada, Greg Guenthner and his colleague Jonas Elmerraji got into a discussion about value investing and why some investors are having trouble finding bargains. The answer may be simpler than you think. Read on...