That Was the Week That Was

If you want detailed, actionable information from the best in the business, read on. If you want to gain an edge in tech, housing, energy, activist investing and more, then you'll enjoy this week's Real Money/Real Money Pro selections.

For a sector-by-sector breakdown of where the market now stands and insight into where we are headed next, you must read "The Blueprints for This Market," Jim Cramer's five-part series. Which 10 companies are most likely to be targeted by activist investors in the near future? The Deal provides a comprehensive guide. Energy expert Dan Dicker provides an update of a recent spread trade and includes an educational primer on crude oil grades. It's great stuff for those who seek a deeper understanding of the energy complex. What does this market need in order to continue its advance? Helene Meisler uses Dow Theory, the put/call ratio, and a variety of other indicators to provide insight. Several contributors weighed in on housing. Martin Tillier shares a bullish view of one housing subsector, while I explain which housing names you should avoid. What does the future hold for coal, natural gas and nuclear energy? Glenn Williams exposes the major trends that will impact stocks in these sectors for years to come. Contributors provided disparate views of this week's GDP report. Michael Norman explained why the report wasn't as bad as it seemed, while Gary Dvorchak took a less optimistic view. Value investor Tim Melvin shares his technique for choosing dividend stocks and tells us which names he's buying now. Looking for a short-term trade? Bob Byrne provides setups for Baidu (BIDU), Facebook (FB) and more in The Trader Daily. Now that Google (GOOGL) is well off of its highs, is it time to get long? Carolyn Boroden uses Fibonacci time and price techniques to analyze the stock.
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