Stay Far Away From These Hot Potatoes

The market's recent "melt-up" continued through the new trading week, albeit on low volume. Monday saw all major indices post solid gains, and the overall market valuation is still reasonable given the state of interest rates on U.S. Treasuries. Still, recently it has gotten harder to find outright bargains.

I am growing more leery on some of the more speculative areas of the market. This is especially true as we approach the end of the Federal Reserve's last iteration of quantitative easing. At times, such as right now, I've found that it can be just as important to concentrate on avoiding stocks or sectors -- ones that can blow a big hole in one's portfolio -- as it is to identify value in the market. With that in mind, here are a few high-beta equities I would stay away from right now. All are seeing significant insider selling....407 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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