Shares to Short on a D.C.-Inspired Rally

We are now in the 14th day of the government shutdown, and it appears there may be a glimmer of hope that Washington will get its collective head together in the nick of time, and that we'll avoid a default and raise the debt ceiling. Is it likely to come down to the wire? While I may not like it, that does seem to be the way our political system is working these days.

On that news, there is a strong possibility that the market will rally. While some are eyeing the potential broad pullback ahead of any deal as a chance to buy, the flip side offers opportunity as well. By that I mean, we should use any midweek rally to revisit companies that suffer from weakening fundamentals, and either directly short the shares or use put options on them....388 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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