Current Market Update

From Cabot Top Ten Trader

We’re a bit more encouraged than we were a week ago and, if you had a decent cash position, we think putting some of that to work makes sense. When you combine the positive vibes from the overall market (trends are up, very few stocks hitting new lows, etc.) and improved tenor from leading stocks (growth or cyclical), there’s no doubt the evidence has taken a step in the right direction.

That said, we’d still go relatively slow for now—investor sentiment has gotten a bit bubbly (which often coincides with further shakeouts), and let’s not forget that the Nasdaq (which has been the leading index all year) has still yet to exceed its Labor Day high. That’s not bearish, but the point is there are still a lot of crosscurrents out there, so pick your spots carefully and remain flexible.






  • Stephen H.

    I think Mike Cintolo does an excellent job on the market, and by following his advice you will be rewarded …..

    • Thanks for asking. With Top Ten, we usually advise going slow — the market is open every weekday and we’re in touch twice per week (one issue, one Friday update). When sifting through the names, start with the Top Pick, and then look for any new “themes” (could be sectors or niches that are driving some names higher) that emerge, most of which we try to highlight. Then cut all losses short while letting most winners run. In time, you should have a portfolio full of high-performing stocks. Don’t hesitate to email me with any questions along the way.

    • Hi John — I wouldn’t, at least not yet. Market is in a correction, and I have a hunch these stocks that have had giant runs are going to need time at the very least to build new launching pads. Great profit, but now that you’re out of it I’d just wait for a better market/proper entry point.

    • John — well, we tend to follow, not predict, and we’ve been raising cash at a quick pace, though that’s not to say there hasn’t been a ton of damage. That said, if we had bailed ahead of time on prior “corrections” we would have been knocked out of so many winners. It so happens that this decline has been a doozy, but selling everything after 3 bad days isn’t a good long-term strategy.

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