Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

There is one topic that brings together Wall Street, Hollywood and Silicon Valley – the metaverse. While "metaverse" definitions are varied, the idea of bringing people together in a virtual interactive world is, as they used to say, the talk of the town.
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

The market was steady this past week as the Federal Reserve completed its two-day meeting and announced plans to end its stimulus program but keep rates unchanged. Some highlights among Explorer stocks:
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

In a person, company, country, or stock, resiliency matters. For example, with disruptions related to the pandemic and supply-chain chaos all around us, some will navigate better than others. U.S. stocks have been rising despite coping with the effects of inflation, a slowing economy...
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

U.S. crude oil hit a seven-year high as stocks, especially tech stocks, face headwinds. Today I am moving dominator Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) to a Sell as Taiwan, America, China and Japan play a dangerous game. China sent 52 warplanes into the islands air buffer after...
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

A recent survey by the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) showed that the percentage of investors who think stocks will rise over the next six months plunged to its lowest level in more than a year.
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

While only insiders will be attending the Federal Reserve’s annual Jackson Hole symposium, which starts this morning, markets will react to any hints on the Fed’s move to tighten monetary policy and lift interest rates.
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

Markets reacted well to yesterday’s inflation data that showed evidence of cooling as the economic recovery continued amid pandemic-related strained supply chains and signs that the recent rise in Covid-19 infections is starting to slow some business activity.
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

Chinese stocks were hit this week both on American exchanges and overseas as Chinese regulators ratcheted up the pressure through antitrust and regulatory steps that caught many executives and investors off guard. The Golden Dragon index of Chinese technology stocks fell by 15% two...
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

After last weekend’s successful space flight of Sir Richard Branson, one would have expected Virgin Galactic (SPCE) stock to soar on Monday. Instead, it lost altitude. Sure, the announcement of a $500 million secondary offering leading to dilution was not welcome news, but part of reason...
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

The S&P 500 closed out the second quarter of 2021 at a record high advancing for a fifth consecutive quarter. Meanwhile the Dow and Nasdaq closed just below records and each of these indexes recorded more than 18 record closes during the first of...
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) convened on Wednesday and Chairman Jerome Powell and colleagues seem to be inclined to raise benchmark rates sometime next year. At least for now, the Fed kept rates on hold and signaled it would continue its quantitative easing.
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

The market seems to have found its footing this week as the economy reopens amidst some supply shortages and inflationary pressures. Electric vehicle stocks are coming back as Ford announced a big push into EVs and its new F-150 Lightning received 70,000 deposits just...
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

Markets are a bit jittery despite strong earnings and expected strength as America opens up its post-pandemic economy. China is already at a 5% growth path while India, Japan, and other important economies struggle to get the pandemic under control.
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

Cloudflare (NET) earnings are out today as sector rotation and scrutiny of SPAC-acquired target company valuations continue. Electric vehicle (EVs) stocks are struggling a bit and could be presenting us with attractive entry points.
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Cabot Explorer Bi-weekly Update

I believe the market’s churn over the last month or so is understandable given its sharp rebound over the last year. Investors and analysts alike are now assessing valuations of stocks relative to expected growth. In some cases it is giving pause; in it...
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Cabot Global Stocks Explorer Bi-weekly Update

You may have seen that a relatively new Explorer idea, Fisker (FSR), was up 38% yesterday. It turns out that my analogy of comparing the company to Apple’s relationship to Foxconn was truer than even I could imagine. The news yesterday was that Foxconn will be a..
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