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From Cabot Top Ten Trader The market hit a little turbulence early last week on renewed trade worries but bounced back nicely, with the major indexes finishing flat (S&P 500 and Nasdaq) to up (small- and mid-cap) on the week. Short-term, though, we wouldn’t surprised...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1434

A Normal Breather As the market pushed sharply higher following its early-October low (10% or so in the S&P 500, 12%-plus in the Nasdaq), rising seven out of eight weeks, the worries of the world (trade wars, slowing economic growth, even impeachment) were slowly As...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1433

Mostly Sunny, Chance of Passing Showers Seven weeks ago, the market was getting hit and growth stocks were looking awful. We were definitely cautious, but on this page we also wrote the following: “We don’t want to sound too negative. It’s still a bull market, we...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1432

Market: Great. Growth Stocks: Just OK Ever since the indexes turned on a dime at the beginning of this year, we’ve been leaning bullish on the general market, and in recent months, even as things have chopped around and there’s been an avalanche of we’ve...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1431

Less Remains More Way back in the day the late, great Joe Granville once said that “the market is the train, and I’m the caboose,” which is a good summation of our general philosophy over the years. At heart, we’re trend followers, getting heavily when...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1430

Patience Precedes Profits We regularly write about practicing patience with your winning stocks, and that will always be a key factor in making big money—unless you’re a savant, you’ll find that many of your trades will offset over time (small losses, break-evens, small wins, with...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1429

Aggravation-to-Profit Ratio: High Everybody loves a persistent uptrend in growth stocks, especially us; we know how to find the winners and ride them for the majority of their advance. That’s where the real money is! And while we don’t ever root for a big we...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1428

Mixed Messages The market is never easy to read, but the past week has been about as confusing as you’ll ever see. On one hand, leading stocks have been taken to the woodshed. Software and cybersecurity, which were two of the best performers this have...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1427

Lots of Drama, But the Evidence is Unchanged August is winding to a close, and we say good riddance—this month has packed in as many dramatic market-moving headlines as any we can remember due to developments in the U.S.-China trade battle, speeches from the Reserve...
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