Current Market Update

From Cabot Top Ten Trader Big picture we remain very optimistic that the path of least resistance remains higher—the action of the market itself since the low, including the green light from the 2-to-1 Blastoff Indicator, looks like the initial thrust off a major low should...
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Market Views Bullish; Time for Strategic Buying With the emerging markets outlook continuing to improve, investors shouldn’t worry about the lack of upside catalysts in the coming months. The U.S. stock market is still benefiting from strong corporate earnings momentum and equally strong internal momentum on...
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Cabot Small Cap Confidential 237

THE BIG IDEA On June 21, 2018 Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued his final decision before retiring, and reshaped the laws that will govern future taxation on interstate e-commerce sales. For decades, states had been prohibited from collecting sales taxes on residents’ transactions when were...
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Profit from Our Great Societal Transformation Markets go up and down. It happens. There will be bull markets and bear markets. Different administrations will come into power. Change is one of the few constants in life and investing. But certain powerful and ascendant trends will regardless...
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Top Picks 2018 Congratulations to our Top Picks for 2018! The broader markets started 2018 off with a bang. But Washington politics—including the Mueller investigation, a turnover in the House, tariffs creating consternation in China and Canada, Trump’s coziness with North Korea, and the well...
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THE BIG IDEA Fortunately, most people don’t ever have to think too seriously about donating an organ, or receiving an organ transplant. Perhaps they ponder it for a few moments when getting a new driver’s license. But that’s often as far as the thought goes...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 1218

Should I Stay or Should I Go? by Tom Hutchinson My name is Tom Hutchinson. Starting next month I will be taking over as Chief Analyst of Cabot Dividend Investor. I’m excited to share the fruits of my life’s work and passion by giving you and...
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THE BIG IDEA Let’s talk proteins. Proteins are the large, complex molecules that do the lion’s share of the work in your cells and are essential for all living organisms. They’re made up of hundreds of thousands of amino acids, smaller units that are attached long,...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 1118

Approaching Neutral The major stock market indexes tacked on more losses last week, even though markets were only open for three-and-a-half days and trading was relatively light. The Nasdaq closed the week 4.3% lower, the Dow was down 4.4%, and the S&P 500 lost But...
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THE BIG IDEA A lot of attention is given to the companies that develop blockbuster drugs. Far less attention is paid to those that make the sophisticated manufacturing equipment that allow drugs to be developed, made for clinical trials, then produced at scale when approved. These...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 1018

Ready For Whatever Comes Next The stock market is trying to pull itself together as October ends. Following Friday’s massive selloff, bargain hunters attempted to take control Monday, but selling pressures overwhelmed the rally and all three major indexes closed lower once again. Yesterday’s had...
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THE BIG IDEA Read slowly. This will take some time to digest. We are on the verge of a renaissance in the industrial manufacturing industry that will forever change how products are designed, built and introduced to market. This renaissance is being driven by the same that...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 918

A Change in Leadership Despite occasional hiccups, the stock market’s main trend is up. However, the advance has changed character a bit. We’re seeing investors rotate out of the growth stocks that had, until recently, led the market higher, and into more undervalued or names...
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Market Views It’s the Earnings that Count History shows that stock prices generally have followed earnings, so it is nice to see actual and projected EPS moving up, even as earnings forecasts often turn out to be too rosy. Happily, the number of companies (79.8%) expectations...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 818

At New All-Time Highs The market is strong: the S&P 500 and Nasdaq are at all-time highs, and most stocks and sectors are participating. The strength of the market made the selection of this month’s new addition challenging. The strong stocks on my watchlist have higher...
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Market Views Long-Term Trend Remains Up The overall market remains in decent shape, with the longer-term trend firmly up, though the intermediate-term trend is a bit iffy. But there remains a ton of rotation and crosscurrents in the market, with many (but not all) growth getting...
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