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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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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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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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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Cabot Dividend Investor 718

Earnings Season Begins Earnings season has begun. As usual, that means we’ll see larger-than-usual moves in stocks, many of which will turn out to be short term. Don’t overreact, stick to your plan, and be patient—do this and you’ll be fine. Big picture, the stock is...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 618

Proceed With Caution The stock market stumbled this week, and investors have turned more conservative, creating a number of ripples in the market. We’ve been discussing the divergences between growth stocks, conservative stocks and various sectors here for some time, and last week earnings were...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 518

Surprise! The stock market had quieted down in recent weeks; the major indexes were establishing fairly tight ranges, a constructive sign. However, yesterday’s massive selloff in Italian bonds—triggered by political turmoil—caused a lot of unexpected moves, including big pullbacks in most stocks. It also treasury...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 418

Market Down, Rates Up After turning lower at the end of last week, the broad market sold off sharply yesterday. The selloff followed Caterpillar’s (CAT) earnings call, during which management lowered their guidance for the rest of 2018. Combined with some other factors, the triggered...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 318

A Garden-Variety Correction ... Probably After developing some cracks earlier this month, the broad market rolled over last week; the major indexes all closed the week down over 5%. The S&P 500 closed just a few points above its February low, while the Dow a..
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Cabot Dividend Investor 717

Ready, Set … The broad market is in gear: the major indexes have all pushed to new highs over the past week, and most stocks are along for the ride, erasing some of the worrying divergences we saw earlier this summer. Over the past days,...
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