Cabot Dividend Investor 719

The Dog Days of Summer We are in the dog days of summer, the hottest, most sultry days of the year. The expression “dog days” is an old one. In fact, it’s really old. The Romans used it. It’s one of those expressions that everyone but...
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A Cautious View at the Midpoint of the Year We’ve reached the midpoint of 2019, which means it’s a good time to take some stock of where we are and where we might be headed for the rest of the year. In several ways, things pretty...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 519

The Incredible Opportunity of 5G Technology seems to provide us with new English words all the time. Nobody ever heard the terms “tweet” or “selfie” or “photobomb” just a few years ago. So many new terms are thrown around that it’s tempting to ignore of...
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Exploit the Accelerating Technological Revolution We have a tendency to focus on our everyday lives without truly appreciating how the world is changing around us. But understanding the tectonic shifts outside of our near-term consciousness is crucial to successful investing. I realized the other day I’ve...
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Profit from the Great Global Infrastructure Crisis Have you ever lost power in your house? I lost power for a week a few years ago after Hurricane Sandy. It was unbearable. My wife and son fled to my mother-in-law’s house and I stayed home mind...
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Cash in on the American Energy Revolution Do you ever get the feeling that the media focuses only on the bad news? Frankly, since discovering binge watching on Netflix and Amazon, I don’t even watch the news anymore. You have to look beyond the politics,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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