Cabot Growth Investor 1480

The Roller Coaster Ride Continues Back in my younger days I was a big fan of roller coasters—not that it was a regular thing, but whether on vacation to Disney or Universal Studios or just a day trip to a local theme park, I’d hit...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1479

Can Growth Break Free from the Chop (Part II) Near the end of July, growth stocks had just suffered a big dip earlier that month, with many falling down toward key support areas. But instead of keeling over, many rebounded nicely, including a few leaders moved...
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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 Growth Investor 1478

More Good than Bad In our last issue, we asked the question on this page whether growth stocks could break free from what had been weeks (months?) of choppy conditions—could we see a persistent buying spree among big investors that drives a slew of higher?...
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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 Growth Investor 1477

Can Growth Break Free From the Chop? In our opinion, there are three main things about the market that make it difficult for most investors to succeed. The first is its contrary nature—oftentimes, many of the same qualities that help you succeed in the world...
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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 Growth Investor 1476

Can’t Shake the Sellers Because most of us are long-only players (focusing our time looking at what to buy, not short), we usually think of things from the perspective of buyers. There’s nothing wrong with that, per se—a lot of my commentary and analysis focused...
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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 Growth Investor 1475

Still Tricky, Still Challenging—but Also Still Improving Through the first half of the year, 2021 has been about as tricky as we can remember, at least for growth stock investors. Rotation and news-driven moves have been the norm, with many leading (or formerly leading) titles...
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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 Growth Investor 1474

Still (Mostly) a Meat Grinder In the last issue we wrote about the baby steps the market had taken since mid-May—it wasn’t anything decisive, but after suffering a ton of damage, growth stocks were slowly improving, with some big-volume rallies, more stocks setting up multi-month...
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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 Growth Investor 1473

Baby Steps Three weeks ago, growth stocks were in ruins, and we don’t think that’s much of an exaggeration—while the Nasdaq was only 8.5% off its high, things like the Russell 2000 Growth Fund (IWO), which we write about later in this issue, sat than...
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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 Growth Investor 1472

Biding our Time It’s been a downer of a three months for growth stocks, so we want to start with a positive note, partially in response to some worried questions we’ve started to get as the sellers really dug in their heels last week: term,...
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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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