Current Market Update

From Cabot Top Ten Trader It’s been a relatively choppy week, with Monday seeing many major indexes briefly sinking to new lows before reversing higher, a modest bounce mid-week, and this morning looking like another sharp drop. Following the open, it appears the S&P 500 be...
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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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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 218

Back in Black After a panicky start to February, markets pulled themselves together over the past two weeks. Volatility declined and the major indexes all ended higher last week. The all-clear hasn’t sounded yet, but our market-timing expert, Mike Cintolo, says that once all the indexes...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 118

Don’t Overreact After closing at record highs on Friday, the major indexes finally started to pull back this week. The pullback is making headlines because even 1% dips in the market have been so rare recently, but it’s still quite minor—and completely expected after a..
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Cabot Dividend Investor 1217

2017 Ending On A High Note The bull market remains healthy as we approach the end of the year; all three major indexes closed at record highs Monday. Markets cooled off a bit yesterday though, led by declines in real estate and utilities stocks. Both are...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 1117

New All-Time Highs After a quick shakeout the week before Thanksgiving, the major indexes are back at all-time highs. Strong economic data is driving outperformance in economically-sensitive sectors like consumer discretionary, materials and industrial stocks, while the “risk off” consumer staples and real estate are...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 1017

Dividend Stocks Lead the Way The stock market remains strong, and dividend stocks are some of the strongest stocks in it! Over the past two weeks, the market’s advance has broadened out, and the Dow has been outperforming the S&P and Nasdaq since mid-October. largely...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 917

Another Round of Rotation The stock market has lost some momentum since our last update. The major indexes stalled out late last week, then posted big losses Monday, with large-cap tech stocks leading the decline. On the flip side, money has been rotating into stocks sectors...
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Cabot Dividend Investor 817

No Man’s Land Stock market volume has been very light all week, as traders soak up the last rays of summer sunshine—away from the office. The major indexes have traded mostly flat over the past five days, with the Nasdaq once again performing slightly than...
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