The Problem with “Free” Investing Tips

Anyone who recommends a stock, but fails to provide any guidance on how to manage that stock, isn’t giving you anything of much value. Free stock tips are being given away constantly on the internet. And that’s pretty much what they’re worth.
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Is the Bull Awake Yet? How About Now?

Stock Market Video Is the Bull Awake Yet? How About Now? This Week's Fortune Cookie In Case You Missed It --- In this week’s Stock Market Video, Mike Cintolo talks about a few rays of light he's seen from the market during the past couple of weeks. In an...
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The Gold Star and the Falling Knife

Stock Market Video All You Need to Know about Market Bottom This Week's Fortune Cookie In Case You Missed It --- In this week's Stock Market Video, I reinforce Cabot's take on how growth investors need to handle down markets: Cut your losses short. Hold on to your resilient...
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The Gold Star and the Falling Knife

The title of this piece is “The Gold Star and the Falling Knife.” So I guess I’d better pay that off. The Gold Star is a reference to the energetic rebound in the price of gold that’s been lifting mining stocks for past...
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Sell Apple, Buy Facebook?

Stock Market Video Sell Apple, Buy Facebook? Thoughts on Momentum and Market Timing This Week's Fortune Cookie In Case You Missed It --- In this week’s Stock Market Video, Mike Cintolo discusses the market's recent bounce, pointing out the good (some stocks are separating from the pack during season)...
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Sell Apple, Buy Facebook?

Apple and Facebook are huge, global brands, Apple with a market cap of $533 billion and annual sales of $235 billion and Facebook with a market cap of $250 billion and annual sales of just $18 billion. Institutional investors love both stocks. But look...
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In the Stock Market, the Readiness Is All

Stock Market Video In the Stock Market, the Readiness Is All This Week’s Fortune Cookie In Case You Missed It --- In this week’s stock market video, I point out that the major indexes have actually calmed down and traded sideways for more than a week. It’s a relief,...
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In the Stock Market, the Readiness Is All

Market transitions—and I’m not sure whether we’re in one now or are just getting faked out again—only cause major damage if you just sit there, either because you don’t have a plan, or you don’t have the emotional resources to take action. readiness...
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How to Survive a Volatile Market

Here's my suggestion on how to survive this volatile market: “sell and tighten.” That means you should sell any stock in your growth portfolio that hands you an unacceptable loss and tighten your stops for the rest. As a rule of thumb, you set...
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The Three Best Stocks of 2015

Weekly Video Review The Three Best Stocks of 2015 This Week's Fortune Cookie In Case You Missed It ---  In this week's stock market video, Mike Cintolo details his thoughts on this week's big breakdown in the market, including his current stance, what to do if you're still investing,...
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The Three Best Stocks of 2015

Even though the market rebounded heroically in October, that August correction was just too strong to overcome. Cabot’s growth advisories protected subscribers by moving heavily into cash when things were stormy, but we didn’t have the kind of steady tailwind from the market produces...
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Investing Resolutions for 2016

Stock Market Video Investing Resolutions? Yeah, I've Got a Few This Week's Fortune Cookie In Case You Missed It --- Investing Resolutions? Yeah, I’ve Got a Few It’s January — which must be the absolute favorite month of health clubs, yoga studios and vendors of dieting products — when people...
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Investing Resolutions for 2016

The end of a year is a great opportunity to make a New Year’s Resolution to be a better investor. The question is: what should you resolve? The experience of people who vow to lose weight or stop smoking or learn Chinese should you...
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An Ode to 2015

Every year, as December is winding down, I write a review of the year in verse. Some years (and some verses) are better than others, and I’d have to say that 2015 was not the one you’d point to as a shining example peace,...
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