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From Cabot Top Ten Trader Last Friday’s surge higher by the broad market was a powerful sign that the lack of progress by growth stocks in recent months might be over, and for that reason alone, we are raising our market gauge one notch neutral...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1430

Patience Precedes Profits We regularly write about practicing patience with your winning stocks, and that will always be a key factor in making big money—unless you’re a savant, you’ll find that many of your trades will offset over time (small losses, break-evens, small wins, with...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1429

Aggravation-to-Profit Ratio: High Everybody loves a persistent uptrend in growth stocks, especially us; we know how to find the winners and ride them for the majority of their advance. That’s where the real money is! And while we don’t ever root for a big we...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1428

Mixed Messages The market is never easy to read, but the past week has been about as confusing as you’ll ever see. On one hand, leading stocks have been taken to the woodshed. Software and cybersecurity, which were two of the best performers this have...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1427

Lots of Drama, But the Evidence is Unchanged August is winding to a close, and we say good riddance—this month has packed in as many dramatic market-moving headlines as any we can remember due to developments in the U.S.-China trade battle, speeches from the Reserve...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1426

Play Some Defense Usually, when the market is doing well, stocks aren’t affected much by the news of the day. That’s not to say individual stocks don’t get pushed around, but for the market as a whole, worrisome headline news usually goes the way water...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1425

Passing T-Storms­—or Something More? On this page of the last issue, we wrote “we think the near-term is a toss-up, at least when it comes to individual growth stocks— earnings season is always tricky, and let’s face it, many leaders have had great runs the...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1424

Mostly Sunny—with Possible T-Storms Along the Way Ever since January 9, when the 2-to-1 Blastoff Indicator gave a rare buy signal just two weeks after the market’s major bottom, our greatest conviction has been that the overall market had likely entered a new bull that...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1423

The Odds Still Favor Higher Prices Ahead It was a solid first half of 2019 for most major indexes and growth stocks. Despite a few knocks upside the head last week, our Model Portfolio finished June up nearly 22% on the year. In fact, the...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1422

Still Going According to Script Back on January 31, we wrote that the market was basically following a perfect Hollywood-type script for a major market bottom—you had a three-month bear phase that produced huge oversold readings and massive pessimism near the low, followed by turn...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1421

Pieces are in Place We’re about five weeks into this market correction, and it’s been a pretty nasty one when looking at the major indexes—from high to low, the S&P 500 has fallen as much as 7.6% and the Nasdaq by 10.8%, with small- mid-cap...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1420

Time Likely Needed In The Perfect Speculator (written by Brad Koteshwar), fictional trader Boyd Hunt said, “Everything in the market takes time. Learning takes time. Making gains takes time. Even losing big takes time because the market will occasionally offer small crumbs to remove (We...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1419

Tariff Grenade In last week’s update, we wrote, “We are seeing some short-term things to keep an eye on … earnings season has [shown] plenty of poor reactions and few solid gaps higher … sentiment has turned complacent … upside momentum has been waning and...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1418

Growth Stocks Perking Up Back in our younger days when we were first learning the market’s inner workings, we viewed the stock market as relatively uniform, even on a short-term basis. Obviously, there were times when divergences popped up (usually near market tops), but the...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1417

The Perfect Isn’t the Enemy of the Good One reason the market is such an interesting place is that there are always differing opinions even among the smartest and most thorough investors. The late Martin Zweig once said that, if you had 100 market it...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1416

Short Term Remains Murky Last week on this page we wrote that, while the longer-term outlook remained positive, we were starting to pick up on some cracks in the foundation—the broad market had stopped going up in late February and, despite a push to highs...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1415

Higher Prices Ahead It’s mid-March in New England, which means we’re starting to see signs of spring—birds are flocking back, the gang of wild turkeys in our town are flirting and gobbling, the days are getting longer in a hurry and work boats are moving...
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