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Alibaba’s IPO

September 18, 2014
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Global retail is a matrix of consumer confidence and disposable income pulled by the constantly changing forces of advertising, marketing and the weather. In the U.S., it used to be that Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, was the make-or-break day for many retailers, putting them into the black for the year and setting the tone for the entire holiday shopping season.

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Positive Bounce in the Market

September 17, 2014
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The major indexes–S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials and the Nasdaq–all made nice bounces today, with varying results. The Dow, which had held up better during the past three weeks, wound up near new highs. The S&P made up about half of its two-week correction. The Nasdaq, which had taken...

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Top, More Chop or Third Wave?

September 15, 2014
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This is an excerpt from Cabot Top Ten Trader, which features the best trades to make every week.  Designed for experienced investors who want even more great growth stock ideas, this advisory recommends the best 10 stocks each month for short-term investment by aggressive investors. Interpreting the market is...

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Market’s Record High

September 2, 2014
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The S&P 500 and Dow continued their ascent to record highs last week, though it was on very light trading volumes. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.75%,...

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A Decent Pre-Holiday Week

August 29, 2014
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Stocks have had a decent pre-holiday week, though there have been lots of ups and downs below the surface. Still, the overall picture of the market is more good...

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Major Indexes at All-Time Highs

July 24, 2014
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With most major indexes at all-time highs, it’s hard to say anything bad about the broad market. Investors have gotten used to the crises in Iraq, Ukraine and Israel/Palestine,...

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The Bull Market Rolls On…

July 1, 2014
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The bull market rolls on, so I continue to recommend heavy investment in growth stocks. However, particularly after this strong advance, you should take care to buy at attractive...

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Positive Trends

June 3, 2014
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Market Update: Trends are positive, so growth-oriented investors should continue to put money into stocks, favoring charts with high upside potential. It’s also a good time to average up...

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Improvement in the Market

May 29, 2014
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Today the market opened slightly higher despite news that the U.S. economy shrank 1.0% in the first quarter.  At the close, the S&P 500 was up 10 points (0.54%),...

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