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Tide Continues to Go Out

October 8, 2014
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The market rebounded moderately today from yesterday’s big selloff. That selloff was supposedly in response to slower growth in Europe—Germany in particular—but the news doesn’t matter to us; what matters is that the tide continues to go out and more and more stocks are joining the downtrend. As for our indicators, our Cabot Tides and Two-Second Indicator remain clearly negative. In fact, we’ve now seen the number of stocks on the NYSE hitting new lows exceed 40 for 21 straight days—and that’s not good.Still, we’re not throwing in the towel completely. Our long-term Cabot Trend Lines remain positive, so...

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Stocks Under Accumulation

September 29, 2014
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The market remains touch and go, with some areas looking horrible (most commodity-related sectors and the broad market as a whole), some looking decent (many growth stocks are hanging in there well) and lots of stuff just chopping sideways (like the bigger-cap indexes). All told, we remain cautious, although...

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A Long-Term Top

September 23, 2014
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The market’s main trend remains up, but just barely, as the breadth of market participation narrows and the ranks of the failing stocks grow. To me, the possibility that the market is building a long-term top looks more probable than ever. Yet opportunities remain, if you keep your wits...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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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