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Market Update 8/6/13

August 6, 2013
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From Cabot Stock of the Month With a very strong month of performance in the rear-view mirror, the market's pullback today is well deserved; further downside consolidation is certainly possible. But long-term trends remain up, so my advice in general remains unchanged. For growth investors, you've got to work to own the best growth stocks possible by selling those that don't work out. (The current pullback is providing some visibility about which stocks are most resilient.) For value investors, simply buy stocks that are under their Maximum Buy Price and hold patiently until they hit their Minimum Sell Price.

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The Best Revolutionary Stocks: Pandora (P)

July 29, 2013
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Not so long ago, when all music was live, a talented musician could make a decent living—provided he didn’t blow his earnings on booze or drugs or get cheated by an unscrupulous manager. adobe flash cs6 download Then recorded music came along, with vinyl records dominating the scene for decades and enriching the fortunes of companies like Victor, Columbia, Seeburg and Sun. As time went by, the best musicians sold more records and got richer. But as recorded music replaced live music, fewer live musicians made a living wage. Then came the tape era, featuring first reel-to-reel and then...

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Timothy Lutts Names Second Revolutionary Stock

July 22, 2013
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My wife and I spent the past weekend at the Echo Lake Inn in Ludlow, Vermont, at the wedding of a friend’s daughter. It was a great weekend, not least because I got to swim in the lake four times between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. Also fun was our visit to the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, in Plymouth, Vermont. Owned and managed by the state of Vermont, the site encompasses the entire village where Coolidge was born (notably, on July 4, 1872). It’s not much, just thirteen buildings and a cemetery, but it’s special in that,...

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Best Revolutionary Stocks: Second Recommendation

July 15, 2013
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Imagine you’re playing Scrabble, and your opening rack has the letters ADOORRT. Your opponent plays first, putting down HEART. Can you find a way to use all seven of your tiles, thus getting a bingo and a 50-point bonus? There is one solution—it’s a word you’re familiar with—and last week at my local Scrabble club, I was lucky enough to find it, in part because I’d played the word once before. (You’ll find the answer below.) Yes, while millions of people play Scrabble online (myself included), I still enjoy driving some 25 minutes a couple of times a month...

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Tim Lutts Discusses Best Revolutionary Stocks

July 8, 2013
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One of my favorite T-shirts is one I got from Amazon.com back when the company only sold books. On the front it says, “Amazon.com. World’s Largest Bookseller.” On the back is a big color graphic of the Statue of Liberty, poking out above a massive sea of books, and evocative of the final scene in Planet of the Apes. I’m not sure if I bought it or if it was a gift from the company. You see, I was a good customer of Amazon from the start, and I do remember that on two consecutive Christmases, founder and CEO...

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