5 Investing Mistakes Beginners Make in Bear Markets

The past week brought a small flood of questions from readers asking how to handle the market’s recent big drop. And some of these emails displayed a startling lack of knowledge about sound investing practices. This list is my small attempt to remedy that.

The Comfort of Common Goals


The practice of senior corporate executives getting part of their compensation in company stock has been around for a long time.

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Stocks You Want to Own in this Market


Weeks like this in the stock market tend to make us want to throw up our hands and head for the safety of cash.

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Happy Anniversary to Cabot Market Letter

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This month, we celebrate 44 years of publishing our flagship publication, Cabot Market Letter.

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Cabot Weekly Review

Overview of the Market | Cabot Weekly Review

In this week’s Stock Market Video, Mike Cintolo splits his discussion into two areas—the short-term view (Mike thinks we could bounce for a while), and the intermediate-term view (where Mike says the trend remains firmly down). He also dives into a couple of scenarios for the market in the weeks ahead.

Stock Picks


Medivation’s blockbuster anti-prostate cancer drug Xtandi is about to take the company’s revenue outlook to the next level.


DuPont pays an annual dividend of 2.6%, and that dividend is very safe.

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Which Cabot Advisory is Right for You?

Analysts’ Center — Selected Insights from Cabot’s Premium Advisories

We do think the current bounce will likely go further but it’s going to take more than a couple of up days to change the market’s intermediate- term trend, which remains firmly down. »

Volatility in the stock market remains extreme, which is quite normal when the market decides to change direction, such as from rising to declining. My value system avoids market timing ...»

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) closed the week at 21.99, having traded above 30 on Wednesday—the highest levels in this “fear index” since 2011.»

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