As an investor, you don’t get many serious "Aha!!" moments. The life of a serious investor is usually marked by gradual but sustained improvements. But rarely do you come across something that just sort of changes the way you think about things. I had one of those rare moments back in the 2003 bull market.
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In this week’s Stock Market Video, Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report Editor Paul Goodwin points out the obvious, which is that we are in a healthy bull market. Don't sweat the corrections; move toward being more heavily invested right now. Stocks discussed in include Yelp (YELP), Hornbeck Offshore (HOS), Netflix (NFLX), Parexel (PRXL), Toyota Motor (TM), Hertz Global (HTZ), IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) and Equitable Resources (EQT).
There’s a lot of long-term upside potential for SINA, but the stock has to make it though the earnings report in the short run.
Acquisitions and new contracts will add considerable sales and earnings in 2013, and higher assets under management and increased pricing in the annuities business will add profits.
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Whenever the market acts extraordinarily (on the upside or downside), investors tend to forget their discipline and act instead on emotion. But the best thing to do is to stick with your plan and keep it simple ... doing that has allowed us to ride many winners higher as the bull market has strengthened ...»
The timing model (Cabot Tides) remains unambiguously positive, with all five component indexes well above their moving averages. The 3-D timing booster is "off," so a Tides downturn would be a Sell, but that can't happen for now (except there's nothing that can't happen.)»
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) closed the week within striking distance of the “fear index’s” 52-week low. While the VIX continues to grind lower, there was a VERY interesting situation in option volatility this week. Normally, when stocks and the market advance, volatility in out-of-the-money calls declines.»
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