A Balancing Act

Since our last issue, the market has rebounded nicely from its sharp one-week pullback in early November, which is obviously good to see. However, not that much has changed from a big picture point of view—the major indexes are in decent shape (the trends remain up), but the advance remains narrow, with a few dozen stocks doing well but many stocks and sectors simply chopping around or trending down.

Bottom line, we’ll keep our Market Monitor where it is and stick to our game plan: you should hold your best performers (though taking some partial profits on the way up makes sense), but also hold some cash and be very selective on the buy side.

What’s encouraging is that our screens are finding more and more good growth stories, which is what we see this week. Our Top Pick is a big-cap stock that’s gathering strength as it transitions to the cloud— the company leads its field, but the stock has come alive as big investors anticipate huge recurring revenue ahead.

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 growth investors.

Michael Cintolo is Cabot's Vice President of Investments and Chief Analyst of Cabot Growth Investor and Cabot Top Ten Trader. To read customer reviews of Cabot Top Ten Trader, click here. To read reviews of Cabot Growth Investor, click here.

Michael Cintolo can be found on Google Plus.

Stock Picks


This stock could rise 50% before becoming fairly valued.

This hot technology company is growing like a weed, thanks to products that speed up cloud communications.

This stock is somewhat well known, but far from well loved.

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