Stock Market Consolidation is Normal So Far

 

After five straight weeks on the upside, the major indexes have retreated mildly in recent days, keeping the intermediate-term uptrend firmly intact.

Going forward, the key will be how the market handles itself during any further weakness—if dips are modest and lead to renewed upside (especially with growth stocks beginning to hit new highs), then a legitimate bull phase will likely be in place. If the selling pressures intensify and the major indexes sink, that would obviously tell you the opposite.

Right now, given the evidence, we remain optimistic, but not fully bullish, until the longer-term trend and growth stocks kick into gear. We’ll be watching for it.

This week’s list is again heavier on commodity and turnaround ideas than true growth stories. Our Top Pick has bottomed out and begun a new advance, bolstered in part by a new property opening this year.


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.


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Stock Picks

Tesla Motors

If Tesla ever begins to cut back on development and innovation costs, earnings will soar.

Alibaba

China seems to be raising up its very own version of Amazon in Alibaba (BABA.

Facebook

Roy Ward uses the PEG ratio to determine if the stock is undervalued or overvalued.

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