More Improvement, but Lots of Bumps in the Road

 
Last week brought another small improvement in the market, both for the major indexes (the S&P 500 and Nasdaq notched their fifth straight up week and are holding above some key longer-term moving averages) and for some leading stocks—more growth stocks with top-notch fundamentals have reacted well to earnings, offering some much-needed leadership for this rally.

Of course, the flip side is also true, as a bunch of stocks have been crushed on earnings, and the broad market’s action is just decent. Overall, we’re a bit more constructive than we have been, so we’ll bump the Market Monitor up a notch, but it remains vital to be selective—buy what’s working, keep losses small and avoid or sell anything that breaks down.

This week’s list has an encouraging batch of growth stocks with good stories and numbers (not as many defensive-type stocks this week). Our Top Pick is a dynamic big-cap growth stock that’s come back to life after its quarterly report blew away expectations.

 
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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