Practice Patience

After another week of major selling in the market (the S&P 500 is down 8% this month, while the Nasdaq is off 10.3%), there’s not much left to say except the obvious—the sellers remain in control of nearly every stock and sector, and thus we continue to advise a highly defensive stance.

Of course, the market is also very oversold, and at some point there will be a snapback rally (likely to last more than just a few days) that will take the indexes and many stocks higher. But until we see some definitive signs of support, it’s best to stay mostly on the sideline and wait patiently for legitimate set-ups to occur.

This week’s list has a variety of resilient names; some are defensive, some have solid growth stories and others are special situations.  Our Top Pick is a small (and thinly traded) cookie-cutter story whose stock has been amazingly resilient this month.

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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