Still Bouncing

 
First, the good news: By last week’s end, the major indexes had extended their bounce, with many recouping about 45% or more of their December 29-January 20 meltdowns. And this bounce probably has further to run, especially as earnings season has helped a few stocks show excellent strength.  

All of that said, the onus remains on the bulls to prove this bounce can morph into a sustained rally—the intermediate- and longer-term trends are still pointed down for all indexes and the vast majority of stocks, and to this point, most of the “action” has been in defensive and interest rate-sensitive sectors (utilities, REITs, tobacco, etc.).

That can always change, and we hope it does, but right now it’s best to remain defensive and allow the market to prove itself on the upside.

This week’s list contains some turnaround situations, but we’re encouraged to see some real growth stocks as well. And the Top Pick this week is the flag-bearer for all growth stocks—it’s well owned, but remains one of the best stories around, and last week’s earnings report revealed accelerating growth.


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.

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