Simply Put, the Trend is Down

The first week of the year was historically bad, with all the major indexes breaking lower and most individual stocks going along for the ride. With such dramatic action, we’re sure you’ll hear and read a variety of predictions, but we urge you to ignore the noise and focus on the facts—and the facts today are that the trends are down, so you should remain in a defensive posture, meaning lots of cash, little if any new buying, with the focus on building a watch list of future winners.

Obviously, short-term, a bounce is overdue, and when it comes, it could be a great one. But the fact that the market has had trouble rallying even in the face of “oversold” conditions isn’t a good sign. It’s best to stay defensive until we see some sustained buying emerge.

This week’s Cabot Top Ten Trader list contains special situations, income securities, precious metals and even a couple of resilient growth stocks. Our Top Pick is a cheap technology stock that just exploded higher following two major license renewals.

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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