Investing Commentary

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Selling Big Losers: Why and How

There are a few ways to rationalize holding on to a big loser, but not many. A stock may be a core holding in your portfolio that pays a good dividend. It may be a value play and you have the fundamentals to support your long-term projections for its ultimate success.

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Tesla Road Trip

Recently I did a road trip in my Tesla with my wife, from Salem, Massachusetts to Savannah, Georgia and back.


Keep Calm and ...… What?

My own “Keep Calm” poster is intended to reassure you that the stock market’s world is not coming to an end.

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My Favorite IPO of the Year

My favorite IPO this year is GoPro (GPRO), which excites me because it’s effectively created an entirely new industry.

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What We Learned from Alibaba's Trading

Alibaba’s (BABA) stock is now trading like any other stock and life is returning to normal for investors.

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Cabot Weekly Review

Reasons to be Cautious | Stock Market Video

In this week’s Stock Market Video, Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report Analyst Paul Goodwin looks at the dodgy state of the market and sees plenty of reasons to be cautious. There’s no reason to head for the lifeboats, but it’s a good idea to reduce or eliminate new buying and keep your current holdings under close scrutiny. 

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Managing Your Portfolio for Maximum Profits

In this third of three videos in Cabot's stock chart school series, “How to Invest in Growth Stocks,” Cabot Market Letter editor Mike Cintolo takes you through portfolio management -- a skill that most people don't really develop and which leads to them getting sub-par returns. He discusses the concept of portfolio management in general, as well as looking at some specific trades Cabot has made in the past.

Editor's Center

The stock market in September is in some ways the opposite of August. The market chopped around in September but made little progress overall, while bond yields advanced steadily.

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With the Dow Jones Industrials and Standard & Poor’s 500 Index setting new all-time highs on a regular basis, and with the Dow rising over 150% during the past five years, should you buy new stocks now?

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The action of the past few months looks like a classic “leaky boat” syndrome. While the major indexes have held near their peaks, the broad market first failed to participate, and now, has come under extreme selling pressure.

more from Michael Cintolo »

Something is up with the market. That may be just stating the obvious, but it still needs to be said. While the major U.S. indexes are at or around new all-time highs, emerging markets stocks have been under pressure.

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I recommend against jumping into trading BABA options because one of the most important aspects of pricing options is volatility and BABA hasn't been trading long enough properly gauge option volatility.

more from Jacob Mintz »

In last week's ETF letter, I said it felt like the market elevator was going up and up without end. Now it feels like the elevator is finally resting at the 18th floor. (That is, with the S&P hovering around 1,800.)

more from Robin Carpenter »

It’s a familiar story: you’re having dinner at a restaurant when the conversation turns to movies, and no one can remember the name of that actress, the one who was in that movie about space.

more from Thomas E. Garrity »

Cabot Stock of the Month presents a spectrum of investing systems, all of which will work well in the long run, but some of which are probably more suited to your investing personality.

more from Timothy Lutts »