Investing Commentary

Cabot Wealth Advisory

Lust for Alpha: The Market as a Soap Opera

I know that the stock market is serious business, with constant danger, tension and people’s money on the line. But after the recent dramatic correction and (maybe) recovery, I’m struck by how much the stock market acts like a soap opera.

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Two Strong Growth Stocks

One of the hottest stocks of the past couple of months is GoPro. Overall, the stock ran from 50 to 98, then got yanked down to 68.

The Fiscal Cliff and a Bull Market

How to Invest Best in a Wild Stock Market

The best indication that a company is prospering is its history of dividend payments.


5 Investing Mistakes Beginners Make in Bear Markets

The past week brought a small flood of questions from readers asking how to handle the market’s recent drop.


The Comfort of Common Goals

The practice of executives getting part of their compensation in company stock has been around for a long time.

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Cabot Weekly Review

Big Volume Rebounds | Cabot Weekly Review

In this week’s Stock Market Video, Mike Cintolo catches you up on all his latest thoughts about the market's overall position, and what the vicious rally of the past few days likely means. His most encouraging observation is the big-volume rebounds in many growth stocks during the past week.

Cabot Chart School

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

While the market action has been abysmal, much of our Dividend Investor portfolio has held up quite well, with some positions even benefitting from the “flight to quality” effect.

more from Chloe Lutts Jensen »

Volatility in the stock market remains extreme, which is quite normal when the market decides to change direction, such as from rising to declining. My value system avoids market timing ...

more from J. Royden Ward »

We expected a bounce … but we are surprised by how strong it’s been, with the major indexes quickly recovering about 60% of their September/October decline in just four days!

more from Michael Cintolo »

This week’s release of China’s manufacturing PMI revealed that activity has strengthened slightly. The index edged up from 50.2 in September to 50.4 this month.

more from Paul Goodwin »

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) closed the week at 21.99, having traded above 30 on Wednesday—the highest levels in this “fear index” since 2011.

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 »

The stock market is on fire—but it’s not the type of fire that makes investors want to buy at bargain basement prices. In such an environment of spiraling share prices, I recommend against heavy-handed buying.

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 »