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Four Steps to Crash-Proof Your Portfolio

For the last few weeks, investors have been on a market seesaw, with hundred point daily gains and losses almost becoming the norm. In such volatile markets, it’s more important than ever that you not only consider investing for gains, but also invest to protect your existing portfolios.

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Earning Season and Other Surprises

When one of your companies reports good results, the resulting jump in stock price is immensely satisfying.

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The Dow Jones Transportation Average

The oldest stock index in use today is the Dow Jones Transportation Average. It was originally composed of 9 railroads.

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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.

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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.

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Cabot Weekly Review

Big Volume Rebounds | Cabot Weekly Review

In this week’s Stock Market Video, Mike Cintolo gives his latest thoughts on 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 rebound in growth stocks.

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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

Lower interest rates and dovish Fed comments benefited our interest-rate sensitive REITs and utilities this month, and they’re still going strong.

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 »

Two weeks ago, we believed a downtrend was underway, but we’ve replaced that view as the major indexes have recouped 80% of their declines.

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 »

I expect volatility will remain at an elevated level for at least a couple of weeks as investors will be hard pressed to forget the market’s recent drop of nearly 10%.

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 »

I think the multi-month correction has been completed, the weak hands are now out of the market, and the bulls will now push the best stocks higher.

more from Timothy Lutts »