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We get a lot of emails here at Cabot and one of the most frequently asked questions is, "Which Cabot letter is right for me?"
As we've expanded over the years, we've offered more newsletters to reach a wider investing audience and fulfill our subscribers' investing needs. But I know it can be overwhelming to figure out which one is right for you. So today, I'll try to help you sort them out!
Each Cabot advisory offers a different investing style to fit your individual needs:
Cabot Market Letter, our flagship publication, was founded in 1970. It is recommended for all stock investors seeking growth. Each week, you'll find a Model Portfolio (no more than 12 stocks) of our best recommendations for a diversified growth portfolio along with Cabot's proprietary market timing indicators to keep you on the right side of the market. Michael Cintolo is the editor of Cabot Market Letter. The Letter was named as only one of nine newsletters in Hulbert Financial Digest's 2010 Honor Roll for above average performance in both up and down markets since 1998, and it is currently ranked among the top 10 newsletters for five-year performance. Click here to learn more.
For faster-paced stocks, Cabot Top Ten Trader is the newsletter to follow. It brings investors the 10 stocks with the greatest momentum in the market each week. Top Ten is a great source of new ideas because many stocks are discovered here before most investors are aware of them. Editor Michael Cintolo uses our proprietary stock picking software to uncover the fastest-growing stocks. The report is best suited for aggressive investors. Click here to learn more.
If you're looking for diversification outside the U.S., Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report provides guidance on the best stocks in the emerging markets. Edited by emerging markets specialist Paul Goodwin, the Report uses all of Cabot's time-tested growth investing techniques to select stocks that trade as American Depositary Receipts, or ADRs, on U.S. exchanges. The countries these stocks are from are growing fast, providing enormous opportunity. Hulbert Financial Digest ranked Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report the #3 newsletter for five-year performance, with an annualized return of 15.7% versus 3.0% for the Wilshire 5000 for the period ending July 31, 2011. Click here to learn more.
Cabot Global Energy Investor is the place to find the fastest-growing stocks in the energy sector--from renewable energy to clean technologies to oil and coal--as worldwide demand for more energy is propelling stocks in this attractive sector. Brendan Coffey, a veteran financial writer, is the analyst and editor. All of Cabot's time-tested growth stock criteria are applied to these energy stocks to ensure that you are investing in the most promising stocks. Each issue includes fundamental and technical analysis of the stocks in the Model Portfolio (no more than 10) and specific buy, sell and hold instructions. Weekly updates and special bulletins make sure you always know what action to take. Brendan Coffey is the editor of Cabot Global Energy Investor. Click here to learn more.
Some investors prefer conservative investments in undervalued companies, and Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Letter was made for them. The Letter, edited by J. Royden Ward, a longtime investment researcher and analyst, provides investors with two different value-investing models and all the details you need to invest safely over the long term. If you prefer to buy and hold, Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Letter is for you. Click here to learn more.
Many beginning investors choose Cabot Stock of the Month because it offers stocks selected from across the spectrum of Cabot's publications. One month it may be an energy stock, a momentum stock, a value stock, a growth stock or an emerging markets stock--but it's always the best stock for current market conditions. Cabot's publisher and chief investment strategist, Timothy Lutts, is the analyst and editor of Cabot Stock of the Month. Tim provides in-depth analysis of his selection as well as regular updates on previously recommended stocks to provide you with continuous guidance. Click here to learn more.
Cabot Small-Cap Confidential is a limited-subscription publication. Editor and lifelong investor Thomas Garrity provides in-depth research about one small company each month--these are companies with revolutionary new technologies that will grow into a winning investment over time. These little-known stocks require patience because they take time to mature; accordingly, this publication is recommended for experienced investors. Click here to learn more.
In Cabot Options Investor, options trading expert Rick Pendergraft delivers his proven step-by-step system for options trading. Each week, he presents his market overview, comments on upcoming economic data reporting, presents specific options plays and updates all his open positions. Cabot Options Trader is recommended for those who have some experience investing in the stock market. The trades are short term--the average holding period is 15 days--and the system can be used to make money in all markets: bull, bear or in between. Click here to learn more.
As I told you last week, Cabot ETF Investing System identifies major market sectors favorably positioned to beat the S&P and adds market timing to avoid intermediate downtrends. Two strategies are presented: Long-Only for conservative investors and Long & Short for more aggressive investors. Back testing of the system reveals average returns at least 10 percentage points better than the S&P 500. Robin Carpenter is the editor of Cabot's newest advisory. Click here to learn more.
Looking for lots of investment ideas from the top minds on Wall Street? Then Dick Davis Investment Digest is right for you. Every two weeks, Editor Chloe Lutts selects the top investing picks from more than 250 newsletters. During the last 30 years, thousands of investors have benefited from ideas and recommendations found in the Digest. In it you'll find market insights and informed recommendations from the Best Minds on Wall Street. For more than three decades, it's become an indispensable tool for tens of thousands of investors just like you. Click here to learn more.
And last, but certainly not least, is Dick Davis Dividend Digest, which features a broad range of investment ideas with high yields and dividends. As with Dick Davis Investment Digest, Editor Chloe Lutts selects the top investing picks from the top investment newsletters, so you'll find market insights and informed recommendations from the world's smartest investors. Click here to learn more.
I hope this helped you better understand our many newsletters.
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Never Speak More Clearly Than You Think
Credited to physicist Jeremy Bernstein, this advice is appropriate for any field, save perhaps acting and TV newscasting (often the same thing). In the field of investing, clear rational thinking is required, and any time you make an effort to color that, you risk misleading not only your audience but also yourself.
More bluntly, it's been said, "If you don't know what you're talking about, shut up."
In this week's Stock Market Video, Cabot Market Letter and Cabot Top Ten Trader Editor Michael Cintolo says there have been a few recent indications that the market is trying to put in a bottom but not enough to turn our Cabot Tides trend indicator positive. Mike recommends maintaining a defensive stance while building a watch list. Stocks discussed: Baidu (BIDU), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Athenahealth (ATHN), Yandex (YNDX), Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VTRX) and LinkedIn (LNKD). Click here to watch!
In case you didn't get a chance to read all the issues of Cabot Wealth Advisory this week and want to catch up on any investing and stock tips you might have missed, there are links below to each issue.
Cabot Wealth Advisory 9/6/11 - Three Signs of a "Forever" Stock
On Monday, you heard from Paul Tracy, chief investment strategist of Top 10 Stocks at StreetAuthority. Paul discussed "forever" stocks--stocks that investors can hold onto forever. To qualify as one of Paul's "forever" stocks, the company must have big advantages over its competition and buy back large amounts of its own stock, and the stock must pay a dividend. Featured stock: Philip Morris (PM).
Cabot Wealth Advisory 9/7/11 - Four Great Stocks
On Tuesday, Cabot Publisher and Cabot Stock of the Month Editor Tim Lutts wrote about how sometimes trouble comes from where you least expect it--like when Vermont was severely damaged by Hurricane Irene while everyone was expecting the worst at the coast. Tim has a niggling thought that AAPL, which continued to trade just fine even after the greatest fear of investors came true (Steve Jobs stepped down from the CEO position), might be the big high-profile stock whose collapse signals the end of the bear market and the start of the next upleg. Featured stocks: Apple (AAPL), Baidu (BIDU), Google (GOOG) and Netflix (NFLX).
Cabot Wealth Advisory 9/8/11 - Make a Note, Not a Bet
On Thursday, Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report Editor Paul Goodwin took a look at what stocks he would own if he bought the stocks of the companies whose products he knows best. Paul also takes a look at a Chinese stock that seems to want to be the Match.com of China. Featured stocks: Apple (AAPL), Starbucks (SBUX), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), Ford (F) and Jiayuan.com (DATE).
Until next time,
Editor of Cabot Wealth Advisory