Stock Picks

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCLH) is one of the “big 3” in the cruise industry. There’s a real growth story here thanks to a steady expansion in the firm’s ship count, along with an acquisition last year that gives it exposure to the high end of the market.

Constellation Brands

This maker of wines (Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Ravenswood), beer (Corona, Modelo and TsingTao) and spirits (Svedka, Black Velvet and Paul Masson) gets 89% of its revenues from the U.S. and 11% from Canada, so the strong dollar isn’t hurting.

Cheetah Mobile

My stock pick this week is a Chinese stock that was featured in the Other Stocks of Interest section of Cabot Growth Investor. (It’s also in the portfolio of Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report).

Cabot Wealth Advisory

The Ten Commandments of Dividend Investing

By Chloe Lutts Jensen on July 07, 2015

Investors love dividend stocks—they pay you regularly just for holding them, they’re less volatile than other stocks, and over time, they actually deliver higher returns too. Investing in dividend stocks isn’t hard, but it is a little different from growth or value investing, or other strategies based purely on capital appreciation. Following rules designed to maximize capital appreciation can actually hurt your overall returns when buying and selling dividend stocks.Read More >

A Great Vacation Stock

By Timothy Lutts on July 06, 2015

Having just returned from vacation, I’m thinking of the millions of baby-boomers who are spending more and more money on leisure travel, particularly on cruises, an industry that is dominated by a few big playersRead More >

Three Simple Options Strategies to Hedge Your Portfolio

By Paul Goodwin on July 02, 2015

Markets are used to all kinds of stressful events, and for the past year or so have taken the Greek debt crisis pretty much in stride. Up through last week, what we saw in the market was an unemotional averaging out of all investors’ estimates of the probability of a Greek default and the likely fallout (including Greece’s exit from the Eurozone).Read More >