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Chris Preston

Vice President of Content and Chief Analyst of Cabot Stock of the Week

Chris Preston is Cabot Wealth Network’s Vice President of Content and Chief Analyst of Cabot Stock of the Week.

Chris joined Cabot in 2015, where he previously served as staff analyst, web editor, and Chief Analyst of Cabot Wealth Daily, our free investment advisory, which in 2019 was named “Best Financial/Investing Newsletter or Ezine” at the SIPA (Specialized Information Publishers Association) Awards, with Chris at the helm.

Prior to joining Cabot, Chris was an analyst and assistant managing editor with Wyatt Investment Research. He has been an investment analyst for more than a decade and a professional writer/editor for nearly 20 years, picking up multiple writing awards along the way. His bylines have appeared in Forbes, The Money Show, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report and

Chris lives in Vermont with his wife, two young kids and their golden retriever, Scout. He occasionally sleeps.

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Oil prices have rebounded nicely from historic lows. As energy stocks rise, these three oil ETFs are an efficient way to play the rally.
The market has been stagnant for the last month, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It could be a nice, long deep breath – in what is historically the market’s worst-performing month – before the next big push in this still-new bull market. But just in case it goes the other direction, today we add a low-risk utility stock that’s having a down year but tends to beat the indexes over time. It’s a longtime favorite of Cabot Dividend Investor Chief Analyst Tom Hutchinson.

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Investing in leveraged ETFs is a great way to capture outsize long-term gains … if you can stomach the increased short-term volatility that comes with them.
Stocks took a predictable early-September hit last week, but the damage was minimal, and it appears the indexes want to go up – pending the results of this Wednesday’s inflation data, of course. Chinese stocks, meanwhile, haven’t gone anywhere but down for a while, but today we take a contrarian view by adding a big-brand Chinese company that Carl Delfeld just added to his Cabot Explorer portfolio. Sure, China’s economy has underwhelmed, but that’s not likely to be the case for long. And today’s addition is poised to lead China’s recovery.

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The stock market performance under Donald Trump was strong. But history says investors favor a Democrat in the White House.
It’s September, which normally spells doom for investors. Even if that’s the case again this month, the “doom” is likely to be short-lived, as new bull markets like the one we saw in the first half of 2023 almost never up and fizzle. Short-term wobbles aside, share prices are likely to be higher by year’s end – perhaps much higher. With that in mind, today we take another dip in the growth pool by adding a favorite of Cabot Growth Investor Chief Analyst Mike Cintolo – a high-tech stock that’s already up more than 50% year to date and yet trades well off its late-2021 peak.
Stocks are finally showing signs of life after a brutal August, and many of our Stock of the Week positions have fared even better than the market of late. Don’t expect much movement this week as investors will likely play out the summer string until they lock in after Labor Day. Will the (modest) recent gains hold in September, notoriously the weakest month on the investment calendar? We’ll start to find out next week. In the meantime, we won’t try and do too much, which is why today we’re adding a solid-if-unspectacular big-cap retailer that has a habit of beating the market. It’s a new addition from Cabot Dividend Investor Chief Analyst Tom Hutchinson.
In comparing Coke vs. Pepsi stock, neither soda giant will blow you away. But over the long haul, both are uncannily reliable. Which is best?
The unemployment-stock market correlation is a picture-perfect inverse. What does that mean with the jobless rate back at pre-Covid lows?
Dog days of August, indeed! The market’s late-summer swoon continues, but that doesn’t mean the bull market party is already over; the power simply went out and we’re waiting for the generators to bring it surging back to life. In the meantime, opportunities to buy good companies at discounted prices abound. With that in mind, today we add a former market darling that fell on very hard times in 2021 and 2022 but is having a solid 2023, with even better growth likely to return in 2024 as the Fed is poised to (likely) cut sky-high interest rates next year. It’s a new addition from Cabot Early Opportunities Chief Analyst Tyler Laundon.
Worried that the next bear market is long overdue? This 100-year stock market chart may help provide some encouraging perspective.
McDonald’s isn’t the dominant growth story it was. But McDonald’s stock continues its steady performance - and a breakout may be coming.
August has been a slog for investors, as an uneven earnings season has given the sellers the full buckets they needed to throw a bit of cold water on the 2023 bull market. While high-flying growth stocks have certainly taken it on the chin, especially on earnings, the overall market pullback has been fairly modest, and probably healthy in the long run. With prices lower than they were in July, particularly among growth stocks, today we add a big name with a revolutionary product that many people already use regularly – though only about half the country has access to it. That will soon change, which is why Cabot Growth Investor’s Mike Cintolo is high on it.
They are two of the most recognizable names out there, and good stocks, but which is the better buy? Let’s break down Apple vs. Amazon stock.
Autonomous driving is a $556 billion industry waiting to explode. But these self-driving car stocks are already taking off.
It was a tale of two earnings responses with Eli Lilly (LLY) and Si-Bone (SIBN) yesterday.
AMZN stock and GOOG stock are two musts for any portfolio. But which tech behemoth is better positioned for future growth?
The new bull market encountered its first real hiccup last week, as second-quarter earnings season hasn’t been kind to growth stocks in particular – even ones that blow estimates out of the water. So, a few of our stocks retreated after earnings, only one of which was enough to warrant selling. I view most of the earnings-induced pullbacks as buying opportunities. And today, we add a stock that has something for everyone – it’s a big-cap technology company with an artificial intelligence tilt, plenty of momentum and it pays a dividend. It’s a longtime holding of Cabot Dividend Investor Chief Analyst Tom Hutchinson.
Another interest rate hike and negative second-quarter earnings growth have done little to slow the bull market rally or investor confidence, so this week we add a “Bull Market Stock” to take advantage of the strength. It’s a term coined by our Mike Cintolo, so naturally, today we add Mike’s favorite Bull Market Stock, one he recently recommended to his Cabot Top Ten Trader audience, a company that benefits directly anytime there’s a bull market and the big institutions are buying stocks hand over fist.
Canada’s stock market has lagged behind the U.S. and emerging markets, but these three Canadian blue-chip stocks are bucking that trend.
Investing in a business development company is a high-risk, high-reward proposition for income investors. But you can mitigate risks.
The bull market keeps rolling along, though both the Fed and a busy, star-studded earnings slate could provide a couple speed bumps this week. Still, I wouldn’t bet against this market right now, at least not in the intermediate or long term, so today we’re adding another high-upside pick. It’s a mid-cap software stock that’s trading well below its post-IPO highs, but that has built up a full head of steam the last two-plus months. It’s a new addition from Cabot Early Opportunities Chief Analyst Tyler Laundon.

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If you have money to invest and want Tesla-like profits, you should invest in the next Tesla. How do you identify that stock? Here’s my list.
The FAANGs are the biggest growth stocks on the market today. What are the companies most likely to be the next FAANG stocks?
The new bull market went into hyperdrive last week, fueled by lower-than-expected inflation and an encouraging start to earnings season. With another interest rate hike and weak Q2 earnings expectations looming in the back half of this month and beyond, there could be some speed bumps ahead. But for now, the good times are rolling, and that means taking more big swings. This week, we do so in a small-cap, Canada-based rare earths producer that is a brand new recommendation from Cabot Explorer Chief Analyst Carl Delfeld.
Lululemon is the fastest growing sports apparel company. Is it a better buy than Nike? Let’s break down Nike stock vs. Lululemon stock.
After a rocky year, let’s look ahead to bigger and brighter things. Like when we might get Dow 40,000, S&P 5,000 and Nasdaq 20,000.
Volatility has resurfaced and stocks have pulled back a bit of late, though it’s still very much a bull market. We’ll see whether this week’s CPI print (Wednesday) and kickoff to second-quarter earnings season (Friday) reverses or accelerates the recent mini-selloff. In the meantime, we’re going outside the box this week to add more exposure to the improving cannabis sector in the form of a leveraged fund. It’s been a favorite of Cabot Cannabis Investor Chief Analyst Michael Brush in recent weeks, and with Congress back in session today, the timing could be perfect.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July! On Wall Street, the celebration continues, as stocks have stretched to new 2023 highs as we enter the second half of the year. Several of our stocks are hitting new 52-week or even all-time highs, as the bull market is no longer just a mega-cap tech or AI stocks phenomenon, with many sectors and subsectors now along for the ride. So today, we add a cyclical stock that has been acting like a growth stock – so much so that it caught the attention of Mike Cintolo, who recommended it to his Cabot Top Ten Trader readers.
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