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Mike Cintolo

Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Analyst, Cabot Growth Investor and Cabot Top Ten Trader

A growth stock and market timing expert, Michael Cintolo is Chief Investment Strategist of Cabot Wealth Network and Chief Analyst of Cabot Growth Investor and Cabot Top Ten Trader. Since joining Cabot in 1999, Mike has uncovered exceptional growth stocks and helped to create new tools and rules for buying and selling stocks. Perhaps most notable was his development of the proprietary trend-following market timing system, Cabot Tides, which has helped Cabot place among the top handful of market-timing newsletters numerous times.

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In this week’s video, Mike Cintolo talks about the market’s under-the-surface improvement that he’s seeing; no indicators have changed, which will need to happen for him to extend his line in a big way, but there’s no question most stuff has seen improvement and more stocks are beginning to act properly. Mike did a little buying this week and is hoping to add more should the market be able to build on the recent action.
The major indexes have been up and down this week, with this morning’s better-than-expected jobs report likely to offset a chunk of Wednesday’s post-Fed gains.
Not much has officially changed with the market since our last issue, with the Cabot Tides positive, but the other indicators still down and with most growth stocks still having trouble making any real progress. That said, we are seeing a gradual improvement in the evidence, with other indicators closing in on green lights and, even among individual stocks, some better, more proper action.

Overall, we remain defensive, but we are making a couple of small moves tonight, adding two half-sized positions, including one in a stock we already own.

In tonight’s issue, we go over all our stocks, highlight some new names and even talk about one non-growth sector that intrigues us. Ideally, the market is ready for a real rally, and if so, we’ll be aiming to put our remaining 70% cash position to work. But for now, going slow remains your best course.
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The market boomed today after a tamer-than-expected inflation report, with the Dow exploding higher by nearly 1,200 points (3.7%) and the Nasdaq surging 761 points (7.3%).
First off, a quick note: Due to our regular schedule (50 weeks a year), there won’t be a Movers & Shakers update this shortened week, or a Top Ten issue next Monday—but we will send out a Movers & Shakers update next Monday and will be around all next week if you have any questions. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Nothing much changed with the market last week: The major indexes were down, but not severely, and the intermediate-term trend continues to point up. That said, under the surface, it remains a very mixed bag—some areas look great, but there are as many (or more) wobbly names out there compared to names in solid uptrends. We’ll keep our Market Monitor at a level 5 this week, though we’d like to individual stocks act better soon.

This week’s list is heavy on old world companies, though there are a few great-looking growth names, too. Our Top Pick is in that space and has shown great power before and after its recent earnings report.
In this week’s video, Tyler Laundon recaps the big news of the week, including the midterm elections, meltdown in the cryptocurrency market and the CPI report.
The indexes are flat-ish this week after this morning’s upmove, which marks a normal consolidation after the strong inflation report-induced rally last week.
In this week’s video, Mike Cintolo relays that he remains defensive, but he also talks about some constructive signs from the market of late, not the least of which is the indexes and many stocks have tightened up and pulled back only grudgingly of late, representing a slight change of character.
The top-down evidence isn’t completely green, but it’s certainly taken steps in the right direction, with our Cabot Tides clearly on a buy signal, the broad market improving in the face of tons of bad news and sentiment still in the dumps. We think there’s a decent chance this rally can morph into the real deal.

That said, there’s no rush to jump in when it comes to growth stocks, as few are really moving on the upside–the sell-on-strength pattern remains in place, with far more air pockets out there than moonshots. That can change, and if it does, we’ll embark on a buying spree, but we still favor going slow on the buy side for now.

In tonight’s issue, we go over all our stocks and our recent moves, as well as dive into the sell-on-strength action, which to us, is the #1 market trait of 2022. When it ends, many will likely be caught leaning the wrong way (selling/shorting at new highs), but that’s what we’re waiting for to floor the accelerator.
The market is pulling in today, though given the rally last week, the action among the indexes is still normal. On the market timing front, the Cabot Tides green light is still in effect, though our Cabot Trend Lines remain bearish, as does our Aggression Index. The Two-Second Indicator did record “only” 35 new lows on Friday, so we’ll see if that continues.
The major indexes quickly retreated after the prior couple of good weeks, with growth-oriented areas falling the most, a lot of stocks being rejected near resistance and some old winners being taken out and shot. Despite that, there are some green shoots out there—by the letter of the law, some broad indexes (like small- and mid-caps) are in intermediate-term uptrends, and we’re also seeing some sectors assert themselves, especially in the commodity space. We’re not bullish, and will leave our Market Monitor at a level 4, though our overall advice remains basically unchanged: Hold plenty of cash, honor your stops and, if you do some buying, keep it small.


This week’s list is again heavy on commodity-type names, though we’re also seeing a few recent earnings winners that have some growth to them. Our Top Pick straddles the line between growth and commodity and is one of the few names to move out to recently all-time highs.
The big event this week was yesterday’s tamer-than-expected inflation report, which caused a huge jump in the indexes. While this doesn’t cure all the market’s sins, it adds to the modest positive evidence that’s been emerging in recent weeks.
The market boomed today after a tamer-than-expected inflation report, with the Dow exploding higher by nearly 1,200 points (3.7%) and the Nasdaq surging 761 points (7.3%).
The major indexes quickly retreated after the prior couple of good weeks, with growth-oriented areas falling the most, a lot of stocks being rejected near resistance and some old winners being taken out and shot. Despite that, there are some green shoots out there—by the letter of the law, some broad indexes (like small- and mid-caps) are in intermediate-term uptrends, and we’re also seeing some sectors assert themselves, especially in the commodity space. We’re not bullish, and will leave our Market Monitor at a level 4, though our overall advice remains basically unchanged: Hold plenty of cash, honor your stops and, if you do some buying, keep it small.


This week’s list is again heavy on commodity-type names, though we’re also seeing a few recent earnings winners that have some growth to them. Our Top Pick straddles the line between growth and commodity and is one of the few names to move out to recently all-time highs.
The Fed’s latest roundhouse to the market this week has caused another round of selling, but we think more damage was done to sentiment to this point than the evidence; we remain defensive and patient, but we’re also keeping a close eye on things, as a few good days (and some real breakouts from potential leading stocks) could give us something to work with.

In the meantime, we sit with just two stocks but are spending many hours filling up our watch list and monitoring earnings season for new potential leaders. We’re eager to add some exposure, but we’ll wait for things to stabilize first; in the meantime, check out all our latest thoughts in tonight’s issue.
11 months removed from the growth stocks peak, many names are in a bottoming process. These are a few of the best-looking stocks today.
The market was mixed today, as some solid earnings from old school outfits pushed the Dow higher by 194 points, but most growth stocks were in the red, as was the Nasdaq, which fell a big 178 points.


The market and many stocks staged a nice bounce last week, and despite many ups and downs and news-driven moves, they’ve all stopped going down for the past three to four weeks—and that means a few good days could actually produce an intermediate-term green light. Still, as has been the case for weeks, we need to see it before taking any big action: Until proven otherwise, the onus remains on the buyers to show up for more than a day or two, which means keeping plenty of cash on the sideline. As has been the case for a while, our Market Monitor remains at a level 3, though we’ll let you know if that changes going forward.


This week’s list is heavier on commodities than it has been in a while, though there are a few nascent earnings winners in there, too. Our Top Pick fills both bills, as shares are picking up steam after their Q3 report following a 13 month period of no progress.
In this week’s video, Mike Cintolo dives into some things to watch as we head into next week -- the market has actually been holding up decently the past month even as rates rise and amidst the Fed’s jawboning, so a solid show of strength over the next week or two could provide an intermediate-term green light.
From a top-down perspective, there are some rays of light out there--some of this week’s up volume has been very rare, and it comes on the heels of an onslaught of pessimism. That said, none of our indicators have flashed green, and the biggest thing we’re still seeing is selling on strength--this week, Enphase cracked and forced us to sell. We are adding two half-sized positions tonight in stocks from our watch list, but we’re remaining defensive with 78% in cash.

Elsewhere in this issue, we write about our Aggression Index and how it usually leads market bottoms--and how it’s showing interesting action in recent months. We also highlight many stocks that we’d love to own if the market gets going--we have our shopping list ready, but as always, have to see it first before any major buying.
In this week’s video, Mike Cintolo discusses the market’s huge volatility, including Thursday’s big turnaround and a positive divergence in the broad market.
Last week was another doozy for the bulls, with the major indexes suffering a good-sized decline and many growth stocks taking it on the chin. With the major evidence still pointed down, we continue to advise holding plenty of cash and doing little on the buy side. That said, it’s also important to remain flexible, as there remains plenty of underlying potential positives, including another round of hugely pessimistic sentiment measures and a positive divergence in the broad market. As we’ve written before, if something actually goes right in the world, it’s possible the bulls could make a run at things, but we have to see it for more than a day or two to believe it. Our Market Monitor remains at a level 3.

This week’s list actually has a lot of names that look poised for intermediate-term moves … if the market can get out of its own way. Our Top Pick is an old friend in the medical device space that actually has four months of positive momentum on its chart.
The market sold off sharply this morning after another hotter-than-expected inflation report—but, interestingly, the major indexes turned up early on, with the Dow closing up a huge 825 points (2.8%) and the Nasdaq rallying 232 points (2.2%), though individual stocks were far more mixed (though all closed miles off their lows).
In this week’s video, Mike Cintolo talks about the market’s interesting week, with some noteworthy early-week breadth on the upside and more than a few stocks that perked up. Of course, two days isn’t enough to change the trends, so Mike remains heavily in cash, is keeping any positions small and is building a watch list of resilient names for when the bulls show up for good. Stocks included in this video: LVS ASO NBIX LPLA CHRD FANG DKS ISEE
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