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The Results Are In

Answers to many of the questions asked by readers in last week’s survey.

The Results Are In

Stock Market Analysis Video

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I want to start off today by saying thank you for taking the time last weekend to fill out our survey. I really enjoyed reading your feedback and hope to implement some of the changes you suggested. I’m also very glad to know that most of you are very happy with Cabot Wealth Advisory (and Cabot in general)!

As promised, I’m going to take some of the most frequently asked questions from the surveys and answer them in Cabot Wealth Advisory. I’ll tackle some today and more in the coming weeks and months.

Question: Can you provide background information on your editors?

Answer: Of course! Each editor has his/her own page on our website detailing their past experience and what they do at Cabot. You can read them here.

Question: Can you please include options recommendations?

Answer: Yes! Last year, we launched Cabot Options Trader in response to the survey we did in Cabot Wealth Advisory. It was far and away the #1 requested topic and we listened. And so you can all learn more about options, Cabot options Trader editor Rick Pendergraft also writes Cabot Wealth Advisories about options once per month. You can read his first two Cabot Wealth Advisory issues here and here.

Question: I have visited your website once and would love to know what benefits there are to exploring it further.

Our website is chock full of educational information that can help you become a better investor. We have a full archive of all past Cabot Wealth Advisory issues, so you can access them at any time. We also publish our weekly video there as well as market updates and notes from the editors detailing their latest thinking. But the biggest section is education, where you can learn all about growth investing, value investing, chart reading, selling strategies, what to do in a bear market and so much more. You can access our website here.

Question: You have so many newsletters, I’m really confused about which one is right for me?

To make it easier for you to determine which newsletter best fits your investing style, we created a short questionnaire and a newsletter comparison chart that has the bare bones facts about each newsletter, like its publishing frequency, which type of investments it includes and which type of investor it’s best suited for, all in one, easy-to-read place.

Take the quiz here. And access the chart here.

Question: I’m a subscriber to some of your newsletters. How can I access the reports you advertise to new subscribers?

You can access any reports for the newsletters you subscribe to on our website. All you need to do is log in and go to your newsletter. There you’ll find a section that says Special Reports. All current reports and many other useful investing tips and tools can be found there.

How do I follow Cabot on Twitter and Facebook?

Answer: You can find me on Twitter here, Mike Cintolo can be found here and Paul Goodwin can be found here. And you can follow Cabot on Facebook here.

The primary purpose of Cabot Wealth Advisory is to drive people to buy one or more of your newsletters. It would be helpful to have performance numbers for the newsletters when deciding which one to buy. Can you provide that information?

Yes and no. Some of our newsletters, like Cabot Market Letter, have specific portfolios and that data is easily tracked. Other newsletters, like Cabot Top Ten Weekly, recommend a large number of stocks and readers do many different things with those recommendations, so it’s difficult to get an accurate performance number. But here’s a rundown of the performance information you may find helpful (for perspective, the S&P 500 rose 9% and the Nasdaq Composite gained of 15% in 2010):

Cabot Market Letter
was up 24.5% in 2010 and has crushed the market by 14% annually since the start of 2007.

Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report was the top-ranked newsletter for five-year performance in 2009 and 2010 with a cumulative return of 174% (20.5% annualized) versus a 15.4% cumulative return for the Wilshire 5000 (2.9% annualized), according to Hulbert Financial Digest.

Cabot Green Investor
was up 24% in 2010, while the WilderHill Clean Energy Index (it’s benchmark) fell 7%.

The stocks recommended in Cabot Small-Cap Confidential since the start of 2009 have gained an average of 38%.

Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Letter has two portfolios. The Classic Value Model has increased 35.5% over the last 12 months versus an advance of 18.1% for the Dow. Since its inception in 2002, the Model has achieved a compound annual return of 13.8% versus a return of just 3.6% for the Dow. During the past decade, the Wise Owl Model has increased 56.4% versus a decline of 5.8% for the Dow.

In 2009 (we don’t have 2010 data yet), all of the stocks recommended in Cabot Top Ten Weekly (and held for three months) had an aggregate average annualized return of 45.67%. The S&P returned 23.45% that year.

The average profit in all currently held Cabot Stock of the Month stocks is 49%.

And last, but certainly not least, is Cabot Options Trader. Last year, the options Rick Pendergraft recommended returned 68% in three months.

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In this week’s Stock Market Analysis Video, Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report Editor Paul Goodwin says this is undoubtedly a bull market. There will be a correction at some point, but no one knows when that will occur, so just take what the market gives you. Stocks discussed are Google (GOOG), Mechel OAO (MTL), LDK Solar (LDK), Capstone Turbine Corp (CPST) and NetApp (NTAP). Watch the video.

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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 2/14/11 – The Next Cisco

On Monday, Timothy Lutts discussed the feedback from his previous issue about American mobility, small-town values and the Great Recession. Tim also discussed the housing market and whether it’s near a bottom. And he finished by discussing Cisco and a stock that has the potential to be the next Cisco! Featured stocks: Cisco (CSCO) and Polypore (PPO).


Cabot Wealth Advisory 2/15/11 – How is Skee-Ball Like Investing?

On Tuesday, Chloe Lutts discussed how skee-ball is like investing, equating the various point cups with certain types of stocks. Chloe also discussed three investments she thinks have a lot of potential. Featured stocks: Kelly Services (KELYA), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) and Capstone Turbine Corp. (CPST).


Cabot Wealth Advisory 2/17/11 – Data, Data, Everywhere

On Thursday, J. Royden Ward discussed several resources he uses to determine whether a stock is a good investment. He then used those criteria to select and recommend three stocks. Featured stocks: Avnet (AVT), Metro PCS Communications (PCS) and TRW Automotive (TRW).

Until next time,

Elyse Andrews
Editor of Cabot Wealth Advisory

Elyse Andrews, is a contributor and former editor of Cabot Wealth Daily, focusing on educational topics on finance, the stock market and individual stocks.