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Stock Recommendation Tracker

The Stock Recommendation Tracker is a table that features all of the current recommendations in all of our portfolios. It’s a quick way for you to see what stocks are currently in our portfolios and will highlight new additions or any changes to our recommendations over the previous week. We include this table at the bottom of the Weekly Summary, and provide a link here at the top to the Stock Recommendations Tracker.

Cabot Weekly Review (Video)

In this week’s stock market video, Mike Cintolo says the pieces are in place for higher intermediate-term prices, and this week’s up action is a good start to proving the buyers are stepping up ... but he still needs to see more to turn the trends back up. His main message: Have your watch list ready, for if this rally is the real McCoy it should become clear in the days ahead.


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Cabot Growth Investor

Bi-weekly Update March 17: The market put on a good show for the third day in a row – at the close, the Dow was up 418 points and the Nasdaq was up 178 points. After months of putting in the work, we think the overall setup here (weeks of bottom building, positive divergences among new lows, some stocks with bottoms or launching pads, horrid sentiment) is solid.

Bi-weekly Issue March 10: The market has spent the past six weeks etching a volatile, tedious bottom, with numerous secondary measures offering encouragement, the biggest of which is an ongoing positive divergence in the number of stocks hitting new lows, which tells us fewer stocks are participating in the downside. That’s good to see, but what we really need to see now is real, sustained buying pressure–so far, that hasn’t been the case, so we’re remaining generally defensive.

Cabot Top Ten Trader

Movers & Shakers March 18: It’s been a solid week in the market, with the major indexes posting solid gains through Thursday. Interestingly, we came close to a legitimate blastoff signal yesterday (the Three Day Thrust), and if we see another 1% gain in the S&P 500 today, it would be a super bullish signal. That said, the market is indicated to open lower this morning, though the damage doesn’t seem too bad.

Weekly Issue March 14: This week’s list is intriguing as there are a good number of fresh breakouts here, some from very long ranges. Our Top Pick is Westlake Corp. (WLK), which should crank out elevated earnings for many quarters to come and whose stock is just emerging to new highs.

Cabot Options Trader and Cabot Options Trader Pro

Note that the current week’s Weekly Update, earnings updates, position updates and stocks on watch are posted on the website in the Market Update section, which is deleted each week.

Cabot Options Trader Basic & Pro Update: March 17: Stocks on Watch – Occidental Petroleum (OXY) Trading commodity-related stocks can be a challenge, as they come in and out of favor seemingly in the blink of an eye. Throw in the Russia/Ukraine situation, and how that impacts the price of oil/commodities, and it becomes even harder.

Cabot Options Trader Basic Alert: March 16: Sell your Freeport McMoRan (FCX) March 38 Calls for $7.90 or more.

Cabot Options Trader Pro Alert: March 16: Sell your Freeport McMoRan (FCX) March 38/48 Bull Call Spread for $7.65 or more.

Cabot Options Trader Basic & Pro Alert: March 16: Sell a Third of Your Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) January 37 Calls for $4.10 or more.

Cabot Options Trader Pro Alert: March 14: Sell A Third of you CF Industries (CF) May 72.5/90 Bull Call Spread for $11.50 or more.

Cabot Options Trader Basic Weekly Review March 14: Geopolitical turmoil continues to be the main driver of market action, with inflation concerns not far behind. And with inflation being an issue, not just within the United States but globally, the recent pop in energy prices now has some circles talking about a potential recession throughout Europe and America.

Cabot Options Trader Pro Weekly Review March 14: Long positions: CF, DT, FCX, F, UBER, XLF

Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor

Weekly Update March 16: We relate a quote from the movie “Anchorman” to the financial markets and provide updates on our recommended companies.

Monthly Issue March 9: The world has clearly changed in the past two weeks. We see an exceptionally wide range of possible outcomes, which makes predictions about the future (already a low success rate endeavor) basically futile. We offer our timeless investing advice that can be readily applied in such situations.

Cabot Stock of the Week

Weekly Issue March 14: With the inflation rate hitting 7.9% in February, investors have been scrambling to identify ways to play this trend. Energy stocks have been one avenue (we added a third energy stock to the portfolio last week), but another is the electric vehicle industry, which is seeing booming demand as gasoline prices skyrocket. Tim’s top pick is (F) Ford, a company that also has the full support of the federal government and offers great scale and the potential for speed and accelerated profits. This may be why chairman Bill Ford recently acquired almost 2 million shares of his company for about $20.5 million through the exercise of stock options

Cabot Explorer

Bi-weekly Issue March 17: Carl’s new recommendation is StoneCo (STNE). Based in Sao Paulo and founded in 2000, StoneCo is a digital payments company providing financial technology solutions for merchants to conduct electronic commerce across in-store, online, and mobile channels in Brazil.

Bi-weekly Update March 10: After a four-day losing streak, stocks surged and oil prices fell yesterday, as volatility continued. Wary investors lack conviction as they track the economic fallout of the war in Ukraine. Higher inflationary expectations and lower growth are leading to investors hedging risks and buying opportunistically.

Cabot Small-Cap Confidential

Alert March 18: Following Q4 Reports JOAN Moves To SELL, XMTR Remains at BUY. Joann Stores (JOAN) reported Q4 results after the bell yesterday that beat on the bottom line and missed on the top line.

Update March 17: While the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to add a huge amount of uncertainty in global markets we now have a little more clarity on the interest rate environment here in the U.S. after the Fed hiked rates by a quarter point yesterday.

Monthly Issue March 3: Tyler’s new recommendation Procept BioRobotics (PRCT) is a surgical robotics company specializing in solutions in urology. It invented the AquaBeam Robotic System, an advanced, image-guided, surgical robotic system for use in minimally invasive urologic surgery.

Cabot Dividend Investor

Weekly Update March 16: All three market indexes are up big for the second day in a row. Despite the fact that the Fed will today announce the first rate hike since 2018, it’s expected and the market isn’t worried. As a matter of fact, investors sense we will navigate this minefield with no additional cause for concern.

Monthly Issue March 9: Value is back. After having been banished for nearly a decade to the mean streets of relative underperformance, a new era is emerging for value stocks. Stocks can be divided into two broad categories, growth and value. Growth stocks are those of companies that are anticipated to grow earnings at a rate significantly above the market or industry averages. These are stocks the tend to increase in value rather than pay a high income.

Cabot Early Opportunities

Monthly Issue March 16: The broad market has been going down since the beginning of the year. The S&P 500, Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 600 Small Cap Index are all below both their 50- and 200-day moving average lines. The same can be said for most sector ETFs in both the large- and small-cap asset classes, save areas like energy and utilities. In short, it is a bear market. And in this environment, before we buy any stock we have to ask ourselves – what’s the downside risk?

Alert March 11: Ratings Updates: WHD to SELL, SNOW & PTLO to BUY SECOND HALF. Cactus (WHD) moves to sell today. After a quick trip to north of 60, shares of WHD have been somewhat volatile and downside risks seems to be creeping in as investors weigh the relatively high valuation and potential for slower ramp up of onshore U.S. production even in the face of soaring oil prices.

Cabot Profit Booster

Alert March 18: Despite the market falling dramatically the past month, the Cabot Profit Booster portfolio had a great March expiration cycle as three trades will close for full profits, while one is at a loss.

Weekly Issue March 15: Today, I’m adding the world’s largest publicly traded uranium company Cameco (CCJ), which has held up spectacularly throughout this market meltdown. Though of note, this stock is volatile and we are going to play it super defensively, with an in-the-money call.

Cabot Micro-Cap Insider

Weekly Update March 16: The current U.S. Investor Sentiment % Bull – Bear Spread is -22%. When sentiment is low, forward returns for the stock market are quite good. For example, the reading on March 12, 2020 was -22% as well. The S&P 500 is up 59% since then.

Monthly Issue March 9: Rich’s new recommendation Zedge Inc. (ZDGE). The stock has downside protection with significant cash on its balances sheet and no debt. Further, it will grow revenue at least 25% this year and insiders are strongly aligned (they own 19% of the company) to create value. To me, Zedge’s stock price looks completely disconnected from its fundamentals.

Cabot Income Advisor

Weekly Update March 16: The market is at a crossroad. The S&P 500 just hit a “death cross,” where the 50-day moving average crosses the 200-day moving average. It’s a warning sign. It could indicate a bottom or trouble ahead. It’s hard to tell which because much depends on news of the war, which is impossible to predict.

Monthly Issue February 23: Things always change, especially in the market. It’s not 2020 anymore or 2021. This is 2022. It’s a different animal. Certain superstars of the pandemic recovery are dogs this year while little-known laggards of the past are soaring. When market circumstances change so do the casualties and beneficiaries. As investors, we need to forget what worked in the past and focus on what will win going forward.

Cabot Turnaround Letter

Weekly Update March 18: This week’s Friday Update includes our ratings change for Baker Hughes (BKR) from Buy to Sell, our comments on earnings from Holcim (HCMLY), and additional comments on earnings from Kaman (KAMN) and Vistra Energy (VST).

Alert March 16: We are moving shares of Baker Hughes (BKR) to a Sell. The shares have surged above our previously raised 31 price target (originally 23). Using optimistic yet realistic assumptions, we are hard-pressed to justify a BKR share price meaningfully above the current price.

Monthly Issue February 23: We discuss five boring companies which have traits that could help their stocks shine in a low-return market over the coming decade. We highlight six appealing stocks we found by trolling through the 13F/D filings of like-minded institutional investors. Our featured recommendation this month is an opportunistic purchase of an average company whose shares have fallen sharply out-of-favor for what look like short-term reasons.

Cabot Money Club

Alert March 18: Clif Droke, Chief Analyst for Cabot’s SX Gold & Metals Advisor, advised me that he had traded out of our latest recommendation, the iPath Series B Bloomberg Tin Subindex Total Return ETN (JJT).

Monthly Magazine March 2: Have you dreamed of turning your jewelry-making hobby into profits? Do your friends and family tell you that you are so good at baking that you should have your own Food Network show? Are your photographs professional quality? Does everyone you know ask you to plan their birthday, wedding, anniversary parties? Or have you just fantasized—for years—about chucking your boring job and starting your own business?

Cabot ETF Strategist

Weekly Update March 15: The three “strategic” portfolios, allocated according to aggressive, moderate, and conservative risk tolerances, trade less frequently, and are designed to help investors meet specific goals. Many investors are accustomed to playing “beat the market,” rather than evaluating the risk-and-return balance they need to meet those goals.

Monthly Issue March 8: The situation with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has added a fresh bout of volatility to the markets. But U.S. markets, as tracked by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), have not plunged far. The SPY fell to an intraday low of 410.64 on February 24 before rallying to finish the session with a gain. The truth is: Stocks were already toying with a correction prior to the Ukrainian situation heating up.

Ask the Experts

Cabot Top Ten Trader

Question: Mike, do you have a recommendation for a book on technical analysis for financial markets? Murphy from 1999 seems popular, but maybe dated. Then there is Kirkpatrick/Dahlquist - newer but very complicated, I hear. But there are lots of others.Are you inclined to recommend any book over others for beginners, and then for more intermediate?

Mike: Honestly I’m not huge of all the technical analysis books – I’m less a pattern guy than a supply/demand/what works guy. For that reason, I like the O’Neill books (the Orange book is the latest from a few years back).Louise Yamada had some good stuff, and I actually think the Murphy stuff was OK. But again, I’m less of a classic technician (triple bottom catapult!!) and more supply/demand/what usually works.

Quarterly Cabot Analyst Meeting

The recording of the Cabot Prime Members Meeting with the Analysts from January 12, 2022 is now available for you to listen to at your convenience—click here for access. This private call with our analysts is one of your exclusive Cabot Prime Pro member benefits.