Three Lessons From 2012

Michael Cintolo of the top performing Cabot Market Letter recently reviewed three key lessons he’s learned or relearned in 2012. Cintolo says that one of those key lessons involves relying on your investment system when times get stressful. While it is good to have a plan for different scenarios, he says, “obsessing over every scenario is stressful and often counterproductive. We used to have a saying in the office: ‘When you’re confused, turn it over to the rules.’ After all, if you have a system, it’s there for a reason — to rely on it! And by doing so, not […]

Top Strategist: Value Doesn’t Matter

While many investors don’t consider a stock without looking at its price/earnings ratio or some other valuation metric, Michael Cintolo of the top-performing Cabot Market Letter says he doesn’t look at valuation.  “The stock market is a contrary creature; when dealing with growth stocks, you generally get what you pay for,” Cintolo writes in a piece for Nasdaq.com. “It turns out that things like P/E ratios are not great predictors of future growth stock performance. In fact, the vital truth is that many investors are confusing the cart with the horse: Valuation is often the RESULT of great performance, not […]

Top Newsletter Stays Disciplined Amid Fears

Michael Cintolo, editor of the top-performing Cabot Market Letter, thinks some weak recent economic data may actually be a precursor to an upward move for stocks. “Anecdotally, we think [this week’s] horrible manufacturing report (the first contraction in the sector since 2009) fits well with a bottoming market — you often will see these types of backward-looking indicators produce scary readings near turning points,” Cintolo said, according to MarketWatch. “That’s not a prediction, just an observation.” Cintolo said he’s “not ready to jump in with both feet quite yet” when it comes to the stock market. His advice: “Sit tight […]

Discipline Crucial, Top Newsletter Editor Says

The Cabot Market Letter is having another market-beating year, and its editor is preaching discipline amid the current market volatility. “Going forward, it’s important to remember to take your cues from the market itself, and not from the headlines that are sure to push the market up and down in the days ahead,” Michael Cintolo recently wrote to subscribers, according to MarketWatch’s Peter Brimelow. “The goal is to preserve most of your capital today, so that you can make that much more once a new uptrend truly gets underway.” Brimelow says Cintolo showed his discipline over the past week. On […]

Top Timing Newsletters Bullish Heading into 2010

As the new year approaches, the investment newsletters with the best track records of success in both up and down markets are on the whole bullish, MarketWatch’s Mark Hulbert notes. According to Hulbert, the average recommended exposure to the domestic equity market among the newsletters making his 2010 “Honor Roll” is 82%, significantly higher than it was last year at this time, when the average was just 63%. Hulbert’s “Honor Roll” is comprised of newsletters that have a market-beating track record in both and up down markets — criteria that only about 12% of the newsletters he tracks meet, he […]

Top Newsletter Editor: Trend Is Still Up

Michael Cintolo of The Cabot Market Letter — which has an excellent track record over the past decade — says that the stock market for the moment remains range-bound, but that investors should stay bullish. “The market continues to trade in a very tight range, though stocks have been ‘leaning higher’ in recent days, a possible sign that the buyers want to push the indexes to new highs before year-end,” Cintolo writes in Cabot’s Top Ten Report. “Whatever the market’s exact path, our main thoughts are unchanged: First, the overall trend is up, but second, the environment has become very […]

All Indicators Now Bullish for Top Timing Newsletter

Two weeks ago, we highlighted how The Cabot Market Letter — one of the best-performing newsletters of the past decade — was turning bullish on stocks. Now, in the newsletter’s most recent edition, editor Michael Cintolo writes that “every one of our market timing indicators has now turned positive. … In short, the stage is set for a great profit-making bull market.”

Top Timing Newsletter Turning Bullish

The Cabot Market Letter — one of the top-performing newsletters of the past decade — is moving back into stocks, seeing the odds as “increasingly good” that the market has bottomed. “We’ve had the snapback; we’ve had the rally,” Michael Cintolo, the newsletter’s editor, wrote yesterday. “And while a technical correction is quite possible from here, the odds are increasingly good that the ultimate low of the bear market has passed, and that buying select leading stocks now will pay off in the weeks and months ahead.”