Cabot Market Letter

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    1. Peter
      Mar 17 2009, 04:36:10 am

      This letter is a combination of market timing (trend following using moving-average crossovers and a couple of other indicators) and growth stock picking. I have to credit them with staying in cash for most of the bear market. Unfortunately I didn’t follow their advice to the letter. (Does anyone?) There’s a serious point there, though. If you only subscribe to a newsletter to pick up some ideas, but you’re not going to follow the advice otherwise, then why bother and not just stick with the oceans of free information that’s already out there?

      But live and learn… I’m cutting back on newsletter subscriptions, but this one I’ll keep for market-timing discipline. I think this is among the better ones out there.

      As a last note, I commend them for not indulging in sleazy marketing tactics like so many other newsletters. The do a little touting and selective bragging, but it’s relatively classy compared to others.

    2. conradC
      Mar 17 2009, 12:43:04 pm

      $99 annually. The stock selections pick are mostly not well known companies. But they predicted and advised subscriber to cashout as early as Sept. of last year. overall strategy is more of conservative and equity preservation. Very good in predicting trend

    3. Axell
      Jun 8 2009, 05:58:24 am

      Good, reputable, quiet newsletter with a relative paucity of favored stocks, often featured on other newsletters/research services, and thus a solid source for confirmations. Interesting opinion, written by a well established & respected editorial desk. Recommended, but not essential…

    4. Fabian Hug
      Oct 21 2009, 05:42:56 pm

      It’s concise with few recommendations. Clear market indicators, very useful. No gimmicks and affordable. This one is a good buy in my opinion.

    5. Cat-lover
      Feb 8 2010, 04:25:04 pm

      Cabot Market Letter started out as a kitchen-table family operation back in the 1970s. It is still run by a bunch of very nice people who love stocks. They make good use of technical analysis to add an element of market-timing that is missing from many stock-tout newsletters. Their stocks make good money in an up-market. They don’t go short or use inverse E.T.F.s, however. Very educational newsletter that is fun and interesting to read. Associated advertising for their other newsletters is done in a respectful and low-key manner. Good customer service, too.

    6. Jamie
      Mar 17 2010, 01:03:31 pm

      Excellent, professional service. Cabot is well-respected and has earned its reputation. I am very happy with the price (great value), customer service, and, most importantly, the picks and explanations. I have already paid for a second year early in my first year; that’s how impressed I am with their service. I will be adding more Cabot services as my account grows. Highly recommended for growth investors and position/momentum traders. Added note: you always get extra recs via a “watchlist” that are worth an individual look but aren’t part of the 12-stock portfolio. Also – I have had 25%+ gains on quick-turn option calls based off recs, so that’s another great way to utilize the research.

    7. sam I
      Jul 28 2010, 11:12:52 am

      Beginners should read this and follow.Very practical,easy to follow.They have branched out some ? to make money or they really think there is a need for it.

    8. cautious
      Aug 7 2010, 09:27:07 am

      Subscribed 7 months ago, mainly on review recos. Conventional, run of the mill picks, really disappointing.
      Usually climbs on the bandwagon when it has gone most of the way already. You can accomplish the same by following most conventional free advice after some due diligence, and save your subscription money.

    9. TerryM
      Nov 7 2010, 02:52:08 pm

      I have subscribed to the Cabot Market Letter since 1997. I have them charge my credit card $20 monthly for my subscription.

      I have always been impressed with Cabot’s ability to pick winning stocks. They have a great record over the years, and they have the best overall record of any of the several different newsletters that I track. Their model portfolio is up 23% in the first 10 months of 2010, and up 80% since I started tracking it in 2004.

      Cabot does not try for a diversified portfolio. They always go for growth. They never have more than 12 stocks in the model portfolio. This makes it easy to follow their buy/sell operations if you wish to do so.

      If they have a fault, it is that they do always not sell winning stocks early enough. Sometimes they wait for a profitable stock that has taken a big hit to “come back”. And sometimes they do, but more often they do not.

      Cabot does have a 20% maximum loss from the initial buy price policy. This protects them from major losses and they never violate that rule.

      Overall, a great letter. I would highly recommend it.

    10. bob.m
      Jul 31 2011, 10:56:52 am

      I’ve been a subscriber for over a year now and have been very pleased. Have subscribed to many newsletters and services over the years and this is one of the best, a keeper! I now use ETFs for most of my investments, and successfully too, but I use a smaller account for individual growth stocks. The Cabot Market Letter fills this bill perfectly for me. Yes, as someone else mentioned, they occasionally overstay the mark on positions and give up some profits, but overall they’ve been consistently right on in my book!

    11. John M
      Nov 18 2011, 11:34:29 am

      They been in the business for a long time, but that has nothing to due with their stock picking ability. They owe their success to their marketing only. As someone that was a subscriber for over 3 years, I can tell they have no timing to buy or sell stocks. They have some winners which they hold for years if they have to, but considering that the veast majority of their picks gives a loss, it’s not possible to make money following their picks. They simply buy the stocks with the highest RS (just like IBD). Nothing else matters, and as a result their buys are usually great short sell opportunities on neutral or bear markets. I just don’t trust on these positive reviews….looks like they’re not talking about the same NL that I’ve been reading in a long time…

    12. Romath
      May 15 2012, 05:04:01 pm

      Their strategy is to buy high and hope to be able to sell higher. That means greater risk and hence some gainers along with more than a fair share of of lossers. Along with their three timing indicators, which actually work reasonably well, they come up with “stories” to justify their specific stock picks. Anyone can make up a story to justify anything, and Michael Cintolo is not shy about doing so, no matter how outlandish the claim about a company’s product line or prospects. Cabot’s sell on the website is pure traditional “look how our picks have done” marketing, but as a matter of policy they don’t publish their record and won’t provide it on request. Moreover, in newsletter articles Cintolo is not above claiming or implying a big gain on a stock they actually sold at a loss, but which subsequently took off. For anyone who prefers to buy low and sell high, along with a reasonable amount of honesty and integrity, Cabot is not the best place to be.

    13. Richard Reynolds
      Jan 10 2013, 10:57:21 pm

      Have been a subscriber for over two years. They have a tendency to buy after a stock has had a big run up in price. Is hard to invest in their picks because of this. If the stock pulls back, it can generate a big loss real quick because of the big runup. But overall if you have the nerve to hold onto their picks, from what I have seen, you can do ok.

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