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Sabrient Systems, LLC is a rapidly growing, independent equity research company based in Santa Barbara, California. We build powerful investing strategies using financial models based on a quantitative analysis of fundamental data of publicly traded equities. Our clients include portfolio managers, wealth managers, financial advisors, and fund providers. Through subsidiary Gradient Analytics, we offer analyst-driven research reports based on earnings quality and forensic accounting.  More

Dividend UIT 9 Launched 3/20

The Sabrient Dividend UIT (FKDNMX), ninth in the series, was launched by First Trust Portfolios on March 20. This UIT seeks to find companies with above-average total return through a combination of capital appreciation and dividend income. The stocks are selected through an investment strategy process developed by Sabrient. For a prospectus or fact sheet, please visit FirstTrustPortfolios.com.

Defensive Equity 3 Launched 3/30

The Sabrient Defensive Equity UIT (FABESX), third in the series, was launched by First Trust Portfolios on March 30. This UIT seeks to find companies that are positioned to perform well in environments of falling stock prices but also those companies that have the potential to provide solid performance in rising markets. The stocks in the portfolio are selected through an investment strategy process developed by Sabrient. For a prospectus or fact sheet, please visit the First Trust website.

Last week, stocks cycled bullish yet again. In fact, the S&P 500, NYSE Composite, and NASDAQ each closed at record highs as investors positioned for the heart of earnings season in the wake of strong reports from some of the Tech giants. Notably, Utilities stocks got some renewed traction as yield-starved investors returned to the sector. Read more about Sector Detector: Sector rotation model stays bullish, but neutral rankings and technical resistance flash caution

Scott MartindaleAs we get into the heart of earnings season and anticipate the GDP report for Q1, the investor spotlight has been taken off the Federal Reserve and timing of its first interest rate hike, at least temporarily. Read more about Sector Detector: Earnings and GDP temporarily take investor spotlight off the Fed

In the ongoing bad-news-is-good-news saga, last week’s surprisingly weak jobs report led to speculation that the Fed would delay hiking interest rates, which is perceived as a positive for equity investors. So, bulls are getting a boost for the moment, although those previously hard-won round-number price levels for the major indexes are now serving as ominous overhead resistance that will likely require a strong new catalyst to break through. Whether stocks are destined for downside or upside from here, Q1 earnings season starts this week and will likely provide the catalyst. Read more about Sector Detector: Stocks grind into neutral, hoping to find a new catalyst in earnings season

Last week, the major indexes fell back below round-number thresholds that had taken a lot of effort to eclipse. There has been an ongoing ebb-and-flow of capital between risk-on and risk-off, including high sector correlations, which is far from ideal. But at the end of it all, the S&P 500 found itself right back on top of long-standing support and poised for a bounce, and Monday’s action proved yet again that bulls are determined to defend their long-standing uptrend line. Read more about Sector Detector: Defensive sectors lead hesitant market, but traders honor long-standing bullish support

Well, it didn’t take long for the bulls to jump on their buying opportunity, with a little help from the bulls’ friend in the Fed. In fact, despite huge daily swings in the market averages driven by daily news regarding timing of interest rate hikes, the strength in the dollar, and oil prices, trading actually has been quite rational, honoring technical formations and support levels and dutifully selling overbought conditions and buying when oversold. Yes, the tried and true investing clichés continue to work -- “Don’t fight the Fed,” and “The trend is your friend.” Read more about Sector Detector: Bulls retake the wheel, with a little help from their friends at the Fed

When I’m in my sales role, I view every prospective client as falling into one of two broad baskets: those looking for a reason to say yes, and those looking for a reason to say no. I always try to focus on the former and spend little time on the latter. Likewise, last week’s market was dominated by those looking for a reason to sell. And so they did. Good news in the jobs and unemployment reports spooked investors on Friday, and stocks fell hard. So, for the moment we are back to a Fed-driven good-news-is-bad-news story line, or so it would seem. Read more about Sector Detector: Investors find a reason to sell, teeing up a new buying opportunity

David Brown Talks Stocks with Chuck Jaffe

MoneyLifeShow.com: Market Call

September 12, 2014:  Chuck Jaffe asks David Brown for his take on a dozen or so stocks in this MoneyLife ratio show. Read more about David Brown Talks Stocks with Chuck Jaffe