Independent Investment Research Firm

Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Sabrient Systems is an independent investment research firm offering both quantitative and qualitative research. 

We use a fundamentals-based, quantitative approach to build powerful investment strategies for portfolio managers and ... more

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Rankings Remain Bullish On A Promising Q1 Earnings Season
Given all the geopolitical drama and worrisome news headlines, it’s no wonder stocks have stalled for the past several weeks. Especially troubling is the notable underperformance since March 1 in small caps and transports.
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Investors Remain Cautious As Trump Meets Unexpected
The SPY closed Monday at 233.62 after recovering from what started out looking like “the next leg down.” March has shaped up as a month for an orderly correction to the 4-month post-election rally.
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Frothy Market Awaits Consolidation And New Catalysts
Over both the past three months and the past 12 months, the top performing sectors have been Financials, Industrials, Materials, and Technology. Healthcare is the worst performer in the S&P 500 over the past 12 months.
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IPOs & Forensic Accounting: An Unlikely Match
Releasing fewer years of financial results could make it easier for a firm to “time” its IPO to avoid disclosing negative information.
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Stocks Eye New Highs As Trump Gets Busy Fulfilling Campaign Promises
No doubt, the new Administration is shaking things up, as promised…and the left is pushing back hard, as promised. Nevertheless, I believe economic fundamentals are positive with a favorable environment for equities globally.
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The Trump Bump: An Earnings Quality Analysis
Though the market appears to be recently dominated by Trump’s potential impact on the American economy, earnings quality trends continue to be relevant to stock prices.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

ARRS Arris Group Inc
DEF Guggenheim Defender ETF
GNW Genworth Financial Inc.
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.
JBLU JetBlue Airways Corporation
KFN KKR Financial Holdings LLC
KNOW Direxion All Cap Insider
NXPI NXP Semiconductors N.V.
OCN Ocwen Financial Corporation
OPK OPKO Health Inc.
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated
SAVE Spirit Airlines Inc.
STX Seagate Technology.
TEO Telecom Argentina S.A.
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
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President
Sabrient Systems
January 2011 - Present (6 years 5 months)
Scott Brown is the president of Sabrient Systems. As president, Scott guides strategic expansion, tactical refinements, and communications outreach for each of Sabrient’s five core business units, which include Index Creation for ETF distribution; Custom Strategy Products for professional brokers and money managers; Retail Services and Publishing, and Institutional Retail.

Education

University of Houston
BBA
1982 / 1986
Marketing

Publications

Dark Horse Trader's Hedge Blog
Scott Brown
Sabrient Systems
The Dark Horse Traders' Hedge is a long/short virtual portfolio written by Scott Brown, president of Sabrient Systems. Based on the highly successful and popular Sabrient Investors’ (H)Edge Portfolio, the Dark Horse Traders’ Hedge (DHTH) takes advantage of technical market trends to tilt the balance of LONG vs. SHORT in bearish, bullish or range bound markets for added alpha (the measure of return on a risk adjusted basis). Long and short equity positions taken in the DHTH portfolio are chosen using to Sabrient’s rating system, which is based primarily on fundamental criteria.
ETF Periscope
Daniel Sckolnik
Sabrient Systems
ETF Periscope is written by Daniel Sckolnik. In addition to a lively market analysis, Daniel scans the Sabrient SectorCast ETF Rankings weekly to find a few ETFs that meet the current landscape of the markets. ETF Periscope has been featured in Barron’s and Institutional Investor.
Sector Detector
Scott Martindale
Sabrient Systems
Sector Detector is a weekly blog/newsletter by Scott Martindale, senior vice president of Sabrient. He discusses the top and bottom sectors (as represented by ETFs), using the Sabrient SectorCast ranking model for a one-month forward look, He also tracks the top two Sector ETFs long and bottom two Sector ETFs short. Sign up for Sector Detector and other newsletters for delivery via email.
What the Market Wants
David Brown
Sabrient Systems
What the Market Wants is a straight-to-the-point, easy-to-read weekly newsletter written by David Brown, an investing expert and author of several investing books. David has been analyzing the ups and downs of the market for more than 30 years. In What the Market Wants, he delivers the goods on the market. In a few brief paragraphs, David helps you understand what’s moving and shaping the current market.
Qualitative Research Reports
Gradient Analytics
Sabrient Systems
Gradient Analytics offers analyst-driven, qualitative fundamental research into the earnings quality, forensic accounting, executive incentives, and anomalous executive behavior of publicly traded companies. Leveraging over 15 years of thought leadership and academic research, Gradient delivers to investment managers three analyst-driven research products: Earnings Quality Analytics (EQA), Earnings Incentive Analytics (EIA), and Gradient International Analyst Research™ (GI).
Sabrient Bakers Dozen
Sabrient Systems
Sabrient Systems
Since 2009, Sabrient has published the Baker's Dozen Report at the beginning of each New Year—13 top-ranked stocks that we expect to outperform their peers during the coming year. Every year of publication -- now 4 years in a row -- the Baker’s Dozen has done just that.