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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Tech And Healthcare Lead A Surging Market To New Heights
Technology and Healthcare sectors continue to be the year-to-date leaders, and lately Utilities has gotten into the act on an income play as interest rates stay low.
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Solid 1H2017 Bodes Well For Equity Bulls, Even With The Pullback In Large-Cap Tech
The major US stock indexes continue to hold near their highs, awaiting the next upside catalyst, supported by persistently low-interest rates, record share buybacks, net solid economic reports, and continued organic growth in corporate earnings.
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Stocks Resume Technical Breakout Despite Political Turmoil At Home And Abroad
The market action after the Comey testimony certainly favored small caps. Moreover, an improving regulatory environment particularly benefits small caps.
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Bulls Gather Conviction, Led By Tech, As Uncertainties Are Lifted
Stocks continue to hold up well, encouraged by improving global fundamentals and a solid Q1 corporate earnings season.
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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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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 9 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.