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My goal is to communicate long-term investing ideas that achieve superior returns for investors. I use thorough, bottom-to-top analysis that will result in very few ideas, but that's the way I believe it should be. If you have 10 stocks that you want to buy everyday, you can be sure at least 5... More
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  • Buys: ARCC, GE, PG, TAP  0 comments
    Apr 11, 2012 12:35 PM | about stocks: ARCC, TAP, GE, PG

    **This post is in regard to a paper-traded hypothetical portfolio and does not reflect real market activity**

    I'm allocating about 6% of the fund into these securities. Long term I want to have 50-70% invested in stock, but I'm counting on better opportunities further in the future, and will continue to take my time.

    ARCC, Ares Corp, is a disciplined private investment firm, that specializes in lending to high yield grade companies. The security currently yields 9%, a majority of the cash flow. This company behaves like a hybrid between a high yield bond fund and a mid sized company. GE and PG are both great companies at good prices. GE gives some, but not too much, exposure to the financial sector and other goods. PG holds very strong competitive advantages and growth looks predictable and dependable. TAP is a solid performer in a steady industry, and I like it at this price.

    There is much more behind my stock picks than these brief descriptions, but I'll choose to keep that information private and just give a general explanation of my actions.

    ARCC 1500 shares $15.90/sh
    GE 500 shares $19.04/sh
    PG 200 shares $66.62/sh
    TAP 300 shares $40.80/sh

    Cash spent: $58,934.00

    Current Portfolio:
    APOL 400 shares
    ARCC 2500 shares
    ATVI 4500 shares
    BRK.B 600 shares
    COP 300 shares
    GE 500 shares
    PG 200 shares
    TAP 800 shares
    VZ 300 shares
    P May 11 Put -30 contracts

    $752,415.00 Cash

    Disclosure: I am long ARCC, TAP.

    Stocks: ARCC, TAP, GE, PG
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