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Student of markets, enjoys following their course.
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Around the World in Several Pieces
  • Welcome And Farewell Party. 0 comments
    Sep 5, 2012 5:49 AM | about stocks: MPW, OTEL

    Well, our old friend, MPW and his health care Reit buddies, have gone on to greener pastures. It seems like only yesterday that here on this very instablog his praises were sung in the most grandiose of terms.

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    His crawls to the afternoon plateau, the occasional drop, or even sometimes rise after that formation, ah those were the days.

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    But, fortunately, MPW now has a few more supporters in his camp, and thus he's gone on to the big time.

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    Surely, MPW will still have a place in our hearts, and we in his, but he's moved on, and things are only looking brighter for him.

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    Now, we have another question potentially. How to fill the void, that old friend of ours may have left in our attention span, and how to ensure that we don't forget the good times we had.

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    Well, once you've got a star in your stable, it seems wise, to employ a few old horse-sense diversification strategies to keep the champs name in lights(maintain positive gains going forward), while all the while suring up the rear(hiring a publicist)(metaphor within metaphor, my apologies).

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    In this sort of situation, it might be a good idea, to throw around some strategic exposures, and hope you're choices are tactically sound.

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    Another good long term investment could be in shipping. It might not be good shorter term, like the old champ(NYSE:MPW), but perhaps if sat on for long enough it may reap some rewards. At least shippers seem to think so with their numerous projects expanding foreign ports etc.(at least as of the past few years).

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    Another good way to keep our memories of our times with MPW glistening like morning dew, perhaps high yield bonds, and high yield municipal debt.

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    With these two sectors covered we could be able to start building our own little boxing gym that could pump out more semi-sensational champs into the future.

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    Either way, one had might as well, not let good gains go to waste, and hence we should probably not rest on our laurels, but instead, should start adding some strategic(there it is again) shine to our little island in the sun.

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    Thus, apart from the St. Jude's beneficence requiring OTT, it may be time to start exploring new ways to sure up a portfolio, full of investment ideas as proposed here on this, ye old instablog.

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