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Over 10 years of investing experience, I use dividend reinvestment to accumulate stocks. I view myself as a Long-Long investor, very rarely (if ever) making short term trades. My three model portfolios--Widows and Orphans, Climbers and Dogs, and Pretty Girls and Railroads, are basically each 1/3... More
  • Composite Portfolio Midday Report (3/1/13) 0 comments
    Mar 1, 2013 12:49 PM | about stocks: XIN, FRO, HLF, ALSK, MGA, EBIX, RAI, AB, VZ, KLAC
    Indexes
    Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.25%
    NASDAQ Composite +0.20%
    S&P 500 +0.19%
    Russell 2000 +0.10%
    Portfolios
    Widows and Orphans +0.25%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads +0.16%
    Climbers and Dogs -0.18%
    Cumulative +0.08%

     

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    Portfolio Movers
    GainersToday's Market Change
    Xinyuan Real Estate Co Ltd
    XIN:NYQ
    0.42USD+7.68%
    Frontline Ltd
    FRO:NYQ
    0.09USD+4.41%
    Herbalife Ltd
    HLF:NYQ
    1.49USD+3.74%
    Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc
    ALSK:NSQ
    0.06USD+3.49%
    Magna International Inc
    MGA:NYQ
    1.83USD+3.44%
    LosersToday's Market Change
    Ebix Inc
    EBIX:NSQ
    -0.53USD-3.31%
    Reynolds American Inc
    RAI:NYQ
    -0.37USD-0.85%
    AllianceBernstein Holding LP
    AB:NYQ
    -0.12USD-0.52%
    Verizon Communications Inc
    VZ:NYQ
    -0.13USD-0.28%
    KLA-Tencor Corp
    KLAC:NSQ
    -0.15USD-0.27%

    Disclosure: I am long XIN, FRO, HLF, ALSK, MGA, EBIX, RAI, AB, VZ, KLAC.

    Stocks: XIN, FRO, HLF, ALSK, MGA, EBIX, RAI, AB, VZ, KLAC
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