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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
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    Mar 4, 2013 1:01 PM | about stocks: SXL, PBI, OZM, HLF, CYS, KKR, VZ, MMM, NAT, BRK.B, LMT, AAPL, SLRC, CAT, CTB, MT, XIN



    SymbolCompany NamePricePrice Chg.Price % Chg.Volume (000)Volume % Chg.
    SXLSunoco Logistics Ptnr Lp$64.231.653%98-12%
    PBIPitney-Bowes Inc$13.370.343%1,228-41%
    OZMOch-Ziff Cap Mgmt Cl A$9.290.212%1,01053%
    HLFHerbalife Ltd$40.920.822%1,732-71%
    CYSC Y S Investments Inc$11.920.121%1,43016%
    KKRK K R & Co Lp$18.450.161%1,70139%
    VZVerizon Communications$46.960.241%3,275-52%



    MMMThree M Company$102.80-0.97-1%1,095-17%
    NATNordic Amer Tanker Ltd$8.80-0.10-1%3140%
    BRKBBerkshire Hathaway Cl B$100.74-1.31-1%2,3216%
    LMTLockheed Martin Corp$86.79-1.38-2%764-43%
    AAPLApple Inc$423.24-7.23-2%11,27322%
    SLRCSolar Capital Ltd$23.87-0.45-2%2594%
    CATCaterpillar Inc$89.35-2.01-2%3,20013%
    CTBCooper Tire & Rubber Co$24.71-0.60-2%57093%
    MTArcelor Mittal Cl A$14.06-0.47-3%6,70638%
    XINXinyuan Real Estate Ads$5.28-0.63-11%2,820834%
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    Investor's Business Daily is a registered trademark of Investor's Business Daily, Inc.    
    Reproduction or redistribution other than for personal use is prohibited.    
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    US sequester cuts hits defence sector

    By Anora Mahmudova in New York

    US equity markets opened modestly lower on the first day of trading after fiscal sequestration became effective on Friday night. Investors last week brushed off the potential impact of $85bn of federal spending cuts over 2013, with indices trading near cyclical peaks. The benchmark S&P 500 on Monday was trading...

    15:41 GMTMar 04 2013LMT:NYQ
    Bank compliance salaries soar

    By Brooke Masters, chief regulation correspondent

    Turnover at the top of global bank compliance departments has tripled since the financial crisis, leading to sharp salary gains of up to 50 per cent for global and regional heads in the past two years, new research shows. Recruiters Hedley May warn that the market for experienced compliance officers...

    19:11 GMTMar 03 2013JPM:NYQ
    KKR rejigs European dealmaking team

    By Anne-Sylvaine Chassany, Private Equity Correspondent

    KKR, the New York-based private equity group, is rejuvenating its team of European dealmakers as it seeks a fresh start before raising a new fund in the region for the first time since the financial crisis. KKR told investors at a meeting in Berlin last week that Jacques Garaialde, a...

    18:56 GMTMar 03 2013KKR:NYQ
    Lockheed warns on defence cuts

    By Robert Wright in New York

    Contract terminations, factory closures and thousands of job losses could result from across-the-board spending cuts that several US defence suppliers had predicted would be averted, Lockheed Martin, the country's biggest military supplier by sales, has warned. Lockheed, which manufactures the F35 joint strike fighter and F22 stealth fighter, gave its...

    17:59 GMTMar 03 2013LMT:NYQ
    Defiant Siemens chief comes out fighting

    By Chris Bryant and Peter Marsh in Munich

    For most of his first four years in charge of Siemens, Peter Löscher enjoyed stellar reviews as he cleaned up a corruption scandal, cut costs and ensured Europe's biggest engineering group navigated the financial crisis with relative ease. Now he is trying to recover his poise after a year in...

    17:39 GMTMar 03 2013SI:NYQ, SI:NYQ
    Buffett sees opportunity in uncertainty

    By Dan McCrum

    Shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway hoping for a window into the future for the $250bn conglomerate in its chairman's annual letter found only a familiar mix of folksy reassurance, straightforward principles and mere hints of a post-Buffett future. What was clear is that 82-year-old Warren Buffett remains an optimist. Declaring that...

    17:38 GMTMar 03 2013BRK.B:NYQ
    Steel industry urges 25% capacity cut

    By James Shotter in Linz

    Europe's beleaguered steel industry needs to shed around 25 per cent of its capacity within the next three years if it hopes to remain a global player, the head of Europe's main steel trade association has warned. "It is a matter of fact that the European steel industry is in...

    17:04 GMTMar 03 2013MT:NYQ
    Demand exceeds supply in sukuk market

    By Chris Newlands

    Long before 2012 had finished, many were predicting a bumper year for the issuance of sharia-compliant bonds, or sukuk. The assertion was that issuance of sharia-compliant paper would top the $100bn mark before the year was through and, although that view proved to be correct, it also turned out to...

    03:29 GMTMar 03 2013GE:NYQ
    All bets on mobile internet

    By Jenny Lowe

    Mikhail Zverev, Standard Life Investments' global equity rising star, is betting on mobile internet companies to drive his fund into the big league. Edinburgh-based Standard Life has lagged behind rival fund companies such as Aberdeen, Carmignac and M&G in the global equity stakes in recent years, in spite of efforts...

    03:27 GMTMar 03 2013AAPL:NSQ
    Buffett on the prowl for another big deal

    By Dan McCrum in New York

    Warren Buffett lamented a rare year of underpar investment performance in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, and said that he and vice-chairman Charlie Munger were on the lookout for big companies to add to their sprawling conglomerate. The investors last month sealed a deal to invest $12bn in...

    22:52 GMTMar 01 2013BRK.B:NYQ
    US stocks rebound after manufacturing data

    By Anora Mahmudova in New York

    Salesforce's shares climbed after its fourth-quarter earnings, announced after the market close on Thursday, were above Wall Street's expectations. Revenues at the business-software company jumped 32 per cent to $834.7m, although it registered a net loss due to $108m in stock-based compensation and a one-time tax charge. The stock gained...

    21:27 GMTMar 01 2013AAPL:NSQ
    Judge cuts Apple's $1bn damages award

    By Chris Nuttall in San Francisco

    The judge in a landmark patent case involving Apple and Samsung has entered an order striking nearly half of the $1bn in damages awarded by a jury to Apple, and ordered a new trial. The fresh trial ordered by US district judge Lucy Koh will deal with 14 Samsung products...

    21:11 GMTMar 01 2013AAPL:NSQ
    US sequestration: drama, comedy, horror


    Think of recent US fiscal policy as a film franchise - part drama, part comedy, part horror. The opening instalment was the summer 2011 blockbuster, Debt Ceiling. The downgrade of US debt after the default brinkmanship made our jaws drop, but was followed by a clever plot twist: Treasuries rallied...

    20:51 GMTMar 01 2013LMT:NYQ
    The $137bn dilemma

    By Tim Bradshaw and Dan McCrum

    Tim Cook sat on a black stage wearing an open-necked shirt and jeans, perched on a high stool before a glowing Apple logo - a familiar backdrop for launches of iPhones or iPads. But instead of announcing a new product, Apple's chief executive was listening patiently to his shareholders. Several...

    18:27 GMTMar 01 2013MSFT:NSQ
    Big themes for your Isa

    By Tanya Powley

    Not sure where to invest this year's stocks and shares Isa allowance? UK equity income - many investors' choice in 2012 - will remain a big theme this year, but more exciting growth opportunities are likely to be found further afield. Most financial advisers agree that equity markets currently offer...

    18:22 GMTMar 01 2013VOD:NSQ

    Disclosure: I am long SXL, PBI, OZM, HLF, CYS, KKR, VZ, MMM, NAT, BRK.B, LMT, AAPL, SLRC, CAT, CTB, MT, XIN.

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