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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 (3/8/13) 0 comments
    Mar 8, 2013 12:55 PM | about stocks: FRO, TEF, CTB, NAT, FL, AFL, AB, DEO, ANH

    Russell 2000 +0.57%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.34%
    S&P 500 +0.26%
    NASDAQ Composite +0.24%
    Widows and Orphans +0.31%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads +0.28%
    Climbers and Dogs -0.02%
    Cumulative +0.20%
    • JC Penney cuts 2,200 jobs
      Mar 08 2013 16:18 GMT
      JC Penney is slashing 2,200 jobs to reduce costs as the department store chain grapples with a dramatic fall in sales triggered by its reform plan. The retailer's job cuts, confirmed on Friday, came in the same week that one of its key shareholders, Vornado Realty Trust, sold half its...
    • Falling banks limit Wall Street's progress
      Mar 08 2013 15:32 GMT
      US stocks rose in early activity with investors bidding the S&P 500 closer to an all-time high after the latest labour market data showed the economy added 236,000 jobs in February, far more than expected. The benchmark climbed 0.1 per cent to 1,545.98 in the first half hour of Friday's...
    • Letter from Lex: all-time highs and lows
      Mar 08 2013 15:10 GMT
      Break out the champagne…the Dow Jones is at an all-time high! But hold on a minute. Just take a quick sip and get back to work as things are not as good as they may first appear. Just ask Japanese companies, which have been underperforming their Korean rivals for years....
    • Tests add to bank payout pressures
      Mar 08 2013 00:14 GMT
      Bank executives held their collective breath on Wednesday as they awaited the results of the Federal Reserve's annual banking stress tests. Almost all of the 18 banks included in the exercise, which mimics the intense market turmoil witnessed towards the end of 2008, were expected to pass. But executives had...
    • Prospects: Downturn survivors find reasons for optimism amid the gloom
      Mar 08 2013 00:01 GMT
      The global economic downturn has not been kind on the UK's mid-market companies. When the credit crunch began to take hold in 2007, the subsequent flight of investors to safety avoided smaller, and so potentially riskier, companies. After topping the 12,000-mark in early 2007, the FTSE 250 index lost more...


    Portfolio Movers


    Gainers Today's Market Change
    Frontline Ltd
    Telefonica SA
    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co
    Repsol SA
    Nordic American Tanker Ltd
    Losers Today's Market Change
    Foot Locker Inc
    Aflac Inc
    AllianceBernstein Holding LP
    Diageo PLC
    Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp

    Disclosure: I am long FRO, TEF, CTB, NAT, FL, AFL, AB, DEO, ANH.

    Stocks: FRO, TEF, CTB, NAT, FL, AFL, AB, DEO, ANH
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