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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 (3/14/13) 0 comments
    Mar 14, 2013 2:05 PM | about stocks: EBIX, PTNR, TEF, FRO, COG, ALSK, MO, RAI, PCLN, HON

    Russell 2000 +0.61%
    S&P 500 +0.41%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.39%
    NASDAQ Composite +0.30%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads +0.75%
    Climbers and Dogs +0.60%
    Widows and Orphans +0.51%
    Cumulative +0.62%
    • CNPC in $4.2bn Mozambique deal
      Mar 14 2013 15:16 GMT
      China National Petroleum Corp, the country's largest oil company by production, has planted its flag in Mozambique's huge offshore natural gasfields, announcing on Thursday a $4.2bn deal to acquire a 20 per cent stake in a key block operated by Italy's Eni. The deal marks CNPC's first step into east...
    • Share jump questions Cromme's steely code
      Mar 14 2013 14:01 GMT
      It was a poignant moment for German industry when Gerhard Cromme, the nation's most indefatigable campaigner for good corporate governance, resigned as supervisory board chairman of ThyssenKrupp. Poignant, in the first place, because Mr Cromme, 70, is a giant of the steel business, remembered forever as the first chief executive...
    • China Mobile: cash rich
      Mar 14 2013 12:05 GMT
      A subscriber base more than twice the size of the US population. Plus more cash to hand than Apple. There is a lot like about China Mobile - unless you are a shareholder, that is. The world's largest mobile service provider, with 710m subscribers, announced full-year earnings on Thursday that...
    • Big 1m smartphones order boosts BlackBerry
      Mar 14 2013 02:31 GMT
      Shares in BlackBerry rose sharply in late trading after the Canadian company announced that a partner had placed an order for 1m BlackBerry Z10 smartphones, the largest single order in the group's history. BlackBerry's stock ended Wednesday's session up 8.2 per cent at $15.65 on Nasdaq and rose above $16...
    • Vodafone to ditch its F1 sponsorship
      Mar 14 2013 00:10 GMT
      Vodafone, one of the longest-running sponsors of Formula One, will pull out of the sport at the end of the season after a review of its marketing strategy. Vodafone has paid as much as $75m every year for a sponsorship package centred on the McLaren racing team and its current...


    Portfolio Movers


    Gainers Today's Market Change
    Ebix Inc
    Partner Communications Company Ltd
    Telefonica SA
    Frontline Ltd
    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp
    Losers Today's Market Change
    Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc
    Altria Group Inc
    Reynolds American Inc
    Priceline Com Inc
    Honeywell International Inc

    Disclosure: I am long EBIX, PTNR, TEF, FRO, COG, ALSK, MO, RAI, PCLN, HON.

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