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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 Daily Close Report (3/14/13) 0 comments
    Mar 14, 2013 7:36 PM | about stocks: PTNR, TEF, PBI, EBIX, COG, SXL, AB, MO, PCLN, KMP

    Russell 2000 +0.97%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.58%
    S&P 500 +0.56%
    NASDAQ Composite +0.43%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads +0.76%
    Climbers and Dogs +0.63%
    Widows and Orphans +0.62%
    Cumulative +0.67%
    • Fed critical of Goldman and JPM cash plans
      Mar 14 2013 20:36 GMT
      The Federal Reserve ordered Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase to improve their capital planning but approved tens of billions of dollars of dividends and share buybacks across the industry. Goldman and JPMorgan, generally perceived as among the strongest Wall Street banks, were rebuked by the Fed for "qualitative" weaknesses in...
    • Carlyle European property fund heads leave
      Mar 14 2013 20:02 GMT
      The co-heads of Carlyle's European real estate funds are leaving the private equity group in a move that has angered investors in one of its three property funds nursing deep losses. Investors in its second fund, a €763m pool raised in 2004, said that as the fund nears the end...
    • US web education
      Mar 14 2013 19:41 GMT
      Few sectors harbour as many hopes and fears about technological change as universities. This week a bill was submitted to the California legislature that would require the state's public universities to recognise credits obtained from third-party providers, including online educators. The initiative deserves applause. Some academics are terrified they could...
    • UK government backs seabed mining sector
      Mar 14 2013 18:45 GMT
      The UK government has thrown its weight behind attempts to mine the international seabed for a range of lucrative metals, following the award of an exploration licence to a UK subsidiary of Lockheed Martin. UK Seabed Resources, a subsidiary of the US defence and engineering group, said yesterday that it...
    • Samsung puts firepower behind Galaxy launch
      Mar 14 2013 18:42 GMT
      As Samsung embarks on what some in the telecoms industry believe is the most expensive launch yet of a smartphone, even former members of Apple's camp have acknowledged the Galaxy maker's success in building hype to rival the iPhone. Ken Segall, who as creative director at Apple's ad agency worked...


    Portfolio Movers


    Gainers Today's Market Change
    Partner Communications Company Ltd
    Telefonica SA
    Pitney Bowes Inc
    Ebix Inc
    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp
    Losers Today's Market Change
    Sunoco Logistics Partners LP
    AllianceBernstein Holding LP
    Altria Group Inc
    Priceline Com Inc
    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP

    Disclosure: I am long PTNR, TEF, PBI, EBIX, COG, SXL, AB, MO, PCLN, KMP.

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