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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 (3/15/13) 0 comments
    Mar 15, 2013 12:38 PM | about stocks: FRO, NOK, TWO, AAPL, BKCC, ULTA, KCAP, VZ, FL, RAI

    Russell 2000 -0.09%
    S&P 500 -0.12%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.21%
    NASDAQ Composite -0.21%
    Climbers and Dogs -0.22%
    Widows and Orphans -0.27%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads -0.45%
    Cumulative -0.32%
    • Drew blames underlings for JPM losses
      Mar 15 2013 14:54 GMT
      Ina Drew, the former JPMorgan chief investment officer, broke her public silence on Friday by blaming the bank's $6bn "London whale" trading loss on two underlings, in an attempt to distance herself from the disastrous bets on credit derivatives. Ms Drew was attributed much of the responsibility for the failed...
    • S&P 500 remains shy of record level
      Mar 15 2013 14:22 GMT
      US equity markets disappointed investors by opening lower on Friday as many expected the main benchmark to break through its previous record closing high. The S&P 500 index of large-cap companies finished 2 points off its all-time closing high on Thursday, but eased 0.4 per cent to 1,557.07 at the...
    • Samsung and the Galaxy S4
      Mar 15 2013 12:16 GMT
      Just how many games need changing in the smartphone world? Every time a new model is launched, opiners weigh in on whether it meets that standard. Samsung suffered its worst one-day drop in five months on Friday, down 2.6 per cent, after its hotly awaited Galaxy S4 was considered not...
    • Beijing looks to energy market easing
      Mar 15 2013 09:25 GMT
      As China's rubber-stamp congress finishes up its annual meeting in Beijing this week, a recurrent theme can be heard from the tightly scripted meetings: China's energy pricing policies are set to change. For decades, China's rapid industrial growth has been fuelled by cheap, and sometimes subsidised, energy. Even today, much...
    • Energy merger to spawn $11bn partnership
      Mar 15 2013 00:05 GMT
      Two US energy companies and a private equity fund are to merge their natural gas pipeline and storage businesses into a new partnership with assets worth $11bn, which they plan to float on the stock market. The deal will create one of the country's largest master limited partnerships: a tax-advantaged...


    Portfolio Movers


    Gainers Today's Market Change
    Frontline Ltd
    Nokia Oyj
    Two Harbors Investment Corp
    Apple Inc
    Blackrock Kelso Capital Corp
    Losers Today's Market Change
    Ulta Salon Cosmetics and Fragrance Inc
    KCAP Financial Inc
    Verizon Communications Inc
    Foot Locker Inc
    Reynolds American Inc

    Disclosure: I am long FRO, NOK, TWO, AAPL, BKCC, ULTA, KCAP, VZ, FL, RAI.

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