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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 (3/22/13) 0 comments
    Mar 22, 2013 4:45 PM | about stocks: NAT, MDLZ, ENI, FL, BP, WAC, KKR, MT, DHY, EXD

    S&P 500 +0.72%
    NASDAQ Composite +0.70%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.63%
    Russell 2000 +0.25%
    Climbers and Dogs +1.04%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads +0.74%
    Widows and Orphans +0.24%
    Cumulative +0.67%
    • BT Group leads blue-chip risers
      Mar 22 2013 20:12 GMT
      BT Group led the blue-chip risers yesterday on cost cutting hopes and optimism about pricing. The shares gained 3.9 per cent to 276.7p after an investor roadshow by management raised the potential for deep cost cutting at its Global Services division. Costs at the IT outsourcer fell just 1 per...
    • Shell's Alaska exploration executive quits
      Mar 22 2013 20:03 GMT
      Royal Dutch Shell said the executive in charge of its Alaskan exploration campaign was quitting, less than a month after the Anglo-Dutch major abandoned plans to drill in the area this year. Shell said David Lawrence, 57, who is responsible for all Shell's exploration activities in the Americas, was leaving...
    • Banks stumble amid crisis concerns
      Mar 22 2013 19:59 GMT
      Banks were some of the biggest losers this week as investors rattled by the banking crisis in Cyprus sold out of riskier assets. The FTSE Eurofirst 300 fell 1.2 per cent to 1,189.44, while the banking sub- index sank 4.3 per cent. In Spain, Banco Sabadell dropped 9.8 per cent...
    • BlackBerry: the picking season
      Mar 22 2013 19:51 GMT
      A new era for BlackBerry, and the end of one for its shareholders. On Friday, the company launched the first phone with its new operating system in the US. Next week, it will present quarterly results and, presumably, throw light on how the device has fared in the markets where...
    • How the whale hid from view
      Mar 22 2013 18:58 GMT
      Most weeks, I use this column to update readers on what I'm investing in, or thinking about investing in, or to look at what stock market history might teach us about where share prices are heading. This week is a bit different. I've watched with astonishment at the goings-on in...


    Portfolio Movers


    Gainers Today's Market Change
    Nordic American Tanker Ltd
    Mondelez International Inc
    Enersis SA
    Foot Locker Inc
    BP PLC
    Losers Today's Market Change
    Walter Investment Management Corp
    KKR & Co LP
    ArcelorMittal SA
    Credit Suisse High Yield Bond
    Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond and Options Strategies Fund

    Disclosure: I am long NAT, MDLZ, ENI, FL, BP, WAC, KKR, MT, DHY, EXD.

    Stocks: NAT, MDLZ, ENI, FL, BP, WAC, KKR, MT, DHY, EXD
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