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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 Daily Close Report (3/25/13) 0 comments
    Mar 25, 2013 4:19 PM | about stocks: NAT, CEO, WAC, V, BPT, TEF, ANH, FL, EXD, BKCC

    Russell 2000 -0.04%
    NASDAQ Composite -0.30%
    S&P 500 -0.32%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.44%
    Widows and Orphans -0.20%
    Climbers and Dogs -0.30%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads -0.65%
    Cumulative -0.38%
    • ENRC and Kazakhmys slip on China fears
      Mar 25 2013 19:47 GMT
      Vedanta Resources was out of favour on Monday as mining stocks continued to sharply underperform the London market. Taking metals spot prices to perpetuity, earnings forecasts for Vedanta would be too high by between 70 per cent and 80 per cent, Société Générale said. Starting coverage with "sell" advice, SocGen...
    • Dollar General: shopping lists
      Mar 25 2013 19:34 GMT
      Higher US payroll taxes and how they will affect retailers is a vexing question for investors this year. Take Dollar General, one of a few "dollar stores" that offer a hodgepodge of low-priced items, everything from packaged food to razors to clothing. On the one hand, there are fears that...
    • CLO issuance near record 2007 levels
      Mar 25 2013 17:14 GMT
      Investors who bought the riskiest portions of one of the most exotic credit market instruments sold in the run-up to the financial crisis actually made more money than they forecast, despite the meltdown, according to analysis. The data, published by JP Morgan, helps to explain the recent soaring demand for...
    • AstraZeneca wins US drug patent case
      Mar 25 2013 16:54 GMT
      AstraZeneca, the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company, has won a US legal judgment defending the patents on its cholesterol-lowering blockbuster drug Crestor, which defers cut-price competition from generic rivals until May 2016. Actavis and Egis, two generic companies, have abandoned efforts to overturn a ruling from the Federal Court of Appeals, and...
    • Dijsselbloem comments hit European banks
      Mar 25 2013 16:52 GMT
      European bank stocks slumped on Monday after the restructuring of the Cypriot financial sector was held up as a template for future sovereign rescues by the head of the eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister and head of the eurogroup, said the Cyprus rescue programme...


    Portfolio Movers


    Gainers Today's Market Change
    Nordic American Tanker Ltd
    CNOOC Ltd
    Walter Investment Management Corp
    Visa Inc
    BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust
    Losers Today's Market Change
    Telefonica SA
    Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp
    Foot Locker Inc
    Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond and Options Strategies Fund
    Blackrock Kelso Capital Corp

    Disclosure: I am long NAT, CEO, WAC, V, BPT, TEF, ANH, FL, EXD, BKCC.

    Stocks: NAT, CEO, WAC, V, BPT, TEF, ANH, FL, EXD, BKCC
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