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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 (3/27/13) 0 comments
    Mar 27, 2013 12:29 PM | about stocks: FRO, WAC, HRZN, NAT, GOLD, MT, AFL, KLAC, AB, BWP

    NASDAQ Composite -0.18%
    S&P 500 -0.24%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.28%
    Russell 2000 -0.29%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads +0.07%
    Climbers and Dogs -0.08%
    Widows and Orphans -0.15%
    Cumulative -0.05%
    • S&P 500 edges away from record
      Mar 27 2013 14:30 GMT
      First Cyprus, now Italy again. The US equity market bulls who want to push the S&P 500 into record territory just can't catch a break. More than a month after Italians went to the polls, the narrow victor, the Democratic party leader Pier Luigi Bersani, remains unable to form a...
    • Resurgent Thiam set to survive censure
      Mar 27 2013 12:29 GMT
      A fortnight ago Tidjane Thiam was being cheered in the City as he hailed the Prudential's latest set of forecast-beating results that pushed the UK-based insurer's shares to their highest level in 13 years. On Wednesday, however, events that took place three years ago, shortly after he became chief executive,...
    • Monsanto and DuPont to scrap lawsuits
      Mar 26 2013 22:59 GMT
      Monsanto and DuPont, the agribusiness groups, are to abandon duelling lawsuits and instead enter licensing agreements worth at least $1.75bn to Monsanto. DuPont has agreed to drop its antitrust lawsuit, while Monsanto will abandon its patent infringement suit against DuPont, setting aside the $1bn Monsanto was awarded in the case...
    • Amex / Walmart: one bird chirping
      Mar 26 2013 20:08 GMT
      It has been a chilly Spring in the US, but at least one bird is chirping. American Express and Walmart said on Tuesday that their Bluebird venture for financial services now has federal deposit insurance. The two teamed up last October to offer prepaid cards and cheque accounts to low-income...
    • T-Mobile USA drops yearly phone contracts
      Mar 26 2013 18:09 GMT
      T-Mobile USA will drop the annual subsidised phone contracts that have become the standard way of selling expensive handsets in the mobile industry as part of a wider relaunch of its network strategy. T-Mobile USA, the fourth largest mobile operator in the US, aims to reverse recent financial difficulties and...


    Portfolio Movers


    Gainers Today's Market Change
    Frontline Ltd
    Walter Investment Management Corp
    Horizon Technology Finance Corp
    Nordic American Tanker Ltd
    Randgold Resources Ltd
    Losers Today's Market Change
    ArcelorMittal SA
    Aflac Inc
    KLA-Tencor Corp
    AllianceBernstein Holding LP
    Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP

    Disclosure: I am long FRO, WAC, HRZN, NAT, GOLD, MT, AFL, KLAC, AB, BWP.

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