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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 (4/9/13) 0 comments
    Apr 9, 2013 1:23 PM | about stocks: MT, CEL, PTNR, GOLD, DEO, IVR, AAPL, VZ, FL

    Russell 2000 -0.12%
    S&P 500 +0.15%
    NASDAQ Composite +0.12%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.23%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads +0.68%
    Widows and Orphans +0.34%
    Climbers and Dogs +0.22%
    Cumulative +0.42%
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      Apr 08 2013 23:39 BST
      Pets at Home, the pet store owned by US private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, will announce on Tuesday that it is stepping up its veterinary services with the acquisition of Vets4Pets. No value will be disclosed for the deal, but it is thought to be in the £30m-£50m range,...
    • News Corp hits back in Aereo fight
      Apr 08 2013 23:16 BST
      Chase Carey, chief operating officer of News Corp, threatened to pull the media group's free Fox television network from the airwaves and convert it into a paid cable network to fend off what he called "pirating" by Aereo's television-on-the-internet service. Aereo has sparked controversy in the US for its technology...
    • Lombard: City's debt of gratitude to Mrs T
      Apr 08 2013 21:52 BST
      Margaret Thatcher was unsentimental in almost everything save her enthusiasm for the Rolf Harris ditty "Two Little Boys". Appropriately, the FTSE 100 shed only four points on news of her death. But there is no individual to whom British business and the City of London owes a greater debt of...
    • GE to buy pumpmaker Lufkin for $3.3bn
      Apr 08 2013 21:10 BST
      General Electric took a further step to build its oil and gas services business through acquisition, agreeing a $3.3bn cash deal to buy Lufkin Industries, a manufacturer of specialist pumps. GE is offering $88.50 a share for Lufkin, a premium of 38 per cent to the company's closing price of...
    • Abandoned oil discoveries enjoy revival
      Apr 08 2013 21:07 BST
      When production starts at the Johan Sverdrup oilfield in Norwegian waters later this decade, it will provide a big boost to the country's declining oil and gas output. The discovery made by Sweden-based Lundin Petroleum in 2010 was the world's biggest that year and could yet emerge as one of...


    Portfolio Movers


    Gainers Today's Market Change
    ArcelorMittal SA
    Cellcom Israel Ltd
    Partner Communications Company Ltd
    Randgold Resources Ltd
    Repsol SA
    Losers Today's Market Change
    Diageo PLC
    Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc
    Apple Inc
    Verizon Communications Inc
    Foot Locker Inc

    Disclosure: I am long MT, CEL, PTNR, GOLD, DEO, IVR, AAPL, VZ, FL.

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