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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 (4/22/13) 0 comments
    Apr 22, 2013 12:34 PM | about stocks: MSFT, ABBV, CELG, PSX, GOLD, VHI, RSO, VZ, RAI, AFL

    Indexes
    NASDAQ Composite +0.52%
    S&P 500 +0.21%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.20%
    Russell 2000 -0.25%
    Portfolios
    Climbers and Dogs +0.44%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads +0.24%
    Widows and Orphans +0.39%
    Cumulative +0.35%

    • Caterpillar results weigh on Wall Street
      Apr 22 2013 15:28 BST
      Wall Street stocks declined in early activity on Monday as disappointing results from industrial heavyweight Caterpillar added to the recent woes for US equities. The S&P 500 lost 0.3 per cent to 1,550.54 just under an hour into the New York trading day. The benchmark's losses came after shares suffered...
    • Caterpillar earnings drop 45%
      Apr 22 2013 13:07 BST
      Caterpillar reported a 45 per cent drop in first-quarter earnings as weak global mining and construction demand continued to batter the world's biggest maker of earthmoving equipment. The Illinois-based company reported net income of $880m, or $1.31 per share, in the three months to March 31, down from $1.59bn, or...
    • Semiconductor equipment market shrinks
      Apr 22 2013 13:05 BST
      The market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment shrank by 16 per cent in 2012 amid a glut of memory chips and continued uncertainty in the sector. Spending on the equipment used to make microchips fell to $37.8bn last year, 16 per cent less than the amount spent in 2011, according to...
    • Gulf backing sought for polio eradication
      Apr 22 2013 12:31 BST
      Political and public health leaders meeting in the Gulf this week will back a $5.5bn plan to eradicate polio within five years, despite repeated setbacks including a recent spate of assassinations of health workers giving vaccines. Government officials from Abu Dhabi will join senior European, African and Asian politicians as...
    • Falling sales to Apple hit LG Display
      Apr 22 2013 11:33 BST
      Falling demand from Apple hit quarterly profits of LG Display as the South Korean panel maker struggles to diversify its customer base amid growing concerns about falling sales of the iPhone maker. Apple is LG Display's biggest customer and accounts for an estimated 40 per cent of the company's operating...

     

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    GainersToday's Market Change
    Microsoft Corp
    MSFT:NSQ
    1.11USD+3.72%
    AbbVie Inc
    ABBV:NYQ
    1.57USD+3.70%
    Celgene Corp
    CELG:NSQ
    4.50USD+3.68%
    Phillips 66
    PSX:NYQ
    2.04USD+3.52%
    Randgold Resources Ltd
    GOLD:NSQ
    2.49USD+3.48%
    LosersToday's Market Change
    Valhi Inc
    VHI:NYQ
    -0.48USD-2.94%
    Resource Capital Corp
    RSO:NYQ
    -0.04USD-0.71%
    Verizon Communications Inc
    VZ:NYQ
    -0.18USD-0.34%
    Reynolds American Inc
    RAI:NYQ
    -0.11USD-0.24%
    Aflac Inc
    AFL:NYQ
    -0.11USD-0.23%

    Disclosure: I am long MSFT, ABBV, CELG, PSX, GOLD, VHI, RSO, VZ, RAI, AFL.

    Stocks: MSFT, ABBV, CELG, PSX, GOLD, VHI, RSO, VZ, RAI, AFL
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