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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 (4/23/13) 0 comments
    Apr 23, 2013 12:29 PM | about stocks: EBIX, KCAP, SAN, LULU, CRT, SRE, RAI, COG, VZ, HTS

    Russell 2000 +1.29%
    NASDAQ Composite +1.18%
    S&P 500 +1.05%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.97%
    Widows and Orphans +1.20%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads +0.89%
    Climbers and Dogs +0.87%
    Cumulative +0.99%
    • Siemens warns on late Eurostar delivery
      Apr 23 2013 15:48 BST
      Siemens' rail division faces further costly charges after it warned of a delay to the delivery of trains to Eurostar, the high-speed cross-Channel rail operator, that underscored the technical and regulatory difficulty of cross-border European rail. The German engineering group won a €700m contract in 2010 to supply Eurostar with...
    • Wall Street lifted by stronger earnings
      Apr 23 2013 15:38 BST
      Wall Street stocks rose in early activity on Tuesday, as strong earnings across corporate America helped bolster shares despite disappointing global economic data. The S&P 500 jumped 0.7 per cent to 1,574.13 in the opening thirty minutes in New York. All ten major industry groups on the benchmark traded higher,...
    • Stocks shrug off poor data
      Apr 23 2013 14:32 BST
      Tuesday 14:30 BST. Commodities and growth-sensitive currencies are on the back foot, while perceived havens such as the yen and Treasuries are in demand after disappointing readings on the US, German and Chinese manufacturing sectors added to concerns about the outlook for the global economy. But European and US stocks...
    • DuPont profit more than doubles
      Apr 23 2013 13:59 BST
      DuPont's first-quarter earnings more than doubled, led by a boost in demand for its genetically modified seeds among farmers wary of a repeat of the worst US drought in years. The largest US chemicals company by market capitalisation reported net income excluding special items of $3.35bn, or $3.58 per share,...
    • US budget cuts to hit Lockheed sales
      Apr 23 2013 13:12 BST
      Lockheed Martin said the US government's sequestration spending cuts would reduce its sales for the year by $825m, as it became one of the first big military contractors to put a figure on the across-the-board cuts' impact. Lockheed, the world's biggest military contractor by revenues, said on Tuesday the revenue...


    Portfolio Movers


    Gainers Today's Market Change
    Ebix Inc
    KCAP Financial Inc
    Banco Santander SA
    Lululemon Athletica Inc
    Cross Timbers Royalty Trust
    Losers Today's Market Change
    Sempra Energy
    Reynolds American Inc
    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp
    Verizon Communications Inc
    Hatteras Financial Corp

    Disclosure: I am long EBIX, KCAP, SAN, LULU, CRT, SRE, RAI, COG, VZ, HTS.

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