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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
  • Portfolio Composite Midday Report (4/25/13) 0 comments
    Apr 25, 2013 12:29 PM | about stocks: KKR, COG, GRMN, SCCO, AMAT, EBIX, FSC, KMP, HTS, AB

    Russell 2000 +0.96%
    NASDAQ Composite +0.82%
    S&P 500 +0.60%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.46%
    Widows and Orphans +1.04%
    Climbers and Dogs +0.80%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads +0.55%
    Cumulative +0.80%

    • Apple's iBonds
      Apr 25 2013 15:51 BST
      What do you do when you have $145bn of idle cash and your shareholders want a bite? Apple, paradoxically, plans to borrow money. The company said this week that it will use debt as part of its just expanded $100bn capital return programme. This is not as strange as it...
    • US oil shares move little on flat results
      Apr 25 2013 15:45 BST
      Shares in ExxonMobil, the US largest corporation by market capitalisation, fell 0.9 per cent to $88.65 in early trading on Thursday after reporting flat earnings. The US oil and gas company reported earnings per share of $2.12 that were ahead of expectations but revenue fell short. ConocoPhillips also reported earnings...
    • Demand hots up for US bank bonds
      Apr 25 2013 15:43 BST
      To the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, and to all the regulators rewriting the rules of finance to make the banking system safer, goes a heartfelt "thank you" from investors in US bank bonds. In part because of the efforts of...
    • Bangladesh mourns as factory toll hits 228
      Apr 25 2013 14:36 BST
      Bangladesh was observing a day of national mourning on Thursday, as rescue workers searched through the rubble of a collapsed garment factory building in a hunt for survivors among the hundreds of people feared inside. The eight-story Rana Plaza, which housed at least four garment factories producing clothing for major...
    • Stocks firm as earnings absorbed
      Apr 25 2013 14:31 BST
      Thursday 14:30 BST. Action in markets is sporting a positive bias, as worries over global growth are pared after the UK avoided a triple-dip recession, a rash of corporate earnings lend support, and as central banks are seen continuing to offer assistance. Wall Street's S&P 500 is adding 4 points...


    Portfolio Movers


    GainersToday's Market Change
    KKR & Co LP
    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp
    Garmin Ltd
    Southern Copper Corp
    Applied Materials Inc
    LosersToday's Market Change
    Ebix Inc
    Fifth Street Finance Corp
    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP
    Hatteras Financial Corp
    AllianceBernstein Holding LP

    Disclosure: I am long KKR, COG, GRMN, SCCO, AMAT, EBIX, FSC, KMP, HTS, AB.

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