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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 Daily Close Report (5/9/13) 0 comments
    May 9, 2013 10:07 PM | about stocks: WAC, LULU, PRTA, HLF, ABBV, CTB, AAPL, VZ, RAI, MO

    NASDAQ Composite -0.12%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.15%
    S&P 500 -0.37%
    Russell 2000 -0.43%
    Climbers and Dogs -0.24%
    Widows and Orphans -0.35%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads -0.75%
    Cumulative -0.45%
    • ResCap bankruptcy timing to be criticised
      May 09 2013 23:43 BST
      The court-appointed examiner into the bankruptcy of Residential Capital is expected to criticise the timing of the mortgage unit's Chapter 11 filing and its relationship with its parent company, Ally Financial, the former financing arm of General Motors, people familiar with the matter say. The report, which could be issued...
    • JPMorgan sued over 'unlawful' card debt suits
      May 09 2013 23:42 BST
      JPMorgan Chase has been sued by California's top law enforcement official for allegedly flooding the state's courts with thousands of "unlawful" suits aimed at collecting credit card debts. The state's attorney-general, Kamala Harris, filed suit against JPMorgan on Thursday, saying the bank "engaged in widespread, illegal robo-signing, among other unlawful...
    • Retailer leaps on Microsoft Nook bid talk
      May 09 2013 20:18 BST
      Barnes & Noble shares surged almost 22 per cent on Thursday after reports that Microsoft was looking to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media, its joint venture with the US bookseller. According to leaked internal documents obtained by technology industry website TechCrunch, Microsoft is proposing a $1bn offer to...
    • Apple's 'iRadio' talks hit royalties snag
      May 09 2013 19:52 BST
      Apple's much-anticipated music streaming service has hit a stumbling block as label owners are split over the terms for what industry executives have dubbed "iRadio". Despite signing up Universal Music, the largest of the record label majors, the iPhone maker is still negotiating terms with Sony Music, the second-largest recorded...
    • Daydreams of supervising Dimon
      May 09 2013 19:29 BST
      We all have our fantasies. Some dream of riches, others of romance. I find myself thinking a lot these days about who would make a good independent chairman of JPMorgan Chase. My daydreams have been stirred by all the talk around town about the possibility that JPMorgan will strip Jamie...


    Portfolio Movers


    Gainers Today's Market Change
    Walter Investment Management Corp
    Lululemon Athletica Inc
    Prothena Corporation PLC
    Herbalife Ltd
    AbbVie Inc
    Losers Today's Market Change
    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co
    Apple Inc
    Verizon Communications Inc
    Reynolds American Inc
    Altria Group Inc

    Disclosure: I am long WAC, LULU, PRTA, HLF, ABBV, CTB, AAPL, VZ, RAI, MO.

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