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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 (7/9/13) 0 comments
    Jul 9, 2013 12:47 PM | about stocks: AMAT, GWR, EBIX, HLF, CSX, MXA, OZM, EXD, BPT
    Russell 2000 +0.71%
    S&P 500 +0.59%
    NASDAQ Composite +0.45%
    Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.44%
    Pretty Girls and Railroads +0.65%
    Widows and Orphans +0.57%
    Climbers and Dogs +0.47%
    Cumulative +0.57%


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    Portfolio Movers
    GainersToday's Market Change
    Applied Materials Inc
    Genesee & Wyoming Inc
    Ebix Inc
    Herbalife Ltd
    CSX Corp
    LosersToday's Market Change
    Minnesota Municipal Income Portfolio
    Repsol SA
    Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC
    Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond and Option Strategies Fund
    BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust

    Disclosure: I am long AMAT, GWR, EBIX, HLF, CSX, MXA, OZM, EXD, BPT.

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