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Composite Portfolio Midday Report (3/6/13)

|Includes: AAPL, ALSK, ANH, CELG, FRO, GOLD, MO, NOK, VZ, Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (XIN)

Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.38%
S&P 500 +0.32%
Russell 2000 +0.25%
NASDAQ Composite +0.03%
Widows and Orphans +0.12%
Climbers and Dogs -0.35%
Pretty Girls and Railroads -0.36%
Cumulative +0.40%

News for companies in your portfolios

  • TomTom in Daimler live traffic data deal
    Mar 06 2013 16:56 GMT
    TomTom will supply Daimler with live streaming traffic data for built-in navigation systems in Mercedes-Benz cars, one of three automotive deals the Dutch company has announced at the Geneva motor show as it struggles to survive shrinking demand for personal navigation devices. As with contracts with Fiat and Toyota Europe...
  • Vodafone: call waiting
    Mar 06 2013 16:48 GMT
    The M&A folks at Vodafone may be busy - but not busy enough for the market. The UK group has been rumoured to be considering bids for cable groups Kabel Deutschland and Ono; for TeliaSonera's Spanish unit Yoigo; and/or a deal involving its 45 per cent-owned mobile partnership Verizon Wireless...
  • The art of creating creativity
    Mar 06 2013 16:33 GMT
    Frank Stephenson, design director at McLaren Automotive, remembers standing in a hotel lobby in the Caribbean and gazing at the arcing torso of a wall-mounted sailfish. "It was just a fast shape, it didn't look as if it could ever go slow," he says, reliving the moment years ago when...
  • Time to ditch the Dow Jones
    Mar 06 2013 15:17 GMT
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit an all-time high, as anybody who has seen the headlines splashed across the front of this and many other newspapers will know. But should we care about this landmark? No. The Dow's methodological flaws are overwhelming, and there is no reason for anyone...
  • Oil in Venezuela: reset needed
    Mar 06 2013 14:41 GMT
    PDVSA spent the past 15 years as the gift that kept on giving. The death of Hugo Chávez offers an opportunity for Venezuela's energy champion to revert to being - well, just a national oil company. If revolutionary fervour could turn oil into money, Venezuelans would be the world's richest...


Portfolio Movers


Gainers Today's Market Change
Xinyuan Real Estate Co Ltd
Frontline Ltd
Nokia Oyj
Randgold Resources Ltd
Celgene Corp
Losers Today's Market Change
Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc
Verizon Communications Inc
Apple Inc
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp
Altria Group Inc

Disclosure: I am long XIN, FRO, NOK, GOLD, CELG, ALSK, VZ, AAPL, ANH, MO.