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Old 06-01-2013, 07:46 PM   #21
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EDTeach, I have considerably smaller holdings in 7 of the ones you listed above. Recently started investing in individual stocks and its a learning curve. I see the losses as part of my tuition. I am up about 12% in my portfolio. I hope to one day reach your numbers or close. I am DCA every two weeks approximately $1500 since February. My strategy thus far has been purchasing additional shares of companies that are doing well and so far I have only sold one holding (MKTO). This was an impulse buy the day after their IPO. Like I said, its part of the learning curve. Didnt really answer your question, just thought Id share my story since I own some of what you own.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:13 PM   #22
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Kat, Thanks for the reply. I tried to do a diversification to take down my exposure to a down market. I have some very small amounts in some high risk stocks, but its only been my dividends I put in. I like solid American company's that have paid dividends for 70 to 100 years. KO is one that comes to mind.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:13 PM   #23
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Ed, your COP, XOM (you wrote XMO) and BP are around $100,000 alone...that is a pretty big bet on oil.

I don't see much tech in there...no msft, csco, appl, goog, intc....four of those 5 pay a nice divy too.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #24
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BBEP looks like it is headed back up
Great price on BBEP right now thanks to the hysteria over at LINN. One of the cofounders just plopped over 400K in new shares. Picked up some last week and adding more LNCO as well.
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I'm new here & don't want to ruffle any feathers. but I'm a little shocked at some of the stock suggestions.

Penny stocks ?
Someone mentioned thompson creek TC at 3.50 per share
It's now 2.87

Cincinnati Bell was another, also at 3.50 per share
Now 3.20

I'm not saying you can't find a big winner in this area now & then
and either one of these could turn into (big) winners, but I would avoid them.

No disrespect to those who recommended them.

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:47 AM   #26
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TC is not a penny stock. It's a mining company that is in a lot of trouble due to the fall in commodity prices coupled with their costly project to bring on a new property.

Cincinnati Bell: Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) is one of the nationís most-respected and best-performing local exchange and wireless providers, with a legacy of unparalleled customer service excellence and financial strength. Cincinnati Bell provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services to residential and business customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

These are just low priced stocks. They are a having rough times, not really "penny stocks".
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As one who only invests passively thru Index Funds, I just want to say:

Thank you!
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:38 PM   #28
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Not a good day for Microsoft (MSFT) today, looks like it will be down around 12%.
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Not a good day for Microsoft (MSFT) today, looks like it will be down around 12%.
Overpriced Surface tablets, not much interest in Windows 8, etc. MS was down in all 5 of its business segments.
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Not a good day for Microsoft (MSFT) today, looks like it will be down around 12%.

MSFT was one of my dividend picks. Maybe now is the time to buy?!?
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MSFT was one of my dividend picks. Maybe now is the time to buy?!?
I'd wait until it gets back into the mid 20's again.
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