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September 2011



CNBC Contest - Day 1

September 19, 2011 – Comments (3)

I'm sure there are many of us here playing in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  I wanted to capture a few observations from the first day and plan on using the blog as a journal.   [more]



52-week High-ku Fun

September 16, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SO

Another new high

In Southern’s stock price today

The power is on.


Add 'em if you've got 'em.

Disclosure: Long SO




I Like Beer (and Dividends)

September 06, 2011 – Comments (11)

I usually think 'large-cap' when looking for stable, dividend paying stocks.  To get a little outside the box, I tried screening for mid-cap income stocks with lower than market volatility, good yield, reasonable valuation, 4 or 5-star CAPS ratings and earnings growth over past few years.  The screen turned up a total of 15 names, including seven profiled in the article.  [more]

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