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April 2012



Holy Cow, Jana Partners Does It Again...Barnes and Noble Soars

April 30, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: BKS




Great Northern Iron Ore Finally Implodes

April 20, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GNI.DL

For the most part, I don't like to short stocks in CAPS or real life.  Yes I did make money shorting things during the market collapse a while ago, but people change.  I know that many of my fellow investors will strongly disagree with me on this point and I agree with them I suppose that shorting companies has a valuable place in a free market...I just don't like rooting against companies.  I try to bring as much positive energy to my life as possible and rooting for others to do poorly doesn't mesh well with that.  I'll short things for valuation purposes in CAPS as sort of a hedge against the whole market dropping, but again I find it much more fulfilling to root for companies and the people who work for them to succeed than rooting for others' demise.  [more]



One that got away...

April 18, 2012 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: SDR , SD.DL , SDT




Another Dividend-Paying IPO Outperforms the Market

April 02, 2012 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: RNDY.DL , WFM




The Massive Dividend Increase that I was Hoping for Has Arrived

April 02, 2012 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: MIC

Hooray, the massive dividend increase that I was hoping for over at Macquarie Infrastructure Company (MIC) actually happened.  Today MIC announced that as a result of a favorable arbitration ruling it will be nearly doubling its quarterly dividend from $0.20 to $0.375.  That takes the company's yield to an attractive 4.4% from today's prices and an even more attractive 6.4% from my cost basis here in CAPS after a +46.76% increase in the stock price.  [more]

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