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Caterpillar (CAT) Investment For Your Portfolio

Caterpillar (CAT) Investment For Your Portfolio

As much as I love getting into and out of a trade (ASAP) making a small but quick profit, who doesn’t, I also focus on the other part of my portfolio which is directed to investment only.  And as any investment, long term period, my focus is not so much about timing the market to…

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BuyBacks Are Just Wall Street’s Dubious Scams

BuyBacks Are Just Wall Street’s Dubious Scams

Automaker General Motors recently made a bit of splash by announcing a $5 billion stock repurchase program. Investors initially seemed pleased, the one day pop that General Motors stock enjoyed on Monday.  But should they be so optimistic? For starters, its worth noting that the buyback plans were not made out of sense of obligation:…

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Crude Oil at $10

Crude oil bears are getting even more bearish with some now calling for oil at $10 a barrel. Yet many of these exceedingly bearish calls are coming after many missed the majority of the downside move in the first place. They point to sluggish global demand and the path to record global oil inventories, both of which…

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E-log Mandates Delayed….Again

According to Department of Transportation the projected publication date for the Final Rule to mandate use of electronic logging devices by all drivers required to keep records of duty status has been pushed back (yet again) to November 9. The DOT has yo yo’ed  on the final rule date for past few years and as…

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Trucker’s Must Have TND Tablet Map-Mileage-Cam-Scan-Operation

Trucker’s Must Have TND Tablet Map-Mileage-Cam-Scan-Operation

Answering professional drivers’ calls for “one device that does it all,” today Rand McNallylaunched the TND™ Tablet – marrying its advanced TND™ truck GPS device with an Android tablet pre-loaded with trucking applications and access to the Android marketplace. Priced affordably, the in-cab device is designed to serve drivers on the road, in their mobile offices, and with their lives…

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10 Best Trucking Company Stocks for 2015

Below is a list of top rated transportation companies according to The Street.   On the list is one of my best trucking companies which I have owned since the financial crisis.  I have always considered (JBHT) JB Hunt a long term investment. The companies extension into the intermodal and container transportation has been a…

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AIG Declares $0.125 Dividend; Misses by $0.08 With Book Value Up 12%

The Bad American Internation Group: Q4 EPS of $0.97 misses by $0.08 The Good American International Group (NYSE:AIG) declares $0.125/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 0.95% Payable March 26; for shareholders of record March 12; ex-div March 10. Additionally, board authorized additional $2.5B for share repurchases. The Bad Due to a $562M workers compensation…

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Google Dump….For Now

Google Dump….For Now

Just last week for no reason, whether fundamental, technical or algorithmic, I dumped my Google (GOOG) shares at an even share price of 1150. So, what would be my reasoning for getting out of a position that seemed to work in my favor with no major pessimistic rumor or downgrade? Well, considering my entry point…

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Bitcoin A New Currency Or A Flop

Bitcoin A New Currency Or A Flop

Bitcoin Remains An Unrecognized Brand In Search of An Image Despite Recent Global Frenzy Despite the global Bitcoin frenzy in recent months, which saw the digital currency trading at a price on par with an ounce of gold, the currency remains very much unknown in mainstream America, according to an online survey conducted last week…

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Management Of Iron Condors With Apple, Google, And Priceline

Management Of Iron Condors With Apple, Google, And Priceline

There are advisers and website articles that give advice on what to trade, and when to trade it, however, there is a lack of information on the management of those trades.  Let’s exploit that road never traveled, with a strategy that was studied by the TastyTrade members, Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista. In the following…

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Netflix Buying “Damages” Series Produced By Todd A. Kessler

Netflix Buying “Damages” Series Produced By Todd A. Kessler

Here comes Netflix (NFLX) with another buzz shaking its stock upward, seconds after the news of a new movie series has been announced, and it seems every time the stock makes new highs, critics proclaim its price to be too expensive, yet it moves again, again, and again. Netflix bought new series “Damages” which suits…

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MarkWest Energy Partners, LP A High Flyer MLP Dividend Play

MarkWest Energy Partners, LP A High Flyer MLP Dividend Play

I found a new stock to either, play as your investment vehicle for your long term portfolio or a short swing trade, to be in and out, while keeping the technical s in check and to your advantage. MarkWest Energy Partners, LP (MWE) is engaged in gathering, processing and transportation of natural gas, and natural…

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Caterpillar Announced $1 Billion Stock Repurchase Program

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Societe Generale to purchase $1 billion of its common stock under an accelerated stock repurchase transaction. In April of 2013, the company announced a similar $1 billion transaction, which was completed in June of 2013. “The continued strength of our balance sheet and strong cash…

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Phillips 66 Partners IPO An Opportunity For Dividend Growth Portfolio

Phillips 66 Partners IPO An Opportunity For Dividend Growth Portfolio

I figured that it was time for me to take a step back from trading and invest some of my profits in something that I could hold for a at least a two to three year period.  Besides banking on the hike of the stock price, I wanted to focus on the consistency and growth…

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Qualcomm Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results

Qualcomm Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results

Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 ended June 30, 2013. “We delivered another strong quarter as our Qualcomm Snapdragon solutions were prominent in a broad set of flagship smartphones, and 3G/4G device average selling prices were…

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