Portfolio Update: New Subtraction (RIG and SDRL; November 5, 2012)

Well, the time has finally come for me to say goodbye to two holdings in my portfolio. When it comes to investing, I am a big fan of the “buy and hold forever” strategy. In the perfect world, I would always pick the right stocks, they would always exceed expectations, and I would

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October 2012 Monthly Expenses

October was a great month for savings. Not only did I receive my signing bonus for the year, but I also tightened up on spending, and deployed more capital to purchase even more stocks. At times, the market was pretty beat up in October, so I tried to use this to my advantage by picking up shares of

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Watchlist (October 22, 2012)

Well, I don’t usually intend to update the Watchlist so frequently, but the market pullback on Friday and continuing losses seen today are forcing me to re-shuffle the deck and come up with a new gameplan. I’ve initiated new positions with

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Portfolio Update: New Addition (APD and ABT; October 19, 2012)

Today was a busy day. As I mentioned in yesterday’s watchlist, I was eyeing Abbott Laboratories (ABT). Although the original plan was to not make any more purchases this month, I did go ahead and transfer more funds to my brokerage account, just in case. I thought I would put in a feeler for ABT today, using a limit order. I knew I would be busy in meetings all day today, so I placed a limit

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