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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

The Catalyst King Stocks sometimes get a catalytic boost from news of a spin-off or of an activist investor buying shares. Like stock splits, there are no immediate changes in the company’s financial status but the prospect of change encourages investors. General Electric (GE-$25), fifth largest position among my portfolios, recently filed documents with the […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

A Facebook in the Crowd Facebook is back in the headlines with its public stock sale coming in a week. This promises to be a very hot offering with most underwriters taking firm orders only from their larger customers. Those who can’t get in should take comfort in the knowledge that its stock price for […]