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Stay Small and Move Slowly

Stay Small and Move Slowly

Use this strategy for higher yielding alternative income investments.

Combining Value and Growth

Combining Value and Growth

These two approaches can work together to uncover high-potential stock picks.

The Quest for Income

The Quest for Income

I'm looking at high-yielding alternative investments.

Green Shoots

Goldman Sachs, KKR Financial, J.C. Penney, Oaktree, Wal-Mart and Baidu are up on a down day. I have long felt that on big down days, we should look for green stocks to trade from the long side in the ensuing day or days. Today, Goldman Sachs (GS), K...

Adding More KKR Financial

This one is a high yielder.  Besides Procter & Gamble (PG), I am adding to another high yielder (8.5%), KKR Financial (KFN) now.

Today's Adds

They include Schlumberger, FXI, KKR, Citi, OIH, Goldman, Ford, GM, IBM and MetLife. I have added to the following longs today: Schlumberger (SLB), iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index Fund (FXI), KKR Financial (KFN), Citigroup (C), Market Vectors Oil ...

Looking Long

Nothing big. I am picking on the long side in KKR (KFN) and Och-Ziff (OZM) now. Nothing big.

Getting Bids In

Namely, in AIG, Oaktree, KKR and Och-Ziff. I am bidding $30 for more AIG (AIG), $35 for Oaktree Capital (OAK), $8.20 for KKR Financial (KFN) and $7.15 for Och-Ziff Capital (OZM) now.

Levels

Currently, 42 out of the 66 stocks are now eligible to buy (down from 46 out of 65 two weeks ago). Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Of the 66 stocks monitored, I would now rate 42 (do...

Levels

Currently, 46 out of the 65 stocks are now eligible to buy (up from 34 out of 63 a week ago). Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Since the last "Levels" column, the market has declined,...

Levels

Currently, 34 out of the 63 stocks are now eligible to buy (up from 16 out of 61 two weeks ago). Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Since the last "Levels" column, the market has declin...

Levels

Currently, 16 out of the 61 stocks are now eligible to buy (down from 25 out of 56 two weeks ago). Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Since the last Levels column, the market has rallie...

Levels

Currently, 25 out of the 56 stocks are now eligible to buy (up from only eight a week ago). Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. There has been a break in share prices over the past week ...

54 Levels I Would Buy

It is time for another levels update. Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have recently mentioned on Real Money Pro. (Note: Of the 54 stocks, I would only rate only four -- Ocwen (OCN), iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index...

50 Levels I Would Buy

It is time for another levels update. Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have recently mentioned on Real Money Pro. (Note: Of the 50 stocks, I would only rate only three -- ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT), ...

Levels I Would Buy

Here is an updated list of buy levels for selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have recently mentioned on Real Money Pro. (Note: Of the 39 stocks, I would only rate...

Levels I Would Buy

Here is an updated list of buy levels for selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have recently mentioned on Real Money Pro. (Note: Of the 30 stocks, I would only rate...

Levels I Would Buy

Here is an updated list of buy levels for selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have recently mentioned on Real Money Pro. (Note: Of the 30 stocks, I would only rate...

Levels I Would Buy

Here is an updated list of buy levels for selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have recently mentioned on Real Money Pro. (Note: Of the 30 stocks, I would only rate...

Levels I Would Buy

Here is a list of buy levels for selected stocks that I have recently mentioned on Real Money Pro. As promised yesterday, presented below are my buy levels of selected stocks that I have recently mentioned on Real Money Pro: Charming Shoppes (CHRS),...

What to Own and How Much

What to Own and How Much

I continue to believe that quality companies are on sale.

What to Own and How Much

I continue to believe that quality companies are on sale. So far, the Cassandras' predictions of global collapse and failure have been proven false. Some of the most notorious bears are now turning bullish and revising their forecasts to the positiv...

Jiggy List

KKR Financial, Pitney Bowes, TBT, Pepsi and Charming Shoppes are all on the move. A list of jiggy stocks (recently mentioned) on the upside: KKR Financial (KFN), Pitney Bowes (PBI), ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT), PepsiCo (PEP) and Cha...

Busy Day

I've pressed several exisiting positions today. Today's trades include adding to shorts in SPDR S&P 500 (SPY), Morgan Stanley (MS) and American Express (AXP) and longs in KKR Financial (KFN), E*Trade (ETFC) and International Flavors & Fragrances (IF...

The Bull Case for KFN

KKR Financial boasts a strong ROI, a 9% dividend yield and trades at a discount to book. KKR Financial Holdings (KFN), a KKR & Co. (KKR)-sponsored entity, maintains a portfolio of below-investment-grade corporate loans and debt securities, commercia...

Speculative Portfolio Moves

I would be replacing Charming Shoppes, Brocade and Ford with MGIC Investment, KKR Financial and a player to be named later. Housekeeping item: I have sold out more of my Charming Shoppes (CHRS) long. In looking at my speculative basket from back in ...

KKR Financial: Another Insider Income Play

KKR Financial: Another Insider Income Play

The company is subject to macroeconomic risk, but its dividend pays you for that risk.

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 10/4/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 10/4/2011

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