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Archive for August, 2010

Posted by MartZee August 23, 2010

Visa was dropping as one mutual fund was selling and investors panicking

Marsico Capital Management was among the biggest sellers in the second quarter of Visa Inc., the world’s largest payments network, and Vanguard Group Inc. added to its holdings, as the stock posted its steepest decline in almost two years. Marsico liquidated its remaining 10.4 million shares and also closed out its investment in No. 2 Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 23, 2010

Optimism in Visa rising, but will it be enough?

Recently we saw Visa (V) being beaten down and staying under a significant pressure as investors were trying to determine the impact of regulation act on the company. In my opinion, these expectations were too pessimistic and although CEO claimed in his press release couple months ago that the so called “finreg” will have very Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 22, 2010

Picks 08/16 – 08/20

My weekly review of my portfolios during the last week. You can review my Trading account, which is my aggressive portfolio where I buy individual stocks, my ROTH IRA retirement account which is my dividend investing portfolio (to which I am focusing the most right now) and my Lending Club account, P2P lending investment which Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 20, 2010

Market in correction again

This morning trading turned the market into correction again. I will be buying mutual funds only, but no individual stocks or ETFs. It seems the market is looking for direction. S&P500 is maybe entering into sideways trading. Let’s see what will happen next week.

Posted by MartZee August 17, 2010

Why is J&J falling? Maybe because Buffett’s buying…

Sometimes stocks act irrationally, weird and the opposite way than one would expect. Sometimes the whole market does that as well. Especially these days. I am closely watching my holdings as everybody should do and I am also watching Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), since the price drops make me nervous even though I am repeating Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 15, 2010

Picks 08/09 – 08/13

My weekly review of how my portfolios did this bumpy week. You can review my Trading account, which is my aggressive portfolio where I buy individual stocks, my ROTH IRA retirement account which is my dividend investing portfolio (to which I am focusing the most right now) and my Lending Club account, P2P lending investment Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 12, 2010

The market’s heading to a rally end

Stocks fall after disappointing Cisco (CSCO) earnings and jobless data for the third day and extending loss by 1% shortly after opening. If the markets close with this drop on high volume, the rally will be over.

Posted by MartZee August 11, 2010

Dividend stocks? How about Johnson & Johnson?

During this volatile market we can see a lot of stocks being driven by the market up and down. Many with no particular reason or based on short term look. Recently I was reviewing Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) because it was running up and down and today it again loses ground quite a lot. As Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 11, 2010

Dividend investing weathers the bumpy markets

Shareholders count on dividends more than ever these days to protect their portfolios against volatile markets. Companies hoarding cash since the start of the recession are beginning to pass on some of it to their shareholders in the form of increased dividends, but it’s unlikely to match the boom of a decade ago. Moody’s Investors Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 11, 2010

Stock market under pressure

Stocks retreat as Fed grows more cautious. Yea, who else pays attention what Fed feels these days? As usually, investors are running up and down when panicking or being greedy… Stocks and interest rates are tumbling with investors worldwide growing concerned about the health of the U.S. economy after the Federal Reserve said the recovery Continue reading →