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Thursday, 19 August 2010
Colgate Palmolive (CL) "Trading Transparency"

Hello Friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog, Stock Picks Bob's Advice!  As always, please remember that I am an amateur investor, so please remember to consult with your professional investment advisers prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website

As part of my strategy of managing my portfolio, I have chosen to sell a small portion of my own holdings as they appreciate to targeted price levels.  After an initial purchase, I sell 1/7th of my holding, if it appreciates to a 30% gain from my purchase price.  After a sale of a portion of a holding at a gain, I use this action as a 'signal' to indicate to me that the health of the market is reasonable for a new purchase of stock.

On August 18, 2010, my McDonald's (MCD) shares reached $73.51 and I sold 1/7th of my holding, 7 shares, at $73.51. These shares had been acquired September 23, 2009, at a cost basis of $56.39/share.  Thus I had a gain of $17.12 or 30.4% since purchase.  I still own 45 shars of MCD in my own portfolio after this sale.

Being under my maximum of 20 holdings, and with this 'permission slip' in hand, I went ahead and44 shares of Colgate Palmolive (CL) at $76.97/share.  The size of this purchase was dictated by my own calculation of 125% of the average size of the remaining holdings.

CL has long been a favorite of mine, and along with its dividend and the incredible stability of its product mix, I chose to add it into my portfolio.  I shall write up a little more about Colgate Palmolive (CL) and why I chose to add it to my portfolio in the near future.

Yours in investing,

 

Bob


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Friday, 27 August 2010 - 10:43 AM CDT

Name: "Pat Williams"
Home Page: http://www.debtguru.com

Thanks Bob. I too have CL in my portfolio. I am cautious with my investing as I've had the bottom drop out on 2 occasions and have been through consolidation credit counseling to avoid bankruptcy. Just curious to know what's behind your interest in this one.
 

Saturday, 28 August 2010 - 10:05 PM CDT

Name: bobsadviceforstocks
Home Page: http://bobsadviceforstocks.tripod.com

The market is a very uncomfortable place to be investing.  Even when companies announce good results, the whisper numbers are rarely exceeded and the stock declines.  Colgate has been a stock of mine in the past.  I love their products, their international exposure, their consistent dividend payment and reasonable price imho.  I hope it is a good move.  I wrote more about the stock tonight!

Saturday, 15 January 2011 - 1:51 AM CST

Name: "Dalinda Maeryn"
Home Page: http://www.commoditystocktrading.com

At the time world market are rising for the time that why many investor are selling it protfolio for 20%.

 

<a href = http://www.commoditystocktrading.com > For more Information </a>

 

Monday, 23 May 2011 - 9:00 PM CDT

Name: "dan palmer"
Home Page: http://www.theoptionwiz.com

 My name is Daniel Palmer, I am the co-founder of The OptionWiz, and I think there is an opportunity for us to create a revenue sharing opportunity. You can reach me @ 213.804..4372

Thursday, 4 August 2011 - 1:54 PM CDT

Name: "Damian Dee"
Home Page: http://www.christiancreditcounselors.org

is colgate a buy, hold or sell now! It seems like as of 2011 july the markets are tanking regardless of the improved jobs report.

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