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Saturday, 28 April 2012
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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.

For several years now I have had a close relationship with the Seeking Alpha website. David Jackson started this brilliant website back in 2004, shortly after this own website was started.  Many of the entries here have been picked up by Seeking Alpha and have been reposted on their page where further distribution occurs including on Yahoo Finance and elsewhere.  

This past week I have written a few articles directly on Seeking Alpha that I wished to make sure you were aware of as they may be of interest you if you enjoy my own approach to looking at investing.  I wrote about Warren Buffet's Cancer and what that meant for him and for his Berkshire Hathaway as well as for stocks like Varian (VAR), Theragenics (TGX) and Intuitive Surgical (ISRG).  It is an interesting read and hopefully may give you some insight on the disease as well as investments that are related to the treatment. Full disclosure, I own some shares of ISRG in my Covestor Healthcare Model.

Prior to the earnings announcement, I took a look at Merck (MRK).  I do not have any stock in Merck at this time,  but wrote up my thoughts of the company and actually while the company did end up exceeding expectations on earnings, still had some issues with underlying revenue growth.  Sometimes growth stocks evolve into dividend and income stocks and there is nothing wrong with that.  But it isn't my own particular 'cup of tea'.  Or should I say medicine.

Finally I wrote a small review of Nordstrom (JWN).  I own shares in my new Covestor model called 'Sustained Momentum'.  (I need to do a separate blog entry all about that model in the near future.)  My own personal purchase of this stock was about as Peter Lynch as I have ever gotten :).  It's a great stock and it has been on a tear recently.

In my own mind, I would like this blog to be a bit looser and more casual.  Sort of Jeans and a Tee-shirt I guess.  Like my own article on my stock club, which wasn't particularly an analysis as it was a sharing of my own life with you the reader, that's where I would like this blog to go.  I don't want to worry about spelling, grammar, even being politically correct.  I do want to be able to even share political ideas that are important to me as well.  I might even lose some of my readers here.

I shall do analyses here also, but shall be writing more over at Seeking Alpha.  I seem to have a larger audience in that location.  As you can see, even at 57 my life and my blog is still a work in process.

Thank you so much for visiting and supporting my own interest in investing and sharing ideas and perspectives.  

Yours in investing,

 

Bob


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