No. of Recommendations: 10
It is important to note that the following does not constitute financial
advice.  I am particularly unqualified to select stocks for someone else
and am looking forward to whatever advice you can give me.

From time to time (but not for quite a while) I post my current equity
portfolio for suggestions and heckling.  While the current iteration is
not a bad collection, it has been curtailed with end of year restructuring.

This has included both harvesting profitable positions with an expectation
of beating next year's tax hikes as well as selling whatever looked like 
a significant loss (for better or worse, there weren't all that many of them).

I have replaced some of the vacuum with non-dividend stocks such as
Berkshire Hathaway and Google (a new strategy for me which will take 
some getting used to).  Some stocks like Apple are back (after taking a profit
a month or two ago, its price again made it attractive to me.  Some of
the guys involved in my electrical theme are gone, but most have been retained.
There are still a lot of oil guys (RIG, SLB and HAL will likely rejoin at some point).
BHP was a casualty, but will likely rejoin RIO as soon as the fog clears a bit.

To put this portfolio into perspective, it constitutes about 23% of assets
(on the low side as my equity allocation ranges from 15%-40% over time).  
It is also only comprised of about 40 issues (my portfolios generally
contain closer to 70 issues).  Yes, I know this should track the S&P, 
but it doesn't.  And, yes I know I could buy a mutual fund, but this is more fun :-).

I have included a column to indicate what percentage of the total each issue is
as well as a column to show how each has performed since purchase.
Currently, this whole group is up a tad under 15%.

This is still in flux and will likely be further "hardened" as I will 
not be able to easily trade for the next few months. 

I'll try to separate the issues into groups (my naming's are how I see things).
There is an effort to stick to value based, low P/E issues.
(All positions of <.1% eliminated from chart for simplicity)

As always, I invite your constructive criticism (as long as it's not to own less issues :-)
and advice. 

BTW, the CCL and RCL were purchased to get stockholder credits when taking cruises
That said, I wish all investments did as well :-)


Symbol   Company Name                    % Portfolio   % Profit/Loss

T     AT&T Inc.                              10.73%       21.35%
GOOG  Google Inc. Cl A                        5.05%        4.35%
MSFT  Microsoft Corp.                         1.93%        2.53%
AAPL  Apple Inc.                              1.87%       -1.47%
VZ    Verizon Communications Inc.             1.56%       27.88%
INTC  Intel Corp.                             1.48%        2.11%
GLW   Corning Inc.                            1.36%      -10.33%
IBM   International Business Machines Corp.   0.45%       95.57%
STX   Seagate Technology Inc.                 0.41%       10.88%
SBGI  Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. Cl A      0.41%       -3.97%

Information Technology and Communications                        25.25%

RDSA  Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADS Cl A          3.77%       16.46%
TOT   Total S.A. ADS                          3.63%       12.83%
CVX   Chevron Corp.                           3.13%       18.83%
COP   Conoco Phillips                         2.08%       16.14%
RIO   Rio Tinto PLC ADS                       2.04%       15.96%
TRP   TransCanada Corp.                       1.65%        7.25%
XOM   Exxon Mobil Corp.                       1.57%       22.64%
CAT   Caterpillar Inc.                        0.79%        2.61%
Oil producers and mining                                         18.66%

RHHBY Roche Holding AG ADS                    3.58%      36.92%
GSK   GlaxoSmithKline PLC ADS                 3.09%      18.06%
LLY   Eli Lilly & Co.                         2.60%      37.88%
JNJ   Johnson & Johnson                       2.48%      22.21%
NVS   Novartis AG ADS                         2.24%      20.41%
AZN   AstraZeneca PLC ADS                     1.68%      10.80%
PDLI  PDL BioPharma Inc.                      0.39%      16.44%

Drug Dealers                                                     16.06%

MCD   McDonald's Corp.                        3.24%      22.82%
PEP   PepsiCo Inc.                            2.47%      10.17%
WMT   Wal-Mart Stores Inc.                    2.43%      -1.99%
MDLZ  Mondelez International Inc. Cl A        1.84%       5.48%
MMM   3M Co.                                  1.64%       6.12%
PG    Procter & Gamble Co.                    1.13%      41.13%
KRFT  Kraft Foods Group Inc.                  1.10%      18.93%
CCL   Carnival Corp.                          0.14%      14.94%
RCL   Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.            0.12%      32.28%

Consumer                                                        14.11%

BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B            8.86%      17.21%
BA    Boeing Co.                              2.65%      12.20%
AKZOY Akzo Nobel N.V. ADS                     2.28%      27.25%

Other Stuff                                                      13.79%

SI    Siemens AG ADS                          3.84%       9.25%
EMR   Emerson Electric Co.                    1.89%      23.77%
ETN   Eaton Corp. PLC                         1.89%       1.60%
SBGSY Schneider Electric S.A. ADS             1.02%      16.52%
GE    General Electric Co.                    0.53%      35.56%

Electrical infrastructure manufacturers                          9.17%

WBK         Westpac Banking Corp. ADS         2.40%      25.97%
AGNC        American Capital Agency Corp.     0.57%       7.40%
              Financial                                                        3.97%
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