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To: richardred who wrote (3299)7/22/2013 7:00:38 AM
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FRI Sold balance of RES-RPC for nice gain & ESE-ESCO Technologies for moderate gains in the IRA.

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To: richardred who wrote (3008)7/22/2013 7:04:53 AM
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FRI sold position in STAA-STAAR Surgical-for big long term gain.

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To: richardred who wrote (3335)7/22/2013 7:12:42 AM
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Fri sold 1/4 in core position - MYE-Myers Industries Inc. for nice gain.

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To: richardred who wrote (3316)7/22/2013 7:15:53 AM
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Friday sold position in GLPW-Global Power Equipment Group for moderate gain.

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (3454)7/22/2013 7:40:42 AM
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If she goes. I will have to make some changes on my iconic brands list. The stores bring back memories (TSR-80 computer). My brother always was buying Heathkits there. I'm guessing there are a lot of company owned stores (real estate) because some of the same ones from the 60's around here are still open. It looks to me the stores are totally dependent on the cell phone business now.

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To: richardred who wrote (3453)7/22/2013 7:49:15 AM
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Trimmed portfolio a bit more. Just booking gains and protecting profits for the most part. Building cash for future values or special situations that may arise.

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To: richardred who wrote (3461)7/22/2013 11:47:38 AM
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I have a relative who worked there many years ago. They made more and more mistakes during his tenure. Kept cutting and eliminating the marketing and research groups. Cut down other fairly important areas, too. From what I remember being told, upper management "knew" more than everyone else and stubborn, old school types weeded out anyone who objected or tried to explain why their actions were creating irreparable damage.

It would be one thing to outsource marketing and research but to practically eliminate it is plain stupid. Only one of many poor decisions I heard about. I never traded RSH back then because of this knowledge. The only thing I feel really good about was keeping an eye on the stock and helping this person unload RSH stock in the 20s back in early 2010. He had a ton of options and stock, even though he had been let go a few years before. He hadn't even been paying attention to them and nearly lost out on some options that would have disappeared if he hadn't exercised them. Tens of thousands of dollars, possibly 100K or more.... A good deed done by me, that's for sure!!

As to their future, probably some value in their real estate. I would think a complete overhaul and name change could turn things around. Probably needs a strong partner who needs retail outlets... could be about the only possible white knight?

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To: richardred who wrote (3347)7/24/2013 9:42:28 AM
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Sold position in CY for a nice gain.

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To: richardred who wrote (3459)7/26/2013 8:23:30 AM
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Thur. sold 1/4 more of MYE for nice gain

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To: richardred who wrote (3153)7/26/2013 8:29:12 AM
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Thur sold bank PBCT at good profit.

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