Clack: Best of luck with MRK. I am kind of bummed with it because I've owned it for a few weeks and I am down about 10%. I think I may buy more BRKB. There is nothing like it.
I took a short term flyer on RD and BP a short while back, but when they went up almost immediately, I sold them. Now they are back below where I bought them. With commodity prices generally stronger you would think that the big oils would be good, but they haven't done much and earnings were kind of blah. Now we've got political problems in Russia related to oil where BP and RD have made some fairly big commitments. I am reluctant to buy back in but I wish you well with your energy stocks.