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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) 141.14-2.47 %-2.47 %8
Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (UCTT) 11.9723.40 %23.40 %7
General Electric (GE) 29.75-5.85 %-5.09 %6
Disney (DIS) 107.122.78 %3.53 %6
Alphabet (GOOGL) 844.436.56 %6.56 %6
Nordstroms (JWN) 44.41-7.34 %-7.34 %5
Costco (COST) 163.011.81 %1.81 %5
NIKE Inc (NKE) 53.244.74 %5.10 %5
Flir Systems (FLIR) 34.60-4.39 %-4.39 %5 (AMZN) 817.889.07 %9.07 %4
Hooker Furniture Corporation (HOFT) 34.20-9.88 %-9.57 %4
Paccar (PCAR)Underperform65.472.46 %3.40 %3
Starbucks (SBUX) 57.764.03 %4.03 %3
Fitbit Inc (FIT) 7.10-3.01 %-3.01 %3
Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY) 12.356.93 %6.93 %3
8Point3 Energy Partners (CAFD) 14.159.01 %10.93 %3
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)Underperform248.9216.49 %16.49 %2
Twitter Inc. Com (TWTR) 16.611.90 %1.90 %2
First Solar Inc. (FSLR)Underperform33.664.89 %4.89 %1
Zillow Inc. (ZG)Underperform37.653.29 %3.29 %1
TripAdvisor (TRIP)Underperform51.3910.83 %10.83 %1
Portfolio Return:  3.58 %3.58 % 
S&P 500 Return:1.17 %1.17 %

Puget Investor Blog
A Case For Top Down Investing (11/30/2016)

I typically have been a bottom up investor- look for companies I think are undervalued, and invest in the hope that others will see the bargain out there and raise the price.  This is called ‘Bottom up Investing‘, focusing on the individual market vs the stock sector or the asset class. However, the market action […]

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The Government Costanza Moment (10/26/2016)

When I read these two articles, I was reminded of the Seinfeld episode where George realized that he has been making bad choices all his life – so he should do the opposite of what he thinks is right. Case in point:  This article discussing how the budget deficit is now increasing due to stimulus points how […]

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Whats Up With Gold? (8/23/2016)

I have been watching Gold lately as an asset class – Gold has always been a curiosity of mine as to why people would invest in gold.  Over the last few years as I have been watching how momentum impacts markets, I feel I understand a little better about the hows and whys of how […]

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Emerging Markets – Emerging Opportunity? (7/23/2016)

Anybody who has invested in emerging markets over the last few years will tell you they have been killed.    Investing in emerging markets has been a small part of my diversification strategy, so while it has not been a winner I see it as a cost of diversification. So I was interested to see […]

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The Economics of World Bond Pricing (7/7/2016)

This interview with Mohamed El-Erien has a great quote in it which got me to realize why I find economics so interesting: In the mid-’80s the IMF made an attempt to understand financial markets. And I was sent to talk to asset managers in New York. The question was asked to them: “What was the […]

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PCAR35Longbow Research Upgrades PACCAR to ‘Neutral’ ( 4:39:00 AM
AMZN, TWTR, GOOGL31Google Buys Parts of Twitter, But Doesn't Want the Whole Thing ( 6:21:00 PM
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TRIP28Will TripAdvisor Be the S&P 500's Top Stock in 2017? ( 6:06:00 AM
SBUX243 Things to Watch When Starbucks Corporation Posts Earnings ( 5:27:00 AM
DIS22Can These 9 Movies Lead Disney to a Record Box Office in 2017? ( 6:24:00 AM
TSLA21Tesla Motors, Inc.: Expect Major Improvements Every 12 to 18 Months ( 12:15:00 PM
RCKY20Rocky Brands, Inc. : RCKY-US: Dividend Analysis : November 28th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : January 23, 2017 ( 10:15:00 AM
SBUX1911 Coffee Stats that Will Blow You Away ( 10:23:00 AM
FIT18Better Buy: Fitbit Inc. vs. Garmin Ltd. ( 1:47:00 PM
NKE18How Girl Power Is Driving This $80 Billion Industry ( 8:11:00 AM
DIS17Why Comcast's Universal Monsters Movie Universe Could Flop ( 9:40:00 AM
DIS172 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever ( 5:43:00 AM
TSLA16Should NVIDIA Corporation Be Scared of Samsung's Automotive Potential? ( 5:31:00 PM
AMZN16The 3 Stocks Most Hedge Funds Own ( 4:14:00 PM
GOOGL165-Point Checklist for Investing in Virtual Reality ( 11:31:00 AM
UCTT15My Market Scans are Unimpressive ( 7:58:00 AM
FSLR14This unlikely stock was up big on Trump’s first workday in office and this Arizona stock is up 41 percent since November; First Solar, Dow down ( 2:37:00 PM
DIS, GOOGL12Mattel CEO Georgiadis Expected to Drive Tech Growth ( 10:30:00 AM
COST9Amex is moving on from Costco ( 7:15:00 AM
COST94 Ways to Play for Upside in Costco: Bonus Idea ( 5:01:00 AM
NKE8Under Armour Is Wall Street's New Punching Bag ( 3:47:00 PM
TWTR7Snapchat’s crackdown on content sets itself apart from Facebook and Twitter ( 2:29:00 PM
DIS7New 'Star Wars' film titled 'The Last Jedi,' Disney says ( 11:06:00 AM
TWTR7Is a Twitter Turnaround Possible? ( 9:38:00 AM
TWTR7Twitter Made Half a Million People Follow Donald Trump ( 7:50:00 AM
DIS7'Split' Rules Domestic Box Office With $40.2 Million ( 6:49:00 AM
TWTR7dick clark productions and Twitter Partner to Live Stream Red Carpet Programming ( 6:00:00 AM
GOOGL6Google Is Taking on Microsoft's Windows Cash Cow, and the Stakes Are High ( 2:18:00 PM
AMZN6Foxconn, Apple Teaming Up for Big U.S. Plant? -- Tech Roundup ( 1:35:00 PM
GOOGL6Alphabet Gets Robotics Pioneer Back After Her Stint With Apple ( 12:45:00 PM
GOOGL6Alphabet Stock To Pass $1,000 By End Of 2017 ( 9:32:00 AM
TSLA6When It Comes to Autos, Pay Attention to Trump's Promises on Jobs While Cutting Regulations ( 9:20:00 AM
GOOGL6Alphabet Shares Could Top $1,000 in a Year, Barron's Says ( 9:07:00 AM
GE6General Electric: When Bulls and Bears Do Battle ( 8:18:00 AM
GE6General Electric Co. :GE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : January 23, 2017 ( 8:14:00 AM
TSLA6Trump's Message Could Be Tesla's Advantage: More Squawk From Jim Cramer ( 7:53:00 AM
TSLA6How to Play Tesla's Incredible Momentum ( 7:11:00 AM
GE6The NBA and GE Healthcare Issue a Call for Proposals to Address Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Bone Stress Injuries and Announce Latest Round of Research Awards ( 6:00:00 AM
GE6Markets Rally on President Trump's Inauguration: Latest Reports on General Electric and Procter & Gamble Post Earnings ( 6:00:00 AM
TSLA6Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific and CSX: Jim Cramer's Views ( 10:00:00 PM
SBUX4AT&T to begin $100M redevelopment of downtown Dallas campus this year ( 1:25:00 PM
SBUX4McDonald's sales dip in US, underscoring comeback challenges ( 10:15:00 AM
SBUX4McDonald's sales dip in US, underscoring comeback challenges ( 10:15:00 AM
JWN4Nordstrom, Inc. : JWN-US: Dividend Analysis : November 28th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : January 23, 2017 ( 10:03:00 AM
SBUX425 Easy Ways To Stimulate Innovation, And Never Get Stuck Again ( 5:31:00 AM
SBUX4Pro: Busy week for earnings, here's what to expect... ( 4:46:00 AM
SBUX45 Stocks to Watch This Week 1/23 - MCD, BA, MSFT, SBUX, GOOGL ( 6:17:00 PM
NKE3Oh, No, It’s Snowing! What’s Poor Portland to Do? ( 5:25:00 PM
FIT3Why Cramer expects nothing good to come of Fitbit ( 4:14:00 PM
NKE3Nike and Ford Caught in Crossfire of Trump’s Free-Trade Overhaul ( 12:41:00 PM
NKE3Nike, Disney, Amgen: When Charts, Fundamentals Don't Match ( 11:22:00 AM
NKE3CLSA Rated Nike as ‘Underperform’ ( 7:37:00 AM
NKE3Has the Market Priced Under Armour Stock Fairly? ( 7:36:00 AM
NKE3Trump Revamps U.S. Trade Focus by Pulling Out of Pacific Deal ( 5:39:00 AM
NKE3Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on January 19? ( 4:39:00 AM
NKE3Under Armour Stock Could Rise 30% in 2017, Says Wall Street ( 4:36:00 AM
NKE3Nike's Pullback Is a Great Opportunity for Investors ( 7:30:00 PM
DIS2Why Netflix Stock Rose Last Week ( 2:24:00 PM
DIS2Stephen Colbert tapped to host Emmy Awards ( 2:01:00 PM
TWTR2What does a Trump ETF look like? ( 9:44:00 AM
DIS, GOOGL210 Most Socially Responsible Companies in The US ( 9:06:00 AM
TWTR2Stocks selling off after Trump nixes Trans-Pacific Partnership ( 8:44:00 AM
DIS2Comcast’s Franchise-Focused Strategy for Universal Pictures ( 6:07:00 AM
TWTR2Did Salesforce Stock Bear the Brunt of Its Buyout Spree in 2016? ( 4:36:00 AM
GOOGL1Samsung posts highest profits in 3 years despite Note7 debacle ( 5:40:00 PM
GOOGL1Cramer: With All This Jawboning, You Can't Buy Banks and You Can't Buy Oil ( 4:01:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon to open huge fulfillment center in Aurora, employ 1,000 ( 3:39:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL1FANG+: Facebook, Amazon Form Handles As Alphabet Hits High ( 2:58:00 PM
AMZN1Investing in the Future of Retail ( 2:48:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon expanding into auto parts industry? ( 2:15:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon Is Disrupting a Surprising New Industry ( 2:14:00 PM
TSLA1Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties ( 1:41:00 PM
AMZN1Red Hat CEO Says Users Are Driving Business Software Innovation ( 1:40:00 PM
AMZN1Auto Parts Retailers Banged Up As Amazon Moves In ( 1:29:00 PM
GOOGL15 Trends That Venture Capitalists Will Have Their Eye On In 2017 ( 1:25:00 PM
GE1Stock market closes lower as Trump uncertainty rattles investors ( 1:21:00 PM
GE1GE and IBM have ‘unusual’ earnings reports in common ( 1:21:00 PM
AMZN1Netflix buying documentaries at Sundance, but is cautious with scripted content ( 1:20:00 PM
TSLA1Trump Backs Border Tax Again After Wavering Earlier ( 1:17:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL1Trump Isn't Making Trading Great Again -- So Far ( 1:06:00 PM
AMZN15 Stocks to Watch Before the Market Opens Tomorrow ( 1:00:00 PM
AMZN1Can Alibaba Cloud Compete with Amazon? ( 12:30:00 PM
GOOGL1Stocks Still Red, But Alibaba Rises Ahead Of Earnings; Home Depot Breaks Out ( 12:15:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon’s logistics footprint in the US is only getting bigger ( 12:06:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla increases range of Model S, vows relentless innovation ( 11:57:00 AM
AMZN1Too Early to Junk Auto Retailers on Report of Amazon Parts Push ( 11:53:00 AM
AMZN, GOOGL1Profit Taking Dominates As Market Bulls Lack Conviction ( 10:59:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla Model S Now Travels 335 Miles On Single Charge ( 10:55:00 AM
GOOGL1Q4 Social Media Engagement Tracker Indicates Tough Road Ahead In 2017 ( 10:53:00 AM
GE1Industrial ETFs: Is GE A Sign That The Sector Is Shorting Out? ( 10:51:00 AM
GOOGL1Q4 Scorecard & Research Reports for IBM & Union Pacific ( 10:30:00 AM
AMZN1U.S. auto parts sellers skid after report on Amazon's entry ( 10:23:00 AM
GE1SLM Solutions removes CEO Rechlin with immediate effect ( 9:32:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla: A Long Road Ahead ( 8:28:00 AM
GE1At GE, $50 Crude and OPEC Deal Signal Oil Unit's Return From 'Trough' ( 8:20:00 AM
TSLA1Zacks Update on Elio Motors – Misinformation Clarified ( 8:15:00 AM
GOOGL1NATPE Gives Reasons For Optimism About The Television Industry ( 8:14:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla's Upside Battery Has Plenty of Charge Left ( 8:00:00 AM
GOOGL1Google says every new Chromebook will work with Android apps from here on out ( 7:52:00 AM
TSLA1NHTSA Report Cleared Tesla: Will Its Stock Rise? ( 7:33:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla gains as Elon Musk visits the White House ( 7:17:00 AM
GE1Should You Buy Industrial ETFs After GE Disappoints? ( 6:50:00 AM
GE1Tax Reform Top of Mind for Wide-Moat U.S. Industrial Firms ( 4:00:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla’s major upgrades will keep coming, Elon Musk says ( 1:10:00 AM

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