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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
Disney (DIS) 93.27-1.26 %-10.56 %8
Costco (COST) 152.53-5.90 %-5.55 %7
First Solar Inc. (FSLR) 37.06-2.01 %-43.84 %7
Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY) 10.31-2.46 %-10.81 %7
NIKE Inc (NKE) 55.15-4.04 %76.99 %6
Alphabet (GOOGL) 814.963.18 %4.75 %6
Flir Systems (FLIR) 31.552.34 %12.40 %5
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) 120.49-1.83 %24.27 %5
Hooker Furniture Corporation (HOFT) 27.1817.28 %8.48 %5
Nordstroms (JWN) 51.572.20 %3.53 %4
Starbucks (SBUX) 54.43-3.20 %-9.33 %4
TripAdvisor (TRIP) 61.871.43 %-27.43 %4
Paccar (PCAR) 57.93-3.19 %25.17 %3 (AMZN) 805.754.76 %19.21 %3
Fitbit Inc (FIT) 16.989.69 %-42.62 %3
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)Underperform207.45-2.15 %-13.57 %2
Twitter Inc. Com (TWTR) 22.6217.75 %-2.25 %2
Zillow Inc. (ZG)Underperform35.033.55 %34.52 %1
Portfolio Return:  2.01 %-0.45 % 
S&P 500 Return:-0.64 %5.94 %

Puget Investor Blog
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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Microsoft and LinkedIn (6/23/2016)

I have been thinking about how I feel about Microsoft’s recent purchase of LinkedIn – and whether or not  I feel good about it.   I am neither a shareholder in Microsoft or LinkedIn, so I am a casual observer, but I was trying to decide if this gets me interested in becoming a holder of […]

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Jobs And Retail Sales (6/3/2016)

Its been awhile since I have brought up the economy (OK.. a month or two..) but with all my prognosticating about the economic future I think I finally got one right that was worth mentioning. A couple days ago I was looking to adjust my asset allocation to match my targets I have set. I […]

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COST, NKE373 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week ( 4:18:00 AM
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AMZN183 Reasons Why Netflix Fears Are Overblown ( 7:05:00 AM
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TWTR, GOOGL18Why Google Needs Twitter More Than Salesforce -- and What Facebook Has to Do With It ( 6:25:00 AM
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SBUX1011 Starbucks Drinks Under 100 Calories ( 7:16:00 AM
DIS9Disney's Plan To Reinvent Itself Using Technology (DIS, AMZN) ( 8:55:00 AM
DIS9Disney CEO Reveals Star Wars Plans For 2019 And 2020 (DIS) ( 8:57:00 AM
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TSLA8Sure, Tesla Is Cool, but Can It Deliver Model 3s as Fast as GM Makes Bolt EVs? ( 8:40:00 AM
AMZN8Could Rise Another 25%? ( 6:55:00 AM
TWTR89:08 am Twitter up 17% premarket on report it is moving closer to a sale ( 6:08:00 AM
TSLA86:16 am Tesla Motors announces Eric Branderiz as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer ( 3:16:00 AM
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TWTR8Twitter’s stock rockets after report a buyout is near ( 7:57:00 AM
TWTR, GOOGL8Why a Salesforce deal to go after Twitter makes no sense ( 5:58:00 AM
TWTR8Tech firms talking about sale of Twitter ( 1:09:00 AM
COST7Naming and Shaming Palm-Oil Buyers to Stop Rainforest Burning ( 3:00:00 PM
COST, NKE7Top 6 Earnings to Look for This Coming Week ( 7:51:00 AM
FIT6Billionaire Wilbur Ross Maintains Top Bets; Swaps Etsy Inc (ETSY) for Fitbit Inc (FIT) ( 2:45:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL6[video]Apple's Reported Plans to Challenge Amazon Make Sense, But Won't Move the Needle Much ( 7:00:00 AM
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NKE4Can Nike Or Pepsi Beat Low Earnings Expectations? ( 11:08:00 AM
NKE4What To Expect When Nike Reports Q1 Earnings On Tuesday ( 5:01:00 AM
NKE4David Bartosiak's Nike Trade ( 5:42:00 PM
NKE4What to watch for in Nike earnings ( 7:58:00 AM
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