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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
General Electric (GE) 29.55-0.84 %-5.73 %8
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) 136.54-4.23 %-5.65 %8
Paccar (PCAR) 65.76-2.14 %3.85 %7
Nordstroms (JWN) 47.622.25 %-0.65 %6
Costco (COST) 170.771.84 %6.66 %6
Disney (DIS) 114.440.93 %10.55 %6
Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (UCTT) 16.11-4.51 %66.08 %6
NIKE Inc (NKE) 55.850.22 %10.23 %5
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) 305.609.81 %43.01 %5
Alphabet (GOOGL) 858.951.32 %8.39 %5
Flir Systems (FLIR) 36.370.25 %0.50 %3
Fitbit Inc (FIT) 5.61-5.24 %-23.36 %3
Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY)Underperform12.003.90 %3.90 %3
Hooker Furniture Corporation (HOFT)Underperform42.0035.27 %10.99 %3
Zillow Inc. (ZG)Underperform36.166.95 %-0.80 %2
8Point3 Energy Partners (CAFD)Underperform12.18-10.24 %-4.24 %2
Starbucks (SBUX) 60.613.80 %9.17 %1 (AMZN) 898.531.35 %19.82 %1
First Solar Inc. (FSLR)Underperform26.80-1.11 %-16.48 %1
TripAdvisor (TRIP)Underperform42.65-1.18 %-8.02 %1
Portfolio Return:  1.92 %6.32 % 
S&P 500 Return:-0.49 %4.95 %

Puget Investor Blog
Apple is becoming the next Microsoft (3/19/2017)

Back in July 2015 I wrote a post about how Apple looks like the next Microsoft.   I think the last year and a half as proved my theory to be on track, and I am seeing more and more articles in agreement. The latest comparison?  In the early 2000’s, Microsoft was the leader in smartphones […]

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The Snap IPO (3/3/2017)

Snap (SNAP), best known for it’s SnapChat app, is the latest tech IPO, the largest since 2014.  I have never used the app, don’t really follow the company,  and for the most part feel like most people that this is way overvalued and may end up with the same painful stock price route of GoPro. […]

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The Twitter Conundrum (2/9/2017)

I am a fan of Twitter the product – I think it provides a unique niche for news and events in a time where more people are getting engaged in social networks.  However, this week I finally threw in the towel and closed out my position just barely breaking even. Why? I am reminded of […]

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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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GE12GE's 'On Track' to Cut Manufacturing Costs by $1 Billion, Immelt Says ( 2:55:00 PM
COST, AMZN8Amazon Probably Can't Destroy Costco Because of One Incredibly Simple Advantage ( 5:00:00 PM
COST8People Are So Obsessed With Costco They Wouldn't Mind Paying Even More to Shop for Bulk Mustard ( 4:00:00 AM
DIS7What Would a Verizon Mega Deal Look Like? Welcome to Verisney World ( 2:05:00 PM
DIS7Are Netflix and Disney Close to Breaking Up? ( 10:44:00 AM
SBUX7A Tirade by a Starbucks Barista Over the Unicorn Frappuccino Reminds Everyone of One Big Challenge ( 10:00:00 AM
GE7If You Love Machine Learning, You Should Check Out General Electric ( 8:12:00 AM
SBUX, AMZN73 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week ( 8:00:00 AM
SBUX7Starbucks is entering a new era — and 4 jokes reveal the biggest problems haunting its business ( 5:03:00 AM
TSLA6Morgan Stanley Applauds Tesla's Foray Into Commercial Trucking ( 9:55:00 AM
AMZN6How Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Is Funding Blue Origin ( 7:13:00 AM
AMZN6Earnings Preview: What To Expect From On Thursday ( 4:55:00 AM
GOOGL6Alphabet and Apple: 2 of the Best Healthcare Stocks on the Market? ( 8:41:00 AM
ZG4These 4 colors can be the kiss of death when selling your home ( 2:44:00 PM
NKE, SBUX3Can Anything Dent the Fox News Brand? ( 2:15:00 PM
GE210 Things We Learned From Our Daily Facebook Show With Jim Cramer ( 7:51:00 AM
GE2Week in Review: Gains for Wall Street as Earnings Distract From North Korea, Crude Slide ( 12:31:00 PM
SBUX2The 10 Healthiest Choices at Your Favorite Fast-Food Restaurants ( 10:12:00 AM
DIS2Box Office: 'Fate Of The Furious' Flattens 'Unforgettable,' 'The Promise' And 'Free Fire' ( 8:05:00 AM
DIS2James Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels Get Release Dates ( 7:10:00 AM
TSLA1Elon Musk unveils a date-night photo in rare glimpse into his personal life ( 7:03:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon: The Attila the Hun of Retail, Harvey Norman to Compete on Price ( 6:48:00 PM
GOOGL1Google Cloud Boss Diane Greene Wants To Be Ahead Of Amazon By 2022 ( 6:31:00 PM
GOOGL1Dow, S&P 500 Futures Soar On French Election Results ( 4:50:00 PM
TSLA1Cobalt Prices To Rocket As Tesla And Apple Scramble For Supplies ( 4:30:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL1How Silicon Valley Is Responding to Trump's Executive Order on H-1B Visas ( 3:51:00 PM
GOOGL1Facebook's Augmented Reality Strategy Finally Goes Beyond Just Copying Snap ( 2:21:00 PM
AMZN, DIS13 Stocks to Buy and Never Sell ( 2:10:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL1Tech, Industrial Giants To Report As Euro Rallies: Investing Action Plan ( 2:04:00 PM
GOOGL1Google vs. Ad Blockers: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em ( 12:00:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL1Op-ed: The idea of using antitrust to break up Silicon Valley 'monopolies' is spectacularly wrong ( 11:12:00 AM
GOOGL111 Most Profitable Companies In The Fortune 500 ( 10:08:00 AM
GOOGL1My Phone Eavesdrops On Me And Yours Can Too ( 10:05:00 AM
GOOGL1Apple, Inc. Could Soon Compete With SpaceX -- but Not How You'd Think ( 9:00:00 AM
TSLA1Toyota Just Revealed This Massive Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractor Trailer - Here's All the Details ( 9:00:00 AM
TSLA18 Exciting Things We Learned About Cars from the New York Auto Show That Don't Involve Tesla ( 8:40:00 AM
TSLA1Toyota Attacks Tesla With This Insane 670 Horsepower Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck ( 8:15:00 AM
AMZN1This could stop Amazon’s stock rally in its tracks ( 7:42:00 AM
GOOGL1Google Isn't A Monopoly - So Don't Break It Up Or Regulate It Like One ( 6:08:00 AM
AMZN1What Walmart Is Doing to Try to Slay the Monster That Is Amazon ( 5:00:00 AM
GOOGL1Microsoft Is Dropping Passwords...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week ( 4:00:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla Dinged: Autopilot Lawsuit, Model S And Model X Recall, 'Supercharger Apocalypse' ( 1:22:00 AM
AMZN, GOOGL1Google, Facebook and Amazon: monopolies that should be broken up or regulated? ( 6:00:00 PM
GOOGL1Galaxy S8 Review: Samsung Spoils Perfection ( 2:40:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL110 Biggest Companies That Do Not Support Trump ( 2:21:00 PM
GOOGL1iHeartRadio parent warns it may not survive another year ( 2:04:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon’s Bezos could teach large companies a thing or two about strategy ( 1:57:00 PM
TSLA1Volvo Attacks Tesla With Its Insane New 400 Horsepower Plug-In SUV ( 1:40:00 PM
AMZN111 Most Expensive Vinyl Records On The Market ( 12:48:00 PM
GOOGL111 Most Profitable Companies In America in 2017 ( 11:56:00 AM
GOOGL1EU mulls legislation in the fight against online hate speech ( 11:46:00 AM
GOOGL1Trump’s tax reform may rekindle the dying embers of the stock-market rally ( 10:16:00 AM
TSLA1Could Tesla Really Become a $500 Billion Company? ( 9:00:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla fans are about to get what they really want from the company ( 8:58:00 AM
AMZN1The Biggest Takeaways from Jeff Bezos' Annual Letter ( 8:18:00 AM
TSLA1This chart explains why Tesla has been making history ( 8:09:00 AM
AMZN1Wal-Mart makes strides toward Internet dominance, but remains dogged by this issue ( 8:00:00 AM
AMZN1Wal-Mart makes strides toward Internet dominance, but remains dogged by this issue ( 8:00:00 AM
AMZN1Walmart Is Now Doing Something Incredible That Amazon Has No Quick Answer For ( 8:00:00 AM
AMZN1Correction: Mideast-Entrepreneurs story ( 7:33:00 AM
AMZN1This could stop Amazon’s stock rally in its tracks ( 6:52:00 AM
AMZN15 Dividend Disasters Paying Up To 22.6% To Sell Now ( 6:32:00 AM
TSLA1This Week in Solar ( 6:22:00 AM

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