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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
Disney (DIS) 100.29-2.88 %-3.88 %9
First Solar Inc. (FSLR)Outperform49.90-10.64 %-24.38 %9
Nordstroms (JWN)Outperform38.17-25.35 %-23.37 %8
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV)Outperform108.813.88 %12.22 %8
NIKE Inc (NKE) 56.19-4.67 %80.06 %7
Flir Systems (FLIR) 30.892.65 %10.47 %7
Twitter Inc. Com (TWTR) 15.103.28 %-34.75 %7
Costco (COST) 149.080.64 %-7.69 %6
Hooker Furniture Corporation (HOFT) 24.63-0.69 %-2.02 %6
Starbucks (SBUX) 55.15-1.56 %-7.80 %5
Google (GOOG) 732.665.72 %-3.46 %5
SodaStream International (SODA) 19.5242.27 %19.68 %5
Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY) 11.38-5.56 %-1.56 %5
Paccar (PCAR) 55.63-5.16 %20.82 %4
Zillow Inc. (ZG) 29.1816.63 %12.06 %4
TripAdvisor (TRIP)Underperform67.324.23 %-21.03 %3
Amazon.com (AMZN) 712.247.98 %5.38 %2
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)Underperform223.04-7.36 %-7.07 %1
Portfolio Return:  1.30 %-7.65 % 
S&P 500 Return:1.89 %3.12 %

Puget Investor Blog
Why I Am Adding Fitbit to My Portfolio (5/17/2016)

I am admittedly a fan of the Fitbit – the little device that you wear that tracks your daily activity.   When Fitbit the company went public last year, I was somewhat tempted to buy in, but I have an aversion to IPO’s as unless you are insider you usually overpay for IPO stocks. So […]

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The Battle of the Enterprise Cloud (5/6/2016)

I have been watching with interest the battle for Enterprise Market share of cloud computing.  Many large and small companies are transitioning their on existing on premise IT infrastructure to use publicly managed services such as Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft’s Azure platform. The cost savings (and headaches) can be huge – no  servers to buy and […]

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Helicoptor Money To Take Flight? (4/23/2016)

Of late I have been seeing more and more reference to ‘Helicopter money’ as a fiscal stimulus tool. Helicopter money is the concept of just printing extra money and giving it to citizens directly (i.e visualize a helicopter flying over a city dumping money out the windows).  Now that interest rates are near or below […]

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My Nordstrom Decision (4/9/2016)

A year ago I wrote a post on why Nordstrom (JWN)  intrigued me.   Nordstrom’s online presence and growth was my thesis for making it one of my top holdings. Last month I closed out most of my position in Nordstrom.  Why?  I have a stronger thesis:  Always fear Amazon.  And Amazon is getting into the online […]

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The Four Horseman Ride Again (3/24/2016)

I guess I am  a sucker to click on any article describing the next Four Horsemen of the ‘economic apocolypse’ – but this article resonated with me not for the belief in an apocolypse, but for the economic analysis: http://www.businessinsider.com/36-south-four-horsemen-2016-2 My favorite quote from this article (emphasis mine): The central-bank economic models that worked in the […]

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SODA25SodaStream Launches Homemade Beer System (www.publicnow.com)5/30/2016 12:20:00 PM
SODA25SodaStream Launches Homemade Beer System (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 12:00:00 PM
FFIV23F5 Agility EMEA 2016: Partner of the Year Award Winners Celebrated at Annual Conference (www.publicnow.com)5/29/2016 7:10:00 AM
COST22Costco Has Strong Q3 Growth Despite Pending Credit Card Switch (www.fool.com)5/30/2016 12:02:00 PM
DIS22Better Buy: The Walt Disney Company vs. Mattel (www.fool.com)5/29/2016 7:00:00 AM
TWTR22Billionaire Investors Are Betting on Twitter Stock: Time to Buy? (www.fool.com)5/29/2016 6:00:00 AM
DIS21When Will Disney World Announce a Fifth Theme Park? (www.fool.com)5/30/2016 8:00:00 AM
FIT18Where Will Fitbit Be in 10 Years? (www.fool.com)5/29/2016 9:20:00 AM
DIS16Instant Analysis: Sony's "Angry Birds" Is a Surprise Hit (www.fool.com)5/29/2016 5:03:00 PM
GOOG16These 4 Billionaires Just Bet Big on Alphabet Inc. Stock (www.fool.com)5/29/2016 4:18:00 PM
AMZN16Are Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates Wrong About Illumina? (www.fool.com)5/29/2016 11:04:00 AM
GOOG168 Top Stocks Billionaires Love (www.fool.com)5/29/2016 4:38:00 AM
FFIV13Hedge Funds Are Selling These Cloud Computing Stocks (www.insidermonkey.com)5/29/2016 4:10:00 PM
GOOG11French finance minister rules out Google tax deal, more firms could be targeted (sg.finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 7:00:00 PM
GOOG11Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years: prosecutor (finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 9:37:00 AM
GOOG11Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years: prosecutor (sg.finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 9:37:00 AM
GOOG, TSLA11Self-Driving Cars Have Great Potential, but Manufacturers Must First Overcome Challenges (www.thestreet.com)5/29/2016 8:20:00 AM
GOOG11Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years - prosecutor (sg.finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 4:49:00 AM
COST7Mining the Positives from Costco’s Fiscal 3Q16 Earnings (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 8:09:00 AM
COST710 Things You Should Know Before Shopping at Costco (portal.kiplinger.com)5/30/2016 6:20:00 AM
COST7Analyzing the Drivers Fueling Costco’s Fiscal 3Q16 Revenue Miss (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 6:08:00 AM
TWTR7Twitter Troubles Continue Unabated: More Executives to Quit (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 4:55:00 AM
TWTR7Nearly a year later, Jack Dorsey’s Twitter shows few signs of a successful turnaround (qz.com)5/30/2016 4:00:00 AM
COST7COST, AMZN, C: Jim Cramer's Views (www.thestreet.com)5/29/2016 10:00:00 PM
DIS7‘X-Men’ Outdraws ‘Alice’ Sequel as Fox Film Tops Disney’s (www.bloomberg.com)5/29/2016 8:37:00 AM
GOOG6French finance minister rules out Google tax deal, more firms could be targeted (sg.finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 7:15:00 PM
DIS6Snow White at Wanda City Triggers Disney Backlash (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 6:16:00 PM
DIS6Snow White at Wanda City Triggers Disney Backlash (www.bloomberg.com)5/30/2016 6:15:00 PM
DIS6China's Wanda prepares for battle (au.finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 3:38:00 PM
DIS6Disney Sparks Theme-Park Battle to Entertain China's Middle Class (www.bloomberg.com)5/30/2016 3:00:00 PM
DIS6Why Disney Views the ABC Network as a Strategic Asset (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 2:06:00 PM
GOOG6Universal App Campaigns Offering from Google Becoming Popular (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 11:07:00 AM
DIS6Disney’s ‘Alice’ Flopped More Than Fell Through Looking Glass (www.bloomberg.com)5/30/2016 11:02:00 AM
GOOG6‘Operation Tulip’ Takes Prosecutors Offline for Google Tax Raid (www.bloomberg.com)5/30/2016 6:59:00 AM
DIS6Why Is Shanghai Disneyland Important for Disney? (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 6:07:00 AM
DIS6What Does Netflix Value in Its Partnership with Disney? (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 6:06:00 AM
DIS6Disney Vows Action as Snow White Appears at Wanda Park (www.bloomberg.com)5/30/2016 12:16:00 AM
GOOG6Quinn: Dustup over Google buses in the heart of Silicon Valley (www.mercurynews.com)5/29/2016 8:14:00 PM
GOOG6Nexus Devices Could Avoid Google's Monthly Photo Charge (www.forbes.com)5/29/2016 10:21:00 AM
AMZN65 Must-Have Technology Gadgets Making a Big Splash in 2016 (www.thestreet.com)5/29/2016 9:20:00 AM
GOOG6Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years - prosecutor (sg.finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 7:47:00 AM
GOOG6Google's ad ban puts payday lenders on the defensive (www.usatoday.com)5/29/2016 5:33:00 AM
GOOG6French finance minister rules out Google tax deal, more firms could be targeted (sg.finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 4:20:00 AM
SBUX3What Keeps Companies From Thinking Digitally? (www.wsj.com)5/30/2016 7:24:00 PM
FIT3Fitbit, Apple Watch and the Race for Tech Talent (www.wsj.com)5/30/2016 7:21:00 PM
FIT3Fitbit's Tough Battle With the Apple Watch (www.wsj.com)5/30/2016 7:03:00 PM
SBUX3What Keeps Companies From Thinking Digitally? (www.wsj.com)5/30/2016 7:00:00 PM
JWN3Why Did Ross Stores Miss Fiscal 1Q16 Sales Estimates? (finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 11:06:00 PM
SBUX3Five Fast-Food Stocks Hedge Funds Are Bullish On (www.insidermonkey.com)5/29/2016 3:11:00 PM
NKE2These Raw Meat Nike Sneakers Will Horrify Vegetarians (www.forbes.com)5/30/2016 5:37:00 PM
NKE2Steven Cohen Invests in Netflix and ConocoPhillips (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 1:06:00 PM
COST2Don't Miss Out On These 'Secret' Dividends (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 8:30:00 AM
DIS2‘X-Men’ and 'Alice’ make for underwhelming Memorial Day weekend (www.latimes.com)5/29/2016 10:16:00 AM
DIS2May Jobs, Oil, and NBA Finals—5 Things to Watch in the Week Ahead (fortune.com)5/29/2016 9:55:00 AM
COST2I might have found the best hot dog in America — and it's not where you'd expect (finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 9:14:00 AM
COST2Action Alerts PLUS: Higher Oil Prices, New-Home Sales Help Sustain Market (realmoney.thestreet.com)5/29/2016 9:00:00 AM
TWTR27 Stocks Analysts Want You to Sell Now (247wallst.com)5/29/2016 7:06:00 AM
GOOG1Investing Action Plan: OPEC, Broadcom, Netflix, Medtronic And Jobs (www.investors.com)5/30/2016 7:33:00 PM
GOOG1Youku Tudou vs. YouTube: A Financial Comparison (YOKU, GOOG) (www.investopedia.com)5/30/2016 1:41:00 PM
DIS1‘Alice,’ ‘X-Men’ flop at the holiday-weekend box office (www.marketwatch.com)5/30/2016 1:25:00 PM
TSLA1Must I time my trades properly? (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 1:20:00 PM
TSLA1The trade that propelled one trader to start winning (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 12:32:00 PM
GOOG1Hedge Funds Like These Wide-Moat Stocks (www.insidermonkey.com)5/30/2016 11:50:00 AM
AMZN, GOOG1Apple and Microsoft are still fighting an old war — while Amazon and Google fight a new one (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 11:00:00 AM
GOOG1Driverless-car startup Zoox valued at $1 billion after new funding round (www.marketwatch.com)5/30/2016 10:51:00 AM
DIS1Why Has Netflix Stayed Away from Sports Programming? (finance.yahoo.com)5/30/2016 8:07:00 AM
AMZN1Is Amazon Going to Be Worth $6,000 Per Share? (AMZN) (www.investopedia.com)5/30/2016 7:00:00 AM
AMZN1Amazon Sells Drones for $9,000 (247wallst.com)5/30/2016 6:46:00 AM
AMZN15 Surprising Perks of Amazon Prime (portal.kiplinger.com)5/30/2016 5:50:00 AM
TSLA1Don't Expect Tesla's China Business To Ramp Anytime Soon (www.forbes.com)5/30/2016 1:36:00 AM
GOOG1The Single Metric To Find Tech Super Star Stocks (finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 6:22:00 PM
DIS1It's Wang vs. Walt in China's Theme Park Wars (www.bloomberg.com)5/29/2016 5:17:00 PM
DIS1It's Wang vs. Walt in China's Theme Park Wars (finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 5:17:00 PM
DIS1Mickey Mouse Helps China Buck Economic Doom and Gloom (finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 2:00:00 PM
AMZN1How Is Amazon Gearing Up to Compete with Netflix? (finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 11:54:00 AM
DIS1Hulu Changed Its Strategy, but Can It Compete with Netflix? (finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 11:44:00 AM
DIS1How Will Comcast Benefit from the DreamWorks Acquisition? (finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 11:00:00 AM
GOOG1This Is What the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Focus on (fortune.com)5/29/2016 7:00:00 AM
AMZN1Sunday links: a much needed break (finance.yahoo.com)5/29/2016 6:55:00 AM
TSLA1America Needs Tesla And The Model 3 To Succeed (To Compete With Toyota) (www.forbes.com)5/29/2016 3:32:00 AM

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