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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
Google (GOOG)Outperform516.35-4.70 %-53.93 %10
Columbia Banking (COLB)Outperform27.45-0.07 %-0.15 %10
First Solar Inc. (FSLR) 45.03-7.73 %-17.59 %10
Symetra (SYA) 23.061.77 %21.62 %7
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) 132.752.76 %46.10 %7
Precision Castparts (PCP) 237.00-0.38 %-11.98 %7
Expeditors International (EXPD) 43.73-6.60 %-1.18 %6
NIKE Inc (NKE) 94.84-4.48 %20.91 %5
Starbucks (SBUX) 79.44-2.18 %1.34 %5
SodaStream International (SODA) 20.72-5.73 %-58.26 %5
Paccar (PCAR) 69.243.31 %18.54 %4
Flir Systems (FLIR) 33.425.33 %11.03 %4
SolarCity Corporation (SCTY) 54.80-0.36 %-3.56 %4
Nordstroms (JWN)Underperform77.100.97 %25.02 %3
eMagin Corp (EMAN)Underperform2.40-0.41 %-15.19 %2
Corning (GLW)Underperform22.667.80 %27.16 %2
Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) 13.21-22.02 %-35.15 %2
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) 47.66-0.31 %27.40 %1
Costco (COST) 141.77-0.25 %19.11 %1 (AMZN) 299.90-11.44 %-24.80 %1
Portfolio Return:  -2.24 %3.06 % 
S&P 500 Return:-0.33 %11.82 %

Puget Investor Blog
A World Awash In Oil (12/22/2014)
Thinking more about this recent drop in oil prices caused me to do a little more poking around the internet, and I came across the December 2014 OPEC Oil Report.  I must admit I haven’t read any of these reports before, but it is full of interesting economic graphs and worldwide economic data  (Click here […] Read more..
Will eMagin turn around in 2015? (12/18/2014)
I just posted an updated report on eMagin on Seeking Alpha. Summary eMagin is moving forward on the great consumer OLED opportunity. Can eMagin execute, or will it be another disappointing year? Financials improving, but still too early to be bullish. Check it out at Read more..
The Moral Hazard Revisited (12/3/2014)
A lot was written in 2008 about the moral hazard of the federal bailout of the banks and financial institutions during the great recession.  Then Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was quoted  as saying  the Fed made “the right decision” and expressed “great confidence” in its chairman, Ben Bernanke.  Paulson said that in the case of Bear […] Read more..
Russia and Oil (11/16/2014)
Speaking of Russia (in my last post),  it was interesting to see Jim Rogers view on Russia in this interview on Business Insider.  Jim Rogers has been a long time staple of the financial news channels, and he is the first one I have heard state an alternative view of Russian Relations. As a long […] Read more..
The Next Generation PC (10/30/2014)
At first glance, the new HP Sprout PC didn’t really catch my eye, until I say a this new feature HP is including in its latest high end PC.  As stated in this article on TechTimes: Key to Sprout’s game-changing new computer is the combination of an Illuminator equipped with a 14-megapixel camera and an […] Read more..
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Portfolio Predictions for December, 2014
SecurityPrediction as of 12/1/2014Price as of
Current Price% Change
Starbucks (SBUX) Underperform$81.21$79.44-2.18% Report
Google (GOOG) Outperform$541.83$516.35-4.70% Report
eMagin Corp (EMAN) Underperform$2.41$2.40-.41% Report

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