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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
Paccar (PCAR) 60.110.00 %-10.15 %10
Google (GOOG)Outperform534.520.00 %1.54 %10
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV)Outperform111.620.00 %-14.44 %10
First Solar Inc. (FSLR) 42.320.00 %-5.10 %10
Symetra (SYA)Outperform20.310.00 %-11.89 %8
Columbia Banking (COLB)Outperform25.430.00 %-7.90 %8
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) 40.400.00 %-13.02 %7
Expeditors International (EXPD) 43.680.00 %-2.08 %6
SodaStream International (SODA) 18.060.00 %-10.24 %6
Flir Systems (FLIR) 30.200.00 %-6.53 %5
Precision Castparts (PCP) 200.100.00 %-16.92 %5
SolarCity Corporation (SCTY) 48.610.00 %-9.11 %5
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) 203.600.00 %-8.46 %4
NIKE Inc (NKE) 92.250.00 %-3.76 %3
Nordstroms (JWN)Underperform76.200.00 %-4.02 %2
Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) 12.000.00 %-17.07 %2
Costco (COST) 142.990.00 %0.87 %1
Starbucks (SBUX)Underperform87.530.00 %6.68 %1
Amazon.com (AMZN) 354.530.00 %14.24 %1
eMagin Corp (EMAN)Underperform2.950.00 %27.15 %1
Corning (GLW)Underperform23.770.00 %3.66 %1
Portfolio Return:  0.00 %-4.21 % 
S&P 500 Return:0.00 %-2.96 %

Puget Investor Blog
Scotland Power (2/1/2015)
What caught my eye on this story about Scotland renewable energy is that they had success with wind more than solar power. http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/27/renewable-energy-powers-scotland/ I guess it shouldn’t surprise me too much, since no doubt that Scotland has more wind than sun,  but it was interesting to see that they have had success with wind on […] Read more..
2015 Interest Rates (1/20/2015)
Over the past weeks as I read the predictions for 2015, I have been mulling different points of view about where interest rates are headed in 2015.  I think I have made up my mind that interest rates will be heading lower in 2015. This chart as highlighted in this Business Insider article is rather […] Read more..
Deflation – Good or Bad? (1/15/2015)
I ran across this post regarding the increasing risk of deflation, and this chart caught my eye:   It is interesting to me how this shows clearly that as Quantitative Easing has winded down in 2014, the inflation that the Fed was manufacturing immediately died down.  So that got me thinking, is deflation such a bad thing? […] Read more..
Nordstrom Is Building Its Space In The Online Clothing World (1/1/2015)
If you are an investor in Nordstrom (JWN) you should take a look at the December 2014 Investors presentation they released.  The chart from that presentation that got me thinking was this one: Nordstrom’s is gaining traction on selling clothing online.  Nordstrom seems to have built the best of both worlds – with free shipping […] Read more..
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..
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GLW14A Stable Play in Volatile Markets (online.barrons.com)1/31/2015 12:18:00 AM
MSFT6Outlook Illustrates Microsoft's New Mobile Strategy (www.forbes.com)1/31/2015 5:03:00 PM
GOOG6Weekly Tech Highlights: Apple's iPhone Breaks Many Records, Google Disappoints And More (finance.yahoo.com)1/31/2015 9:43:00 AM
MSFT6Microsoft Is Worst Dow Stock of Year (247wallst.com)1/31/2015 6:01:00 AM
MSFT6Microsoft Falls, Apple Rises, but the Search for Value Persists (online.barrons.com)1/31/2015 12:22:00 AM
TSLA2Tesla co-founder electrified about trucks (www.usatoday.com)1/31/2015 6:04:00 AM
TSLA2Daily Roundup: Tesla Model X, DARPA YouTube robots and more! (www.engadget.com)1/30/2015 9:11:00 PM
MSFT1Firms prepare for new tax rules as China vows crackdown (sg.finance.yahoo.com)1/31/2015 6:00:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon's Echo lets you control iTunes, Pandora and Spotify with your voice (www.engadget.com)1/31/2015 5:40:00 PM
SBUX1Coffee and iPhones: Investment advice from Kenny G (www.cnbc.com)1/31/2015 2:00:00 PM
MSFT1MICROSOFT CORP Financials (finance.yahoo.com)1/31/2015 10:04:00 AM
AMZN1Amazon's Smartphone Capitalism Problem (www.forbes.com)1/31/2015 10:03:00 AM
GOOG1Has Apple Lost its Halo Effect? (finance.yahoo.com)1/31/2015 9:54:00 AM
AMZN1Best And Worst ETFs Of The Week Amid Earnings Deluge (finance.yahoo.com)1/31/2015 9:36:00 AM
MSFT, AMZN1Super Bowl Stocks: Seattle's Best Vs. Boston Strong (news.investors.com)1/31/2015 5:02:00 AM
AMZN1U.S. Stocks Fall Nearly 3% on Fears That QE Has Reached Its Limits (online.barrons.com)1/31/2015 12:19:00 AM
AMZN1Charting the Market (online.barrons.com)1/30/2015 11:19:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon’s Faith-Based Initiative (online.wsj.com)1/30/2015 9:40:00 PM

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