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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
General Electric (GE) 29.08-2.42 %-7.22 %10
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) 126.99-10.93 %-12.25 %8
Paccar (PCAR) 66.41-1.18 %4.87 %7
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) 308.6310.90 %44.43 %7
Nordstroms (JWN) 48.303.71 %0.77 %6
Costco (COST) 177.455.82 %10.83 %6
Disney (DIS) 115.842.16 %11.90 %6
Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (UCTT) 19.8017.37 %104.12 %6
NIKE Inc (NKE) 55.47-0.47 %9.48 %5
Alphabet (GOOGL) 891.445.15 %12.49 %5
Zillow Inc. (ZG) 38.9915.32 %6.97 %4
Flir Systems (FLIR) 36.701.16 %1.41 %3
Hooker Furniture Corporation (HOFT)Underperform44.9044.61 %18.63 %3
8Point3 Energy Partners (CAFD)Underperform12.19-10.17 %-4.17 %2
Starbucks (SBUX) 61.304.98 %10.41 %1 (AMZN) 918.383.59 %22.47 %1
First Solar Inc. (FSLR)Underperform29.448.63 %-8.26 %1
Fitbit Inc (FIT) 5.930.17 %-18.99 %1
Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY)Underperform13.9520.78 %20.78 %1
TripAdvisor (TRIP)Underperform45.104.49 %-2.74 %1
Portfolio Return:  6.18 %10.77 % 
S&P 500 Return:1.21 %6.74 %

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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PCAR31Edited Transcript of PCAR earnings conference call or presentation 25-Apr-17 3:00pm GMT ( 9:38:00 AM
PCAR31PACCAR, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : PCAR-US : April 26, 2017 ( 6:18:00 AM
UCTT25Ultra Clean Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results ( 1:05:00 PM
TRIP25TripAdvisor users are looking to visit Arizona's attractions more than any other state ( 10:40:00 AM
UCTT20Ultra Clean tops Street 1Q forecasts ( 2:49:00 PM
FFIV20F5 Networks plunges after earnings miss ( 2:26:00 PM
FFIV20F5 Networks Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results ( 1:05:00 PM
FLIR20FLIR Systems (FLIR) Reports In-Line Earnings in Q1, Sales Up ( 7:30:00 AM
TRIP20TripAdvisor, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TRIP-US : April 26, 2017 ( 5:12:00 AM
FLIR20FLIR Systems (FLIR) Q1 Earnings In Line with Estimates ( 4:54:00 AM
FLIR20Flir Systems meets 1Q profit forecasts ( 4:43:00 AM
FLIR20FLIR Systems Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results ( 4:30:00 AM
TRIP20TripAdvisor Reveals Top Trending U.S. Attractions For Spring ( 3:00:00 AM
FFIV15After-hours buzz: PYPL, AMGN, FFIV & more ( 2:36:00 PM
FFIV15Earnings roundup: ServiceNow, Citrix beat expectations, F5 misses ( 1:56:00 PM
FFIV15F5 misses Street 2Q forecasts ( 1:31:00 PM
COST13Costco: Huge Special Dividend Leads to Only Mini Rally in Stock ( 10:01:00 AM
COST13Costco: Best in Class? ( 8:31:00 AM
SBUX, GOOGL12Jim Cramer Previews Southwest, Alphabet and Starbucks' Earnings ( 3:04:00 PM
SBUX12Bartosiak: Trading Starbucks' (SBUX) Earnings with Options ( 2:52:00 PM
SBUX12Starbucks to Open Huge Chicago Reserve Roastery in 2019 ( 1:41:00 PM
SBUX, DIS12Starbucks' new Chicago coffee experience takes cues from Disney playbook ( 1:05:00 PM
GOOGL11Google takes action to curb to hate speech and fake news ( 5:05:00 PM
JWN11Nordstrom feels social media sting over $425 muddy jeans ( 11:35:00 AM
JWN11A $425 pair of pre-muddied jeans has become an emblem of the US’ “war on work” ( 10:17:00 AM
DIS11Walt Disney: What Could Go Wrong? ( 8:19:00 AM
GE11Why General Electric’s Aviation Segment Revenue Rose in 1Q17 ( 6:09:00 AM
GE11A Deep Dive into General Electric’s 1Q17 Revenue ( 4:37:00 AM
JWN11For $425, you can have your own designer pair of mud-covered jeans ( 4:12:00 AM
FSLR9Short Sellers Pulling Out of Solar, Alternative Energy Stocks ( 5:35:00 AM
COST8Costco Jumps Near Buy Point On Special Payout, Dividend Hike ( 1:29:00 PM
COST8Costco is doing something no other retailer has been able to do in more than a year ( 1:28:00 PM
FIT8On topic: Tech news to know now ( 12:43:00 PM
FIT8Earnings-Palooza With Halliburton, Hasbro, and More ( 12:00:00 PM
FIT8Spotify May Be Getting Into Hardware ( 11:46:00 AM
COST8Costco Stock Soaring on Special Cash Dividend ( 10:49:00 AM
COST8Costco is giving shareholders a special payment ( 10:08:00 AM
COST8Amazon is about to surpass Costco on one crucial measure ( 8:34:00 AM
SBUX7Willy Wonka inspired Howard Schultz to put world’s biggest Starbucks in Chicago ( 2:24:00 PM
SBUX, AMZN73 Cloud Giants In Or Near Buy Range Before Thu. Earnings: Investing Action Plan ( 1:47:00 PM
SBUX7Starbucks Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:SBUX) : April 26, 2017 ( 1:33:00 PM
SBUX7How to Play Starbucks Ahead of Earnings ( 12:55:00 PM
SBUX7Starbucks earnings: Same-store sales are the big second-quarter question ( 11:30:00 AM
SBUX7Jim Cramer Previews Earnings for Southwest, Starbucks and Alphabet ( 10:57:00 AM
SBUX7Hold Onto Your Hats, Windy City: Chicago Is Getting The World's Biggest Starbucks Roastery ( 10:11:00 AM
SBUX7Starbucks Has a Lot to Prove on Thursday ( 9:10:00 AM
SBUX73 Tasty Restaurant Stocks to Buy ( 5:00:00 AM
SBUX7Starbucks Reserve Roastery coming to Chicago in 2019 ( 4:58:00 AM
SBUX7Starbucks Announces Reserve® Roastery Coming to Chicago’s Mag Mile in 2019 ( 3:00:00 AM
GOOGL6Google becomes latest tech giant to allow workers to protest, asks vendors to do the same ( 5:30:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL6Amazon Q1 Earnings Preview: How Much Will AWS Grow? ( 4:46:00 PM
TSLA6Tesla hikes pay to quell unrest at key German supplier ( 3:38:00 PM
AMZN6Bartosiak: Trading Amazon's (AMZN) Earnings with Options ( 3:00:00 PM
GOOGL6What Not to Miss in Alphabet's Earnings Report ( 2:07:00 PM
DIS6Is the free food offer at Walt Disney World really worth it? ( 12:52:00 PM
DIS6Go Behind the Scenes with The Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts at D23 Expo 2017 ( 10:00:00 AM
GE6GE, JPMorgan Among 5 Stocks Insiders Love ( 9:32:00 AM
GE6GE fixing bug in software after warning about power grid hacks ( 9:30:00 AM
GE6How General Electric’s Power Revenue Rose in 1Q17 ( 7:38:00 AM
GE65 Takeaways From General Electric Company's Earnings ( 6:37:00 AM
DIS6ESPN On-Air Jobs Among Cuts as Struggling Disney Unit Retrenches ( 6:21:00 AM
NKE3LeBron James Reveals He Was Offered $10 Million to Sign With Reebok, But Still Decided on Nike ( 6:00:00 PM
COST3Australia's Wesfarmers says Q3 supermarket sales up 1.2 pct ( 4:23:00 PM
COST, DIS3Cramer explains how Trump's tax cuts will impact your investments ( 3:12:00 PM
COST3S&P 500 Nears All-Time High; Restaurant Name Makes Case For Turnaround ( 10:37:00 AM
COST3Retail And E-Commerce News And Stocks To Watch ( 8:15:00 AM
NKE3Is LuluLemon’s 2020 Sales Goal a Big Stretch? ( 4:35:00 AM
SBUX2How Do Earnings Look With A Trump Tax Cut? ( 6:28:00 PM
SBUX2Here's Why Apple Could See a Profit Explosion Under Trump's Big Tax Cut ( 5:00:00 PM
GOOGL1Stock Futures: 32 Reasons To Be Bullish ( 7:26:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon's new Echo camera is weird and a little creepy — but it hints at Amazon's master plan to rule tech ( 5:16:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL1As Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Intel Simultaneously Report Earnings, Here's What to Watch ( 5:13:00 PM
GOOGL1The Best Stock to Buy in This Multibillion-Dollar Market ( 5:10:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL1The $2 trillion earnings day: Google, Amazon and Microsoft top frenzy of reports ( 5:10:00 PM
DIS1How Trump's tax cuts impact your investments ( 4:46:00 PM
AMZN1Kroger Has No Business Buying Whole Foods ( 4:40:00 PM
TSLA1Electric Bar Boom Sets Cobalt Up For Massive Price Spike ( 4:30:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL1Google Loses Top Hardware Executive It Poached From Amazon ( 4:10:00 PM
GOOGL1Space Mining: The Final Frontier For Oil Countries ( 4:00:00 PM
DIS1Cramer explains how Trump's tax cuts will impact your inv... ( 3:39:00 PM
GOOGL1PayPal offers positive outlook, beats expectations ( 3:32:00 PM
GOOGL1Nasdaq Breaks Through 6,000 Barrier But Should We Party Like It's 1999? ( 3:23:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL1Why you should continue betting on tech: Technician ( 2:33:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL1Big test for big tech ( 2:30:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon's new Echo Look device wants to be your AI-powered stylist ( 2:16:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon stock options traders defy historical volatility ( 1:56:00 PM
TSLA1New calls for Elon Musk to 'dump Trump' ( 1:52:00 PM
GOOGL1Digital ad spend jumps 22 percent to $72.5 billion in 2016: report ( 1:51:00 PM
GOOGL1Facebook and Google completely dominate the digital ad industry ( 1:49:00 PM
DIS1ESPN layoffs hit on-air talent ( 1:47:00 PM
GOOGL1ESPN to Cut 10% of On-Air Commentators, Content Creators in Network Refocus ( 1:42:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla's Autopilot Unit Loses Another Senior Programmer ( 1:41:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla's Consumer Reports Downgrade Is A Reminder That Tesla Is Actually An Auto Stock ( 1:39:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon Near Highs As Quarterly Earnings Due; Prime Subscribers Soar ( 1:37:00 PM
GE1Organic Growth Drives Up 3M’s 1Q17 Revenues ( 1:36:00 PM
AMZN1Twitter Reports First Decline In Revenue But Smashes Earnings Estimates ( 1:35:00 PM
TSLA1Instagram Hits 700 Million Users; Consumer Reports Cuts Tesla Rating -- Tech Roundup ( 1:34:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla workers raise complaints in U.S., Germany ( 1:29:00 PM
DIS1ESPN On-Air-Talent Layoffs Double What Was Expected ( 1:26:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon Takes Selfies To A Whole New Level With $200 Echo Look ( 1:25:00 PM
AMZN1This Shows Why Google Is A Buy Before Reporting Earnings Thursday ( 1:14:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon earnings: Will AWS decelerate again? ( 1:12:00 PM
GE1United Technologies Beats Q1 Forecasts On Broad Strength ( 1:12:00 PM
AMZN1Not sure what to wear? Amazon's algorithms may help ( 12:45:00 PM
TSLA1An 'ocean of auto big data' is coming, says Barclays ( 12:28:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon Just Found a Surprising Way to Get Into Your Closet ( 12:20:00 PM
DIS1The 5 Best Dividend Stocks in Movies and Television ( 11:41:00 AM
DIS1ESPN announces layoffs, including on-air talent ( 11:17:00 AM
TSLA1Is Tesla Dragging Its Feet on Safety? ( 11:10:00 AM
DIS1ESPN Announces 100 Layoffs, Including On-Air Talent ( 10:27:00 AM
TSLA1Blackrock: U.S. Auto Industry Faces a Hard Road Ahead ( 10:24:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla’s Model S and Model X ratings lowered by Consumer Reports ( 10:22:00 AM
DIS1What Netflix Shareholders Should Know About BAMTech ( 10:13:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla ratings cut by Consumer Reports over wait for brake update ( 10:09:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla Ramps Up Employee Benefits at German Supplier to Offset Unrest ( 9:37:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla offers more sweeteners to try quell unrest at key German supplier ( 9:06:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla: Another Reason It Shouldn't Be Underestimated ( 9:01:00 AM
TSLA1College Road Trip: Lessons From A Family Outing In Tesla's Model X ( 8:48:00 AM
DIS1Collect Cool Ideas By Courting Innovative Insights From The Fringe ( 8:37:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla earnings: It’s all about the Model 3 amid a record run for the stock ( 8:10:00 AM
DIS1Reuters Lifestyle & Entertainment, April 26, 1500 GMT/1100 ET ( 8:09:00 AM
DIS1ESPN to layoff 100 on-air talent: source ( 8:06:00 AM
GE1Airbus reaches 35 A320neo deliveries for 2017 -sources ( 8:06:00 AM
DIS1Box Office: 'Fate Of The Furious' Is Huge Overseas, But It's No Domestic Disappointment ( 8:00:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla Takes The Lead In This Week's Hot Short-Selling Ideas ( 6:50:00 AM
TSLA1Consumer Reports Cuts Tesla Model S, X Ratings Over Failure to Upgrade Brake Software ( 6:23:00 AM
DIS1Could Fox Take the Direct-to-Consumer Route This Year? ( 6:07:00 AM
GE1Philips Pumps Up Profitability ( 4:00:00 AM
SBUX0[$$] Starbucks Earnings: What to Watch ( 10:26:00 AM

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