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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
First Solar Inc. (FSLR) 47.807.90 %7.19 %9
SodaStream International (SODA) 14.91-16.94 %-25.89 %7
Corning (GLW) 17.18-8.03 %-25.08 %7
Nordstroms (JWN) 73.36-3.87 %-7.60 %6
Paccar (PCAR) 59.45-7.94 %-10.76 %6
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) 43.93-5.27 %-4.76 %5
Flir Systems (FLIR) 28.57-6.85 %-11.23 %5
eMagin Corp (EMAN) 2.46-9.56 %6.03 %5
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) 122.97-8.33 %-5.74 %5
TripAdvisor (TRIP) 70.60-11.06 %-5.44 %5
Expeditors International (EXPD) 49.665.95 %11.32 %4
Google (GOOG) 630.380.76 %19.75 %4
SolarCity Corporation (SCTY) 48.00-17.24 %-10.25 %4
Costco (COST) 139.95-3.41 %-0.99 %3
NIKE Inc (NKE) 112.50-2.36 %17.30 %3
Columbia Banking (COLB) 30.05-7.32 %10.07 %3 (AMZN) 518.01-3.38 %66.91 %2
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) 248.48-6.64 %11.72 %2
Starbucks (SBUX) 55.63-3.69 %-32.00 %1
Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) 36.6914.94 %153.56 %1
Precision Castparts (PCP) 229.9817.99 %-4.51 %1
Portfolio Return:  -3.54 %11.72 % 
S&P 500 Return:-5.33 %-3.05 %

Puget Investor Blog
My Precision Castparts Experience (8/16/2015)

When I saw that Berkshire Hathaway was buying out Precision Castparts last weekend, I got that good feeling you get when you know one of the stocks you own was about to increase in value.  However, as I looked at it a little closer, it just made me feel like I missed an opportunity. I […]

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The VFS Asset Allocation Tool (8/7/2015)

For the last few years  I have been tracking my asset allocation on a spreadsheet, to ensure that I keep within the rules I set for myself of what to invest in.  If I look back to the early days of my investing, I believe I have a tendency to overweight in stocks when the […]

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A History Lesson For Apple (7/24/2015)

Call me crazy, but tell me if you have heard this story before.  A huge tech company under a visionary leadership has a market dominating product and rakes in tons of money.  The visionary leader then leaves the company, handing it off to a hand picked successor who’s job it is to continue the winning […]

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The Bond King Sees The End (5/30/2015)

Bill Gross has long been considered a Bond King, until recently the fund manager at Pimco Total Return which is the largest Bond Fund in the world.  He has been a media celebrity since the mid 1980’s, and had a well publicized falling out with Pimco which tarnished his legacy. I  have always found his […]

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eMagin – The Story Continues (5/20/2015)

At the end of last year,  I wrote an article on Seeking Alpha wondering if 2015 would be the year that eMagin turns around.  eMagin is a company I have followed for years, and the company has always shown great potential, but never achieved. Recently their earnings came out, and on May 15th the stock popped up […]

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eMagin Corp (EMAN) Underperform$2.72$2.46-9.56% Report

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SCTY23The Dangers of Building Residential Solar Come to Light in Nevada ( 11:23:00 AM
GLW20Owens Corning Expands Commercial Pipe Insulation Portfolio with Advanced Building Science Solutions ( 7:25:00 AM
PCAR15General Motors' Flint Plant Produces 1 Millionth 1.4L Engine ( 4:18:00 PM
PCAR15Honda's July Production Down in Japan, Up in Other Regions ( 11:25:00 AM
FFIV15Communications Stocks Are Buys in a Disconnect ( 11:21:00 AM
FFIV15Cisco, Arista et al: Buy the Comms Sell-Off, Says Wells ( 7:53:00 AM
FSLR12Jim Cramer: Avoid Fitbit, SunEdison; Blackhawk, Verifone Should Merge ( 2:23:00 PM
MSFT11U.S. International Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement ( 3:49:00 PM
SBUX7Here’s Why Starbucks Loves Pumpkin Spice Latte Customers So Much ( 9:38:00 AM
SBUX7Photos: Starbucks Military Family Store Dedications in New York, Texas and Delaware ( 9:05:00 AM
SBUX7Apple Still Cashing In on China -- And It's Not Alone ( 9:04:00 AM
FSLR78point3 Energy Makes Headlines in 2Q15 ( 4:06:00 AM
SBUX7At Brooklyn Starbucks, It’s Americano Mornings and Malbec Nights ( 8:12:00 PM
GOOG6The Big Picture: Google Maps hack creates crazy custom art ( 5:23:00 PM
AMZN6Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Here's Next Week's Game Plan ( 4:49:00 PM
MSFT6Apple Loop: iPhone 6S Launch Dates Confirmed, Risky New Technology, Apple Welcomes Microsoft ( 4:04:00 PM
MSFT6U.S. International Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement ( 3:48:00 PM
MSFT6U.S. Int'l Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement ( 2:17:00 PM
GOOG6Feds win fight for access to indicted Paul aide's Gmail ( 1:13:00 PM
GOOG6Feds win fight for access to indicted Paul aide's Gmail ( 1:13:00 PM
GOOG6SearchCap: Google News Editors Pick App, Google Home Service Ads & Mobile App UI ( 1:10:00 PM
GOOG6Feeling Old Yet? College Freshmen Have Always Known Google ( 12:46:00 PM
GOOG6Google sounds the death knell for Adobe Flash ( 12:41:00 PM
MSFT6Streamline How You Use Windows 10 With These 5 Shortcuts ( 12:07:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft's Windows 10: Business users may get patch details after all ( 11:39:00 AM
GOOG6Google Tests Home-Services Search, Taking on Yelp, Angie’s List ( 10:56:00 AM
GOOG6Google Taking On Russia's Yandex With New Phone Pact ( 10:52:00 AM
TSLA6Should You Take A Leap Of Faith With Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)? ( 8:53:00 AM
MSFT6Microsoft Needs To Fix Windows 10 Update Problems ( 7:30:00 AM
MSFT6The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Merck & Co, Apple, Visa, Microsoft and Intel ( 6:30:00 AM
AMZN6Will Trouble in Europe Hurt Google? ( 5:37:00 AM
MSFT6Microsoft shoots down Xbox One Mini rumor ( 5:02:00 AM
TSLA6Rare Earth Minerals PLC Signs Supply Contract With Tesla Motors Inc. ( 3:19:00 AM
TSLA6Overheard: Investors Give Tesla Stock a Rave Review ( 7:06:00 PM
GOOG6PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Aug 28 ( 5:47:00 PM
NKE3Nike And Under Armour Get Back-To-School Buying Lift ( 1:34:00 PM
NKE3'Why We Love Lululemon' ( 9:10:00 AM
NKE, SBUX3Stock Market Today - 08/27/2015 ( 3:38:00 PM
SBUX2Does Dunkin’ Brands’ Valuation Seem Cheap Compared to Its Peers? ( 8:07:00 AM
GOOG1Tech Stocks from ( 7:00:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla Wants White House to Press China on Auto-Industry Rules ( 6:27:00 PM
TSLA1Consumer Reports Spends Its Juice, Badly ( 6:26:00 PM
GOOG1Who owns your digital afterlife? ( 5:00:00 PM
MSFT, AMZN, GOOG1Google Response to EU: SO Preliminary Conclusions Are Wrong ( 4:20:00 PM
TSLA1Stock Trading, Tesla Too Hot For Websites To Handle? ( 4:12:00 PM
TSLA1Traders gear up for volatility, big jobs Friday ( 4:00:00 PM
MSFT, AMZN, GOOG1Android Circuit: Fans' Fury At Flawed Galaxy Note 5, New Nexus 6 Leaks, Cortana Fights Google ( 3:53:00 PM
AMZN1Cramer: Ignore temptation! Do not sell FANG ( 3:32:00 PM
GOOG1Unions set sights on e-commerce and manufacturing firms after NLRB ruling ( 3:31:00 PM
AMZN1Cramer: Ignore temptation! Do not sell FANG ( 3:25:00 PM
GOOG1Big labor sees organizing boon for autos, warehouses, more from U.S. ruling ( 2:11:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon’s Stock Sheds Its Gains after Stellar 2Q15 Earnings ( 1:47:00 PM
AMZN, GOOG1An Impressive Result for Amazon’s 2Q15 Earnings ( 1:41:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon is paying former 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson a ridiculous amount of money ( 1:23:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla Model S Nails Consumer Reports Survey, Scores 103 ( 1:20:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla agrees to buy lithium from Mexican mine for its Gigafactory ( 12:28:00 PM
GOOG1Chrome will block obnoxious Flash ads starting September 1st ( 12:28:00 PM
GOOG1All of Twitter’s US leadership is either white or Asian, and it knows it needs to change ( 12:17:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla Broke the Consumer Reports Rating System ( 11:50:00 AM
AMZN1With sights on Japan, Amazon stock riding a wave of Prime success ( 11:35:00 AM
MSFT, GOOG1Google's Antitrust Case in Europe, Explained ( 11:31:00 AM
TSLA1Why Major Automobile Makers Have Been Ignoring Tesla's Challenge ( 11:17:00 AM
TSLA1Musk Takes Page From PayPal With Tesla Referral Incentive ( 11:06:00 AM
TSLA1Musk Takes Page From PayPal With Tesla Referral Incentive ( 11:05:00 AM
GOOG1Twitter hops on the diversity goal train ( 11:03:00 AM
AMZN1Amazon Is Right to Give Up on the Fire Phone ( 10:53:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla Secures Lithium Suppliers For GigaFactory, Trip Chowdhry Shares Insight ( 10:52:00 AM
GOOG1Samsung Pay just launched in beta facing a lot of questions ( 10:48:00 AM
MSFT1Samsung Leads In Patent War Chest Among Tech Giants For Cars Of The Future ( 10:33:00 AM
TSLA1Test Driving Tesla's Model S P85D: Three Things That Make It Perfect And Imperfect ( 10:30:00 AM
TSLA1What it's really like to buy a Tesla ( 10:11:00 AM
MSFT1Biometrics Has Finger On Pulse Of Increased Security ( 10:05:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla (TSLA) Enters Lithium Supply Deal With Bacanora Minerals and Rare Earth Minerals ( 10:04:00 AM
AMZN1Apple, Amazon and Google top lists of ‘buy ideas’ after selloff ( 10:03:00 AM
AMZN1Story Stocks from ( 9:46:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla: That's a Whole Lot of Lithium ( 9:32:00 AM
TSLA1'My solar power smart meter shaves £250 off energy bills' ( 8:32:00 AM
AMZN1Amazon Launches Underground to Offer Paid Apps for Free ( 8:10:00 AM
MSFT1How PlayStation Exclusive Content Makes 'Destiny' Worse For Everyone ( 8:04:00 AM
AMZN127 Stocks to Buy After the Pullback ( 7:57:00 AM
AMZN1This is how much Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson could make from his new Amazon show ( 7:51:00 AM
MSFT1Heads-up, Google: Fighting EU Is Useless ( 7:37:00 AM
AMZN1Life at Amazon ? Not For Everyone ( 7:27:00 AM
AMZN1To break into the mainstream sometimes it’s best to go underground ( 7:15:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla Secures Lithium Supply for Battery Factory ( 6:15:00 AM
MSFT1Facebook’s Investments in Long-Term Projects ( 6:07:00 AM
AMZN1In new Amazon Prime program, not all goods ship for free ( 5:59:00 AM
AMZN1Where To Stream This Year's Emmy Nominees ( 5:45:00 AM
MSFT1Smartphone Video Supertest: iPhone 6 Vs Galaxy S6 Vs HTC One M9 Vs LG G4 Vs Xperia Z3 Vs Lumia 930 ( 5:08:00 AM
MSFT1Windows 10's white Title bars may soon be history with the return of the Windows Insider Program ( 4:41:00 AM
MSFT16 Exciting Upcoming Smartphones ( 4:34:00 AM
AMZN1GameFly takes another shot at Sony with Samsung deal ( 4:23:00 AM
TSLA1Bacanora and Rare Earth surge on Tesla deal ( 3:33:00 AM
AMZN1Rakuten adds electricity to online offerings ( 2:20:00 AM
AMZN1Teenagers Who Attacked Amazon, Sony Websites Arrested in U.K. ( 2:00:00 AM
AMZN, GOOG1Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges ( 7:04:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla Model S broke Consumer Reports' rating system ( 5:47:00 PM
MSFT1?TSG hitches US launch of Debitsuccess to Azure ( 4:55:00 PM
AMZN, TSLA16 trades on momentum tech stocks ( 4:08:00 PM
TSLA1Stock Market, Consumer Reports Grade Tesla On A Curve ( 3:58:00 PM
GOOG1The Big Picture: It's always sunny in Brooklyn ( 3:56:00 PM

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