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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV)Outperform114.57-3.51 %26.10 %10
First Solar Inc. (FSLR) 56.27-14.50 %2.98 %10
Precision Castparts (PCP)Outperform224.06-5.41 %-16.79 %9
Expeditors International (EXPD)Outperform40.930.86 %-7.50 %8
Google (GOOG) 543.98-5.78 %-51.46 %7
Columbia Banking (COLB) 25.623.26 %-6.80 %7
Starbucks (SBUX) 74.84-0.82 %-4.53 %6
Flir Systems (FLIR) 30.11-3.92 %0.03 %6
Corning (GLW) 18.68-3.41 %4.83 %6
NIKE Inc (NKE) 90.371.31 %15.22 %5
Symetra (SYA) 22.35-4.20 %17.88 %5
Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) 23.049.19 %13.11 %5
SolarCity Corporation (SCTY) 54.10-9.23 %-4.79 %5
Nordstroms (JWN) 71.774.97 %16.13 %4
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) 45.02-2.89 %20.34 %4
SodaStream International (SODA) 21.19-28.15 %-57.31 %4
Paccar (PCAR) 60.586.51 %3.90 %2
Amazon.com (AMZN) 313.18-2.87 %-21.47 %2
eMagin Corp (EMAN)Underperform2.34-0.43 %-17.31 %2
Costco (COST) 130.594.21 %9.72 %1
Portfolio Return:  -2.74 %0.74 % 
S&P 500 Return:-1.06 %5.54 %

Puget Investor Blog
A Historical Look At Inflation (9/20/2014)
Doug Short at Advisor Persectives has an interesting look at historical inflation here: http://www.advisorperspectives.com/dshort/updates/Inflation-Since-1872.php The one chart that caught my eye was this one on inflation since 1872:       What caught my eye was how prevalent inflation was prior to 1940.  Also curious to notice that during the roaring 20′s there was no […] Read more..
Another Ominous Market Sign (8/30/2014)
Robert Shiller, who has a pretty accurate gauge of stock market valuation (The CAPE model), came out recently reiterating how the market appears overvalued. In this New York Times article, he details how the market is at its highest level, matching levels not seen since 1929, 2000 and 2007. The problem is, predicting the stock […] Read more..
The Canadian Pacific Investment (8/13/2014)
Every once in a while luck turns out to be better than wisdom in investing.  My most recent example of dumb luck in investing was Canadian Pacific Railway, an stock position  It took back in June 2011.   My decision to buy the stock primarily based on the thesis that oil prices would be ramping […] Read more..
A Structural Change In The Housing Market? (8/6/2014)
This chart from the St. Louis fed caught my eye showing a shift away from single family housing since 2010 Back at the dawn of the internet age, I recall speculating with co-workers on whether or not the internet would spur population spread to the suburbs or rural areas, since so much more could be […] Read more..
The Stimulus End Game (7/29/2014)
I have been banging the drum about economic stimulus, both domestic and in Japan for awhile now. A great article summing up the current state of affairs in Japan appeared here: http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-inflation-abenomics-update-2014-7 I downloaded the bloomberg.com PDF which is referenced in the article and skimming it found some interesting tidbits. Here are a couple of […] Read more..
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COLB25Columbia Banking System Announces Third Quarter 2014 Earnings (www.noodls.com)10/23/2014 6:04:00 AM
COLB25Columbia Banking System Announces Increased Regular Cash Dividend of $0.16 and Declares Special Cash Dividend of $0.14 (www.noodls.com)10/23/2014 6:04:00 AM
COLB25Columbia Banking System Announces Increased Regular Cash Dividend of $0.16 and Declares Special Cash Dividend of $0.14 (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 5:00:00 AM
COLB25Columbia Banking System Announces Third Quarter 2014 Earnings (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 5:00:00 AM
GLW23Maxwell Technologies Announces Development Agreement with Corning to Advance Ultracapacitor Technologies (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 1:08:00 PM
FSLR20What to expect from First Solar earnings (www.marketwatch.com)10/23/2014 1:06:00 PM
SYA20Symetra Ties Up with Premera to Provide Better Services (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 11:10:00 AM
FSLR20Southern Company subsidiary to top 300 MW of total solar generating capacity with acquisition of new California facility (www.noodls.com)10/23/2014 10:17:00 AM
PCP20Precision Castparts Misses Q1 Earnings Estimates, Up Y/Y (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 10:15:00 AM
FSLR20Southern Company subsidiary to top 300 MW of total solar generating capacity with acquisition of new California facility (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 8:20:00 AM
COLB208:07 am Columbia Banking increases quarterly dividend to $0.30/share from $0.28/share; increases includes a $0.16 quarterly dividend and a $0.14 special dividend to be paid Nov. 19, 2014 (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 5:07:00 AM
PCP20Q2 2015 Precision Castparts Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open (biz.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:07:00 AM
PCP20Precision Castparts misses Street 2Q forecasts (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 2:04:00 AM
PCP20Precision Castparts misses Street 2Q forecasts (sg.finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 2:04:00 AM
PCP203:15 am Precision Castparts misses by $0.08, reports revs in-line (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 12:15:00 AM
PCP20Precision Castparts Corp. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Earnings (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 12:03:00 AM
COLB15COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Other Events, Financia (biz.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 10:29:00 AM
SYA15Torchmark Misses Q3 Earnings Estimate, Cuts Guidance (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 7:00:00 AM
PCP15PRECISION CASTPARTS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and (biz.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 5:18:00 AM
PCP1510.23.14PRECISION CASTPARTS CORP. REPORTS SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2015 EARNINGS [Download as PDF] (www.noodls.com)10/23/2014 12:23:00 AM
SODA15Units of Turkey's Sisecam to sell 125 million euro of Pasabahce shares to EBRD (uk.finance.yahoo.com)10/22/2014 11:46:00 PM
GLW13Wednesday’s Notable Options Activity: SPX Realized Vol Remains Bid (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 6:58:00 AM
MSFT11Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up (sg.finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:17:00 PM
GOOG11Amazon Cloud Division Returns to Growth Amid Price Cuts (www.bloomberg.com)10/23/2014 1:49:00 PM
JWN9Target's desperation move (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 8:06:00 AM
JWN9Retails free shipping conundrum (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 8:05:00 AM
COST8Why Costco Pays Its Retail Employees $20 An Hour (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 1:15:00 PM
NKE7Five Things Under Armour Is Doing Right To Compete With Nike (www.thestreet.com)10/23/2014 11:51:00 AM
SBUX79:32 am Starbucks tests its 50 day ema off open at 75.24 and pauses -- session high 75.25 (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 6:32:00 AM
MSFT6'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations (uk.finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 6:35:00 PM
MSFT6Surface Isn't Dead As Revenue Doubles With Microsoft's Third Version (www.forbes.com)10/23/2014 5:33:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up (sg.finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:48:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up (in.finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:48:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft Cloud Was A Ray Of Sunshine This Quarter With Revenue Up 128% (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:46:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft sales lifted by the cloud to $23.2B (www.usatoday.com)10/23/2014 4:34:00 PM
MSFT, GOOG6For Microsoft, mobile remains the way forward: Pro (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:32:00 PM
MSFT, GOOG6Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:24:00 PM
MSFT, GOOG6Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results (sg.finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:24:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up (sg.finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:18:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:15:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft withstands shift to the cloud (www.ft.com)10/23/2014 3:57:00 PM
MSFT, AMZN6Microsoft Bucks Negative Tech Trend With Q1 Beat (news.investors.com)10/23/2014 3:50:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft sales soar 25% on huge Office and gadgets demand (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 3:45:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft's transition still a 'work in progress': Pro (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 3:36:00 PM
SCTY4Chinese solar-panel makers race to fill orders (www.marketwatch.com)10/23/2014 8:35:00 AM
COST3Sam's Club: Case of soda, health insurance to go (www.cnbc.com)10/23/2014 1:52:00 PM
SBUX2Gun Control Rally Planned For Kroger Annual Meeting (www.forbes.com)10/23/2014 12:45:00 PM
SBUX2Magic Johnson can solve the high-tech diversity gap: Call him (www.usatoday.com)10/23/2014 12:10:00 PM
NKE2Blue chips trapped? (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 9:25:00 AM
SBUX2The latest wacky winter drink: Chestnut Praline Latte (www.marketwatch.com)10/23/2014 9:18:00 AM
NKE2Under Armour Outpaces Q3, Ups Full-Year Sales Outlook (news.investors.com)10/23/2014 8:22:00 AM
SBUX2Dunkin' Brands warns on U.S. Dunkin' Donuts sales (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 8:09:00 AM
SBUX2Overview: Yum! Brands’ 3Q14 earnings (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 7:30:00 AM
NKE2Cramer: Ottawa story shocked people (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 6:11:00 AM
AMZN1Amazon CEO Bezos Faces Season of Worsts as Losses Mount (www.bloomberg.com)10/23/2014 5:51:00 PM
AMZN1Here’s A Reminder Of Just How Important AWS Is To Amazon (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 5:29:00 PM
GOOG1CIOs Say Email is Here to Stay (blogs.wsj.com)10/23/2014 5:14:00 PM
AMZN1Wall Street delivers bad news to Amazon (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 5:12:00 PM
AMZN1A blue Christmas for Amazon? (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:19:00 PM
AMZN1A blue Christmas for Amazon? (sg.finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:19:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon’s Sales Forecast for Holidays Misses Estimates (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 4:11:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon Misses Earnings, But Wall Street Will Still Back Bezos' Spending (www.forbes.com)10/23/2014 4:09:00 PM
AMZN1Market on track for strong week; wary of Ebola news (www.cnbc.com)10/23/2014 4:02:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon shares tumble as losses blow out (www.ft.com)10/23/2014 4:00:00 PM
AMZN1The Chart That Amazon Investors Won't Like (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 3:58:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon (AMZN) Misses on Earnings; Stock Falls 10% After-Hours (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 3:52:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon took $170 million charge in Q3 on phone inventory, supplier costs (sg.finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 3:44:00 PM
MSFT, AMZN1Amazon Q3 Loss Worse Than Expected, As Is Q4 Guidance (news.investors.com)10/23/2014 3:42:00 PM
GOOG1NXPI CEO: We're in more than just smartphones (www.cnbc.com)10/23/2014 3:29:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon posts huge loss, warns of more (www.usatoday.com)10/23/2014 3:28:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon Takes $170 Million Charge on Fire Phone (blogs.wsj.com)10/23/2014 3:28:00 PM
AMZN1Has Wall Street tired of Amazon's razor-thin model? (www.usatoday.com)10/23/2014 3:23:00 PM
AMZN, GOOG1Amazon earnings miss an 'opportunity': Trader (www.cnbc.com)10/23/2014 3:16:00 PM
GOOG1Why America's Funniest Home Videos Lives On (us.rd.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 2:36:00 PM
GOOG1Stock Pops & Drops: YELP, YNDX, RCL & LMT (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 2:23:00 PM
GOOG1Time to buy Amazon? (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 2:00:00 PM
GOOG1Why MGM Resorts hasn’t paid dividends for over a decade (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 2:00:00 PM
GOOG1Pandora Listener Growth Slows as Company Focuses on Sales (www.bloomberg.com)10/23/2014 1:59:00 PM
GOOG1The Evolution of Agile: CIO Journal Readers Respond (blogs.wsj.com)10/23/2014 1:22:00 PM
GOOG1The ratings system that could change the TV industry forever (fortune.com)10/23/2014 1:05:00 PM
GOOG1Samsung's China Problems Come to India (us.rd.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 12:41:00 PM
GOOG1Trying to Make the Cloud Safe for Corporate Data (us.rd.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 12:41:00 PM
GOOG1For $2,400 a Month, You Can Be Special, Too (us.rd.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 12:41:00 PM
GOOG1UK spies collect international emails without minister's sign-off (www.ft.com)10/23/2014 12:38:00 PM
GOOG1Earnings Squad: AMZN & MSFT (finance.yahoo.com)10/23/2014 11:19:00 AM
GOOG1A brief history of Nokia, as Microsoft erases it (www.cnbc.com)10/23/2014 10:26:00 AM

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