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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
General Electric (GE) 31.36-0.76 %0.00 %7
Alphabet (GOOGL) 830.944.86 %4.86 %7
Nordstroms (JWN) 44.20-7.78 %-7.78 %6
Disney (DIS) 108.063.68 %4.43 %6
TripAdvisor (TRIP) 52.9214.13 %14.13 %6
NIKE Inc (NKE) 52.924.11 %4.47 %5
Starbucks (SBUX) 57.854.20 %4.20 %5
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) 143.37-0.93 %-0.93 %5 (AMZN) 817.148.97 %8.97 %4
Costco (COST) 161.861.09 %1.09 %3
Paccar (PCAR)Underperform67.525.67 %6.60 %3
First Solar Inc. (FSLR)Underperform35.7511.41 %11.41 %3
Fitbit Inc (FIT) 7.441.64 %1.64 %3
Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (UCTT) 12.1825.57 %25.57 %3
Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY) 11.903.03 %3.03 %3
Hooker Furniture Corporation (HOFT) 35.00-7.77 %-7.46 %3
8Point3 Energy Partners (CAFD) 14.038.09 %10.01 %3
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)Underperform237.7511.26 %11.26 %2
Twitter Inc. Com (TWTR) 17.255.83 %5.83 %2
Flir Systems (FLIR) 35.64-1.52 %-1.52 %1
Zillow Inc. (ZG)Underperform38.004.25 %4.25 %1
Portfolio Return:  4.71 %4.71 % 
S&P 500 Return:1.57 %1.57 %

Puget Investor Blog
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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Whats Up With Gold? (8/23/2016)

I have been watching Gold lately as an asset class – Gold has always been a curiosity of mine as to why people would invest in gold.  Over the last few years as I have been watching how momentum impacts markets, I feel I understand a little better about the hows and whys of how […]

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Emerging Markets – Emerging Opportunity? (7/23/2016)

Anybody who has invested in emerging markets over the last few years will tell you they have been killed.    Investing in emerging markets has been a small part of my diversification strategy, so while it has not been a winner I see it as a cost of diversification. So I was interested to see […]

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The Economics of World Bond Pricing (7/7/2016)

This interview with Mohamed El-Erien has a great quote in it which got me to realize why I find economics so interesting: In the mid-’80s the IMF made an attempt to understand financial markets. And I was sent to talk to asset managers in New York. The question was asked to them: “What was the […]

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GE, FSLR327 Top Stocks Long-Term Investors Should Buy Next ( 11:02:00 AM
NKE, AMZN32Amazon Is Too Late to the Athleisure Party ( 10:00:00 AM
TSLA, GOOGL319 Facts You Didn't Know About Driverless Cars ( 6:21:00 AM
TRIP274 Signs TripAdvisor May Be About to Turn the Corner ( 8:21:00 AM
DIS21Will Disney World Start Charging for FastPass? ( 6:28:00 AM
TWTR213 Signs Twitter Inc. Needs New Management ( 9:00:00 AM
RCKY208:01 am Rocky Brands confirms it received approx $38.4 mln in new orders for military combat bootsy; expects to begin fulfilling both orders in the first half of 2017 ( 5:01:00 AM
GE173 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week ( 9:00:00 AM
NKE175 Signs Under Armour Inc's High Growth Days are Over ( 1:00:00 PM
NKE173 Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Nike "Shoe Dog" Phil Knight ( 7:33:00 AM
GOOGL161 Company Pioneering the AI Revolution ( 3:21:00 PM
GOOGL162 Artificial Intelligence Uses You Need to Know About (And 3 Companies to Invest In) ( 12:28:00 PM
TSLA16Detroit Auto Show: Why Audi's Q8 Concept SUV Is Significant ( 5:06:00 AM
TSLA16Why Hawaii Is Becoming the Proving Ground for the Future of Energy Storage ( 8:55:00 AM
GOOGL16What's Hot and What's Not From CES 2017 ( 7:57:00 AM
AMZN, GOOGL11From Apple's iPhone to Netflix Streaming, Why 2007 Was the Year That Changed Everything in Tech ( 10:20:00 AM
AMZN6Amazon Announces a Card That's Almost too Good to Be True ( 8:00:00 AM
AMZN6Amazon May Be About to Pummel America's Most Well-Known Clothing Stores ( 6:23:00 AM
GOOGL6Facebook and Alphabet's dreams of internet drones are crashing into a turbulent reality ( 6:00:00 AM
GOOGL6As Snapchat Preps for Huge IPO, Go Inside the War Between the Nasdaq and NYSE ( 5:16:00 AM
AMZN6Most Outrageous Apple iPhone Cases You Just Have to See to Believe ( 5:10:00 AM
TWTR6Tech Diplomacy? Taiwan's President Tours Twitter ( 3:08:00 AM
AMZN6Phoning It in—7 Phone Cases That Range in Credibility ( 11:20:00 AM
GOOGL6As Snachat Preps for Listing, Here's How the Nasdaq and NYSE Battle for Blockbuster IPOs ( 10:07:00 AM
GOOGL6Google has Acquired 200 Companies Since 2001 -- Here Are Its Biggest Failures ( 8:40:00 AM
AMZN6Amazon's Newest Streaming Services Represent a Fresh Threat to Content Providers ( 7:00:00 AM
TSLA69:49 am Tesla Motors displays early relative strength as price continues its multi-week uptrend to a fresh multi-month high ( 6:49:00 AM
AMZN6Amazon Has Now Brought Its Barnes & Noble Killer to New York City ( 6:29:00 AM
AMZN6Walmart's C-Suite Is Being Ripped Apart ( 3:37:00 AM
SBUX4Major Firms Issue Top Stock Picks for 2017 ( 7:21:00 AM
GE2Trump gets sworn in — What you need to know in markets this week ( 5:18:00 PM
FIT2U.S. insurers get inside cars, mouths, grocery carts in profit search ( 10:08:00 AM
FIT2U.S. insurers get inside cars, mouths, grocery carts in profit search ( 4:12:00 AM
FIT2US insurers get inside cars, mouths, grocery carts in profit search ( 4:00:00 AM
NKE2Dolce&Gabbana court millennials, Plein launches activewear ( 5:15:00 PM
NKE2Dolce&Gabbana court millennials, Plein launches activewear ( 5:15:00 PM
GE, GOOGL2Trump Inauguration, Netflix, GE, IBM, Davos Lead Investing Action Plan ( 7:27:00 AM
AMZN1World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos ( 4:01:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon manager joins Blucora as it exits the Seattle area ( 12:05:00 PM
AMZN1Is Amazon’s new credit card for Prime members worth it? ( 10:23:00 AM
AMZN1Money-Saving Hacks for Amazon Shoppers ( 10:20:00 AM
AMZN1The Program For Trading Like A Hedge Fund ( 8:44:00 AM
AMZN, GOOGL1Apple, Google, Netflix Are In Buy Range; Amazon, Facebook Near Breakouts ( 8:12:00 AM
TSLA1China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as U.S. lags ( 6:23:00 AM
TSLA1China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as U.S. lags ( 6:13:00 AM
TSLA1China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as U.S. lags ( 6:02:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla Uber-Bull's Supercharger Estimates Are Way Too Optimistic ( 12:14:00 AM
AMZN1Exclusive: Amazon plots huge fulfillment center in Cecil County, 700 new jobs expected ( 8:00:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon is getting closer to crushing America's biggest clothing stores ( 5:23:00 PM
GOOGL1Snapchat’s physical footprint reveals a core priority of the brand ( 10:45:00 AM
AMZN1Amazon to add 100,000 full-time U.S. jobs, many in fulfillment centers ( 8:43:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla is taking a huge risk with the Model 3 — and it may not pay off ( 8:32:00 AM
TWTR1Trump attacks Rep. Lewis, who said he wasn’t ‘legitimate president’ ( 7:48:00 AM
AMZN, GOOGL1Why Amazon's Echo is totally dominating — and what Google, Microsoft, and Apple have to do to catch up ( 5:30:00 AM
TSLA1You Have 2 Days Left To Buy A Tesla With Free, Unlimited Supercharger Use ( 4:45:00 AM

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