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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
First Solar Inc. (FSLR)Outperform48.09-3.14 %-27.13 %9
Fitbit Inc (FIT) 12.13-14.46 %-59.01 %9
Disney (DIS) 96.98-2.26 %-7.03 %8
Nordstroms (JWN) 37.87-0.29 %-23.97 %7
Google (GOOG) 684.11-7.01 %-9.85 %7
Flir Systems (FLIR) 30.17-3.15 %7.48 %7
Hooker Furniture Corporation (HOFT) 21.29-11.58 %-14.86 %7
Costco (COST) 157.085.59 %-2.74 %6
NIKE Inc (NKE) 55.130.13 %76.93 %6
Paccar (PCAR) 50.64-9.17 %9.79 %6
Twitter Inc. Com (TWTR) 16.8310.58 %-27.27 %5
Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY) 11.39-0.09 %-1.47 %5
Starbucks (SBUX) 56.743.37 %-5.48 %4
SodaStream International (SODA) 20.961.11 %28.51 %4
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) 112.522.11 %16.05 %4
TripAdvisor (TRIP) 63.89-5.68 %-25.06 %4
Amazon.com (AMZN) 715.60-0.99 %5.88 %2
Zillow Inc. (ZG) 35.3620.93 %35.79 %2
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)Underperform210.19-5.84 %-12.42 %1
Portfolio Return:  -1.04 %-8.07 % 
S&P 500 Return:-1.52 %1.37 %

Puget Investor Blog
Microsoft and LinkedIn (6/23/2016)

I have been thinking about how I feel about Microsoft’s recent purchase of LinkedIn – and whether or not  I feel good about it.   I am neither a shareholder in Microsoft or LinkedIn, so I am a casual observer, but I was trying to decide if this gets me interested in becoming a holder of […]

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Jobs And Retail Sales (6/3/2016)

Its been awhile since I have brought up the economy (OK.. a month or two..) but with all my prognosticating about the economic future I think I finally got one right that was worth mentioning. A couple days ago I was looking to adjust my asset allocation to match my targets I have set. I […]

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Why I Am Adding Fitbit to My Portfolio (5/17/2016)

I am admittedly a fan of the Fitbit – the little device that you wear that tracks your daily activity.   When Fitbit the company went public last year, I was somewhat tempted to buy in, but I have an aversion to IPO’s as unless you are insider you usually overpay for IPO stocks. So […]

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The Battle of the Enterprise Cloud (5/6/2016)

I have been watching with interest the battle for Enterprise Market share of cloud computing.  Many large and small companies are transitioning their on existing on premise IT infrastructure to use publicly managed services such as Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft’s Azure platform. The cost savings (and headaches) can be huge – no  servers to buy and […]

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Helicoptor Money To Take Flight? (4/23/2016)

Of late I have been seeing more and more reference to ‘Helicopter money’ as a fiscal stimulus tool. Helicopter money is the concept of just printing extra money and giving it to citizens directly (i.e visualize a helicopter flying over a city dumping money out the windows).  Now that interest rates are near or below […]

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PCAR35Why Goldman Sachs and Piper Jaffray Downgraded WABCO to ‘Neutral’ (marketrealist.com)6/29/2016 2:40:00 PM
PCAR35JPMorgan Chase Downgrades PACCAR to ‘Underweight’ (marketrealist.com)6/29/2016 6:09:00 AM
SODA35SodaStream Survives Brexit -- For Now (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 6:06:00 AM
PCAR35Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on June 27? (marketrealist.com)6/29/2016 3:57:00 AM
FFIV25F5 Networks Secures IoT and 5G Networks with Availability of Standalone Carrier-Class Firewall (au.finance.yahoo.com)6/28/2016 6:00:00 PM
TRIP22Priceline, Expedia, TripAdvisor Hope for End of Bitter Brexit Holiday (www.thestreet.com)6/29/2016 7:03:00 AM
TSLA21Tesla Motors, Inc.'s Model X Deliveries Are Likely to Jump (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 4:51:00 PM
FIT21Interns Ask About Investing in Tech (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 12:24:00 PM
DIS21Is Disney World's Biggest Rival Falling Short This Summer? (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 8:06:00 AM
TSLA21Tesla Motors Buyout or Not: Can SolarCity Corp. Rebound After Its Terrible Start to 2016? (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 8:04:00 AM
DIS21Disney's Shift From the Little Screen to the Big Screen Is Apparent (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 6:11:00 AM
TSLA21How Many Model S Units Did Tesla Motors, Inc. Deliver in Q2? (www.fool.com)6/28/2016 6:21:00 PM
FLIR20FLIR Systems to Release Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 9:09:00 AM
FFIV20F5 Networks Secures IoT and 5G Networks with Availability of Standalone Carrier-Class Firewall (www.publicnow.com)6/28/2016 6:41:00 PM
FFIV20F5 Networks Secures IoT and 5G Networks with Availability of Standalone Carrier-Class Firewall (finance.yahoo.com)6/28/2016 6:00:00 PM
FLIR20FLIR Systems Acquires Armasight, Inc. for $41 Million (finance.yahoo.com)6/28/2016 4:24:00 PM
COST18The Biggest Problem Facing Kroger Co. Stock Right Now (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 12:43:00 PM
COST18Warren Buffett Is Sticking With American Express, and So Am I (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 10:21:00 AM
NKE17Nike, Inc. Reports Record Sales, but Earnings Are a Mixed Bag: Key Takeaways (www.fool.com)6/28/2016 5:54:00 PM
TSLA16Is Tesla's Offer for SolarCity a Good Deal? (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 4:31:00 PM
NKE16What Happened in the Stock Market Today (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 3:41:00 PM
AMZN16Target Stock in 5 Charts (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 3:06:00 PM
GOOG16Why One Analyst Thinks Alphabet Will Announce a New Stock Buyback (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 10:36:00 AM
TSLA16Do Rig Count Increases Mean Oil is Finally Turning Around? (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 10:05:00 AM
TSLA16SolarCity Stock Upgraded at Last: 3 Things You Need to Know (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 9:43:00 AM
DIS163 Beaten-up Dividend Stocks: Are They Bargains? (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 7:31:00 AM
TSLA16Why Tesla Energy Isn't (Yet) Ready for Prime Time (www.fool.com)6/29/2016 5:05:00 AM
AMZN16Should Netflix, Inc. Let You Download "Orange Is the New Black"? (www.fool.com)6/28/2016 5:06:00 PM
GOOG16Don't Get Too Excited About Alphabet’s Rumored Smartphone Plans (www.fool.com)6/28/2016 4:35:00 PM
FLIR15FLIR Systems Buys Armasight for $41M to Boost Surveillance (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 3:24:00 PM
FLIR, FIT15Research Report Initiated on Select Technology Equities (news.investornetwork.com)6/29/2016 6:01:00 AM
FLIR15FLIR SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure (biz.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 3:06:00 AM
FLIR153:53 am FLIR Systems acquires Armasight for ~$41 mln; anticipates the deal to be neutral to 2016 net earnings and accretive thereafter (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 12:53:00 AM
ZG14Millennials Most Likely to Live Alone in Richmond and Pittsburgh (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 5:00:00 AM
COST13Costco Uses Tax Loophole to Bring $1.5 Billion Back From Canada (www.thestreet.com)6/29/2016 3:09:00 PM
AMZN, GOOG11Amazon Subsidizes Android Phones; Seagate Announces Layoffs; Alphabet Invests in Care.com (www.thestreet.com)6/29/2016 4:16:00 PM
TSLA11Tesla Needs Board Shakeup After 'Flawed' SolarCity Bid: CtW (www.investors.com)6/29/2016 1:44:00 PM
TWTR11Why Eyeballs Are Turning to Twitter after Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal (marketrealist.com)6/29/2016 8:05:00 AM
TWTR11Why Twitter Changed the Way It Counts Tweet Length (marketrealist.com)6/29/2016 7:05:00 AM
TSLA11'Devil Is In The Details' For Tesla-Solar City Deal (blogs.barrons.com)6/29/2016 7:00:00 AM
TWTR11Twitter Makes a Big VR Hire; Line Sets IPO Price; Alphabet Wants to Remake Cities (www.thestreet.com)6/29/2016 6:28:00 AM
AMZN, GOOG11Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Add These 2 Stocks to FANG (www.thestreet.com)6/28/2016 5:16:00 PM
COST8Costco Brings $1.5 Billion Back From Canada (realmoney.thestreet.com)6/29/2016 1:09:00 PM
COST8Costco Returns $1.5 billion From Canada Tax-Free (COST) (www.investopedia.com)6/29/2016 11:45:00 AM
JWN, AMZN7Cramer's retail ranking: Stores that can survive Amazon (www.cnbc.com)6/29/2016 3:36:00 PM
JWN7Nordstrom (JWN) to Take Care of Trunk Club's Fulfillments (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 3:21:00 PM
SBUX7Starbucks Investors Can Afford To Ignore Naysayers (www.forbes.com)6/29/2016 12:48:00 PM
JWN7Trunk Club 'grows' by shutting local fulfillment center and cutting scores of jobs (www.bizjournals.com)6/29/2016 12:25:00 PM
SBUX79:42 am Starbucks gaps firmly higher and clears its 50 day sma/ema (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 6:42:00 AM
JWN7The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Twitter, Facebook, Home Depot, Nordstrom and Zendesk (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 6:30:00 AM
JWN7Nordstrom Tries A Tesla Showroom In Menswear -- Does The Partnership Have Wheels? (www.forbes.com)6/29/2016 5:02:00 AM
GOOG6Care.com nabs major investment from Google Capital (www.bizjournals.com)6/29/2016 5:04:00 PM
GOOG6How a long-time Google perk pushed Google Capital to make its first bet on a public company (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 4:23:00 PM
AMZN6Four Stocks That Belong in Your Portfolio Now (www.thestreet.com)6/29/2016 3:22:00 PM
GOOG6Google Capital Makes First Public Company Investment in Care.com (www.bloomberg.com)6/29/2016 2:42:00 PM
GOOG6On Thursday, Google will begin using the fastest undersea cable ever built (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 2:32:00 PM
GOOG6After The Close: Tractor Supply, Seagate, Google VC, Intercept Pharma (www.investors.com)6/29/2016 2:16:00 PM
GOOG6Google sends Care.com shares soaring after buying $46 million stake (www.cnbc.com)6/29/2016 2:03:00 PM
GOOG6Care.com shares soar as Google Capital takes major stake (www.marketwatch.com)6/29/2016 1:43:00 PM
DIS6The Walt Disney Company Declares Semi-Annual Cash Dividend of $0.71 Per Share (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 1:15:00 PM
TSLA6Tesla (TSLA) Stock Advances as Investor Group Seeks Board Changes Following SolarCity Bid (www.thestreet.com)6/29/2016 1:12:00 PM
FIT6Fitbit, Lipocine Top Wednesday’s 52-Week Low Club (247wallst.com)6/29/2016 1:04:00 PM
AMZN6Here's One Reason Why Walmart (WMT) Stock Is Up Today (www.thestreet.com)6/29/2016 12:14:00 PM
GOOG, TWTR6Alphabet Should Pay No More Than $1.1 Billion For Twitter (www.forbes.com)6/29/2016 11:25:00 AM
GOOG6Why this company is throwing its weight behind AT&T's lawsuit (www.bizjournals.com)6/29/2016 11:25:00 AM
GOOG6Google Is Asking You to Personalize the Ads You See Online (fortune.com)6/29/2016 10:56:00 AM
DIS6Box Office: Disney's 'Finding Dory' Swims To $300 Million In Record Time (www.forbes.com)6/29/2016 9:00:00 AM
FIT6Put buying targets Fitbit for second day (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 5:44:00 AM
TSLA6Investment Group Takes Aim at Tesla Corporate Governance (www.thestreet.com)6/29/2016 5:35:00 AM
TWTR6Neustar MarketShare and Twitter Team Up to Measure Social Media’s Effectiveness on TV (www.publicnow.com)6/28/2016 7:31:00 PM
GOOG6Google wants permission to track you more so that it can show you better ads (finance.yahoo.com)6/28/2016 5:56:00 PM
DIS6People waited in line 5 hours for Disney’s 5-minute Frozen ride (www.marketwatch.com)6/28/2016 4:34:00 PM
COST3These 4 Companies Won the Brexit (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 1:31:00 PM
NKE1See what Cramer sees (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 4:41:00 PM
AMZN1This ‘Healthy Soda’ Upstart Is Starting a New Battle With Pepsi, Coke (fortune.com)6/29/2016 4:16:00 PM
NKE1Cramer: China's sudden amazing strength, hidden by Brexit (www.cnbc.com)6/29/2016 4:07:00 PM
NKE1Cramer: China Emerges as Strong Post-Brexit Winner (realmoney.thestreet.com)6/29/2016 4:01:00 PM
NKE12 Top Stocks Break Out, Apple Supplier Pops; Will Rally Last? (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 3:21:00 PM
AMZN1Spiros Segalas Sells Amazon, Priceline, MasterCard in 1st Quarter (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 3:18:00 PM
GOOG, TWTR1Twitter's Innovation Stays on Fire: Steps into Virtual Reality (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 2:58:00 PM
NKE1Why Nike’s Top and Bottom Lines Rose in Fiscal 2016 (marketrealist.com)6/29/2016 2:41:00 PM
TSLA1Biz Break: Does Elon Musk have too much on his plate? (www.siliconbeat.com)6/29/2016 2:40:00 PM
NKE1Nike Revenue Disappoints For Third Straight Quarter; Orders Slow (www.investors.com)6/29/2016 2:23:00 PM
AMZN1These charts show why Amazon's throwing $5 billion into this market (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 2:21:00 PM
NKE1Nike: Actually just buy it? (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 2:18:00 PM
NKE1Is Nike Losing Its Magic? (www.forbes.com)6/29/2016 2:14:00 PM
NKE13 Reasons Why Nike Stock Is Up Despite Weak Sales, Guidance (www.investors.com)6/29/2016 2:07:00 PM
AMZN1Streaming Music Leader Spotify Challenged By Apple, Amazon, Pandora (www.investors.com)6/29/2016 2:04:00 PM
DIS1WALT DISNEY CO/ Files SEC form 8-K, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Financial Statem (biz.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 2:03:00 PM
NKE1Dow, S&P 500 Close In On Key Level; Did Big Banks Pass Final Stress Test? (www.investors.com)6/29/2016 2:03:00 PM
NKE1Adidas, Kanye West to Develop Sports Performance Gear (www.marketwatch.com)6/29/2016 1:47:00 PM
NKE1Nike (NKE) Bounces Back After Yesterday's Mixed Q4 Results (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 1:46:00 PM
NKE, GOOG1Nike Earnings Divide Analysts; New Alphabet Price Target Below 1,000 (www.investors.com)6/29/2016 1:43:00 PM
NKE1Nike, GE and PrivateBancorp climb, Esperion tumbles (sg.finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 1:38:00 PM
NKE1Nike stock suffers multiple target cuts but analysts remain bullish (www.marketwatch.com)6/29/2016 1:31:00 PM
NKE1John Hussman Acquires Stake in Nike (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 1:31:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon Expands Prime Membership With Discounted Unlocked Smartphones (www.investors.com)6/29/2016 1:24:00 PM
AMZN1Wal-Mart Pushes Amazon-Style Pass; Could It Up JD.com Stake? (www.investors.com)6/29/2016 1:16:00 PM
NKE1Just buy it? Experts trade Nike (www.cnbc.com)6/29/2016 1:11:00 PM
GOOG1Goldman Sachs Cuts Alphabet, Facebook Price Targets On Brexit (www.investors.com)6/29/2016 1:04:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla Acquiring SolarCity Is a Disastrous Idea (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 12:57:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon Makes E-Book Navigation Easier with Page Flip (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 12:32:00 PM
NKE1Social Media's Adidas Love Continues Into Summer (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 12:30:00 PM
AMZN1Schnitzer West buys Seattle high-rise next to where it's building a new tower (www.bizjournals.com)6/29/2016 12:24:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon Expands Dash Button Program (AMZN) (www.investopedia.com)6/29/2016 12:20:00 PM
GOOG1Top 10 Employers For Recent Graduates (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 12:18:00 PM
AMZN1With Amazon in mind, Wal-Mart to offer free shipping for 30 days (sg.finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 11:47:00 AM
AMZN1With Amazon in mind, Wal-Mart to offer free shipping for 30 days (sg.finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 11:47:00 AM
AMZN1Exclusive: Amazon inks lease in Beltway Crossing Northwest (www.bizjournals.com)6/29/2016 11:45:00 AM
AMZN1With Amazon in mind, Wal-Mart to offer free shipping for 30 days (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 11:44:00 AM
GOOG1Android will make it easier for you to turn off annoying push notifications (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 11:40:00 AM
DIS1Mountain Dew, ESPN, Twitch Are Backing This New Sport (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 11:17:00 AM
GOOG1On topic: Tech news to know now (www.siliconbeat.com)6/29/2016 11:10:00 AM
DIS1Here’s Why the ‘Independence Day’ Sequel Isn’t a Total Flop (fortune.com)6/29/2016 11:07:00 AM
DIS1The Brexit Has Put These Stocks On Sale (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 10:30:00 AM
GOOG1Former Alaska Airlines CEO Joins Board Of This Hot Drone Startup (fortune.com)6/29/2016 9:01:00 AM
TSLA1Beyond Tesla-Solar City, here’s what needs to happen next to solve climate change (www.cnbc.com)6/29/2016 8:38:00 AM
TSLA1Exclusive: Amazon leases 224,000-square-foot East Bay warehouse as Bay Area growth continues (www.bizjournals.com)6/29/2016 8:05:00 AM
TSLA1Beware the Pitfalls of Stock Market Headlines (realmoney.thestreet.com)6/29/2016 8:00:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla investor group wants more independent board (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 6:58:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla + SolarCity = The 'Apple Store' For Electricity? (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 6:35:00 AM
DIS1The China Factor: The One Thing Hillary And Trump Have In Common (www.forbes.com)6/29/2016 6:26:00 AM
TWTR1The Dark Side of Live Video (www.bloomberg.com)6/29/2016 4:20:00 AM
TWTR1From homeless in San Francisco to a job in the tech industry (www.cnbc.com)6/29/2016 4:00:00 AM
TSLA1‘Tesla Solar’ Wants to Be the Apple Store for Electricity (finance.yahoo.com)6/29/2016 3:00:00 AM
AMZN1Amazon's plan to build a Kickstarter knockoff turned into a site that helps startups sell (finance.yahoo.com)6/28/2016 5:38:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla investor group wants more independent board, cites Musk ties (sg.finance.yahoo.com)6/28/2016 5:36:00 PM
SBUX0[$$] Starbucks Packaged Coffee Packs Punch (www.barrons.com)6/29/2016 10:00:00 AM

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