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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
Alphabet (GOOGL) 795.820.57 %2.29 %10
Disney (DIS) 94.87-1.13 %-9.04 %9
First Solar Inc. (FSLR) 37.59-19.47 %-43.04 %7
NIKE Inc (NKE) 58.635.64 %87.87 %6
Hooker Furniture Corporation (HOFT) 23.270.61 %-7.41 %6
Costco (COST) 163.98-1.67 %1.81 %5
Flir Systems (FLIR) 31.23-3.78 %11.69 %5
Fitbit Inc (FIT) 14.949.37 %-49.51 %5
Nordstroms (JWN) 52.4518.58 %5.30 %4
Starbucks (SBUX) 56.80-1.81 %-5.05 %4
Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY) 10.62-3.19 %-8.13 %4
TripAdvisor (TRIP) 61.94-11.48 %-27.34 %4
Paccar (PCAR) 60.282.63 %30.63 %3 (AMZN) 771.291.64 %14.11 %3
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)Underperform215.20-8.34 %-10.34 %3
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV)Underperform124.811.13 %28.72 %2
Twitter Inc. Com (TWTR) 18.4711.00 %-20.18 %2
Zillow Inc. (ZG) 34.43-12.64 %32.22 %1
Portfolio Return:  -0.69 %-2.00 % 
S&P 500 Return:0.57 %7.11 %

Puget Investor Blog
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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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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F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) Underperform$123.42$124.811.13% Report
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Underperform$234.79$215.20-8.34% Report

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COST27Costco Wholesale Corporation's Worst Moves in 2016 So Far ( 1:11:00 PM
TSLA24Tesla Motors, Inc.'s Higher-Priced Autopilot to Test Pricing Power ( 2:37:00 PM
FIT212 Tech Stocks I'd Hate to Buy: GoPro Inc and Fitbit Inc ( 12:46:00 PM
SBUX21A Foray Into Square’s Finances: What Should Investors Look Out for? ( 2:07:00 PM
GOOGL19Google Could Be the Biggest Virtual Reality Winner of 2016 Once It Does This ( 5:18:00 PM
GOOGL19Tim Cook's First 5 Years at the Helm: The Good and the Bad ( 2:09:00 PM
TSLA19Self-Driving Car Technology Might Be Here Sooner Than You Think ( 12:10:00 PM
AMZN19Netflix Stock: Next Stop, $80? ( 11:52:00 AM
FSLR18What to Expect from Trina Solar’s Future Earnings ( 5:05:00 AM
ZG18Manhattan and Brooklyn Sales Prices See Smallest Increase Since 2012 ( 2:00:00 AM
FIT16How Will Fitbit (FIT) Stock React to Release of New Fitness Trackers? ( 8:09:00 AM
AMZN14Amazon to Open Fulfillment Center in Monee, Continuing Growth in Illinois ( 1:43:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL, FIT14Silicon Valley Is Ready to Cut Loose -- and Unplug -- at Burning Man -- Tech Roundup ( 1:40:00 PM
COST123 Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know ( 5:50:00 AM
COST12Costco Wholesale Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : COST-US : August 29, 2016 ( 5:22:00 AM
JWN11Here's Why Shares of Nordstrom Were on the Rise Monday ( 1:19:00 PM
FIT11Fitbit's Latest Strategy Is Straight Out of Apple's Playbook ( 12:51:00 PM
FIT11Here's What's New About Fitbit's 2 Updated Devices ( 12:33:00 PM
FIT11Fitbit's (FIT) Newest Product Line Examined Today on CNBC ( 9:09:00 AM
JWN11J.Crew and Nordstrom Announce Partnership ( 8:34:00 AM
FIT11Fitbit: Moving Deeper into Fashion, Fighting Breast Cancer ( 7:00:00 AM
SBUX11Starbucks to open first location in Trinidad and Tobago ( 6:54:00 AM
SBUX11Starbucks Opens its First Store in Trinidad and Tobago ( 6:23:00 AM
TWTR, GOOGL10Surprise: Twitter’s Plan for the Future is Brilliant ( 1:52:00 PM
NKE10Thinking of Buying Nike? Here's How to Time Your Trade ( 4:05:00 AM
GOOGL9Google and parent Alphabet now officially rivals of Uber, after conflict-of-interest resignation ( 5:58:00 PM
GOOGL9Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board amid growing competition ( 5:16:00 PM
GOOGL9Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board amid growing competition ( 5:12:00 PM
GOOGL9Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board amid growing competition ( 5:10:00 PM
GOOGL9Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board amid growing competition ( 5:05:00 PM
GOOGL9Alphabet’s Legal Chief Steps Down From Uber Board ( 4:40:00 PM
GOOGL9The Rising Tensions Between Uber and Alphabet ( 4:34:00 PM
GOOGL9With increasing 'overlap' between in self-driving car efforts, an Alphabet exec has stepped down from Uber's board ( 4:10:00 PM
GOOGL9Alphabet’s David Drummond steps down from Uber board as rivalry heats up ( 4:03:00 PM
GOOGL9An Uber board member isn't allowed to come to meetings anymore because he works at Alphabet ( 2:44:00 PM
AMZN9Amazon to Open Fulfillment Center in Monee, Continuing Growth in Illinois ( 1:15:00 PM
AMZN9Netflix Can Certainly Get Down, But How Much Is Its Stock Worth? ( 12:22:00 PM
TSLA9Tesla Motors, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TSLA-US : August 29, 2016 ( 5:21:00 AM
COST7What I Learned on My Summer Vacation ( 11:00:00 AM
FIT6Fitbit unveils fancy wearables ( 2:51:00 PM
FIT6Can Fitbit's (FIT) New Devices Boost its Stock? ( 2:21:00 PM
JWN6Nordstrom to sell J. Crew merchandise ( 1:53:00 PM
FIT6Fitbit Debuts New Fitness Bands Ahead Of Holiday Shopping Season ( 1:18:00 PM
JWN6J. Crew just made a desperate move to save itself ( 12:15:00 PM
SBUX6McDonald's is embroiled in a social-media nightmare after a sexual video featuring McChicken goes viral ( 12:09:00 PM
FIT6Fitbit Reimagines its Most Iconic Fitness Trackers, Unveils Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 ( 11:19:00 AM
FIT6Fitbit's new Adventures feature virtually transports users to Yosemite ( 10:55:00 AM
JWN6J. Crew to Sell Clothes Through Nordstrom as Brand Seeks Revival ( 10:13:00 AM
JWN6J. Crew to Sell Clothes Through Nordstrom as Brand Seeks Revival ( 10:13:00 AM
JWN6J. Crew Will Sell Through Nordstrom as Brand Seeks a Revival ( 10:13:00 AM
JWN611:37 am Nordstrom to sell an edited assortment of the J.Crew collection at select Nordstrom full-line stores and at beginning Sept 12 ( 8:37:00 AM
FIT6ETF’s with exposure to Fitbit, Inc. : August 29, 2016 ( 8:24:00 AM
FIT6Fitbit's debuts new wearables ( 8:17:00 AM
FIT6Fitbit upgrades now track yoga, weightlifting and other sports ( 6:41:00 AM
FIT6Fitbit Debuts New Features and Stylish Designs to Top-Selling Fitbit Blaze and Alta ( 6:13:00 AM
FIT6Fitbit Reimagines its Most Iconic Fitness Trackers, Unveils Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 ( 6:13:00 AM
FIT6Fitbit Releases New Immersive and Engaging ‘Adventures’ Challenges ( 6:00:00 AM
FIT6Fitbit Debuts New Features and Stylish Designs to Top-Selling Fitbit Blaze and Alta ( 6:00:00 AM
NKE5Dow, S&P 500 end 3-day skid as Wall Street shakes off rate-hike worry ( 2:01:00 PM
NKE5What Clubs Will Tiger Woods Use For His Comeback? ( 12:44:00 PM
NKE5B. Riley Downgrades Nike to ‘Neutral’ ( 11:16:00 AM
NKE5Foot Locker looks to play up the store experience ( 11:01:00 AM
NKE5Foot Locker looks to play up the store experience ( 10:24:00 AM
NKE5Good, bad, ugly: MET, NKE & CZR ( 9:55:00 AM
NKE5ETF’s with exposure to NIKE, Inc. : August 29, 2016 ( 8:52:00 AM
NKE5Why golf has gone the way of the three-martini lunch ( 8:42:00 AM
DIS5The streaming revolution: AT&T's new deal ( 8:04:00 AM
NKE5People Are Playing More Golf This Year: Here's Callaway's Market Share Opportunity ( 6:51:00 AM
DIS5U.S. Open preview: Historic prize money, and possible history for Serena Williams ( 6:49:00 AM
NKE5Blog Coverage Apollo Globals Acquisition Transforms Rackspace into a Privately Held Entity ( 6:19:00 AM
NKE5Overlooked Under Armour Should Be on Investors' Shopping Lists ( 6:00:00 AM
GOOGL4Longtime Google exec leaves Uber board of directors ( 7:00:00 PM
AMZN, GOOGL4Cloud War: Amazon versus Microsoft ( 4:35:00 PM
TSLA4Cramer Remix: A stock up 27% this year, with more room to... ( 4:00:00 PM
AMZN4Microsoft Stock Gets Bullish Report On Cloud Prospects ( 2:51:00 PM
TSLA4Tesla's worst year ever? ( 2:18:00 PM
AMZN4Netflix Dips On Sell Rating, As Bears And Bulls Fight Over Stock ( 1:56:00 PM
AMZN4Amazon Continues Unbundling With Reported Music Streaming Service ( 1:54:00 PM
AMZN4Amazon Tests Futuristic 30-Hour Work Week (AMZN) ( 1:32:00 PM
TSLA4Tesla Stock Shows Weakness As It Takes On Ambitious Goals ( 1:27:00 PM
GOOGL4VMware Aims To Be Cloud 'Switzerland,' With New Offerings For All Clouds ( 1:13:00 PM
AMZN4How Analysts Interpreted 5 Big Earnings Reports ( 1:12:00 PM
AMZN4How Did Rackspace’s Growth in the Public Cloud Space Contribute to Its Sale? ( 1:04:00 PM
TSLA4Pro: If rates go up, equities where you want to be ( 12:51:00 PM
TSLA4Tesla raises price of Autopilot, may be bringing new features ( 12:28:00 PM
AMZN4Why Rackspace Agreed to Be Bought Despite Strategic Divestment ( 12:04:00 PM
AMZN4Netflix At 19 Years Old: From Blockbuster's Gaffe To Frank Underwood ( 11:12:00 AM
AMZN4It’s easy to see why Amazon and Pandora want to take on Spotify and Apple ( 10:56:00 AM
AMZN4Back-To-School Bigger Than Holiday Season For Some Retailers ( 10:41:00 AM
AMZN4This chart shows how completely Amazon is dominating the retail market ( 10:36:00 AM
AMZN4Amazon's 30-Hour Work Week Program A Glimpse Of The Future? ( 9:01:00 AM
TSLA4Mims: Electric cars are about performance not just going ... ( 8:09:00 AM
TSLA4Lithium ETF Proves Its Mettle Even as Tesla Struggles ( 7:42:00 AM
TSLA4Will Ford Beat Apple to Launch the Self Driving Car? ( 5:04:00 AM
TSLA4From Army tanks to electric buses, CEO guides company down a green path ( 4:33:00 AM
TSLA4Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think ( 7:12:00 PM
TSLA4Tesla’s vision of an all-electric car future is still years off ( 1:48:00 PM
GOOGL4Are You In The Race For Faster Internet Speeds? ( 1:05:00 PM
GOOGL2[$$] Alphabet Executive David Drummond Leaves Uber Board ( 7:22:00 PM
GOOGL2[$$] Alphabet executive quits Uber board ( 6:53:00 PM
GOOGL2[$$] Alphabet Executive Leaves Uber Board ( 6:34:00 PM

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