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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
First Solar Inc. (FSLR)Outperform48.12-0.74 %-27.08 %10
Disney (DIS) 97.710.61 %-5.66 %9
Fitbit Inc (FIT) 12.824.91 %-56.67 %9
NIKE Inc (NKE) 56.732.77 %81.79 %7
Google (GOOG) 742.747.32 %-2.13 %7
Flir Systems (FLIR) 33.237.37 %18.38 %7
Hooker Furniture Corporation (HOFT) 23.338.56 %-7.17 %7
Costco (COST) 167.476.64 %3.70 %6
Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY) 12.5710.07 %8.74 %6
Paccar (PCAR) 55.006.03 %18.99 %5
Twitter Inc. Com (TWTR) 18.378.63 %-20.61 %5
Nordstroms (JWN) 40.867.39 %-17.97 %4
Starbucks (SBUX) 57.901.37 %-3.55 %4
SodaStream International (SODA) 24.1613.27 %48.13 %3
TripAdvisor (TRIP)Underperform70.099.00 %-17.78 %3 (AMZN) 744.864.09 %10.20 %2
Zillow Inc. (ZG) 38.585.27 %48.16 %2
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV)Underperform123.248.26 %27.10 %1
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)Underperform222.274.71 %-7.39 %1
Portfolio Return:  6.08 %-1.45 % 
S&P 500 Return:3.71 %6.56 %

Puget Investor Blog
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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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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First Solar Inc. (FSLR) Outperform$48.48$48.12-.74% Report
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Underperform$212.28$222.274.71% Report

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FSLR30Warren Buffett's Latest Utility Challenge in Nevada ( 6:21:00 AM
TRIP253 Great Stocks You Can Buy on Sale ( 6:34:00 AM
DIS22Disney Needs to Copy "Pokemon Go" for Its Theme Parks -- Fast ( 5:11:00 AM
TWTR21Instagram's Ad Revenue Could Surpass Twitter's This Year ( 11:23:00 AM
TSLA21Second Thoughts -- The Solar Company Tesla Motors Should Have Acquired ( 8:50:00 AM
SBUX21Is Chipotle Repeating Starbucks' Mistake? ( 7:00:00 AM
TSLA21How Much Will Tesla Motors' New Plan Cost? ( 7:05:00 AM
FIT21Don't Bury the Apple Watch -- It's Not Dead Yet ( 6:08:00 AM
NKE19With Slowing Sales Growth, Can Nike Inc Still Reach $50 Billion by 2020? ( 8:45:00 AM
GOOG16Better Buy: International Business Machines Corporation vs. Alphabet ( 9:35:00 AM
TWTR163 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week ( 6:41:00 AM
AMZN163 Stocks That Turned $10,000 Into $1 Million ( 4:41:00 AM
GOOG163 Driverless Car Stock Investing Tips That Could Earn You Thousands ( 2:41:00 PM
GOOG16Has Facebook's Growth Peaked? ( 2:11:00 PM
AMZN16Amazon, Inc. Earnings: Can the E-Commerce Giant Crush Expectations Again? ( 8:31:00 AM
TWTR16One Big Advantage Facebook Has Over Its Rivals ( 8:27:00 AM
TSLA16NASA Aims to Help Electric Planes Take Off -- a Nod to Tesla's Elon Musk's Vision ( 8:05:00 AM
TSLA162 Major Flaws in Elon Musk's Energy Master Plan ( 5:20:00 AM
AMZN16The 3 Best Stocks in Artificial Intelligence ( 3:45:00 AM
ZG14There's a mad rush for housing like we haven't seen since the end of the financial crisis ( 3:00:00 AM
COST1112 Things You Should Know About Shopping at Costco ( 6:59:00 AM
AMZN, DIS11ESPN Needs 5 Subs to Take Place of Former Starting Programming Director ( 7:30:00 AM
DIS7Disney: 6 Secrets You Didn't Know (DIS) ( 9:00:00 AM
DIS7Tower of Terror to get superhero makeover at Disney California Adventure Park ( 7:10:00 PM
GOOG6Verizon Acquiring Yahoo! Is Great in Theory, But It Could Easily Become a Huge Mess ( 3:44:00 PM
TWTR6Can Twitter Dig Itself Out of the Hole? ( 10:26:00 AM
SBUX6What Analysts Have to Say About Starbucks After Its Earnings Report ( 7:10:00 AM
TSLA6EXCLUSIVE: Tesla, SolarCity close to merger agreement - sources ( 10:02:00 PM
GOOG, TWTR6A Google Takeover of Twitter Just Became More Likely ( 9:36:00 AM
TWTR6Twitter Goes To School, Makes A Big Sports Business Statement ( 8:27:00 AM
GOOG6Google Has Largest US Internet Audience, Followed by Facebook ( 7:20:00 AM
TWTR6Twitter rolls out verification application process amid harassment furor ( 4:19:00 AM
NKE4What To Expect From Under Armour's Q2 Earnings ( 5:01:00 AM
DIS2DC flexes muscles at Comic Con, drops Justice League, Wonder Woman trailers ( 2:03:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla Races to Finish ‘Gigafactory’ in Time for Model 3 Rollout ( 7:12:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla Races to Finish 'Gigafactory' in Time for Model 3 Rollout ( 5:21:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla rushes to complete ‘gigafactory’ before Model 3 rollout ( 5:21:00 PM
SBUX1Action Alerts PLUS: Market Struggles to Maintain Balance ( 4:01:00 PM
GOOG1Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion: Reports ( 2:29:00 PM
GOOG1Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion: Reports ( 2:29:00 PM
GOOG1The Wicked Present: Cops Using Dead Man's Fingers To Access Phone Via 3D Printing Technology ( 12:56:00 PM
AMZN1Bezos Pushes Warren Buffett Off The Podium, Becomes World's Third-Richest Person ( 12:08:00 PM
GOOG1Pokemon GOLD: How companies are cashing in on the craze ( 12:00:00 PM
TSLA1Utah car dealers weighing in on Tesla court fight ( 10:25:00 AM
TSLA1Utah car dealers weighing in on Tesla court fight ( 10:25:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla: 6 Secrets You Didn't Know (TSLA) ( 10:00:00 AM
AMZN1Should You Buy Apple, Facebook, Amazon Or Alphabet Before Their Earnings? ( 8:26:00 AM
AMZN1Hidden Perks of Amazon Prime ( 6:59:00 AM
GOOG1Generation Famous: Why You Probably Could Not Be A YouTube Star ( 6:14:00 AM
SBUX1McDonald's Q2 Earnings: Watch For Breakfast, Brexit, 'Angry Birds' ( 5:01:00 AM
AMZN, GOOG1The Economy, Interest Rates, Earnings and the Markets ( 4:59:00 AM
AMZN1What Makes Fidelity Contrafund Different ( 4:00:00 AM
TSLA1EXCLUSIVE: Tesla, SolarCity close to merger agreement - sources ( 10:02:00 PM
TSLA1Exclusive: Tesla, SolarCity close to merger agreement ( 8:46:00 PM
TSLA1Exclusive - Tesla, SolarCity close to merger agreement: sources ( 8:38:00 PM
TSLA13 Key Lessons From Netflix, Domino's Pizza: IBD Investing Show ( 10:12:00 AM
AMZN1Amazon: 10 Secrets You Didn't Know (AMZN) ( 10:00:00 AM
TSLA1Elon Musk is on the verge of making a huge change for Tesla's owners ( 8:51:00 AM
AMZN1Money-Saving Hacks for Amazon Shoppers ( 7:58:00 AM
GOOG1The Endgame Grind Of 'Pokémon GO' Is Spirit-Crushing ( 7:51:00 AM
SBUX1On Pokemon Go, why so many people are choosing Team Mystic ( 7:10:00 AM
GOOG1What Pokémon Go’s Success Means for the Future of Augmented Reality ( 5:01:00 AM
AMZN, GOOG, TSLA1Saturday links: planned obsolescence ( 4:59:00 AM
AMZN, GOOG, TSLA1Saturday links: ( 4:59:00 AM
TSLA1Weird things are happening in the markets — here's an approach that might get investors through them ( 4:49:00 AM
SBUX1Civil unrest joining weather as common, if ambiguous, explanation for financial results ( 4:14:00 AM
AMZN1Birkenstock says Amazon is rife with counterfeits: How to avoid getting suckered into buying them ( 4:01:00 AM
SBUX1Series of attacks may lead mall owners to increase security ( 1:30:00 AM
SBUX1Series of attacks may lead mall owners to increase security ( 1:30:00 AM

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