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Current Stocks in this Portfolio:
SecurityCurrent VFS PredictionCurrent PriceMTD Price ChangeYTD Price ChangeCurrent VFS Rating
Paccar (PCAR) 50.112.12 %8.67 %8
F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV)Outperform90.22-3.80 %-6.95 %8
Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY) 11.081.74 %-4.15 %8
Nordstroms (JWN) 48.18-1.87 %-3.27 %6
Starbucks (SBUX) 54.49-10.33 %-9.23 %5
Zillow Inc. (ZG) 18.15-16.24 %-30.30 %5
Precision Castparts (PCP) 234.950.00 %1.28 %5 (AMZN) 502.13-14.46 %-25.71 %4
Flir Systems (FLIR) 28.36-3.01 %1.03 %4
SodaStream International (SODA) 13.21-4.83 %-19.01 %4
TripAdvisor (TRIP) 58.37-12.57 %-31.53 %4
Costco (COST) 143.99-4.72 %-10.84 %3
First Solar Inc. (FSLR)Underperform65.07-5.23 %-1.39 %3
NIKE Inc (NKE) 57.17-7.81 %83.20 %2
Google (GOOG) 683.57-7.99 %-9.92 %2
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)Underperform50.16-8.95 %-9.59 %1
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)Underperform162.60-14.96 %-32.25 %1
SolarCity Corporation (SCTY)Underperform29.57-17.05 %-42.04 %1
Portfolio Return:  -7.22 %-17.78 % 
S&P 500 Return:-2.98 %-7.81 %

Puget Investor Blog
The Fed vs Oil (1/16/2016)

Interesting chart here from a presentation by Jeffrey Gundlach of Doubleline Capital  (see the complete presentation here):   His thesis is the overproduction of oil in the US may have been driven by all the excess money the Fed pumped into the economy. All this low interest capital was put to work drilling and selling […]

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Why The Fed Will Stand Pat In December (11/18/2015)

In September the financial world was on pins and needles as to whether or not the Fed would raise rates by a quarter of a percent.  In the end, the Fed did not take the much anticipated step of increasing the benchmark rate due to global risks.  At the time, the Chinese economy and stock […]

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An Energy Price Explanation (10/6/2015)

One of my favorite charts of late comes from a JP Morgan Presentation on Markets.  This document contains an overwhelming number of charts and indicators – but this one stood out to me: Looking for a quick way to explain the dramatic drop in oil prices?  This chart shows the dramatic increase in US production […]

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So Long GLW (9/24/2015)

I was reviewing my portfolio recently and decided it was finally time to remove Corning (GLW) from my Puget Investor Portfolio.  I originally started accumulating Corning starting in 2011 thru 2013, as I felt it was a fairly low risk cheap stock that would benefit from the global increase in cell phone ownership (Corning’s flagship […]

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The Fed And Interest Rates (9/13/2015)

Financial media has been abuzz of late regarding Thursday’s Fed meeting where we find out whether or not the Fed raises the overnight interest rate a quarter point.  I am beginning to think this is the Trump-ization of the Fed – much like Trump has brought politics closer to the realm of entertainment – the […]

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PCAR42PACCAR Inc. Delivers Record Year, Focuses on Profitable 2016 ( 10:51:00 AM
PCAR42XPO Logistics, Inc. Stock Up 11%: Here's What's Happening ( 8:41:00 AM
PCAR32Market Updates on Trucks & Other Vehicles Equities -- PACCAR, Oshkosh, Navistar Intl., and Wabash National ( 5:00:00 AM
AMZN, GOOG31YouTube Is Gunning for Netflix and Amazon -- and It Might Work ( 2:27:00 PM
MSFT, AMZN31Why Rackspace Hosting Shares Got Crushed in January ( 1:00:00 PM
AMZN, GOOG31Can Amazon Break Google's Control of Android? ( 11:18:00 AM
PCAR27Volvo readies for U.S. slowdown as Q4 profit just lags ( 12:30:00 AM
PCAR27WABCO Acquired MICO Incorporated to Expand Its Portfolio ( 10:07:00 AM
AMZN21Is This Inc.'s Next Great Competitive Advantage? ( 5:22:00 PM
MSFT21No, Microsoft's Surface Isn't Beating the iPad ( 11:28:00 AM
TSLA21How Many Vehicles Will Tesla Motors, Inc. Deliver This Quarter? ( 2:55:00 PM
ZG21Zillow Group, Inc. Expands Its Buyer Network ( 6:19:00 AM
SCTY20Why Residential Solar Stocks Struggled in January ( 1:00:00 PM
RCKY20Rocky Brands, Inc. to Broadcast Review of Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 Financial Results over the Internet ( 1:05:00 PM
COST20Wal-Mart Stock Looks Undervalued: Buying Opportunity? ( 5:23:00 AM
SBUX17Will Panera Bread Earnings Gain From Chipotle's Scare? ( 5:47:00 AM
SBUX17If You're in Your 50s, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks ( 4:00:00 AM
GOOG16Alphabet and Verizon Are Fighting to Be the First in 5G Wireless ( 5:20:00 PM
AMZN16This Just In: Amazon, Inc.'s Brick-and-Mortar Ambitions Go Beyond Bookstores ( 4:25:00 PM
GOOG16Facebook's Plan to Take Over the Entire Mobile Internet ( 6:40:00 PM
AMZN16Checking Our Mail: Financials Edition ( 2:32:00 PM
GOOG16Understanding the Valuation Discrepancy Between Apple, Inc. and Alphabet ( 1:30:00 PM
PCP16Buffett Names Combs to Precision Board After $37.2 Billion Deal ( 11:21:00 AM
FFIV15Tech Stocks from ( 7:00:00 PM
COST15These Charts Show Why Costco Is the Worst Stock in the World Right Now ( 6:12:00 AM
COST15Costco (COST) Stock Drops, Jim Cramer: 'Relatively Disappointed' by January Comps ( 6:49:00 AM
TRIP14TripAdvisor: Falling Margins Create Shorting Opportunity ( 8:10:00 AM
SBUX12Starbucks (SBUX) Stock Down as Investors Sour on High-Multiple Companies ( 12:04:00 PM
MSFT11Microsoft Seeks to Sink Your Data Beneath the Sea, Literally ( 1:49:00 PM
MSFT11GoPro (GPRO) Stock Jumps in After-Hours Trading on Microsoft Licensing Agreement ( 1:40:00 PM
TSLA, SCTY11Tesla Partner SolarEdge Battles SunPower, SolarCity In Storage Game ( 4:08:00 PM
COST10Costco credit card switch from American Express to Visa delayed ( 4:45:00 PM
COST10Emerging Situations, Growth Study - Analyst Notes on Activision Blizzard, Target, Costco Wholesale and UnitedHealth Group ( 5:15:00 AM
COST10The Biggest Risks of Investing in Costco Stock (COST) ( 12:36:00 PM
SCTY10Revamping the electric grid could yield huge cost savings, SolarCity report says ( 9:00:00 AM
COST10Costco Reports January Sales Rose 2%, Same-Store Sales Flat ( 6:13:00 AM
TRIP9TRIPADVISOR, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers ( 1:23:00 PM
TRIP9Staycation Fears Rattle Tourism Stocks ( 12:33:00 PM
JWN8What Caused the Weakness in Kohl’s Fiscal 4Q15 Sales? ( 12:34:00 PM
JWN8Nordstrom to Report Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results on February 18 ( 1:30:00 PM
SBUX7The Price Action of Starbucks Should Make You Jittery ( 10:13:00 AM
SBUX710:15 am Starbucks declines to new session low of 56.85 to probe its 200 day sma at 56.84 ( 7:15:00 AM
SBUX7Dunkin' Donuts Might Launch a New Dollar Menu ( 1:34:00 PM
SBUX7Dunkin’ Comps Dip; Are McDonald’s, Starbucks To Blame? ( 9:43:00 AM
SBUX7Vetr Top Raters Upgrade Starbucks And Microsoft To 4.5 Star Stocks ( 9:05:00 AM
SBUX7Finding Value Inside Opportunity - Analyst Notes on Pfizer, Lowe's Companies, Starbucks and Boeing ( 5:25:00 AM
GOOG6UK Could Host Google Driverless Car Trials ( 5:31:00 PM
MSFT6GoPro Shares Get a Boost From Microsoft Deal ( 4:48:00 PM
MSFT, GOOG6Android Circuit: Apple's Android Mistake, Samsung Confirms New Phone, Google's Browser Wars ( 3:32:00 PM
MSFT6GoPro Rises in Late Trading on Licensing Pact With Microsoft ( 1:59:00 PM
GOOG6Pro tip: Migrate contacts to a different Google account on your Android device ( 1:38:00 PM
MSFT6GoPro rallies after patent licensing deal with Microsoft ( 1:31:00 PM, Uber Threaten GrubHub In Food Delivery, Analyst Says ( 1:06:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft Reveals Real Cost Of 'Free' Windows 10 ( 1:00:00 PM
MSFT62:55 pm Microsoft is back hovering just above its session low at 49.70 ( 11:55:00 AM
GOOG6Google Traders Now Monitoring Levels Above $800 ( 11:27:00 AM
MSFT6Three Things To Watch In Microsoft's Underwater Data Center ( 10:43:00 AM
MSFT6Why Microsoft's cloud Azure 'is hugely unprofitable' compared to Amazon's ( 10:30:00 AM
MSFT6Dow 30 Stock Roundup: Microsoft, Exxon Beat on Earnings, Chevron Incurs Loss ( 10:28:00 AM
GOOG6Google AI gets better at 'seeing' the world by learning what to focus on ( 9:53:00 AM
TSLA6Tesla (TSLA) Stock Plummets, Analysts Warn of Risks to Earnings ( 9:44:00 AM
GOOG6Why Jim Cramer Is Buying Dow Chemical, Selling Mondelez ( 9:38:00 AM
MSFT6Tableau Tumbles On Microsoft Rivalry; Software Stocks Down Hard ( 9:27:00 AM
ZG6$2,000 to go traveling, and ‘Panda Fridays’: The 10 best employee perks ( 6:59:00 AM
GOOG6So Long Google Search Appliance ( 7:08:00 PM
GOOG6LinkedIn forecasts weak first-quarter profit, shares plunge ( 4:46:00 PM
MSFT6Red Hat Warms Up, And Microsoft Azure Hasn’t Even Kicked In Yet ( 4:15:00 PM
MSFT6Tableau Software Stock Crashes On Weak Guidance, Amazon Threat ( 3:41:00 PM
TSLA6Tesla Motors: Three Big Risks Heading Into Earnings ( 2:31:00 PM
AMZN6Facebook Shrinks the Six Degrees in 12 Years -- Tech Roundup ( 2:06:00 PM
AMZN6Amazon renews credit card deal with JPMorgan ( 2:04:00 PM
GOOG6Sumner Redstone, Google Search Chief, Delta CEO Lead Exec Shuffle ( 1:24:00 PM
MSFT6Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud Segment Continued Strong Performance ( 1:07:00 PM
MSFT6'How clean is the cloud?' Amazon, Microsoft fuel need for sustainable data centers ( 12:40:00 PM
AMZN6Why Barnes & Noble (BKS) Stock is Soaring Today ( 12:32:00 PM Turns Up Heat On Apple, Makes Spotify Easier On Echo ( 12:26:00 PM
MSFT6IBM, Microsoft announce new cloud data services, features ( 12:04:00 PM
ZG6Is homeownership worth it? Not in these cities ( 10:30:00 AM
GOOG6Google's $140 Billion Question: What Comes Next? ( 10:30:00 AM
MSFT6Microsoft Offers Tantalizing Glimpse Of HoloLens-Powered Super Bowl ( 10:29:00 AM
GOOG6Google reportedly eyeing Qualcomm server chips ( 10:10:00 AM
TSLA6Earnings Preview: Tesla Motors Q4 2015 $TSLA ( 9:14:00 AM
MSFT6How Microsoft’s Productivity Business Performed in Fiscal 2Q16 ( 9:07:00 AM
TSLA6Electric Slide: Tesla Motors Is the Worst Stock in the World ( 8:00:00 AM
MSFT6Users want more controls for new Microsoft Power BI web publishing feature ( 7:14:00 AM
MSFT6Here's Why Rackspace Is Truly the Worst Stock In the World ( 6:03:00 AM
ZG6Buying Beats Renting in Less Than Two Years, But Millennials Still Have Reason to Rent ( 5:00:00 AM
COST5U.S. retailers' January same-store sales review ( 4:44:00 PM
ZG5This is the No. 1 thing you can do to keep housing affordable in Seattle ( 11:35:00 AM
COST5U.S. retailers' January same-store sales ( 10:45:00 AM
COST5January Retail Sales Chilled By Jonas, Stock Market Volatility ( 9:33:00 AM
COST5COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders ( 8:59:00 AM
COST5January Retail Sales Look to Be on the Soft Side ( 6:25:00 AM
COST5Early movers: STRZA, COP, CI , CBS, BZH & more ( 5:07:00 AM
NKE4Nike To Facebook: Frank Caruso Projects Long-Term Earnings Growth ( 4:43:00 PM
NKE4Nike’s Shoe Sales Slip As Under Armour, Adidas Climb ( 1:24:00 PM
NKE4Stock Market Hammered By Techs As LinkedIn, Facebook Weigh ( 10:28:00 AM
NKE, SBUX, GOOG, TSLA4Analysis: The Top Stocks to Own ( 10:01:00 AM
NKE4Momentum Stocks Are Broken. How Do We Profit From It? ( 8:53:00 AM
NKE411:23 am NIKE working back toward its five month close low from Jan ( 8:23:00 AM
NKE4New Factors Moving Markets - Analysts Notes on Nike, Eaton Corporation, Duke Energy and Kimberly-Clark ( 5:40:00 AM
SBUX2Recession in the U.S.? It’s not happening, CEOs say ( 4:12:00 PM
SBUX2Put Away the Fishing Poles ( 11:30:00 AM
SBUX2Dunkin's preps for a deal fight as customer visits slip ( 12:20:00 PM
SBUX2Dunkin's preps for a deal fight as customer visits slip ( 12:20:00 PM
SBUX2Looks Like McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Is Eating Into Dunkin’ Donuts’ Sales ( 10:51:00 AM
SBUX2STARBUCKS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits ( 10:21:00 AM
AMZN1A Closer Look at Alibaba’s Fiscal 3Q16 Operations ( 5:07:00 PM
AMZN, GOOG1Facebook: An Impossible Opportunity May be Here ( 3:54:00 PM
MSFT1Why GoPro (GPRO) Stock is Surging in After-Hours Trading ( 3:43:00 PM
GOOG1Comcast blazes its own trail to a superfast Internet future ( 3:39:00 PM
MSFT, NKE, GOOG1Bill Gates, Apple Chair, Nike CEO Lead Week’s Insider Trades ( 3:23:00 PM
AMZN1Tech Firms Draft Neeson, Schwarzenegger For Super Bowl 50 Ads ( 3:14:00 PM
AMZN1Stocks Turn Sharply Lower; Nasdaq Drops Hard As Top Techs Drag ( 3:09:00 PM
TSLA1Here’s What’s Behind Tesla’s Long, Slow Stock Slide ( 2:21:00 PM
GOOG1Silicon Valley Is Less Than Excited About the Super Bowl ( 2:04:00 PM
AMZN, GOOG1Nasdaq slammed as rout in tech drives stocks to largest weekly drop in a month ( 1:53:00 PM
GOOG1These Super Bowl bound Carolina Panthers could manage your money ( 1:50:00 PM
AMZN1Nasdaq Falls 5.4% For Week; Adobe, Netflix, Tesla Hit Hard ( 1:30:00 PM
AMZN1BUZZ-U.S. stocks weekly: Groundhog day ( 1:28:00 PM
MSFT1Recalls this week: power cords, vacuum cleaners ( 1:26:00 PM
MSFT1Recalls this week: power cords, vacuum cleaners ( 1:26:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon Alexa voice assistant on Echo, Fire TV updated with Uber ordering ( 1:15:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon doubled the amount it spent on D.C. lobbying last year ( 1:15:00 PM
AMZN1LinkedIn Shares Get Blasted, Madoff Gets a TV Movie -- Podcast ( 1:12:00 PM
AMZN1Tough end to the week for tech ( 12:48:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon's robotics group is working on a mysterious wireless transmitter ( 12:43:00 PM
MSFT, GOOG1Tech Stocks Endure Massive Friday Selloff, End Week Weakly ( 12:33:00 PM
AMZN1The Nasdaq Bloodbath Led by LinkedIn, Tableau ( 12:29:00 PM
TSLA1Tesla is getting crushed — again ( 12:09:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon intensifies Echo push with Super Bowl, Uber deals ( 12:03:00 PM
GOOG1What's behind LinkedIn's dramatic fall? ( 11:59:00 AM
AMZN, GOOG, TSLA1This Tech Crown Jewel is On Sale ( 11:57:00 AM
AMZN12:20 pm Amazon sinks to a fresh session low with the broader market, probing the $500-mark for the first time since September. ( 11:20:00 AM
GOOG1Why the death of the Firefox phone matters ( 11:15:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla shares fall ahead of earnings ( 10:54:00 AM
AMZN1Tiger Global still likes Internet names, gets pointers from Jeter ( 10:42:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla earnings: Model 3 spending, Model X sales in focus ( 10:25:00 AM
MSFT1Can We Forgive Hillary Clinton For Her Past War On Video Games? ( 9:29:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla Trails Volkswagen Despite Diesel-Emissions Scandal: Chart ( 9:04:00 AM
TSLA1Does Tesla Stock Deserve the Hammering it Gets? ( 6:31:00 AM
TSLA1Video: Now you can summon a Tesla using your Apple Watch ( 1:13:00 AM
AMZN1CEO of Park Meadows' parent walks back comment on Amazon stores ( 5:30:00 PM
GOOG1IoT Invades Travel Industry, Live Forever Starting 2050 ( 4:37:00 PM
MSFT1SAP CEO Says Transition to the Cloud Is Boosting Growth ( 3:47:00 PM
AMZN1New Relic FYQ3 Beats: 'We're the Cloud-Friendliest,' Says CEO ( 2:51:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon renews credit card deal with JPMorgan ( 2:09:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon renews credit card deal with JPMorgan ( 2:04:00 PM
AMZN1Investing Pro Sees A Shift Toward Value ETFs Coming ( 1:57:00 PM
GOOG1As Alphabet Stumbles, Apple Retakes Market-Cap Crown ( 1:06:00 PM
AMZN1Ross Stores: A No-Nonsense Retailer Free From Amazon’s Clutches ( 12:52:00 PM
TSLA1Future Looking Brighter For 2 Top-Rated Stocks ( 12:43:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon's Prime Now delivery: Here's how it works in the Triangle ( 12:39:00 PM
GOOG1Alphabet's Search Chief to Retire; AI Head to Take Over ( 12:25:00 PM
AMZN1Nasdaq Down, Amazon Tries To Stem Slide; Is Its Big Run Over? ( 12:20:00 PM
AMZN, GOOG1American Century Fund Seeks Growth In Fundamentals ( 12:13:00 PM
AMZN1Amazon renews credit card deal with JPMorgan - WSJ ( 11:55:00 AM
GOOG15 Winners & Losers From Earnings Season So Far ( 11:23:00 AM
MSFT1Facebook And The Tech Stock Takeover: From A Newborn To $300 Billion In 12 Years ( 11:22:00 AM
AMZN1Amazon could build stronger bond with Prime members through brick-and-mortar stores ( 11:15:00 AM
AMZN1Amazon teams up with Spotify for wireless speaker ( 11:11:00 AM
GOOG1Apple’s US Smartphone Subscribers Slide Further in December ( 11:06:00 AM
GOOG1What Happens When Businesses Start Accrediting America’s Colleges ( 11:01:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla Share Price Slides As Sales Projections Cut, German Competition Looms ( 10:50:00 AM
TSLA1Auto suppliers like Worthington Industries gauging effect of self-driving cars on supply chain ( 10:35:00 AM
MSFT1VirnetX's $625.6M win over Apple in East Texas: Patent troll or innovator? ( 10:15:00 AM
MSFT125 Companies That Could Still Buy Back Mountains Of Stock ( 9:39:00 AM
TSLA1Apple's Radical Change Is Market Moving ( 9:12:00 AM
TSLA1The Secret is Out: Apple's Radical Change Is Market Moving ( 9:12:00 AM
MSFT1TW Drove ValueAct’s Performance in January. VRX did not ( 8:06:00 AM
TSLA1How a Michigan State License Would Help Tesla Recover From Lows ( 7:21:00 AM
MSFT1Seattle area is 'cloud capital' of the world ( 7:05:00 AM
MSFT1PGP co-founder: Ad companies are the biggest privacy problem today, not governments ( 6:52:00 AM
MSFT1Opening Bell, February 4, 2016 ( 6:29:00 AM
MSFT1Tech breakthroughs: going to Venus, ‘printing’ roads and using plants for energy ( 6:15:00 AM
TSLA1Elon Musk Exercising Options Could Mean Tesla Will Disappoint Next Week ( 5:30:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla breaking 5-year support, ripple into tech stocks? ( 5:28:00 AM
TSLA1Let Them Have Teslas ( 5:16:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla's business model 'upside down': Bob Lutz ( 4:34:00 AM
TSLA1Trending Now: TSLA ( 4:01:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla gigafactory job creation slower than first projected ( 3:30:00 AM
TSLA1Tesla gigafactory job creation slower than first projected ( 3:30:00 AM

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