August 30, 2019

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Portfolio Breakdown

Year-to-Date Performance

Portfolio Allocation



Target Position Size

Current Position Performance

Boeing (BA)


1st Buy 2/14/2012 @ $79.58
Current Per-Share: (-$1,059.57)*

Square (SQ)


1st Buy 8/5/2016 @ $11.10
Current Per-Share: (-$48.71)*

Nvidia (NVDA)


1st Buy 9/6/2016 @ $63.10
Current Per-Share: $29.45

Apple (AAPL)


1st Buy 4/18/2013 @ $56.38
Current Per-Share: (-$27.68)*

Nike (NKE)


1st Buy 2/14/2012 @ $26.71
Current Per-Share: (-$21.94)*

Disney (DIS)


1st Buy 2/14/2012 @ $41.70
Current Per-Share: (-$23.30)*



1st Buy 7/26/2017 @ $167.29
Current Per-Share: $99.50

Take Two (TTWO)


1st Buy 7/30/2018 @ $120.99
Current Per-Share: $97.60

Canopy (CGC)


1st Buy 5/24/2018 @ $29.53
Current Per-Share: $17.50

Salesforce (CRM)


1st Buy 6/11/2018 @ $134.05
Current Per-Share: $120.10

Logitech (LOGI)


1st Buy 11/11/2016 @ $24.20
Current Per-Share: $33.01



1st Buy 11/6/2018 @ $120.87
Current Per-Share: $110.47

Amazon (AMZN)


1st Buy 2/6/2018 @ $1,378.96
Current Per-Share: $1,615.85

GW Pharm (GWPH)


1st Buy 7/25/2018 @ $142.28
Current Per-Share: $129.73

JP Morgan (JPM)


1st Buy 10/26/2017 @ $102.30
Current Per-Share: $100.77

Citigroup (C)


1st Buy 10/26/2017 @ $74.06
Current Per-Share: $60.53

Twilio (TWLO)


1st Buy 8/8/2019 @ $125.71
Current Per-Share: $125.71

Berkshire (BRK.B)


1st Buy 8/2/2019 @ $201.96
Current Per-Share: $201.96

Cisco (CSCO)


1st Buy 8/23/2019 @ $47.60
Current Per-Share: $47.60

Xilinx (XLNX)


1st Buy 5/13/2019 @ $111.57
Current Per-Share: $106.76

Kohl’s (KSS)


1st Buy 6/3/2019 @ $50.45
Current Per-Share: $49.08

Pfizer (PFE)


1st Buy 1/28/2019 @ $40.50
Current Per-Share: $38.54

Dow (DOW)


1st Buy 5/13/2019 @ $53.18
Current Per-Share: $48.59

* Indicates a position where the capital investment was sold.
Profit % for * positions = Current Gross Profit / Original Capital Investment

Highlights from the Week

Biggest Winner: IDEXX Laboratories (IDXX)

IDEXX Laboratories (IDXX), my preferred “humanization of pets” play, tried to break its all-time high of $291.16 this week, making it to $291.05 before retreating. This attempt earns IDXX this week’s “Biggest Winner” accolade, earning +7.14% on the week and the portfolio’s Year-To-Date earner at +55.76%.

Biggest Loser: Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC)

Canopy Growth Corp (CGC) once again earns “Biggest Loser” disgrace, losing yet another -5.26% over the course of the week and pushing its Year-To-Date losses through 10% to a YTD total loss of -12.24%.

Is Canopy Growth headed to zero? I don’t think so, but it’s forward outlook is rocky and I expect further pain is in store for the stock. Accordingly, I’m not adding to my position until it breaks below my current per-share cost of $17.50. If it never makes it that low, I’m perfectly comfortable with my ~1% allocation to the extremely volatile (but potentially very lucrative) recreational cannabis sector.

This Week’s Moves

*No Moves This Week*

While the market did work its way higher from last week’s epic Friday sell-off, there wasn’t enough of an upward move to hit any profit-taking targets. Conversely, none of my positions retreated enough over the course of the week to hit my buy targets.

“Never trade a dull market.” Professional traders and analysts warn the most dangerous thing a trader or investor can do is to force a purchase or sale during a slow-moving market since sudden volatility can cause price action to reverse in a very rapid hurry.

The best approach? Sit on your hands and wait. Let’s see what next week brings…

Want Further Clarification?

As always, if you have questions about any of my positions or have positions of your own that you’re curious about – feel free to leave a comment below!

See you next week!

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