January 3, 2020

The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Canopy Growth (CGC)

The day-traders love the cannabis sector and this week was no different with Canopy Growth (CGC) popping +3.59% to earn itself the honor being 2020’s first Weekly Winner. CGC was actually up far more earlier in the week before news on Friday sent the entire market lower.

Dow Chemical (DOW)

The contraction of the manufacturing economy has definitely not been good to Dow Chemical (DOW). Additional reports of weakening in the sector led Dow to drop -4.4% this week, earning it the first Biggest Weekly Loser for 2020.

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Portfolio Breakdown

Year-to-Date Performance

Current Position Performance

Boeing (BA)


1st Buy 2/14/2012 @ $79.58
Current Per-Share: (-$731.41)*

Apple (AAPL)


1st Buy 4/18/2013 @ $56.38
Current Per-Share: (-$158.51)*

Square (SQ)


1st Buy 8/5/2016 @ $11.10
Current Per-Share: (-$43.58)*

Nike (NKE)


1st Buy 2/14/2012 @ $26.71
Current Per-Share: (-$61.66)*

Disney (DIS)


1st Buy 2/14/2012 @ $41.70
Current Per-Share: (-$15.25)*

Nvidia (NVDA)


1st Buy 9/6/2016 @ $63.10
Current Per-Share: (-46.12)*



1st Buy 7/26/2017 @ $167.29
Current Per-Share: $116.86

JP Morgan (JPM)


1st Buy 10/26/2017 @ $102.30
Current Per-Share: $86.89

Logitech (LOGI)


1st Buy 11/11/2016 @ $24.20
Current Per-Share: $31.72

Citigroup (C)


1st Buy 10/26/2017 @ $74.06
Current Per-Share: $54.70

Amazon (AMZN)


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

Dow (DOW)


1st Buy 5/13/2019 @ $53.18
Current Per-Share: $46.80

Canopy (CGC)


1st Buy 5/24/2018 @ $29.53
Current Per-Share: $18.71

Cisco (CSCO)


1st Buy 8/23/2019 @ $47.60
Current Per-Share: $0.00

Xilinx (XLNX)


1st Buy 5/13/2019 @ $111.57
Current Per-Share: $100.41

Twilio (TWLO)


1st Buy 8/8/2019 @ $125.71
Current Per-Share: $107.61

GW Pharm (GWPH)


1st Buy 7/25/2018 @ $142.28
Current Per-Share: $118.90

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

This Week’s Moves

  Cisco (CSCO): *Closure with +1.9% Profits*

If you read last week’s Investments in Play, you know I had decided to reduce technology sector exposure from my portfolio by selling Cisco (CSCO), the long-time leader in enterprise network technology. The orders I placed last week filled nearly right-off-the-bat during Monday’s trading at $47.61.

The position closure locks in 1.90% worth of profits from August 23 to December 30, an annualized gain of about 5.7%. Not great but not terrible.

As I mentioned last week, I still feel that Cisco would make a good long-term investment given that it appears to have put in a floor, and enterprise spending is expected to pick up substantially in 2020. It simply doesn’t fit in my portfolio given how dramatically overweighted I was (and still am) to tech.

CSCO closed the week at $47.63, +$0.02 from where I closed it on Monday.

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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