July 10, 2020

Get Irked - Investments in Play - July 10, 2020

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Tesla (TSLA)

Tesla (TSLA), Tesla, Tesla! It’s always all about Tesla! This time, Tesla raked in another +27.80% in gains to once again earn itself the week’s Biggest Winner spot two times in a row. No one even notices poor little Square (SQ) which has come in 2nd place for the past two weeks…

Dow Chemical (DOW)

In the era of COVID-19, it’s all about tech with industrials getting absolutely no love. Plus, it shows as Dow Chemical (DOW) dropped -2.00% on an up week to land the Biggest Loser spot with Boeing (BA) close behind at -1.31%

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Investments in Play - Current Holdings - June 10, 2020

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Portfolio Breakdown

Get Irked - Year-to-Date Performance - Investments in Play vs. Speculation in Play - 2020 Year-to-Date Performance

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Year-to-Date Performance

Current Position Performance

Square (SQ)


1st Buy 8/5/2016 @ $11.10
Current Per-Share: (-$67.65)*

Disney (DIS)


1st Buy 2/14/2012 @ $41.70
Current Per-Share: $17.95

Boeing (BA)


1st Buy 2/14/2012 @ $79.58
Current Per-Share: (-$372.32)*

Apple (AAPL)


1st Buy 4/18/2013 @ $56.38
Current Per-Share: (-$172.20)*

Take Two (TTWO)


1st Buy 10/9/2018 @ $128.40
Current Per-Share: $31.22

Nvidia (NVDA)


1st Buy 9/6/2016 @ $63.10
Current Per-Share:  (-$14.99)*

Nike (NKE)


1st Buy 2/14/2012 @ $26.71
Current Per-Share: (-$25.14)*

Twilio (TWLO)


1st Buy 8/8/2019 @ $125.71
Current Per-Share: (-$16.25)*



1st Buy 7/26/2017 @ $167.29
Current Per-Share: $106.98

Tesla (TSLA)


1st Buy  3/12/2020 @ $556.49
Current Per-Share: (-$59.31)*

Salesforce (CRM)


1st Buy 6/11/2018 @ $134.05
Current Per-Share: $79.91

Logitech (LOGI)


1st Buy 11/11/2016 @ $24.20
Current Per-Share: $28.13



1st Buy 11/6/2018 @ $120.87
Current Per-Share: $72.57

Skyworks (SWKS)


1st Buy 1/31/2020 @ $113.60
Current Per-Share: $86.44

Berkshire (BRK.B)


1st Buy 8/2/2019 @ $199.96
Current Per-Share: $142.22

Canopy (CGC)


1st Buy 5/24/2018 @ $29.53
Current Per-Share: $14.65

GW Pharm (GWPH)


1st Buy 7/25/2018 @ $142.28
Current Per-Share: $110.87

JP Morgan (JPM)


1st Buy 10/26/2017 @ $102.30
Current Per-Share: $89.88

Dow (DOW)


1st Buy 5/13/2019 @ $53.18
Current Per-Share: $39.80

Citigroup (C)


1st Buy 10/26/2017 @ $74.06
Current Per-Share: $51.96

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

A negative share price indicates the dollar amount of profit for each share currently held.

This Week’s Moves

Square (SQ): Profit-Taking

An incredibly high-quality problem, but a weird one – this is the third week when I’ve had to take profits in Square (SQ) as it continues to make new all-time high after new all-time high. An analyst from SunTrust made a new “street-high” price target of $150 for Square, causing the stock to skyrocket once more… almost as if the stock was going to make a try for $150 in a single week!

Almost immediately on Monday morning, Square popped through my $121.66 and beyond before pegging a new all-time high at $128.35, before pulling back a whopping $10 to end the day at $118. On Tuesday, Square retested its all-time high, triggering my next sell order at $128.30. 

On Wednesday, Square broke through and triggered another sell order to drop some shares and reduce my allocation with the order filling at $130.40, giving me an average selling price of $126.79.

Even with all of this week’s selling, Square remains the portfolio’s largest position… which is nuts given I bought this stock near $11.00 less than four years ago. What a lightning bolt!

The sales represent a +9.83% pop over my most recent sale just last Thursday at $115.44. The sales lock in +98.05% in gains on shares I bought back on March 9 for $64.02. My next sell target is $138.00, and my next buy target is $61.90.

SQ closed the week at $128.05, up +0.99% from my average selling price. 

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!

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