April 9, 2021


Risk Disclaimer

The positions in this portfolio are incredibly risky and extremely volatile.


No one at Get Irked is a professional financial adviser (or a doctor), so consult with your own financial adviser to see if any of these positions fit your risk profile (and stomach).

Get Irked's Speculation in Play - April 9, 2021

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Pinterest (PINS)

Pinterest (PINS) brought its A-game as one of the social network underdogs this week, locking in a solid +10.03% weekly gain and earning itself the spot of the Week’s Biggest Winner.

Virgin Galactic (SPCE)

After Cathie Wood’s ARK investment space ETF was a whiffer (seriously, among its many unrelated space choices it had John Deere (DE) and Netflix (NFLX) in it… what the heck???), Virgin Galactic (SPCE) seemed to get punished for ARK’s confusion over what space is.

SPCE lost -4.78% on the week, earning itself the spot of the Week’s Biggest Loser.

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Speculation in Play - Current Holdings - April 9, 2021

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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

Pinterest (PINS)


1st Buy: 5/16/2019 @ $25.72
Current Per-Share: -($33.69)*

Carnival Cruise (CCL)


1st Buy: 3/12/2020 @ $17.25
Current Per-Share: $4.30

Airlines ETF (JETS)


1st Buy: 5/14/2020 @ $11.30
Current Per-Share: $4.87

Yeti (YETI)


1st Buy: 2/26/2019 @ $23.23
Current Per-Share: (-$142.16)*



1st Buy: 1/10/2019 @ $19.54
Current Per-Share: (-$6.69)*

Virgin Galactic (SPCE)


1st Buy: 10/31/2019 @ $9.87
Current Per-Share: (-$35.45)*

Tradeweb Mkts (TW)


1st Buy: 4/8/2019 @ $39.22
Current Per-Share: -($23.18)*

Chevron (CVX)


1st Buy: 3/12/2020 @ $76.94
Current Per-Share:  (-$0.07)*

Grow Gen. (GRWG)


1st Buy: 10/30/2020 @ $16.04
Current Per-Share: $22.06

General Electric (GE)


1st Buy: 3/6/2020 @ $9.40
Current Per-Share: -($1.01)*

DraftKings (DKNG)


1st Buy: 1/29/2021 @ $52.97
Current Per-Share: $52.97

Uranium ETF (URA)


1st Buy: 2/23/2021 @ $17.97
Current Per-Share: $17.97

Palantir (PLTR)


1st Buy: 2/12/2021 @ $31.50
Current Per-Share: $25.65

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

Recovery Speculation Basket

Airlines ETF


Carnival Cruise


What is the Recovery Speculation Basket?

The Recovery Speculation Basket (“Recovery Spec”) represents stocks that will thrive if vaccines are released quickly and we return to normal but have the likelihood of collapsing if more lockdowns occur. These positions are too speculative to have their own allocation and share a single allocation.

Currently, my Recovery Spec stocks are as follows: the Airlines Exchange Traded Fund (JETS) and Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL). They are listed as a single allocation in the portfolio breakdown chart each week. 

This Week’s Moves

No Moves This Week!

I know, I know. I said I’d be more aggressive this year and it almost looks I’m being less aggressive, but given the frothy conditions of the market and how all the highest-flying names are crashing to Earth, I’m sitting on my hands.

Renowned long-term investor Warren Buffett of Berkshire-Hathaway (BRK) likes to say, “there are no called strikes in the stock market.” In other words, you don’t need to take a swing until the pitch is perfect.

Well, my style certainly isn’t waiting for perfection, but there’s no need to add to any of my positions until they come to levels that are more palpable.

Here are my buying price targets for the portfolio:

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD): $65.15
Airlines ETF (JETS): $21.80
Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL): $23.80
Draft Kings (DKNG): $50.15
General Electric (GE): $5.55
Grow Generation (GRWG): $33.15
Pinterest (PINS): $45.75
Palantir (PLTR): $20.55
Tradeweb Markets (TW): $54.25
Uranium ETF (URA): $18.80
Virgin Galactic (SPCE): $20.65
Yeti (YETI): $43.85

If any of my positions drop to those levels, I’ll add. Otherwise, this kind of market is one where you just grab the popcorn and watch the stories tell themselves.

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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