August 20, 2021


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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 - August 20, 2021

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Wendy’s (WEN)

Whew… you know it’s a rough week when Wendy’s (WEN) is the Biggest Winner with a +0.08% gain. Just goes to show that no matter how bad the markets may be, the Baconator rules all.

Can. Palladium (DCNNF)

The commodities sector really got slammed this week so, naturally, the penny-stock, high-spec lottery tickets took the brunt of the selloff. Canadian Palladium (DCNNF) sold off -10.81%, 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 - August 20, 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



1st Buy: 1/10/2019 @ $19.54
Current Per-Share: -($29.02)

Pinterest (PINS)


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

Yeti (YETI)


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

Carnival Cruise (CCL)


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

Virgin Galactic (SPCE)


1st Buy: 10/31/2019 @ $9.87
Current Per-Share: (-$56.17)*

Airlines ETF (JETS)


1st Buy: 5/14/2020 @ $11.30
Current Per-Share: $9.87

Tradeweb Mkts (TW)


1st Buy: 4/8/2019 @ $39.22
Current Per-Share: -($128.08)*

Chevron (CVX)


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

Fabled Co. (FBSGF)


1st Buy: 7/19/2021 @ $0.1036
Current Per-Share: $0.1036

Uranium ETF (URA)


1st Buy: 2/23/2021 @ $17.97
Current Per-Share: $16.90

DraftKings (DKNG)


1st Buy: 1/29/2021 @ $52.97
Current Per-Share: $51.50

Grow Gen. (GRWG)


1st Buy: 10/30/2020 @ $16.04
Current Per-Share: $29.25

Palantir (PLTR)


1st Buy: 2/12/2021 @ $31.50
Current Per-Share: $24.42

Las Vegas Sands (LVS)


1st Buy: 8/12/2021 @ $40.50
Current Per-Share: $38.65

Can. Palladium (DCNNF)


1st Buy: 7/19/2021 @ $0.1000
Current Per-Share: $0.0889

Wendy’s (WEN)


1st Buy: 6/9/2021 @ $28.50
Current Per-Share: $26.60

Golden Mine. (AUMN)


1st Buy: 7/29/2021 @ $0.5316
Current Per-Share: $0.5316

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

This Week’s Moves

Canadian Palladium (DCNNF): Added to Position

With the rest of the commodities sector selling off, it only makes sense that we’d see a selloff in the super-speculative penny-stock commodities, and, on Tuesday, a buy order I had in place triggered at $0.08 (definitely make sure to use limit orders with these crazy lottery tickets – I was filled at a significant margin below my actual target).

The order lowered my per-share cost -11.10% from $0.1000 to $0.0889. From here, my next buy target is around $0.0510, a past point of support and I currently have no sell targets for this position, yet.

DCNNF closed the week at $0.0800, unchanged from where I added Tuesday.

Las Vegas Sands (LVS): Added to Position

The negative delta variant news caused Las Vegas Sands (LVS) to continue to sell off this week, triggering my next buy order which filled at $38.82 on Tuesday. On Thursday, continued selling pressure pushed LVS through my next buy target which filled at $36.64.

 The combined buys averaged to $37.73/shr and lowered my per-share cost -4.54% from $40.50 to $38.65. From here, my next buy target is $33.45, slightly above the low of the pandemic selloff in March 2020.

LVS closed the week at $37.55, down -0.48% from my average buy price.

Uranium ETF (URA): Added to Position

Uranium sold off with the rest of the market and commodities, in particular, on Monday, triggering a buy order I had in place at $18.48. The buy replaces some of the shares I sold at $22.71 on June 1, locking in an -18.63% discount and raising my per-share cost $0.79 or 4.9% from $16.11 to $16.90, -5.95% less than my initial buy at $17.97 on February 23.

From here, my next buy target is $16.30 and I have no sell targets for the moment as I wait to see where this crazy commodities market goes next.

URA closed the week at $17.81, down -3.63% from where I added 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!

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