September 24, 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 - September 24, 2021

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL)

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) announced its ships are once again, well, cruising, and this caused CCL to launch +8.03% in an incredibly volatile week, landing itself the spot of the Week’s Biggest Winner.

Draft Kings (DKNG)

Draft Kings (DKNG) announced a multi-billion (yes, with a “B”) dollar deal in stock and cash to buy European betting site Entain. Despite the obviously accretive potential for such a deal, many Draft King (DKNG) investors were hoping for short-term gains before being diluted to such an extent. DKNG lost a whopping -15.04% on the news, locking in the Biggest Loser spot.

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Speculation in Play - Current Holdings - September 24, 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)*

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: -($127.97)*

Chevron (CVX)


1st Buy: 3/12/2020 @ $76.94
Current Per-Share:  (-$0.06)*

Carnival Cruise (CCL)


1st Buy: 3/12/2020 @ $17.25
Current Per-Share: -($2.09)*

Uranium ETF (URA)


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

Palantir (PLTR)


1st Buy: 2/12/2021 @ $31.50
Current Per-Share: $24.07

DraftKings (DKNG)


1st Buy: 1/29/2021 @ $52.97
Current Per-Share: $45.21

Fabled Co. (FBSGF)


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

Las Vegas Sands (LVS)


1st Buy: 8/12/2021 @ $40.50
Current Per-Share: $35.91

Golden Mine. (AUMN)


1st Buy: 7/29/2021 @ $0.5316
Current Per-Share: $0.4980

Grow Gen. (GRWG)


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

Wendy’s (WEN)


1st Buy: 6/9/2021 @ $28.50
Current Per-Share: $26.46

Can. Palladium (DCNNF)


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

SPY 436-433 Puts


Cost: 9/21/2021 @ $0.973
Current Value: $0.24

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

This Week’s Moves

SPY 9/30 436-433 Put Spread: Options Position

I know, I know – I’ve had such bad luck with options put spreads in 2021 that I banned myself from using them altogether back at the beginning of June, but when the S&P 500 bounced on Tuesday, I decided to buy some short-dated put spreads to cover a potential test of the lows between now and the end of September.

On Tuesday, I bought the 9/30 436-433 put spreads on the SPY (the index that tracks the S&P 500) for $0.973 after fees (each spread cost $97.30 as each contract contains 100 options).

By selling the 433 puts, I’m capping my profits to $3.00 (the difference between the 436 puts I bought and the 433 puts I sold). However, that gives me a 3:1 return if SPY test the low of its recent move which was below $428, offering a decent probability that this trade could pan out between now and expiration on September 30.

For this trade, I’m risking 2.33% of the portfolio for a maximum return of 7.19%, a risk-reward that I naturally wouldn’t take on in my Investments in Play portfolio, but there’s a reason why I called this one Speculation in Play.

Of course, who would have expected the Evergrande situation to basically become a non-started and the Fed to release cryptic minutes which pretty much everyone took as positive?!

Me. I should have expected it. Man, I’m a glutton for punishment with options!

The puts closed the week at $0.24, leaving me down -75.33% on the trade.

Golden Minerals (AUMN): Added to Position

Highly-speculative, lottery-ticket, penny-stock play on the commodities sector, Golden Minerals (AUMN), got hit again on Monday, triggering my second buy order which filled at $0.4547. 

The order lowered my per-share cost -6.32% from $0.5316 to $0.4980. My next buy target is $0.3936 and my next sell target is $1.00.

WARNING: Once again, note that this is one of my super-speculative basket and is in no way a smart or reasonable investment or speculation – this is entirely an experiment on my part and no one should put any money in these stocks that they expect to see.

AUMN closed the week at $0.4501, down -$0.0046 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!

See you next week!

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