October 1, 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 - October 1, 2021

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Uranium ETF (URA)

After pulling back from its highs in the past few weeks, the radioactive yellow cake is back on a run with the Uranium ETF (URA) finishing the week up +5.11%, earning itself the spot of the Week’s Biggest Winner.

Palantir Tech (PLTR)

Palantir Tech (PLTR) remains a black box growth tech company, and in an age of debt ceiling crisis and increasing interest rates, tech and growth are persona non grata. Accordingly, Palantir got slammed -14.81% this week, landing itself as the Week’s Biggest Loser.

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Speculation in Play - Current Holdings - October 1, 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: -($23.60)*

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

DraftKings (DKNG)


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

SPY 436-433 Puts


1st Buy: 7/19/2021 @ $0.973
Closing Price: $1.070

Las Vegas Sands (LVS)


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

Palantir (PLTR)


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

Fabled Co. (FBSGF)


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

Wendy’s (WEN)


1st Buy: 6/9/2021 @ $28.50
Current Per-Share: $25.70

Grow Gen. (GRWG)


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

Golden Mine. (AUMN)


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

Can. Palladium (DCNNF)


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

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

This Week’s Moves

SPY 436-433 9/30 Put Spreads: +9.97% Gains

When the markets sold off on Tuesday, my 436-433 put spreads expiring Thursday flipped from being worth down more than -75% last week to profitable, and I decided that I just don’t have the stomach for options trading, closing out the position with a gain of +9.97% after commissions.

While the options would continue to increase in value should the market continue to sell off as it looked like it wanted to do, I just can’t wrap my head around how much options trading feels like gambling. If the market bounced and SPY closed above $436 on Thursday, my options would have expired worthless.

Once again, I’m sitting myself in the penalty box for awhile before trying options again, even if this trade did end up closing out profitably.

Put Spread Cost: $0.973
Put Spread Selling Price: $1.07
Profit/Loss: +9.97% 

Tradeweb Markets (TW): Added to Position

When it comes to investing or speculating, it’s always important to know when you made a mistake. In my case, my mistake was selling Tradeweb Markets back on May 10 for $83.44. I rectified this mistake by buying back the shares I sold on Monday when my buy order was triggered at $82.53, a discount of just -1.09%.

Why did I buy the shares back? TW is an excellent company that’s demonstrated unbelievable resilience. Plus, even after the purchase, my per-share cost is still negative at -$23.60 meaning each share in the position adds $23.60 to the portfolio’s bottom line in addition to the value of the share.

From here, my next buy target is $66.65, a past point of support and I have no sell targets for the position at this time.

TW closed the week at $81.97, down -1.76% from where I added Monday.

Wendy’s (WEN): Added to Position

Wendy’s (WEN) came under selling pressure along with the rest of the market on Tuesday, triggering a buy order of mine that filled at $21.88. The buy lowered my per-share -2.87% from $26.46 to $25.70.

From here, my next buy target is $19.03, above a past point of support, and my next sell target is around $29.50, Wendy’s recent high.

WEN closed the week at $22.30, up +1.92% from where I added Tuesday.

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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Disclaimer: Eric "Irk" Jacobson and all other Get Irked contributors are not investment or financial advisers. All strategies, trading ideas, and other information presented comes from non-professional, amateur investors and traders sharing techniques and ideas for general information purposes.

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