October 22, 2021


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


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Get Irked's Speculation in Play - October 22, 2021

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Pinterest (PINS)

Everything changes when a suitor comes around. For Pinterest (PINS), the love interest is… payment-processing fintech company PayPal (PYPL)?!

Even the analysts who cover both these companies can’t quite figure out what PayPal wants with Pinterest, but the potential of a $70/shr buyout price caused PINS to pop +10.23%, earning itself the spot of the Week’s Biggest Winner.

Can. Palladium (DCNNF)

Despite gold and silver finally seeing a reasonable pop this week, Canadian Palladium (DCNNF) and the rest of my Super-Spec commodities plays came under fire this week with DCNNF taking the brunt of it.

DCNNF dropped to the tune of -13.85%, easily locking in the spot of the Week’s Biggest Loser.

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Speculation in Play - Current Holdings - October 22, 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: (-$31.10)*

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

Las Vegas Sands (LVS)


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

DraftKings (DKNG)


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

Palantir (PLTR)


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

Golden Mine. (AUMN)


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

Danimer Sci (DNMR)


1st Buy: 10/20/2021 @ $15.00
Current Per-Share: $15.00

Fabled Co. (FBSGF)


1st Buy: 7/19/2021 @ $0.1036
Current Per-Share: $0.0945

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

Can. Palladium (DCNNF)


1st Buy: 7/19/2021 @ $0.1000
Current Per-Share: $0.0825

* 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

Canadian Palladium Resources (DCNNF) has been slamming down for the past few weeks, and it finally triggered my buy order which filled on Wednesday at $0.0606.

The buy lowered my per-share cost -7.20% from $0.0889 to $0.0825. From here, my next buy target is quite a bit lower from these levels, slightly above a past point of support, at $0.0469. My next sell target is near DCNNF’s high from earlier in 2021 with a target of $0.1427.

**WARNING** Canadian Palladium and the rest of the Super-Spec Basket are incredibly speculative. They should be viewed the same way a reasonable person might view a lottery ticket – I fully expect to lose all the money I put into any of the three and am risking a tiny amount of money, even for the Speculation in Play portfolio’s already small allocation sizes.

DCNNF closed the week at $0.056, down -7.59% from where I added Wednesday.

Chevron (CVX): *Removal from Coverage*

Chevron (CVX) has been quite a successful speculative investment for me with three equal buys at $76.94, $67.24, and $55.56 from March 12-18, 2020 which gave me per-share cost of $66.58. With oil prices increasing, I don’t see myself adding to CVX, and have decided to, instead, remove it from coverage and roll it into my “non-active positions” like I did with General Electric (GE) earlier this year and Twitter (TWTR) earlier than that.

My non-active positions are ones where I’ve taken my capital plus significant profits out and I’m letting the rest run, however, I have no plans to actively manage the position by purchasing more shares so I no longer track them in my Speculation in Play blog posts (positions in the non-active part of the portfolio are reported weekly as part of the “Cash” position).

For CVX’s replacement, I’m adding super-speculative Danimer Scientific (DNMR) which you can read more about below.

CVX closed the week at $112.80, giving my position a lifetime gain of +168.04%.

Danimer Scientific (DNMR): *New Position*

Danimer Scientific, LLC (DNMR) is working on developing biodegradable plastic alternatives for use in a wide variety of plastic applications – think: bottles, straws, food containers, and more under the “Nodax” brand name.

Where did I hear about this company? Believe it or not, from a Stansberry Research webinar where they were shilling a high-priced stock analysis newsletter. Seems like the perfect fit to replace oil company Chevron (CVX) in my Speculation in Play portfolio, doesn’t it?

On Wednesday, I placed a buy order to open the position at $15.00. From here, my next buy target is $13.60 and I already have a sell target of $21.25, near DNMR’s recent high back a few months ago in August. 

The stock proceeded to pop significantly as a result of the end of the webinar. While potentially a “pump-and-dump” where shareholders force a news event in an effort to pump up the price of the stock where they then take profits on the unwitting new shareholders, I decided to take the chance since this is a speculative portfolio and my allocation sizes here are incredibly small.

DNMR closed the week at $14.73, down -1.80% from where I opened Wednesday.

Virgin Galactic (SPCE): Added to Position

Following last week’s news that Virgin Galactic (SPCE) would be delaying civilian flights for nearly a year to ensure safety and efficacy, the stock continued to sell off this week, triggering a buy order that filled on Monday at $19.04.

The buy locks in a -65.84% discount on shares I sold on June 25 for $55.74 and raises my per-share cost +$25.07 from -$56.17 to -$31.10. From here, my next buy target is $14.30, slightly above a past point of support. My next sell target is $57.20, slightly below its last high in late June.

Also, I am being very careful with my quantities so even if SPCE drops below its $6.90 all-time low, I will never put capital back into this position – only using profits to add to my position from here on. There are few things I hate more than during a win into a loss by buying up my per-share cost only to have the equity sell off below my new per-share cost and my original per-share cost (I’m looking at you Grow Generation (GRWG)!).

SPCE closed the week at $19.66, up +3.26% 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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