January 21, 2022


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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 - January 21, 2022

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Golden Minerals (AUMN)

Only the precious metals had anything to write home about this week, and that means Golden Minerals (AUMN), one of my super-speculative gold plays, saw the biggest gains in an absolute sea of red this week, popping +7.89%. These hard-fought gains definitely earned under AUMN the spot of the Week’s Biggest Winner.

Danimer Sci (DNMR)

As if a down market weren’t bad enough for a speculative play like Danimer Scientific (DNMR), management decided to announce that it would be converting a few hundred million dollars of bonds, diluting the company’s shares. DNMR was positively walloped, losing -31.63% this week alone and capping off YTD drop of -46.71%. Take the Week’s Biggest Loser spot, DNMR, take it! YOWTCH!

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Speculation in Play - Current Holdings - January 21, 2022

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Portfolio Breakdown

Get Irked - Year-to-Date Performance - Investments in Play vs. Speculation in Play - 2021 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)

Yeti (YETI)


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

Pinterest (PINS)


1st Buy: 5/16/2019 @ $25.72
Current Per-Share: -($13.05)*

Carnival Cruise (CCL)


1st Buy: 3/12/2020 @ $17.25
Current Per-Share: $6.64

Virgin Galactic (SPCE)


1st Buy: 10/31/2019 @ $9.87
Current Per-Share: (-$9.90)*

Tradeweb Mkts (TW)


1st Buy: 4/8/2019 @ $39.22
Current Per-Share: -($23.59)*

Airlines ETF (JETS)


1st Buy: 5/14/2020 @ $11.30
Current Per-Share: $11.82

Las Vegas Sands (LVS)


1st Buy: 8/12/2021 @ $40.50
Current Per-Share: $31.50

Uranium ETF (URA)


1st Buy: 2/23/2021 @ $17.97
Current Per-Share: $19.80

Golden Mine. (AUMN)


1st Buy: 7/29/2021 @ $0.5316
Current Per-Share: $0.4443

Zillow (Z)


1st Buy: 11/18/2021 @ $57.13
Current Per-Share: $57.13

Wendy’s (WEN)


1st Buy: 6/9/2021 @ $28.50
Current Per-Share: $24.87

Palantir (PLTR)


1st Buy: 2/12/2021 @ $31.50
Current Per-Share: $22.95

DraftKings (DKNG)


1st Buy: 1/29/2021 @ $52.97
Current Per-Share: $36.55

Danimer Sci (DNMR)


1st Buy: 10/20/2021 @ $15.00
Current Per-Share: $11.90

Grow Gen. (GRWG)


1st Buy: 10/30/2020 @ $16.04
Current Per-Share: $20/35

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

This Week’s Moves

Danimer Scientific (DNMR): Added to Position x 2

Danimer Scientific (DNMR) continued to be a disaster this week, dropping below the $6.00 mark and then the $5.00 mark, too, where it triggered buy orders that filled at $5.85 on Wednesday and $4.75 on Friday, giving me an average buying price of $5.30.

The combined orders lowered my per-share cost -8.46% from $13.00 to $11.90. My next buy target is at $3.65, another price determined by Fibonacci Resistance Method, and my next sell target is $12.80, slightly below a pop where I’m focusing more on reducing my allocation size than taking profits.

While many professionals would say I’m “trying to catch a falling knife” by buying DNMR in stages as it sells off, I ward off a lot of the risk by only buying tiny quantities. Once DNMR established consistent price history, I may increase my quantities, but, for the moment, the entire position is being kept stupidly small intentionally to limit the downside risk.

DNMR closed the week at $4.54, down -14.34% from my average buy.

DraftKings (DKNG): Added to Position

It’s funny. I had a commenter on YouTube tell me that DraftKings (DKNG) would never make it near $20 and then proceed to ask me how new was I to the markets (I started in the markets in 1998 for anyone who cares…). When bulls attack bulls for not being bullish enough, that’s almost certainly the sign of a market top, and this time was no different as DraftKings (DKNG) hit my next buy target on Thursday with an order that filled at $20.60.

The buy lowered my per-share cost -9.84% from $40.54 to $36.55 per share. From here, my next buy target is $16.10, near a past point of support, and my next sell target is $63.75, near the high of DKNG’s last bull rally in 2021.

DKNG closed the week at $19.46, down -5.53% from where I added Thursday.

GrowGeneration (GRWG): Added to Position

GrowGeneration’s (GRWG) epic selloff didn’t stop this week with the stock plumbing new 52-week lows and triggering a buy order which filled on Wednesday at $8.85. The buy lowered my per-share cost -5.35% from $21.50 to $20.30.

From here, my next price target to add to the position is $6.55, a past point of support, and my next sell target is $25.35, a point of resistance from GRWG’s last significant bull rally.

GRWG closed the week at $7.75, down -12.43% from where I added Wednesday.

Las Vegas Sands (LVS): Profit-Taking

In a sea of red in the markets, Las Vegas Sands (LVS) and the rest of the gambling gaming cohort continued taking off this week. LVS triggered a sell order I had in place which filled on Wednesday at $44.70, lowering my per-share cost -12.26% from $35.90 to $31.50.

The order locked in +24.58% in gains on shares I bought less than two months ago at $35.88 on November 30, 2021. From here, my next buy target is $33.90, above the low of the last selloff, and my next sell target is $66.50, right below LVS’s 2021 high from its last bull rally.

LVS closed the week at $43.75, down -2.13% from where I took profits Wednesday.

Virgin Galactic (SPCE): Added to Position

When Virgin Galactic (SPCE) dropped to $9.33 on Tuesday – pennies away from my $9.20 buy price target – I raised my price on Wednesday to pick up some shares at $9.50. The order raised my per-share “cost” from -$19.60 to -$9.90 (a negative per-share cost indicates all capital has been removed from the position and each share instead adds $9.90 to the portfolio’s bottom line in addition to the value of each share).

The buy order locked in a whopping -82.96% discount replacing some of the shares I sold for $55.74 back on June 25, 2021. From here, my next price target is $6.90, SPCE’s all-time low since coming public, where I will replace even more of the shares I sold last year. However, it’s important to remember that even though I have buy targets below $6.90, I will never put capital back into this position – I will only use the profits I’ve taken out of the position so I don’t turn this winning trade into a loser. My next sell target is $40.60, slightly below a consistent level of resistance for the stock.

SPCE closed the week at $8.47, down -10.42% from where I added Wednesday. 

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