March 18, 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 - March 18, 2022

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Danimer Scientific (DNMR)

Danimer Scientific (DNMR) came out of nowhere this week, popping an absolutely mind-blowing +58.99% to finish as the Week’s Biggest Winner. Of course, DNMR has been positively destroyed from its all-time highs and is still down -33.57% Year-to-Date, so this is a mixed victory, at best, for this raging garbage fire of a position.

Golden Minerals (AUMN)

The precious metals sector sold off with the rest of commodities this week, despite inflation raging supreme and the Russia-Ukraine war showing no sign of slowing anytime soon. Naturally, when gold sells off, so do the miners, so it was no surprise when Golden Minerals (AUMN) dropped -4.87% to roll in as the Week’s Biggest Loser.

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Speculation in Play - Current Holdings - March 18, 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: $5.30

Airlines ETF (JETS)


1st Buy: 5/14/2020 @ $11.30
Current Per-Share: $9.00

Virgin Galactic (SPCE)


1st Buy: 10/31/2019 @ $9.87
Current Per-Share: (-$7.42)*

Tradeweb Mkts (TW)


1st Buy: 4/8/2019 @ $39.22
Current Per-Share: -($23.57)*

Uranium ETF (URA)


1st Buy: 2/23/2021 @ $17.97
Current Per-Share: $19.77

Golden Mine. (AUMN)


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

Las Vegas Sands (LVS)


1st Buy: 8/12/2021 @ $40.50
Current Per-Share: $32.35

Zillow (Z)


1st Buy: 11/18/2021 @ $57.13
Current Per-Share: $54.10

Wendy’s (WEN)


1st Buy: 6/9/2021 @ $28.50
Current Per-Share: $24.73

Palantir (PLTR)


1st Buy: 2/12/2021 @ $31.50
Current Per-Share: $20.20

DraftKings (DKNG)


1st Buy: 1/29/2021 @ $52.97
Current Per-Share: $32.25

Danimer Sci (DNMR)


1st Buy: 10/20/2021 @ $15.00
Current Per-Share: $11.35

Grow Gen. (GRWG)


1st Buy: 10/30/2020 @ $16.04
Current Per-Share: $19.25

SPY 4/8 430-428 Puts


Cost: $0.803
Current Value: $0.355

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

Cash Position Performance

The below positions are no longer actively covered each week and are instead reflected in the portfolio’s “Cash” position. Many readers mentioned wanting to still see these positions’ ongoing performance so these positions will be updated weekly in the table below.

Chevron (CVX)


1st Buy: 3/6/2020 @ $76.94
Current Per-Share: -($0.06)*

Twitter (TWTR)


1st Buy: 10/30/2019 @ $29.79
Current Per-Share: -($45.02)*

General Electric (GE)


1st Buy: 12/12/2018 @ $54.80
Current Per-Share: -($63.21)*

Canadian Pal (DCNNF)


1st Buy: 7/19/2021 @ $0.1000
Current Per-Share: $0.0691

Fabled Gold (FBSGF)


1st Buy: 7/23/2021 @ $0.1036
Current Per-Share: $0.0827

Actual Cash


This is the actual amount of cash when
accounting for the positions in this table.

This Week’s Moves

SPY Put Spreads 4/8 430-428: *Position Opened*

The market rose on Wednesday going into the meeting of the Federal Reserve where a rate hike was expected, however, I believed the market increase was more due to the potential cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia.

Regardless, I felt that the market heading higher into the first rate hike in three years seemed ill-advised. However, with options prices through the roof thanks to the realized volatility in the markets, I decided to open a very tight put-spread option position, buying puts expiring on April 8 with a strike price of $430 and off-setting the cost of those puts by selling the $428 puts expiring the same day, a very simple bearish spread play.

The result? The trade cost $0.803 (after fees) per spread and carries the potential to make nearly 2.5 times its cost at $2.00 per spread (before fees).

Maximum Profit: $2.00 – $0.803 / $0.803 = 149% profit (or 2.5 times the cost)

Current Value: $0.355
Current P/L: -55.79%

Las Vegas Sands (LVS): Added to Position

The travel and hospitality sector continued to get slammed this week thanks to the geopolitical tensions throughout the world with companies with Chinese exposure like Las Vegas Sands (LVS) getting hit particularly hard.

LVS triggered a buy order on Monday at $34.05 which locked in a -23.83% discount on shares I sold less than two months ago at $44.70 on January 19. While the buy did raise my per-share cost +2.70% from $31.50 to $32.35, that still represents a -20.12% discount off my initial opening buy at $40.50 on August 12, 2021.

From here, my next buy target is $28.15, a past point of support, and my next sell target is $47.35, just under the high of LVS’s last rally.

LVS closed the week at $38.96, up +14.42% from where I sold on 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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