April 22, 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 - April 22, 2022

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Airlines ETF (JETS)

It’s ironic that the only position that took off this week was the Airlines ETF (JETS), both in terms of the fantastic pun (sorry), but also because airlines are usually the absolute worst investment during a downturn.

However, when all of the airlines reported stellar earnings this week with demand as far as the eye can see, JETS was the only stock in the portfolio seeing upside, even if that was only a +2.71% gain. In a down market, that was enough for JETS to earn itself the spot of the Week’s Biggest Winner.

Golden Minerals (AUMN)

Gold hasn’t been acting right for more than a year now. We’ve had outrageous inflation, historic money-printing, and geopolitical concerns about the wing-wang, three key elements that gold is supposed to protect against.

Instead, gold has been downright lackluster, particularly in comparison with other commodities. Then, when the Fed came out this week with hawkish news that made investors believe the central bank might curb inflation, the yellow metal really sold off, bringing Golden Minerals (AUMN) down -16.73% to earn the spot of the Week’s Biggest Loser.

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Speculation in Play - Current Holdings - April 22, 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: (-$45.80)*

Pinterest (PINS)


1st Buy: 5/16/2019 @ $25.72
Current Per-Share: -($8.85)*

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: $18.60

Las Vegas Sands (LVS)


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

Golden Mine. (AUMN)


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

Wendy’s (WEN)


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

Zillow (Z)


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

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: $18.30

* 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

GrowGeneration (GRWG): Added to Position

GrowGeneration (GRWG) once again crashed through $7.00 during the week’s selloff, prompting me to make a small buy on Friday at $6.90 which lowered my per-share cost -4.94% from $19.25 to $18.30.

From here, my next buy target is $6.30, above a distant past point of support, and my next sell target is $19.50, below a past point of resistance.

GRWG closed the week at $6.60, down -4.35% from where I added Friday.

Pinterest (PINS): Added to Position

Pinterest (PINS) continued to get slaughtered along with the rest of the social media stocks this week. How bad has it been? Well, PINS has dropped more than -77% from its all-time high. Ouch!

The selloff triggered a buy order on Thursday which filled at $20.55. The buy locked in a -43.94% discount on shares I sold for $36.66 quite a ways back on August 3, 2020 and raised my per-share “cost” +$4.20 from -$13.05 to -$8.85 (a negative per-share cost indicates all capital has been removed from the position in addition to $8.85 per share which adds to the portfolio’s bottom line).

From here, I plan to add more to the position should PINS continue to sell off with my next buy target at $15.45, a point of support during the pandemic. My next sell target is $46.10, a past point of resistance during PINS’ run to its all-time high.

PINS closed the week at $19.59, down -4.67% from where I added Thursday.

Yeti (YETI): Added to Position

Yeti (YETI) has been an interesting position for the Speculation in Play portfolio. First started with a $23.23 buy on February 26, 2019, this outdoor products play exploded to the upside… and I mean exploded.

I made my last move in YETI on October 14, 2020, a year and a half ago, with a sale at $53.16 which proved to be… ill-advised… at best. YETI went on to make an all-time high at $108.82 in 2021.

I’ve been biding my time, and, finally, YETI has crashed back down to Earth, triggering a buy order on Friday that filled at $50.56. This order locks in a relatively minor -4.89% discount on the shares I sold for $53.16 on 10/14/20, however, it represents an astounding -53.54% discount from YETI’s all-time high.

The substantial buy raises my per-share “cost” +96.36 from -$142.16 to -$45.80 (a negative per-share cost indicates all capital has been removed from the position in addition to $45.80 per share which adds to the portfolio’s bottom line).

From here, my next buy order is much lower at $23.05, a past point of support during the pandemic, and, for the moment, I have no sell targets on the stock as I believe its upside potential over the coming years could be positively huge.

YETI closed the week at $50.62, up +$0.06 from where I added on Friday.

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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