February 3, 2023


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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 - February 3, 2023

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

GrowGeneration (GRWG)

There must be a rumbling about cannabis over in Washington D.C. because all of the pot stocks started popping this week. In this portfolio, that means GrowGeneration (GRWG) jumped +17.03%, earning itself the spot of the Week’s Biggest Loser. 

U.S. Natural Gas (UNG)

The fact that the U.S. Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was down -16.51%, nearly -77% from its highs last AUGUST, is the reason it’s even here. When UNG kept plunging this week, breaking down to new all-time lows, I knew it was time to open a position in this Week’s Biggest Loser (read more below).

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Speculation in Play - Current Holdings - February 3, 2023

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Portfolio Breakdown

Get Irked - Year-to-Date Performance - Investments in Play vs. Speculation in Play - 2023 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: -($135.01)*

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: -($29.14)*

Virgin Galactic (SPCE)


1st Buy: 10/31/2019 @ $9.87
Current Per-Share: (-$3.60)*

Las Vegas Sands (LVS)


1st Buy: 8/12/2021 @ $40.50
Current Per-Share: -($10.44)*

Carnival Cruise (CCL)


1st Buy: 3/12/2020 @ $17.25
Current Per-Share: $4.56

Airlines ETF (JETS)


1st Buy: 5/14/2020 @ $11.30
Current Per-Share: (-$2.68)*

Uranium ETF (URA)


1st Buy: 2/23/2021 @ $17.97
Current Per-Share: $17.66

U.S. Natural Gas (UNG)


1st Buy: 1/30/2023 @ $9.30
Current Per-Share: $8.80

Zillow (Z)


1st Buy: 11/18/2021 @ $57.13
Current Per-Share: $49.65

Golden Mine. (AUMN)


1st Buy: 7/29/2021 @ $0.5316
Current Per-Share: $0.4277

DraftKings (DKNG)


1st Buy: 1/29/2021 @ $52.97
Current Per-Share: $29.90

Palantir (PLTR)


1st Buy: 2/12/2021 @ $31.50
Current Per-Share: $16.00

SPY 3/3 400-398 Puts


Cost: $0.7442
Current Value: $0.38

Canadian Pal (DCNNF)


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

Grow Gen. (GRWG)


1st Buy: 10/30/2020 @ $16.04
Current Per-Share: $15.65

Danimer Sci (DNMR)


1st Buy: 10/20/2021 @ $15.00
Current Per-Share: $8.55

Fabled Gold (FBSGD)


1st Buy: 7/23/2021 @ $0.5180
Current Per-Share: $0.4135

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

This Week’s Moves

U.S. Natural Gas (UNG): *Opened Position*

On Monday, I decided to open a position in the U.S. Natural Gas (UNG) fund when the price of natural gas dropped to lows not seen since April 2021, only a little more than 10% off its all-time bottom. The price of natural gas has dropped a staggering -76.81% since August… yes, August 2022… making it one of the most hated commodities out there.

To paraphrase Warren Buffett, buy what everyone hates, sell what everyone loves. Accordingly, I scaled into a position on Monday with orders filling at $9.30 and $9.25 giving me a per-share cost of $9.28. After UNG appeared to bottom on Wednesday at $8.41, I added some more on Thursday when it retested that low at $8.43, lowering my per-share cost -3.02% from $9.28 to $9.00.

UNG’s death spiral continued on Friday when it crashed through its all-time low. Since I always plan for possibilities, not probabilities, my next buying target was $8.20, below UNG’s $8.22 all-time low, and that’s where I got hit, with another buy lowering my per-share cost another -2.22% from $9.00 to $8.80, a total reduction of of -5.38% from where I first opened the position at $9.30 on Monday. 

From here, my next buy target is $7.22, a price set using the Fibonacci Method, and my next sell target is $11.02, quite a bit below a repeated point of resistance from the past.

UNG closed the week at $8.18, down -7.05% from my $8.80 average price.

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!

See you next week!

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