August 11, 2023


Risk Disclaimer

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 - August 11, 2023

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Yeti (YETI)

While its revenue came in light, Yeti (YETI) blew the lid off the cooler with an excellent quarter and great forward guidance. As a result, the stock was treated to a +8.74% pop during a week when many consumer discretionary names got positively slammed. YETI was also earned the most in the Speculation in Play portfolio, making it this week’s Biggest Winner.

Danimer Scientific (DNMR)

Danimer Scientific, the medical biodegradable plastic manufacturer, continues to take two steps forward and one step back. DNMR missed on earnings and revenue when it reported and didn’t have much positive to say in the way of forward guidance, either. As a result, Danimer got wrapped up in an -18.63% drop this week, easily earning itself the spot of the Biggest Loser.

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Speculation in Play - Current Holdings - August 11, 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: (-$3.00)*

Airlines ETF (JETS)


1st Buy: 5/14/2020 @ $11.30
Current Per-Share: (-$29.12)*

Carnival Cruise (CCL)


1st Buy: 3/12/2020 @ $17.25
Current Per-Share: (-$0.21)*

Uranium ETF (URA)


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

Regional Banks ETF (KRE)


1st Buy: 3/13/2023 @ $44.17
Current Per-Share: $39.49

Zillow (Z)


1st Buy: 11/18/2021 @ $57.13
Current Per-Share: $48.30

Sprott Gold Trust (PHYS)


1st Buy: 6/5/2023 @ $15.25
Current Per-Share: $14.89

Palantir (PLTR)


1st Buy: 2/12/2021 @ $31.50
Current Per-Share: $16.10

U.S. Natural Gas (UNG)


1st Buy: 1/30/2023 @ $9.30
Current Per-Share: $8.25

DraftKings (DKNG)


1st Buy: 1/29/2021 @ $52.97
Current Per-Share: $33.06

Short SPY (SPXU)


1st Buy: 3/9/2023 @ $14.75
Current Per-Share: $12.35

Short QQQ (QID)


1st Buy: 3/7/2023 @ $20.20
Current Per-Share: $16.10

Canadian Pal (DCNNF)


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

Danimer Sci (DNMR)


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

Grow Gen. (GRWG)


1st Buy: 10/30/2020 @ $16.04
Current Per-Share: $14.90

Golden Mine. (AUMN)


1st Buy: 7/29/2021 @ $13.29
Current Per-Share: $6.37

Fabled Gold (FBSGF)


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

Technical Analysis cannot predict the future.

Technical Analysis (TA) is the technique of using charts, trendlines, moving averages, and a myriad of indicators to attempt to provide some sort of logic to the price action in a give investment. In fact, some technicians will use TA on anything whose movement can be charted over time, not just investment assets.

However, there is a common misconception both outside but even within the TA community that technicians are trying to predict the future price movement of an asset using past performance.

Predicting the future is impossible. Or, as Yogi Berra once famously said:

“Predictions are incredibly difficult, especially when they’re about the future.”

Technicians must absolutely dissuade themselves of the thought that their analysis can help predict future price action. No, what TA is actually intended to do is identify key pressure points in the future where an asset may diverge from its current course.

In other words, Technical Analysis is not about predicting the future, it’s about predicting potential forks in the road where an asset may diverge one direction or another.

By knowing when a potential catalyst might occur, an investor or trader can create plans of attack for both outcomes. For example, a trader might decide to cut losses on a trade that suddenly  goes against them or an investor might decide to take profits if an investment suddenly pops.

Technical Analysis can be an incredibly powerful tool, to be sure, however it should not be viewed as a one-stop solution for investing or trading. Instead it is a single tool in a toolbox which also includes fundamental analysis, sentiment, and macroeconomic and geopolitical news events.