October 27, 2023


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The positions in this portfolio are incredibly risky and extremely volatile.


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Get Irked's Speculation in Play - October 27, 2023

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

U.S. Natural Gas (UNG)

As always, I don’t consider my short positions on the S&P 500 (SPXU) or Nasdaq 100 (QID) when it comes to choosing the week’s Biggest Winner, so, this week, it’s the U.S. Natural Gas Fund (UNG) which rallied +7.99% on the back of news that it turns out the world will be having a winter this year as forecasts released from around the globe indicated a potentially cold one ahead..

Golden Minerals (AUMN)

After several weeks of the most epic short-squeeze I’ve seen in years, Golden Minerals (AUMN) finally came back down to Earth with a resounding “thud.”

While AUMN is higher now than where it was when the squeeze started, it still lost a whopping -42.63% this week which easily puts it in the spot of the Week’s Biggest Loser.

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Speculation in Play - Current Holdings - October 27, 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

Airlines ETF (JETS)


1st Buy: 5/14/2020 @ $11.30
Current Per-Share: $0.90



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: (-$2.20)*

Uranium ETF (URA)


1st Buy: 2/23/2021 @ $17.97
Current Per-Share: $15.81

Carnival Cruise (CCL)


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

Tilray Brands (TLRY)


1st Buy: 9/21/2018 @ $128.97
Current Per-Share: -($3.75)*

Short SPY (SPXU)


1st Buy: 3/9/2023 @ $14.75
Current Per-Share: $11.46

Sprott Gold Trust (PHYS)


1st Buy: 6/5/2023 @ $15.25
Current Per-Share: $14.60

Short QQQ (QID)


1st Buy: 3/7/2023 @ $20.20
Current Per-Share: $15.65

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: $8.10

DraftKings (DKNG)


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

Zillow (Z)


1st Buy: 11/18/2021 @ $57.13
Current Per-Share: $47.69

Golden Mine. (AUMN)


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

Danimer Sci (DNMR)


1st Buy: 10/20/2021 @ $15.00
Current Per-Share: $8.25

Grow Gen. (GRWG)


1st Buy: 10/30/2020 @ $16.04
Current Per-Share: $14.20

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

This Week’s Moves

Short S&P 500 ETF (SPXU): Profit-Taking x 3

When the market rallied on Monday, I used stop-loss limit orders to lock in gains on my ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 ETF (SPXU position. My sale filled at $12.39, selling 7.69% of the position and locking in +7.55% in gains on shares I bought for $11.52 on October 9.

On Wednesday, I took more profits in SPXU as the S&P 500 continued to sell off with another buy which went through at $12.76, selling another 9.79% of the position and locking in +6.78% in gains on some of the shares I bought for $11.95 on June 2.

On Thursday, I used a trailing stop-loss order to take more profits if the S&P 500 reversed intraday which it did, filling the order to take another 9.09% out of the position at $13.02. This sale locked in +8.96% in gains on the remainder of the shares I bought for $11.95 on June 2.

The combined orders gave me a $12.72 average selling price and lowered my per-share cost -2.47% from $11.75 to $11.46. From here, my next buy target is $11.37, a bit above a recent point of support, and my next sell target is $13.78, quite a bit under the next point of resistance.

SPXU closed the week at $13.52, up +7.47% from my $12.58 average sell price.