May 22, 2020 


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).

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

General Electric (GE)

Rumors to the death of the industrial sector may have been exaggerated as General Electric (GE) dominated the week with a +16.76% gain throughout the week’s massive rally.

Virgin Galactic (SPCE)

The week’s Biggest Loser for two weeks in a row, Virgin Galactic (SPCE) only saw a piddly +0.77% gain in a week that saw substantial gains in a variety of riskier stocks similar to Virgin. Ouch.

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

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Portfolio Breakdown

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Year-to-Date Performance

Current Position Performance



1st Buy: 1/10/2019 @ $19.54
Current Per-Share: -($60.21)*

Virgin Galactic (SPCE)*


1st Buy: 10/31/2019 @ $9.87
Current Per-Share: (-$0.15)*

Tradeweb Mkts (TW)*


1st Buy: 4/8/2019 @ $39.22
Current Per-Share: -($10.10)*

Yeti (YETI)


1st Buy: 2/26/2019 @ $23.23
Current Per-Share: $10.77

Pinterest (PINS)


1st Buy: 5/16/2019 @ $25.72
Current Per-Share: $11.45

Chevron (CVX)


1st Buy: 3/12/2020 @ $76.94
Current Per-Share: $55.95

Carnival Cruise (CCL)


1st Buy: 3/12/2020 @ $17.25
Current Per-Share: $10.65

Twitter (TWTR)


1st Buy: 10/30/2019 @ $29.79
Current Per-Share: $25.25

Airlines ETF (JETS)


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

General Electric (GE)


1st Buy: 3/6/2020 @ $9.40
Current Per-Share: $6.60

Revolve Group (RVLV)


1st Buy: 6/13/2019 @ $39.06
Current Per-Share: $21.58

SPY Put Spreads


Cost: $2.48
Current Value $1.37

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

This Week’s Moves

SPY Put Spreads 5/29 & 6/12: Added to Position

When the markets came back from Tuesday’s slight sell-off to retest the S&P 500’s 200-Day Simple Moving Average (SMP) on Wednesday and the Volatility Index dropping more than -5% below 29, I decided to take out additional insurance by purchasing SPY 6/12 295-292 put spreads (buying the 295 puts and selling the 292 puts to offset the cost of the spread).

My existing 5/29 278-275 spreads had dropped to nearly worthless, so rather than take the entire loss, I bought back the 275 puts I sold at $0.49 each. My hope is that we see a selloff going into the month-end which may cause the naked 278 puts I now hold to pop and reduce the loss I would have taken from the spreads.

The new SPY  6/12 295-292 Put Spreads cost me just $0.99 each (options are sold in lots of 100 contracts so the actual cost is $99.00 each) with the potential to triple my investment with a maximum return of $3.00 or $300 per spread (the difference between the strike price I bought and the strike price I sold).

As for record-keeping, rather keep each spread as separate positions, I’m going to roll all of my portfolio’s options together with one profit/loss for the entire option position. Wednesday’s moves resulted in the total cost for my 5/29 puts and my 6/12 put spreads to ring in at $2.48 after all is said and done.  

My options position closed the week at $1.37, down -44.82% overall. 

Tradeweb Markets (TW): Profit-Taking

After the market’s positively insane performance following Moderna’s (MRNA) possible vaccine announcement on Monday, I decided I was pushing my luck with Tradeweb Markets (TW) and took profits on Tuesday at $62.00, pulling the remainder of my capital investment out of  the position along with profits of $10.10 per share (which explains the -$10.10 per-share price in the position chart).

My next buy target for the stock is $48.58, a past point of support, with no additional selling targets at this time since TW’s making new all-time highs.

TW closed the week at $62.56, up +0.90% from where I sold on Tuesday.

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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