August 14, 2020 


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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 - August 14, 2020

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The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser

Revolve Group (RVLV)

Revolve Group (RVLV) finally turned it around with the second consecutive excellent earnings report. This company whose stock dropped to a terrifyingly-low $7.17 during the March selloff just closed the week up +26.36% at $22.29 (a whopping +210.88% off its low) and even locked in Year-To-Date gains of +21.41% to earn itself the spot of the week’s Biggest Winner.


AMD (AMD) pulled back this week as investors seemed to get nervous about its recent epic run into the $80s, and why shouldn’t they? Don’t get me wrong, AMD is definitely high-quality, but this is a stock that was $36.75 back in March! AMD sold off -4.18% to lock in the week’s Biggest Loser spot.

Portfolio Allocation

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Target Position Size

Get Irked - Speculation in Play - Current Holdings - August 14, 2020

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Portfolio Breakdown

Get Irked - Year-to-Date Performance - Investments in Play vs. Speculation in Play - 2020 Year-to-Date Performance

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Year-to-Date Performance

Current Position Performance

Yeti (YETI)


1st Buy: 2/26/2019 @ $23.23
Current Per-Share: (-$44.50)*



1st Buy: 1/10/2019 @ $19.54
Current Per-Share: (-$5.14)*

Pinterest (PINS)


1st Buy: 5/16/2019 @ $25.72
Current Per-Share: -($10.25)*

Virgin Galactic (SPCE)


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

Twitter (TWTR)


1st Buy: 10/30/2019 @ $29.79
Current Per-Share: (-$0.01)*

Airlines ETF (JETS)


1st Buy: 5/14/2020 @ $11.30
Current Per-Share: (-$1.26)*

Tradeweb Mkts (TW)


1st Buy: 4/8/2019 @ $39.22
Current Per-Share: $21.50

Carnival Cruise (CCL)


1st Buy: 3/12/2020 @ $17.25
Current Per-Share: (-1.01)*

Chevron (CVX)


1st Buy: 3/12/2020 @ $76.94
Current Per-Share: $55.18

Revolve Group (RVLV)


1st Buy: 6/13/2019 @ $39.06
Current Per-Share: $20.36

General Electric (GE)


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

SPY Aug 31 Put Spread


Cost: $1.39
Current Value: $0.415

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

Super-Speculative Basket

Airlines ETF


Carnival Cruise


Virgin Galactic


What is the Super-Speculative Basket?

The Super Speculative Basket (“Super-Spec”) is made up of a handful of stocks so incredibly volatile that I’m uncomfortable giving any of them full allocations in my portfolio, instead dividing a single allocation among all of them.

Currently, my Super-Spec stocks are as follows: the Airlines ETF (JETS), Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL), and Virgin Galactic (SPCE). They are listed as a single allocation in the portfolio breakdown chart each week. 

This Week’s Moves

Revolve Group (RVLV): Profit-Taking

Astute readers may have noticed that Revolve Group (RVLV) has long been a dramatically overweight position in my speculation portfolio. Revolve Group reported a disappointing earnings report in Q1 and then the bottom of the market fell out right in the middle of my Three-Day Rule, preventing me from taking the loss and closing the position as the market sold off epically.

At that point, I decided not to bail on the position, and,  instead, wait for its Q2 earnings report to make a decision. Q2 was actually good for Revolve so the company earned one more quarter in my portfolio, and it turns out the decision was lucky on my part.

On Wednesday, RVLV reported a good earnings report for Q3 and jumped more than 15% in after-hours trading. While I normally don’t trade in the after-hours, I decided it was time to take advantage of the pop to get rid of a chunk of the position, selling shares at $22.92 and getting the entire position in line.

The sale locked in +88.18% in gains on shares I bought during the selloff with an average price of $12.18. It lowered my position’s allocation and reduced my per-share cost -4.31% from $21.58 to $20.36. My next sell target is $24.45 and my next buy target is around $16.10.

RVLV closed the week at $22.29, down -2.75% from where I sold Wednesday. 

Tradeweb Markets (TW): Added to Position

Tradeweb Markets (TW) exhibited weakness on Monday, dropping through my buy target which filled at $51.65. The order replaces shares I sold back on May 8 for $57.38 and locks in 10% in gains. My current per-share cost now rises to $21.50.

My next buy target for the stock is $46.20 and my next sell target is $86.05.

TW closed the week at $55.28, up +7.03% from where I bought Monday.

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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