Portfolio Update – March 2017 (+1.7%, Currency +0.6%)

Key Gainers & Losers After last month’s great performance from equally great earnings, March turned out to be pretty tame by comparison as the portfolio turned out pretty even after accounting for currency.  Shopify (SHOP) continued added another month of double digit gain and Apple (AAPL)‘s 5% gain was enhanced to 15% by the options we hold.…

Portfolio Update – February 2017 (+9.2%, Currency +1.9%)

Key Gainers & Losers With tons of earnings reported in this month, February 2017 showed perhaps why the rally isn’t all about Trump; and more about companies actually showing earnings growth.  The portfolio was up 9.2% helped by a 1.9% gain due to currency alone.  Great earnings took the spotlight this month as Apple (AAPL), Bank of America…

Portfolio Year In Review – 2014

  Another new year brings another review of last year’s portfolio – I’ve been particularly delayed as I’m gathering more data points and looking at performance a little more closely this year.   Similar to last year’s disclaimers, here are the ones for this year: No tax / margin / interest / commission costs incorporated in the…

Tesla: Short Squeeze or Irrational Exuberance?

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) has rebounded 65+% since providing “disappointing” guidance last quarter followed by the fire scares and leaves this author wondering whether or not the stock is facing a short squeeze or investors are exhibiting some irrational exuberance. At a Glance: Symbol: US-TSLA Price: $203.70 Market Cap: $24.97B Yield: N/A Me Wife Mom…