Symbol Stock Price change today
MU Micron Technology, Inc. 1.9764%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc 1.6872%
MTCH Match Group Inc 0.704%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 0.2212%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. 0.0088%
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corp 0%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. -0.0132%
NSP Insperity Inc -0.3258%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation -0.3809%
TNET TriNet Group Inc -0.4704%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. -0.4876%
AVGO Broadcom Inc -0.7606%
EVR Evercore Inc -0.88%
SUI Sun Communities Inc -0.9176%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation -1.0393%
FIVE Five Below Inc -1.1024%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc -1.1246%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. -1.1416%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation -1.1806%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc -1.3124%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc -1.3322%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc -1.3475%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC -1.5003%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. -1.5079%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated -1.5155%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. -1.5476%
V Visa Inc -1.6429%
ANET Arista Networks Inc -1.6944%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock -1.7035%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc -1.7217%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. -1.7488%
THRM Gentherm Inc -1.8591%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc -1.9224%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. -2.0014%
FTNT Fortinet Inc -2.0678%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. -2.0967%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc -2.1472%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation -2.2717%
MA Mastercard Inc -2.2775%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc -2.2791%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A -2.408%
AAPL Apple Inc. -2.5542%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. -2.6336%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc -2.7066%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc -2.8607%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. -2.8765%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. -3.1202%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. -3.8548%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc -3.898%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc -4.1173%

Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $119.0200 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $286.4800 Strong Buy or Hold
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $502.8200 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $336.5200 Strong Buy or Hold
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $63.0000 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3272.7100 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ANET Arista Networks Inc $225.4500 Strong Buy or Hold
AVGO Broadcom Inc $378.6500 Strong Buy or Hold
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $860.6300 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $69.7300 Strong Buy or Hold
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $399.4500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corp $49.2600 Very Concerned, may need to wait
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $350.5700 Strong Buy or Hold
EVR Evercore Inc $78.4100 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $265.9300 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
FIVE Five Below Inc $137.8800 Strong Buy or Hold
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $85.2500 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $31.3400 Strong Buy or Hold
FTNT Fortinet Inc $131.5400 Strong Buy or Hold
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $1567.7000 Strong Buy or Hold
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $13.1400 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $326.3100 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $149.9700 Very Concerned, may need to wait
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $104.9100 Strong Buy or Hold
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $40.7900 Very Concerned, may need to wait
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $126.9000 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $364.9600 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $349.9500 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
MA Mastercard Inc $339.4000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $114.2500 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $538.0700 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $48.1700 Strong Buy or Hold
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $51.6100 Strong Buy or Hold
MTCH Match Group Inc $112.2100 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $530.7900 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
NSP Insperity Inc $73.6600 Strong Buy or Hold
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $552.4600 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $88.0300 Very Concerned, may need to wait
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $63.7900 Very Concerned, may need to wait
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $204.4500 Strong Buy or Hold
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $88.5200 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SUI Sun Communities Inc $146.0400 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $153.1500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
THRM Gentherm Inc $46.2600 Strong Buy or Hold
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $114.9600 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TNET TriNet Group Inc $70.1500 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $242.0000 Strong Buy or Hold
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $329.9000 Strong Buy or Hold
V Visa Inc $200.2600 Very Concerned, may need to wait
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $306.2700 Strong Buy or Hold

One of the biggest challenges in investing in the stock market is picking the best stocks. In my book, "The Confident Investor" I teach my readers how to pick Good Companies. This page is designed to show the raw performance of these companies. It is not designed to show my personal portfolio, which may or may not exceed the performance stated here. Since I use the trading system described in my book, you can assume that I beat the performance recorded here.

I must caution you, I do not actually propose that you "buy and hold" any given stock, but rather you should "buy to hold" the stock. My investing technique teaches you to efficiently move your money to the stocks that are currently increasing in value the most. I use my Watch List for this work, these are Good Companies that I wait for great buying opportunities. This strategy is well described in my book, "The Confident Investor" and tends to be a very safe strategy in bear markets while typically still providing above market returns in a bull or flat market.

My Short Term Watch List are 15 companies that are hot right now. I select this list every quarter. I evenly divide a portion of my portfolio among these 15 companies. The next quarter, I add or delete companies as necessary and then re-balance the portfolio. This tends to be a more risky strategy because I don't bail out on bad stock movement (at least until the end of the quarter). In a bull market or a flat market, these very well-run and high-performing companies tend to beat the general market by a significant margin.

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WATCH LIST STOCK RESULTS

 

Stock
Ticker
Company
name
Latest
price
Year
ago
Year ago
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ago
Quarter ago
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Month
ago
Month ago
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Week
ago
Week ago
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AAPL Apple Inc. $119.02 $58.52 103.37% $96.15 23.79% $106.84 11.40% $116.97 1.75%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $286.48 $175.30 63.42% $284.55 0.68% $265.07 8.08% $273.56 4.72%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $502.82 $265.52 89.37% $432.42 16.28% $467.55 7.54% $502.16 0.13%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $336.52 $213.88 57.34% $322.30 4.41% $320.97 4.84% $328.64 2.40%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $63.00 $50.97 23.61% $62.09 1.46% $56.15 12.20% $63.29 -0.46%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,272.71 $1,757.51 86.21% $2,961.97 10.49% $2,954.91 10.75% $3,286.65 -0.42%
ANET Arista Networks Inc $225.45 $239.43 -5.84% $219.57 2.68% $200.98 12.18% $227.61 -0.95%
AVGO Broadcom Inc $378.65 $273.63 38.38% $309.85 22.21% $356.44 6.23% $376.70 0.52%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $860.63 $588.12 46.34% $706.22 21.86% $827.49 4.00% $874.37 -1.57%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $69.73 $89.98 -22.51% $61.01 14.29% $68.37 1.99% $68.62 1.62%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $399.45 $253.48 57.59% $389.44 2.57% $397.59 0.47% $390.95 2.17%
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corp $49.26 $40.36 22.07% $54.00 -8.77% $51.95 -5.18% $0.00 0.00%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $350.57 $186.96 87.51% $264.69 32.45% $316.19 10.87% $337.25 3.95%
EVR Evercore Inc $78.41 $74.31 5.51% $56.69 38.32% $66.35 18.18% $73.83 6.20%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $265.93 $185.85 43.09% $242.03 9.87% $252.53 5.31% $264.45 0.56%
FIVE Five Below Inc $137.88 $133.63 3.18% $103.51 33.20% $136.68 0.88% $135.78 1.55%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $85.25 $44.31 92.39% $61.21 39.27% $73.24 16.40% $79.64 7.04%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $31.34 $32.95 -4.89% $29.76 5.32% $31.04 0.97% $31.20 0.45%
FTNT Fortinet Inc $131.54 $76.56 71.82% $129.12 1.87% $117.28 12.16% $126.18 4.25%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $1,567.70 $1,244.41 25.98% $1,516.85 3.35% $1,451.09 8.04% $1,510.45 3.79%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $13.14 $16.42 -19.98% $14.50 -9.38% $15.00 -12.40% $13.59 -3.31%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $326.31 $309.44 5.45% $383.64 -14.94% $295.50 10.43% $339.04 -3.75%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $149.97 $119.65 25.34% $108.04 38.81% $141.90 5.69% $155.41 -3.50%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $104.91 $98.26 6.77% $97.78 7.29% $97.10 8.04% $105.26 -0.33%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $40.79 $36.26 12.50% $44.95 -9.26% $42.07 -3.04% $40.25 1.34%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $126.90 $87.52 45.00% $111.48 13.83% $105.76 19.99% $126.26 0.51%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $364.96 $229.80 58.82% $344.94 5.80% $306.03 19.26% $362.71 0.62%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $349.95 $207.11 68.97% $316.82 10.46% $294.76 18.72% $346.46 1.01%
MA Mastercard Inc $339.40 $269.21 26.07% $303.71 11.75% $334.87 1.35% $352.39 -3.69%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $114.25 $93.64 22.01% $117.87 -3.07% $107.33 6.45% $118.88 -3.89%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $538.07 $350.90 53.34% $531.91 1.16% $438.66 22.66% $522.05 3.07%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $48.17 $67.85 -29.01% $40.82 18.01% $43.46 10.84% $46.75 3.04%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $51.61 $43.47 18.73% $49.47 4.33% $50.74 1.71% $49.89 3.45%
MTCH Match Group Inc $112.21 $71.55 56.83% $91.75 22.30% $108.41 3.51% $112.38 -0.15%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $530.79 $275.30 92.80% $492.99 7.67% $469.96 12.94% $539.44 -1.60%
NSP Insperity Inc $73.66 $100.82 -26.94% $66.58 10.64% $67.92 8.45% $72.23 1.98%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $552.46 $190.09 190.63% $407.94 35.43% $487.57 13.31% $550.51 0.35%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $88.03 $94.86 -7.20% $84.06 4.72% $100.39 -12.31% $92.16 -4.48%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $63.79 $43.92 45.23% $63.28 0.80% $51.74 23.29% $64.10 -0.48%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $204.45 $101.22 101.99% $173.92 17.55% $176.07 16.12% $197.27 3.64%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $88.52 $84.30 5.01% $73.76 20.01% $84.95 4.20% $90.01 -1.66%
SUI Sun Communities Inc $146.04 $152.26 -4.08% $135.13 8.07% $140.11 4.23% $148.14 -1.42%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $153.15 $86.42 77.21% $133.49 14.73% $136.01 12.60% $154.28 -0.73%
THRM Gentherm Inc $46.26 $41.96 10.25% $39.51 17.08% $42.46 8.95% $46.84 -1.24%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $114.96 $81.60 40.88% $105.35 9.12% $110.72 3.83% $117.23 -1.94%
TNET TriNet Group Inc $70.15 $60.25 16.43% $62.35 12.51% $61.13 14.76% $65.76 6.68%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $242.00 $239.92 0.87% $203.00 19.21% $231.74 4.43% $233.55 3.62%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $329.90 $241.39 36.67% $305.26 8.07% $308.02 7.10% $327.84 0.63%
V Visa Inc $200.26 $174.60 14.69% $194.79 2.81% $202.61 -1.16% $206.64 -3.09%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $306.27 $142.90 114.32% $250.30 22.36% $265.90 15.18% $294.12 4.13%

Over the last year, my Watch List returned 38.87%
Over the last quarter, my Watch List returned 11.67%
Over the last month, my Watch List returned 7.93%
Over the last week, my Watch List returned 0.73%

 

SHORT TERM WATCH LIST STOCK RESULTS

 

Stock
Ticker
Company
name
Latest
price
Year
ago
Year ago
change
Quarter
ago
Quarter ago
change
Month
ago
Month ago
change
Week
ago
Week ago
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AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,272.71 $1,757.51 86.21% $2,961.97 10.49% $2,954.91 10.75% $3,286.65 -0.42%
AAPL Apple Inc. $119.02 $58.52 103.37% $96.15 23.79% $106.84 11.40% $116.97 1.75%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $502.82 $265.52 89.37% $432.42 16.28% $467.55 7.54% $502.16 0.13%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $350.57 $186.96 87.51% $264.69 32.45% $316.19 10.87% $337.25 3.95%
FTNT Fortinet Inc $131.54 $76.56 71.82% $129.12 1.87% $117.28 12.16% $126.18 4.25%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $364.96 $229.80 58.82% $344.94 5.80% $306.03 19.26% $362.71 0.62%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $349.95 $207.11 68.97% $316.82 10.46% $294.76 18.72% $346.46 1.01%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $114.25 $93.64 22.01% $117.87 -3.07% $107.33 6.45% $118.88 -3.89%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $538.07 $350.90 53.34% $531.91 1.16% $438.66 22.66% $522.05 3.07%
MTCH Match Group Inc $112.21 $71.55 56.83% $91.75 22.30% $108.41 3.51% $112.38 -0.15%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $552.46 $190.09 190.63% $407.94 35.43% $487.57 13.31% $550.51 0.35%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $204.45 $101.22 101.99% $173.92 17.55% $176.07 16.12% $197.27 3.64%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $153.15 $86.42 77.21% $133.49 14.73% $136.01 12.60% $154.28 -0.73%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $114.96 $81.60 40.88% $105.35 9.12% $110.72 3.83% $117.23 -1.94%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $306.27 $142.90 114.32% $250.30 22.36% $265.90 15.18% $294.12 4.13%

Over the last year, my Short Term Watch List returned 81.55%
Over the last quarter, my Short Term Watch List returned 14.71%
Over the last month, my Short Term Watch List returned 12.29%
Over the last week, my Short Term Watch List returned 1.05%

Short Term List returned 82%
High growth stock: NVIDIA Corporation ($NVDA) at 191%
Total Execution Time: 38.127441883087 Sec