Symbol Stock Price change today
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc 3.6795%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc 2.9614%
AAPL Apple Inc. 2.11%
AVGO Broadcom Inc 1.6787%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. 1.5961%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. 1.3219%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc 1.2915%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. 1.2177%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 1.0576%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 0.9908%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc 0.8146%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. 0.8091%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc 0.7885%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. 0.5378%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated 0.3019%
SUI Sun Communities Inc 0.2814%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc 0.1519%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc 0.1455%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. -0.1086%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. -0.1343%
THRM Gentherm Inc -0.2106%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. -0.2178%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. -0.218%
MTCH Match Group Inc -0.3008%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock -0.3024%
V Visa Inc -0.3081%
FTNT Fortinet Inc -0.4524%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc -0.4735%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation -0.6487%
ANET Arista Networks Inc -0.6824%
MA Mastercard Inc -0.755%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation -0.8499%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. -0.8544%
FIVE Five Below Inc -1.069%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc -1.1106%
EVR Evercore Inc -1.3774%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. -1.6156%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc -1.6355%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC -1.7937%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. -1.8229%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A -1.8254%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. -1.9028%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc -1.9226%
TNET TriNet Group Inc -1.9736%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc -2.0939%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. -2.2787%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc -3.1723%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation -3.2429%
NSP Insperity Inc -3.3571%

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

 

Ticker Comp.
name
Last
price
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year
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year
chg
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Q
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Q
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Mo.
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wk
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AAPL Apple Inc. $116.59 $66.24 76.01% $124.59 -6.42% $115.12 1.28% $117.34 -0.64%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $271.90 $196.18 38.60% $303.04 -10.28% $254.61 6.79% $268.21 1.38%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $477.03 $309.53 54.11% $516.44 -7.63% $461.11 3.45% $462.92 3.05%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $475.50 $277.34 71.45% $300.58 58.19% $436.57 8.92% $446.45 6.51%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $82.66 $57.13 44.68% $62.89 31.44% $59.33 39.33% $76.73 7.74%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,195.34 $1,800.80 77.44% $3,401.80 -6.07% $3,211.01 -0.49% $3,099.40 3.10%
ANET Arista Networks Inc $272.56 $195.13 39.68% $222.04 22.75% $203.16 34.16% $268.50 1.51%
AVGO Broadcom Inc $394.95 $301.76 30.88% $341.66 15.60% $355.01 11.25% $383.33 3.03%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $884.38 $612.86 44.30% $852.48 3.74% $828.26 6.78% $892.06 -0.86%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $72.96 $87.77 -16.87% $63.06 15.71% $65.45 11.48% $70.20 3.93%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $390.47 $291.75 33.84% $415.15 -5.94% $386.72 0.97% $389.56 0.23%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $325.95 $211.85 53.86% $326.28 -0.10% $317.02 2.82% $341.01 -4.42%
EVR Evercore Inc $92.20 $74.77 23.31% $62.30 48.00% $79.28 16.30% $87.73 5.09%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $277.81 $201.64 37.78% $293.66 -5.40% $280.83 -1.08% $269.70 3.01%
FIVE Five Below Inc $158.09 $123.71 27.79% $112.23 40.86% $134.10 17.89% $155.20 1.86%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $81.66 $48.01 70.09% $73.26 11.47% $77.91 4.81% $80.12 1.92%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $32.07 $32.58 -1.58% $32.55 -1.47% $28.64 11.98% $31.74 1.04%
FTNT Fortinet Inc $123.79 $105.11 17.77% $130.74 -5.32% $118.00 4.91% $118.12 4.80%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $1,787.02 $1,304.09 37.03% $1,639.43 9.00% $1,556.88 14.78% $1,736.38 2.92%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $17.95 $20.24 -11.31% $16.06 11.77% $12.52 43.37% $17.72 1.30%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $317.03 $320.76 -1.16% $354.00 -10.44% $314.90 0.68% $300.80 5.40%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $143.28 $151.12 -5.19% $133.78 7.10% $145.63 -1.61% $143.10 0.13%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $119.07 $107.03 11.25% $97.33 22.34% $104.54 13.90% $116.17 2.50%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $41.23 $36.70 12.33% $45.87 -10.11% $37.52 9.89% $42.03 -1.90%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $111.59 $72.27 54.41% $113.58 -1.75% $108.79 2.57% $110.06 1.39%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $456.54 $262.37 74.00% $349.43 30.65% $353.26 29.24% $433.64 5.28%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $365.39 $225.69 61.90% $377.48 -3.20% $330.15 10.67% $345.74 5.68%
MA Mastercard Inc $339.07 $290.69 16.64% $365.70 -7.28% $293.18 15.65% $323.00 4.98%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $138.13 $105.54 30.87% $121.60 13.60% $112.67 22.60% $132.35 4.37%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $533.89 $401.70 32.91% $483.83 10.35% $555.24 -3.84% $546.14 -2.24%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $57.81 $66.34 -12.86% $46.66 23.90% $48.35 19.57% $56.09 3.07%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $64.23 $47.51 35.19% $45.69 40.58% $50.48 27.24% $61.40 4.61%
MTCH Match Group Inc $139.63 $70.48 98.11% $111.50 25.23% $122.12 14.34% $130.57 6.94%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $491.36 $314.66 56.16% $523.89 -6.21% $504.21 -2.55% $488.24 0.64%
NSP Insperity Inc $88.47 $76.04 16.34% $69.00 28.22% $77.83 13.67% $87.27 1.38%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $530.45 $216.44 145.08% $525.76 0.89% $520.96 1.82% $523.51 1.33%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $107.00 $105.06 1.85% $98.18 8.99% $81.92 30.61% $104.57 2.32%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $64.51 $48.37 33.36% $59.23 8.91% $57.37 12.44% $61.30 5.23%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $211.39 $108.01 95.71% $204.48 3.38% $195.04 8.38% $192.67 9.72%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $98.66 $83.72 17.85% $84.59 16.63% $87.88 12.27% $97.01 1.70%
SUI Sun Communities Inc $138.61 $160.97 -13.89% $148.28 -6.52% $138.85 -0.17% $140.37 -1.25%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $136.16 $96.44 41.18% $143.10 -4.85% $144.63 -5.86% $140.39 -3.01%
THRM Gentherm Inc $56.98 $41.85 36.15% $45.71 24.66% $47.21 20.69% $52.53 8.47%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $131.90 $78.55 67.92% $116.26 13.45% $109.51 20.45% $129.68 1.71%
TNET TriNet Group Inc $76.51 $54.75 39.74% $69.48 10.12% $70.63 8.33% $74.88 2.18%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $281.29 $233.86 20.28% $237.02 18.68% $205.62 36.80% $273.65 2.79%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $337.94 $275.36 22.72% $313.07 7.94% $303.68 11.28% $334.70 0.97%
V Visa Inc $211.00 $183.37 15.07% $215.38 -2.03% $184.59 14.31% $203.88 3.49%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $276.45 $149.18 85.31% $274.07 0.87% $284.68 -2.89% $274.25 0.80%

Over the last year, my Watch List returned 37.51%
Over the last quarter, my Watch List returned 9.88%
Over the last month, my Watch List returned 11.84%
Over the last week, my Watch List returned 2.55%

 

SHORT TERM WATCH LIST STOCK RESULTS

 

Ticker Comp.
name
Last
price
Last
year
Last
year
chg
Last
Q
Last
Q
chg
Last
Mo.
Last
Mo.
chg
Last
wk
Last
wk
chg
AAPL Apple Inc. $116.59 $66.24 76.01% $124.59 -6.42% $115.12 1.28% $117.34 -0.64%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $477.03 $309.53 54.11% $516.44 -7.63% $461.11 3.45% $462.92 3.05%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $475.50 $277.34 71.45% $300.58 58.19% $436.57 8.92% $446.45 6.51%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,195.34 $1,800.80 77.44% $3,401.80 -6.07% $3,211.01 -0.49% $3,099.40 3.10%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $884.38 $612.86 44.30% $852.48 3.74% $828.26 6.78% $892.06 -0.86%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $325.95 $211.85 53.86% $326.28 -0.10% $317.02 2.82% $341.01 -4.42%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $81.66 $48.01 70.09% $73.26 11.47% $77.91 4.81% $80.12 1.92%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $111.59 $72.27 54.41% $113.58 -1.75% $108.79 2.57% $110.06 1.39%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $456.54 $262.37 74.00% $349.43 30.65% $353.26 29.24% $433.64 5.28%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $365.39 $225.69 61.90% $377.48 -3.20% $330.15 10.67% $345.74 5.68%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $533.89 $401.70 32.91% $483.83 10.35% $555.24 -3.84% $546.14 -2.24%
MTCH Match Group Inc $139.63 $70.48 98.11% $111.50 25.23% $122.12 14.34% $130.57 6.94%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $530.45 $216.44 145.08% $525.76 0.89% $520.96 1.82% $523.51 1.33%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $211.39 $108.01 95.71% $204.48 3.38% $195.04 8.38% $192.67 9.72%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $276.45 $149.18 85.31% $274.07 0.87% $284.68 -2.89% $274.25 0.80%

Over the last year, my Short Term Watch List returned 72.98%
Over the last quarter, my Short Term Watch List returned 7.97%
Over the last month, my Short Term Watch List returned 5.86%
Over the last week, my Short Term Watch List returned 2.50%

Short Term List returned 73%
High growth stock: NVIDIA Corporation ($NVDA) at 145%
Total Execution Time: 0.56637191772461 Sec

Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $116.59 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $271.9 Some Concerns, may need to wait
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $477.03 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $475.5 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $82.66 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3195.34 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
ANET Arista Networks Inc $272.56 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AVGO Broadcom Inc $394.95 Strong Buy or Hold
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $884.38 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $72.96 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $390.47 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $325.95 Very Concerned, may need to wait
EVR Evercore Inc $92.2 Strong Buy or Hold
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $277.81 Strong Buy or Hold
FIVE Five Below Inc $158.09 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $81.66 Strong Buy or Hold
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $32.07 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FTNT Fortinet Inc $123.79 Strong Buy or Hold
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $1787.02 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $17.95 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $317.03 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $143.28 Very Concerned, may need to wait
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $119.07 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $41.23 Very Concerned, may need to wait
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $111.59 Some Concerns, may need to wait
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $456.54 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $365.39 Strong Buy or Hold
MA Mastercard Inc $339.07 Strong Buy or Hold
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $138.13 Strong Buy or Hold
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $533.89 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $57.81 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $64.23 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
MTCH Match Group Inc $139.63 Strong Buy or Hold
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $491.36 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
NSP Insperity Inc $88.47 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $530.45 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $107.0 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $64.51 Strong Buy or Hold
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $211.39 Strong Buy or Hold
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $98.66 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
SUI Sun Communities Inc $138.61 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $136.16 Very Concerned, may need to wait
THRM Gentherm Inc $56.98 Strong Buy or Hold
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $131.9 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
TNET TriNet Group Inc $76.51 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $281.29 Strong Buy or Hold
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $337.94 Very Concerned, may need to wait
V Visa Inc $211.0 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $276.45 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns

Symbol Stock Price change today
ILMN Illumina, Inc. 4.293%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 3.799%
FTNT Fortinet Inc 3.2788%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. 3.0627%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc 3.0146%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc 2.4546%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc 2.2909%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation 2.1845%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. 2.1213%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 1.8733%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. 1.8334%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc 1.825%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. 1.8141%
THRM Gentherm Inc 1.5505%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated 1.4785%
FIVE Five Below Inc 1.4438%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc 1.4256%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. 1.3798%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. 1.3113%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A 1.2975%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. 1.2612%
AVGO Broadcom Inc 1.0542%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC 1.0224%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc 0.9055%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock 0.8055%
ANET Arista Networks Inc 0.7429%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc 0.626%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc 0.4875%
AAPL Apple Inc. 0.4826%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation 0.4684%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc 0.4641%
MTCH Match Group Inc 0.446%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. 0.3821%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. 0.3224%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 0.2002%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc 0.1545%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. 0.0772%
V Visa Inc 0.0522%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. -0.0346%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation -0.0935%
NSP Insperity Inc -0.1805%
EVR Evercore Inc -0.2272%
TNET TriNet Group Inc -0.4295%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc -0.5117%
MA Mastercard Inc -0.6592%
SUI Sun Communities Inc -1.0776%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. -1.1019%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc -1.4315%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc -2.1491%

Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $116.03 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $263.82 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $470.08 Some Concerns, may need to wait
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $473.69 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $81.14 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3185.07 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
ANET Arista Networks Inc $270.55 Very Concerned, may need to wait
AVGO Broadcom Inc $390.83 Strong Buy or Hold
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $880.09 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $71.66 Very Concerned, may need to wait
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $383.44 Very Concerned, may need to wait
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $318.65 Very Concerned, may need to wait
EVR Evercore Inc $92.41 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $275.59 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FIVE Five Below Inc $155.84 Strong Buy or Hold
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $82.08 Strong Buy or Hold
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $32.1 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FTNT Fortinet Inc $119.86 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $1764.13 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $18.15 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $303.98 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $141.83 Very Concerned, may need to wait
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $118.52 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $40.86 Very Concerned, may need to wait
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $109.59 Very Concerned, may need to wait
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $446.78 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $357.8 Strong Buy or Hold
MA Mastercard Inc $341.32 Strong Buy or Hold
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $136.25 Strong Buy or Hold
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $514.35 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $57.83 Strong Buy or Hold
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $63.43 Strong Buy or Hold
MTCH Match Group Inc $139.01 Strong Buy or Hold
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $485.0 Some Concerns, may need to wait
NSP Insperity Inc $88.63 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $529.39 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $109.35 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $64.74 Strong Buy or Hold
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $214.46 Strong Buy or Hold
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $98.2 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
SUI Sun Communities Inc $140.12 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $135.95 Very Concerned, may need to wait
THRM Gentherm Inc $56.11 Strong Buy or Hold
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $128.74 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
TNET TriNet Group Inc $76.84 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $279.54 Strong Buy or Hold
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $333.19 Very Concerned, may need to wait
V Visa Inc $210.89 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $268.36 Very Concerned, may need to wait