Symbol Stock Price change today
FSS Federal Signal Corporation 3.908%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. 3.8835%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc 3.1135%
NSP Insperity Inc 2.8672%
TNET TriNet Group Inc 2.4747%
MA Mastercard Inc 2.2481%
THRM Gentherm Inc 1.9918%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc 1.9019%
V Visa Inc 1.7535%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. 1.6069%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc 0.9428%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC 0.6725%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. 0.4915%
EVR Evercore Inc 0.1434%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock -0.4703%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. -0.4881%
SUI Sun Communities Inc -0.5508%
FTNT Fortinet Inc -0.919%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. -1.1921%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation -1.5091%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A -1.6541%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. -1.6612%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. -1.696%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc -1.6999%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc -1.8235%
FIVE Five Below Inc -2.0739%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. -2.1281%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. -2.1426%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated -2.4608%
MTCH Match Group Inc -2.6344%
AVGO Broadcom Inc -2.7757%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. -2.7774%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc -2.9548%
AAPL Apple Inc. -2.9799%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc -3.207%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. -3.2287%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. -3.2327%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc -3.2857%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. -3.2891%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. -3.5409%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation -3.8237%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc -4.0055%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc -4.1492%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc -4.2879%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc -4.5553%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation -5.1152%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. -5.1451%
ANET Arista Networks Inc -6.0428%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc -6.5993%

Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $129.87 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $331.97 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $479.12 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $599.25 Very Concerned, may need to wait
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $119.46 Strong Buy or Hold
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3249.9 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ANET Arista Networks Inc $310.95 Very Concerned, may need to wait
AVGO Broadcom Inc $489.96 Strong Buy or Hold
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $913.25 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $75.28 Very Concerned, may need to wait
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $371.46 Very Concerned, may need to wait
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $376.0 Very Concerned, may need to wait
EVR Evercore Inc $118.55 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $261.56 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FIVE Five Below Inc $194.32 Strong Buy or Hold
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $102.43 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $36.08 Strong Buy or Hold
FTNT Fortinet Inc $171.93 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $2088.81 Very Concerned, may need to wait
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $18.54 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $486.26 Strong Buy or Hold
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $160.6 Very Concerned, may need to wait
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $142.19 Very Concerned, may need to wait
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $44.12 Strong Buy or Hold
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $119.0 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $598.41 Strong Buy or Hold
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $332.23 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MA Mastercard Inc $333.17 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $170.35 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $550.21 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $85.88 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $90.96 Strong Buy or Hold
MTCH Match Group Inc $160.95 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $540.22 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NSP Insperity Inc $79.17 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $597.06 Strong Buy or Hold
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $124.62 Very Concerned, may need to wait
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $81.95 Strong Buy or Hold
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $286.92 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $103.37 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SUI Sun Communities Inc $152.51 Strong Buy or Hold
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $192.17 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
THRM Gentherm Inc $72.8 Strong Buy or Hold
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $120.1 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TNET TriNet Group Inc $80.01 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $321.79 Strong Buy or Hold
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $324.58 Very Concerned, may need to wait
V Visa Inc $204.73 Very Concerned, may need to wait
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $313.82 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

 

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. $129.87 $77.66 67.23% $117.16 10.84% $136.67 -4.97% $135.37 -4.06%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $331.97 $166.74 99.09% $268.21 23.77% $348.56 -4.76% $328.36 1.10%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $479.12 $372.95 28.47% $462.92 3.50% $472.02 1.50% $498.84 -3.95%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $599.25 $260.26 130.25% $446.45 34.23% $543.81 10.19% $609.58 -1.69%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $119.46 $63.62 87.76% $76.73 55.70% $107.97 10.64% $116.70 2.37%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,249.90 $2,095.97 55.05% $3,099.40 4.86% $3,306.99 -1.73% $3,277.71 -0.85%
ANET Arista Networks Inc $310.95 $223.46 39.15% $268.50 15.81% $311.66 -0.23% $323.31 -3.82%
AVGO Broadcom Inc $489.96 $291.13 68.29% $380.18 28.88% $466.82 4.96% $486.32 0.75%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $913.25 $716.24 27.51% $892.06 2.38% $911.96 0.14% $939.76 -2.82%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $75.28 $76.47 -1.55% $70.20 7.24% $73.08 3.01% $76.67 -1.81%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $371.46 $368.79 0.72% $388.77 -4.45% $381.12 -2.53% $385.17 -3.56%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $376.00 $231.36 62.52% $341.01 10.26% $363.26 3.51% $400.27 -6.06%
EVR Evercore Inc $118.55 $76.47 55.03% $87.73 35.13% $114.83 3.24% $117.41 0.97%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $261.56 $210.18 24.45% $269.70 -3.02% $272.87 -4.14% $270.50 -3.30%
FIVE Five Below Inc $194.32 $115.65 68.02% $155.20 25.21% $188.68 2.99% $192.32 1.04%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $102.43 $57.67 77.61% $80.12 27.85% $102.55 -0.12% $103.89 -1.41%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $36.08 $32.79 10.03% $31.74 13.67% $35.10 2.79% $35.88 0.56%
FTNT Fortinet Inc $171.93 $114.48 50.18% $118.12 45.56% $149.76 14.80% $164.73 4.37%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $2,088.81 $1,483.46 40.81% $1,736.38 20.30% $1,884.15 10.86% $2,095.03 -0.30%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $18.54 $20.30 -8.67% $17.72 4.63% $16.63 11.49% $18.66 -0.64%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $486.26 $295.94 64.31% $300.80 61.66% $404.87 20.10% $504.76 -3.67%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $160.60 $134.82 19.12% $143.10 12.23% $165.77 -3.12% $167.52 -4.13%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $142.19 $96.18 47.84% $116.17 22.40% $146.68 -3.06% $153.48 -7.36%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $44.12 $38.92 13.35% $41.95 5.18% $43.52 1.38% $43.34 1.80%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $119.00 $94.12 26.43% $110.06 8.12% $109.32 8.85% $120.82 -1.51%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $598.41 $312.05 91.77% $432.54 38.35% $564.19 6.07% $586.16 2.09%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $332.23 $255.90 29.83% $345.74 -3.91% $349.22 -4.87% $342.86 -3.10%
MA Mastercard Inc $333.17 $337.93 -1.41% $322.59 3.28% $334.44 -0.38% $341.00 -2.30%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $170.35 $111.30 53.05% $132.19 28.86% $184.74 -7.79% $167.23 1.86%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $550.21 $338.50 62.54% $545.49 0.86% $513.52 7.14% $552.55 -0.42%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $85.88 $61.60 39.42% $56.09 53.11% $80.71 6.41% $86.57 -0.80%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $90.96 $56.99 59.61% $61.40 48.14% $85.01 7.00% $88.01 3.35%
MTCH Match Group Inc $160.95 $73.50 118.98% $130.57 23.27% $144.49 11.39% $169.53 -5.06%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $540.22 $380.07 42.14% $488.24 10.65% $579.84 -6.83% $556.52 -2.93%
NSP Insperity Inc $79.17 $70.30 12.63% $86.88 -8.87% $83.34 -5.00% $80.89 -2.13%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $597.06 $293.58 103.37% $523.35 14.08% $554.70 7.64% $598.45 -0.23%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $124.62 $117.94 5.66% $104.00 19.83% $108.77 14.57% $129.05 -3.43%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $81.95 $60.54 35.36% $61.30 33.68% $72.63 12.83% $79.00 3.73%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $286.92 $119.49 140.12% $192.67 48.92% $248.64 15.40% $298.37 -3.84%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $103.37 $85.64 20.70% $96.59 7.02% $104.13 -0.73% $104.85 -1.41%
SUI Sun Communities Inc $152.51 $168.70 -9.60% $139.63 9.22% $146.66 3.99% $148.79 2.50%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $192.17 $113.09 69.92% $140.02 37.24% $163.09 17.83% $189.50 1.41%
THRM Gentherm Inc $72.80 $48.36 50.54% $52.53 38.59% $70.38 3.44% $69.77 4.34%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $120.10 $98.57 21.84% $129.68 -7.39% $130.40 -7.90% $123.68 -2.89%
TNET TriNet Group Inc $80.01 $59.60 34.24% $74.88 6.85% $80.90 -1.10% $84.45 -5.26%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $321.79 $299.40 7.48% $273.65 17.59% $300.24 7.18% $319.88 0.60%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $324.58 $296.66 9.41% $333.51 -2.68% $355.00 -8.57% $328.24 -1.12%
V Visa Inc $204.73 $207.51 -1.34% $203.57 0.57% $204.83 -0.05% $209.96 -2.49%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $313.82 $159.82 96.36% $274.25 14.43% $286.84 9.41% $318.03 -1.32%

Over the last year, my Watch List returned 45.83%
Over the last quarter, my Watch List returned 18.44%
Over the last month, my Watch List returned 3.53%
Over the last week, my Watch List returned -1.16%

 

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. $129.87 $77.66 67.23% $117.16 10.84% $136.67 -4.97% $135.37 -4.06%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $479.12 $372.95 28.47% $462.92 3.50% $472.02 1.50% $498.84 -3.95%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $599.25 $260.26 130.25% $446.45 34.23% $543.81 10.19% $609.58 -1.69%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,249.90 $2,095.97 55.05% $3,099.40 4.86% $3,306.99 -1.73% $3,277.71 -0.85%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $913.25 $716.24 27.51% $892.06 2.38% $911.96 0.14% $939.76 -2.82%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $376.00 $231.36 62.52% $341.01 10.26% $363.26 3.51% $400.27 -6.06%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $102.43 $57.67 77.61% $80.12 27.85% $102.55 -0.12% $103.89 -1.41%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $119.00 $94.12 26.43% $110.06 8.12% $109.32 8.85% $120.82 -1.51%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $598.41 $312.05 91.77% $432.54 38.35% $564.19 6.07% $586.16 2.09%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $332.23 $255.90 29.83% $345.74 -3.91% $349.22 -4.87% $342.86 -3.10%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $550.21 $338.50 62.54% $545.49 0.86% $513.52 7.14% $552.55 -0.42%
MTCH Match Group Inc $160.95 $73.50 118.98% $130.57 23.27% $144.49 11.39% $169.53 -5.06%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $597.06 $293.58 103.37% $523.35 14.08% $554.70 7.64% $598.45 -0.23%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $286.92 $119.49 140.12% $192.67 48.92% $248.64 15.40% $298.37 -3.84%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $313.82 $159.82 96.36% $274.25 14.43% $286.84 9.41% $318.03 -1.32%

Over the last year, my Short Term Watch List returned 74.54%
Over the last quarter, my Short Term Watch List returned 15.87%
Over the last month, my Short Term Watch List returned 4.64%
Over the last week, my Short Term Watch List returned -2.28%

Short Term List returned 75%
High growth stock: Paypal Holdings Inc ($PYPL) at 140%
Total Execution Time: 0.57875609397888 Sec