Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $132.995 Strong Buy or Hold
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $333.81 Strong Buy or Hold
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $504.04 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $592.56 Strong Buy or Hold
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $138.91 Strong Buy or Hold
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3372.2 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
ANET Arista Networks Inc $315.55 Strong Buy or Hold
AVGO Broadcom Inc $485.09 Strong Buy or Hold
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $887.49 Strong Buy or Hold
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $76.75 Very Concerned, may need to wait
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $390.35 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $423.06 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
EVR Evercore Inc $131.66 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $312.46 Strong Buy or Hold
FIVE Five Below Inc $202.86 Strong Buy or Hold
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $108.69 Strong Buy or Hold
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $39.63 Strong Buy or Hold
FTNT Fortinet Inc $197.62 Strong Buy or Hold
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $2270.67 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $19.63 Strong Buy or Hold
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $403.37 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $161.4 Very Concerned, may need to wait
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $146.23 Strong Buy or Hold
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $50.08 Strong Buy or Hold
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $158.09 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $662.0 Strong Buy or Hold
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $318.12 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
MA Mastercard Inc $380.08 Strong Buy or Hold
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $191.46 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $534.56 Strong Buy or Hold
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $99.62 Strong Buy or Hold
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $95.3 Strong Buy or Hold
MTCH Match Group Inc $143.87 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $555.31 Strong Buy or Hold
NSP Insperity Inc $86.46 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $576.0 Strong Buy or Hold
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $150.54 Strong Buy or Hold
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $88.01 Strong Buy or Hold
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $266.77 Strong Buy or Hold
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $113.18 Strong Buy or Hold
SUI Sun Communities Inc $152.74 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $188.73 Strong Buy or Hold
THRM Gentherm Inc $76.3 Strong Buy or Hold
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $129.03 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
TNET TriNet Group Inc $81.16 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $322.22 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $376.3 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
V Visa Inc $222.52 Strong Buy or Hold
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $264.23 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns

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. $133.00 $66.48 100.04% $128.79 3.27% $121.96 9.05% $123.00 8.13%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $333.81 $160.08 108.53% $324.59 2.84% $304.37 9.67% $315.34 5.86%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $504.04 $318.70 58.16% $474.24 6.28% $451.06 11.75% $483.34 4.28%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $592.56 $193.19 206.72% $557.04 6.38% $544.00 8.93% $545.05 8.72%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $138.91 $49.00 183.47% $97.78 42.06% $117.19 18.53% $141.52 -1.84%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,372.20 $2,042.76 65.08% $3,114.21 8.28% $3,113.59 8.31% $3,161.00 6.68%
ANET Arista Networks Inc $315.55 $209.91 50.33% $302.96 4.16% $275.58 14.50% $308.04 2.44%
AVGO Broadcom Inc $485.09 $245.39 97.68% $442.40 9.65% $450.27 7.73% $475.95 1.92%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $887.49 $631.28 40.59% $904.37 -1.87% $817.29 8.59% $861.38 3.03%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $76.75 $62.84 22.14% $71.10 7.95% $80.42 -4.56% $77.24 -0.63%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $390.35 $340.66 14.59% $389.53 0.21% $357.44 9.21% $373.38 4.54%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $423.06 $192.29 120.01% $342.84 23.40% $366.02 15.58% $399.99 5.77%
EVR Evercore Inc $131.66 $54.27 142.60% $115.58 13.91% $135.30 -2.69% $135.81 -3.06%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $312.46 $175.19 78.35% $256.84 21.66% $273.88 14.09% $298.66 4.62%
FIVE Five Below Inc $202.86 $82.98 144.47% $189.00 7.33% $191.69 5.83% $195.62 3.70%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $108.69 $36.49 197.86% $102.07 6.49% $95.13 14.25% $98.89 9.91%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $39.63 $28.75 37.84% $34.56 14.67% $38.71 2.38% $38.79 2.17%
FTNT Fortinet Inc $197.62 $101.93 93.88% $148.17 33.37% $187.53 5.38% $186.39 6.03%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $2,270.67 $1,206.57 88.19% $1,756.29 29.29% $2,100.54 8.10% $2,129.78 6.62%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $19.63 $11.73 67.28% $17.76 10.52% $20.39 -3.73% $18.92 3.75%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $403.37 $287.62 40.24% $372.48 8.29% $412.89 -2.31% $385.04 4.76%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $161.40 $109.69 47.14% $161.90 -0.31% $165.04 -2.21% $165.20 -2.30%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $146.23 $92.10 58.77% $150.15 -2.61% $136.24 7.33% $143.79 1.70%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $50.08 $34.77 44.04% $42.63 17.47% $45.07 11.12% $48.76 2.71%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $158.09 $54.74 188.80% $99.60 58.72% $138.41 14.22% $153.00 3.33%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $662.00 $255.07 159.54% $515.26 28.48% $534.12 23.94% $639.30 3.55%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $318.12 $203.51 56.32% $361.66 -12.04% $310.34 2.51% $301.07 5.66%
MA Mastercard Inc $380.08 $268.08 41.78% $347.79 9.28% $383.93 -1.00% $362.88 4.74%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $191.46 $85.97 122.70% $168.43 13.67% $169.66 12.85% $195.84 -2.24%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $534.56 $401.46 33.15% $543.08 -1.57% $523.82 2.05% $520.28 2.74%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $99.62 $38.79 156.82% $77.24 28.97% $95.99 3.78% $94.79 5.10%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $95.30 $46.13 106.59% $78.67 21.14% $89.31 6.71% $92.41 3.13%
MTCH Match Group Inc $143.87 $68.11 111.23% $151.90 -5.29% $155.35 -7.39% $142.66 0.85%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $555.31 $370.72 49.79% $499.10 11.26% $523.06 6.17% $539.42 2.95%
NSP Insperity Inc $86.46 $39.89 116.73% $84.06 2.86% $94.44 -8.45% $85.65 0.95%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $576.00 $262.59 119.35% $544.69 5.75% $519.74 10.82% $552.47 4.26%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $150.54 $61.19 146.02% $114.47 31.51% $154.29 -2.43% $142.70 5.49%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $88.01 $33.42 163.36% $70.04 25.66% $90.32 -2.56% $88.55 -0.61%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $266.77 $105.84 152.05% $237.50 12.32% $253.83 5.10% $247.54 7.77%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $113.18 $72.43 56.27% $104.15 8.67% $107.32 5.46% $109.38 3.47%
SUI Sun Communities Inc $152.74 $130.30 17.23% $143.33 6.57% $143.18 6.68% $152.80 -0.04%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $188.73 $88.75 112.66% $161.62 16.77% $173.75 8.62% $187.70 0.55%
THRM Gentherm Inc $76.30 $36.79 107.39% $69.14 10.36% $79.26 -3.73% $77.20 -1.17%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $129.03 $85.90 50.21% $132.93 -2.93% $125.99 2.41% $127.65 1.08%
TNET TriNet Group Inc $81.16 $43.76 85.47% $83.11 -2.35% $84.86 -4.36% $79.40 2.22%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $322.22 $202.48 59.14% $290.18 11.04% $347.50 -7.27% $313.62 2.74%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $376.30 $260.07 44.69% $359.49 4.68% $351.86 6.94% $367.07 2.51%
V Visa Inc $222.52 $172.61 28.92% $212.57 4.68% $226.15 -1.61% $216.86 2.61%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $264.23 $162.11 62.99% $287.87 -8.21% $261.27 1.13% $267.77 -1.32%

Over the last year, my Watch List returned 90.96%
Over the last quarter, my Watch List returned 11.28%
Over the last month, my Watch List returned 5.21%
Over the last week, my Watch List returned 3.06%

 

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. $133.00 $66.48 100.04% $128.79 3.27% $121.96 9.05% $123.00 8.13%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $504.04 $318.70 58.16% $474.24 6.28% $451.06 11.75% $483.34 4.28%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $592.56 $193.19 206.72% $557.04 6.38% $544.00 8.93% $545.05 8.72%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,372.20 $2,042.76 65.08% $3,114.21 8.28% $3,113.59 8.31% $3,161.00 6.68%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $887.49 $631.28 40.59% $904.37 -1.87% $817.29 8.59% $861.38 3.03%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $423.06 $192.29 120.01% $342.84 23.40% $366.02 15.58% $399.99 5.77%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $108.69 $36.49 197.86% $102.07 6.49% $95.13 14.25% $98.89 9.91%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $158.09 $54.74 188.80% $99.60 58.72% $138.41 14.22% $153.00 3.33%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $662.00 $255.07 159.54% $515.26 28.48% $534.12 23.94% $639.30 3.55%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $318.12 $203.51 56.32% $361.66 -12.04% $310.34 2.51% $301.07 5.66%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $534.56 $401.46 33.15% $543.08 -1.57% $523.82 2.05% $520.28 2.74%
MTCH Match Group Inc $143.87 $68.11 111.23% $151.90 -5.29% $155.35 -7.39% $142.66 0.85%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $576.00 $262.59 119.35% $544.69 5.75% $519.74 10.82% $552.47 4.26%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $266.77 $105.84 152.05% $237.50 12.32% $253.83 5.10% $247.54 7.77%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $264.23 $162.11 62.99% $287.87 -8.21% $261.27 1.13% $267.77 -1.32%

Over the last year, my Short Term Watch List returned 111.46%
Over the last quarter, my Short Term Watch List returned 8.69%
Over the last month, my Short Term Watch List returned 8.59%
Over the last week, my Short Term Watch List returned 4.89%

Short Term List returned 111%
High growth stock: Align Technology, Inc. ($ALGN) at 207%
Total Execution Time: 0.84805798530579 Sec

Symbol Stock Price change today
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc 5.781%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc 3.4079%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc 3.127%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. 2.9197%
FIVE Five Below Inc 2.8911%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. 2.2096%
THRM Gentherm Inc 2.1693%
AAPL Apple Inc. 2.0213%
TNET TriNet Group Inc 1.883%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc 1.8814%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. 1.7789%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. 1.6748%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. 1.5287%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc 1.4935%
ANET Arista Networks Inc 1.3815%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc 1.2331%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. 1.2312%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. 1.1856%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc 1.0923%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A 0.8994%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. 0.8595%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc 0.8582%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated 0.8403%
NSP Insperity Inc 0.828%
V Visa Inc 0.8246%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc 0.6843%
MA Mastercard Inc 0.6195%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc 0.5968%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 0.5797%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 0.5795%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation 0.5582%
FTNT Fortinet Inc 0.529%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc 0.3227%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC 0.2858%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. 0.1316%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation 0.1238%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. 0.0105%
AVGO Broadcom Inc -0.0803%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. -0.0916%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock -0.1789%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. -0.3158%
SUI Sun Communities Inc -0.4302%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc -0.4904%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc -0.8301%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation -0.8982%
MTCH Match Group Inc -1.1542%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. -1.375%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. -1.8406%
EVR Evercore Inc -2.5174%

Symbol Stock Price change today
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. 4.1968%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc 3.482%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. 2.8476%
MTCH Match Group Inc 2.6012%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc 2.4832%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. 2.1304%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 2.0096%
FTNT Fortinet Inc 1.9447%
AAPL Apple Inc. 1.9234%
MA Mastercard Inc 1.9133%
TNET TriNet Group Inc 1.7109%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc 1.6921%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation 1.546%
NSP Insperity Inc 1.4673%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. 1.4155%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc 1.4069%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation 1.3996%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. 1.3876%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated 1.3032%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc 1.2979%
FIVE Five Below Inc 1.2843%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc 1.2415%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc 1.2401%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 1.2267%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc 1.1522%
ANET Arista Networks Inc 1.1143%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. 0.9985%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. 0.9053%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. 0.7964%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. 0.7269%
V Visa Inc 0.6522%
AVGO Broadcom Inc 0.626%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. 0.6071%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A 0.5091%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc 0.4863%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. 0.4238%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 0.1509%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc 0.0692%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock -0.0224%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation -0.1325%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc -0.2051%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. -0.2401%
SUI Sun Communities Inc -0.3314%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc -0.4427%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC -0.6114%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. -0.613%
THRM Gentherm Inc -1.0861%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc -1.2658%
EVR Evercore Inc -1.4233%

Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $119.9 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $309.88 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $465.46 Strong Buy or Hold
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $524.33 Some Concerns, may need to wait
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $126.76 Strong Buy or Hold
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3055.29 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ANET Arista Networks Inc $298.86 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AVGO Broadcom Inc $456.16 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $799.55 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $77.54 Very Concerned, may need to wait
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $368.13 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $383.51 Strong Buy or Hold
EVR Evercore Inc $131.32 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $288.0 Strong Buy or Hold
FIVE Five Below Inc $190.5 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $95.94 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $38.81 Strong Buy or Hold
FTNT Fortinet Inc $181.33 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $2046.47 Very Concerned, may need to wait
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $18.54 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $368.96 Very Concerned, may need to wait
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $166.49 Very Concerned, may need to wait
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $141.54 Strong Buy or Hold
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $49.07 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $149.76 Strong Buy or Hold
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $572.56 Strong Buy or Hold
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $317.09 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
MA Mastercard Inc $358.2 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $181.64 Strong Buy or Hold
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $495.75 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $90.68 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $86.54 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MTCH Match Group Inc $131.48 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $513.39 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NSP Insperity Inc $83.26 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $514.87 Some Concerns, may need to wait
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $142.11 Very Concerned, may need to wait
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $85.16 Very Concerned, may need to wait
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $236.54 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $110.27 Strong Buy or Hold
SUI Sun Communities Inc $149.82 Strong Buy or Hold
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $178.51 Strong Buy or Hold
THRM Gentherm Inc $73.45 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $124.64 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TNET TriNet Group Inc $77.49 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $308.0 Very Concerned, may need to wait
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $373.56 Strong Buy or Hold
V Visa Inc $211.9 Very Concerned, may need to wait
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $249.43 Very Concerned, may need to wait