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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You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in paperback as well as e-book formats for Nook, Kindle, and iPad.

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
change
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
change
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

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.

BL-TCI-cover

You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in paperback as well as e-book formats for Nook, Kindle, and iPad.

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
change
AAPL Apple Inc. $116.97 $58.47 100.04% $95.74 22.17% $112.00 4.44% $113.02 3.49%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $273.56 $169.64 61.26% $264.51 3.42% $269.77 1.40% $261.99 4.42%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $502.16 $278.29 80.44% $466.20 7.71% $471.35 6.54% $478.99 4.84%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $328.64 $200.16 64.19% $273.29 20.25% $317.66 3.46% $314.89 4.37%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $63.29 $51.03 24.01% $62.38 1.46% $55.00 15.07% $58.21 8.73%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,286.65 $1,731.92 89.77% $3,200.00 2.71% $3,116.22 5.47% $3,125.00 5.17%
ANET Arista Networks Inc $227.61 $236.44 -3.73% $216.11 5.32% $203.81 11.68% $203.90 11.63%
AVGO Broadcom Inc $376.70 $268.07 40.52% $316.52 19.01% $356.41 5.69% $356.83 5.57%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $874.37 $614.12 42.38% $722.03 21.10% $785.65 11.29% $855.10 2.25%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $68.62 $92.63 -25.92% $59.26 15.79% $63.58 7.93% $67.76 1.27%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $390.95 $255.55 52.98% $397.51 -1.65% $393.89 -0.75% $433.78 -9.87%
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corp $49.26 $39.00 26.30% $51.30 -3.98% $52.24 -5.70% $49.26 0.00%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $337.25 $189.02 78.42% $261.14 29.15% $314.95 7.08% $326.92 3.16%
EVR Evercore Inc $73.83 $73.47 0.48% $54.83 34.65% $61.80 19.47% $69.01 6.98%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $264.45 $184.19 43.57% $245.07 7.91% $266.61 -0.81% $259.94 1.74%
FIVE Five Below Inc $135.78 $130.15 4.33% $101.13 34.26% $130.02 4.43% $129.42 4.91%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $79.64 $48.92 62.80% $59.62 33.58% $71.56 11.29% $75.53 5.44%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $31.20 $31.75 -1.72% $28.29 10.28% $31.19 0.03% $29.73 4.94%
FTNT Fortinet Inc $126.18 $79.16 59.40% $145.80 -13.46% $115.17 9.56% $116.38 8.42%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $1,510.45 $1,215.71 24.24% $1,539.01 -1.86% $1,515.76 -0.35% $1,455.60 3.77%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $13.59 $15.66 -13.22% $13.91 -2.30% $14.51 -6.34% $13.57 0.15%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $339.04 $302.58 12.05% $370.25 -8.43% $349.93 -3.11% $308.43 9.92%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $155.41 $118.67 30.96% $106.60 45.79% $136.80 13.60% $143.50 8.30%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $105.26 $95.00 10.80% $97.64 7.80% $92.35 13.98% $98.27 7.11%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $40.25 $35.84 12.30% $43.78 -8.07% $45.20 -10.95% $41.61 -3.27%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $126.26 $82.51 53.02% $101.61 24.26% $112.53 12.20% $126.20 0.05%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $362.71 $233.13 55.58% $338.68 7.10% $292.86 23.85% $328.71 10.34%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $346.46 $201.62 71.84% $314.39 10.20% $313.39 10.55% $332.67 4.15%
MA Mastercard Inc $352.39 $274.46 28.39% $295.34 19.32% $329.77 6.86% $338.44 4.12%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $118.88 $92.95 27.90% $112.30 5.85% $103.30 15.08% $108.46 9.61%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $522.05 $346.24 50.78% $536.60 -2.71% $453.07 15.23% $482.52 8.19%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $46.75 $65.68 -28.82% $38.07 22.80% $42.93 8.90% $42.61 9.72%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $49.89 $45.10 10.62% $50.70 -1.60% $46.09 8.24% $46.55 7.18%
MTCH Match Group Inc $112.38 $74.10 51.66% $100.39 11.94% $103.65 8.42% $111.94 0.39%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $539.44 $282.93 90.66% $548.73 -1.69% $482.03 11.91% $503.06 7.23%
NSP Insperity Inc $72.23 $98.68 -26.80% $62.41 15.73% $62.91 14.81% $67.54 6.94%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $550.51 $185.60 196.61% $419.05 31.37% $486.58 13.14% $522.49 5.36%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $92.16 $96.60 -4.60% $79.29 16.23% $96.99 -4.98% $89.96 2.45%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $64.10 $41.49 54.50% $58.77 9.06% $52.18 22.84% $63.48 0.98%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $197.27 $101.58 94.20% $178.40 10.58% $184.00 7.21% $191.91 2.79%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $90.01 $84.62 6.37% $73.89 21.82% $85.27 5.56% $86.57 3.97%
SUI Sun Communities Inc $148.14 $148.65 -0.34% $134.79 9.90% $140.82 5.20% $150.34 -1.46%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $154.28 $84.09 83.47% $130.76 17.98% $136.15 13.32% $146.83 5.07%
THRM Gentherm Inc $46.84 $41.09 13.99% $38.08 23.00% $43.18 8.48% $42.97 9.01%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $117.23 $79.53 47.40% $107.05 9.51% $111.58 5.06% $113.41 3.37%
TNET TriNet Group Inc $65.76 $59.03 11.40% $59.88 9.82% $61.53 6.87% $60.61 8.50%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $233.55 $248.46 -6.00% $195.99 19.16% $228.90 2.03% $228.68 2.13%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $327.84 $218.50 50.04% $290.03 13.04% $301.48 8.74% $311.98 5.08%
V Visa Inc $206.64 $175.94 17.45% $192.26 7.48% $200.68 2.97% $201.46 2.57%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $294.12 $152.04 93.45% $254.16 15.72% $264.53 11.19% $275.56 6.74%

Over the last year, my Watch List returned 38.39%
Over the last quarter, my Watch List returned 12.17%
Over the last month, my Watch List returned 7.36%
Over the last week, my Watch List returned 4.56%

 

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
change
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,286.65 $1,731.92 89.77% $3,200.00 2.71% $3,116.22 5.47% $3,125.00 5.17%
AAPL Apple Inc. $116.97 $58.47 100.04% $95.74 22.17% $112.00 4.44% $113.02 3.49%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $502.16 $278.29 80.44% $466.20 7.71% $471.35 6.54% $478.99 4.84%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $337.25 $189.02 78.42% $261.14 29.15% $314.95 7.08% $326.92 3.16%
FTNT Fortinet Inc $126.18 $79.16 59.40% $145.80 -13.46% $115.17 9.56% $116.38 8.42%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $362.71 $233.13 55.58% $338.68 7.10% $292.86 23.85% $328.71 10.34%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $346.46 $201.62 71.84% $314.39 10.20% $313.39 10.55% $332.67 4.15%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $118.88 $92.95 27.90% $112.30 5.85% $103.30 15.08% $108.46 9.61%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $522.05 $346.24 50.78% $536.60 -2.71% $453.07 15.23% $482.52 8.19%
MTCH Match Group Inc $112.38 $74.10 51.66% $100.39 11.94% $103.65 8.42% $111.94 0.39%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $550.51 $185.60 196.61% $419.05 31.37% $486.58 13.14% $522.49 5.36%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $197.27 $101.58 94.20% $178.40 10.58% $184.00 7.21% $191.91 2.79%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $154.28 $84.09 83.47% $130.76 17.98% $136.15 13.32% $146.83 5.07%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $117.23 $79.53 47.40% $107.05 9.51% $111.58 5.06% $113.41 3.37%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $294.12 $152.04 93.45% $254.16 15.72% $264.53 11.19% $275.56 6.74%

Over the last year, my Short Term Watch List returned 78.73%
Over the last quarter, my Short Term Watch List returned 11.06%
Over the last month, my Short Term Watch List returned 10.41%
Over the last week, my Short Term Watch List returned 5.41%

Short Term List returned 79%
High growth stock: NVIDIA Corporation ($NVDA) at 197%
Total Execution Time: 0.57208299636841 Sec

Symbol Stock Price change today
THRM Gentherm Inc 3.0724%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc 2.6683%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation 1.1566%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 0.689%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. 0.6095%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc 0.4674%
ANET Arista Networks Inc 0.3883%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. 0.3511%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 0.2614%
NSP Insperity Inc 0.2486%
MTCH Match Group Inc 0.1403%
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corp 0%
TNET TriNet Group Inc -0.0161%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. -0.0719%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc -0.2006%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc -0.2402%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. -0.33%
EVR Evercore Inc -0.355%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation -0.3653%
AVGO Broadcom Inc -0.5791%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. -0.5882%
FTNT Fortinet Inc -0.6634%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. -0.7412%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. -1.0735%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. -1.1093%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc -1.163%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc -1.2924%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. -1.4579%
V Visa Inc -1.5181%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated -1.5397%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc -1.6253%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation -1.6503%
MA Mastercard Inc -1.6956%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. -2.029%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc -2.047%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A -2.1452%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. -2.1685%
SUI Sun Communities Inc -2.2451%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock -2.2634%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc -2.4615%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. -2.5394%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC -2.5675%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc -2.6365%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. -2.8388%
AAPL Apple Inc. -2.867%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc -2.869%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. -3.102%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc -3.2976%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc -3.5076%
FIVE Five Below Inc -3.6066%

Symbol Stock Price change today
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. 5.0882%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 4.4422%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation 4.113%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 4.1058%
THRM Gentherm Inc 3.7701%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. 3.4966%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. 3.3207%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc 3.2623%
AAPL Apple Inc. 3.0791%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 3.0589%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. 3.0275%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. 2.6369%
AVGO Broadcom Inc 2.5979%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc 2.5741%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. 2.5095%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. 2.3744%
FTNT Fortinet Inc 2.3286%
TNET TriNet Group Inc 2.2604%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. 2.2556%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc 2.2302%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation 2.1948%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc 2.0984%
EVR Evercore Inc 2.0577%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc 1.9777%
MTCH Match Group Inc 1.8849%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A 1.8707%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock 1.812%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation 1.7827%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. 1.6949%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. 1.5631%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated 1.5616%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. 1.5496%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc 1.5381%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. 1.4672%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc 1.445%
MA Mastercard Inc 1.3045%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc 1.2747%
NSP Insperity Inc 1.2437%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc 1.2256%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc 1.0488%
V Visa Inc 1.0325%
ANET Arista Networks Inc 1.0299%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC 0.6969%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc 0.6336%
FIVE Five Below Inc 0.4791%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc 0.4437%
SUI Sun Communities Inc 0.1397%
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corp 0%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc -1.4299%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. -2.0379%

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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You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in paperback as well as e-book formats for Nook, Kindle, and iPad.

WATCH LIST STOCK RESULTS

 

Stock
Ticker
Company
name
Latest
price
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ago
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ago
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AAPL Apple Inc. $113.02 $56.20 101.12% $90.86 24.39% $120.96 -6.56% $112.28 0.66%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $261.99 $169.25 54.79% $263.84 -0.70% $275.89 -5.04% $266.44 -1.67%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $478.99 $276.96 72.95% $442.95 8.14% $491.94 -2.63% $479.78 -0.16%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $314.89 $181.59 73.41% $279.93 12.49% $309.00 1.91% $317.93 -0.96%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $58.21 $50.18 16.01% $60.80 -4.25% $60.96 -4.51% $58.23 -0.03%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,125.00 $1,739.65 79.63% $2,890.30 8.12% $3,294.62 -5.15% $3,095.13 0.97%
ANET Arista Networks Inc $203.90 $228.57 -10.79% $210.51 -3.14% $211.10 -3.41% $200.64 1.62%
AVGO Broadcom Inc $356.83 $268.57 32.86% $312.58 14.16% $359.63 -0.78% $356.80 0.01%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $855.10 $586.24 45.86% $718.11 19.08% $826.89 3.41% $840.00 1.80%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $67.76 $89.82 -24.56% $62.18 8.97% $62.78 7.93% $68.13 -0.54%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $433.78 $240.03 80.72% $373.34 16.19% $381.05 13.84% $418.08 3.76%
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corp $49.26 $35.96 36.99% $49.15 0.22% $54.53 -9.66% $48.63 1.30%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $326.92 $188.91 73.06% $250.16 30.68% $316.30 3.36% $322.95 1.23%
EVR Evercore Inc $69.01 $73.10 -5.59% $56.77 21.57% $63.08 9.40% $61.11 12.93%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $259.94 $180.45 44.05% $233.42 11.36% $282.73 -8.06% $254.82 2.01%
FIVE Five Below Inc $129.42 $127.09 1.83% $103.50 25.04% $125.29 3.30% $129.44 -0.02%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $75.53 $47.60 58.68% $57.81 30.65% $70.39 7.30% $72.26 4.53%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $29.73 $31.82 -6.58% $29.69 0.15% $31.74 -6.33% $29.06 2.31%
FTNT Fortinet Inc $116.38 $77.49 50.19% $138.44 -15.93% $117.64 -1.07% $116.81 -0.37%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $1,455.60 $1,210.96 20.20% $1,469.93 -0.97% $1,581.21 -7.94% $1,439.06 1.15%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $13.57 $15.42 -12.00% $13.70 -0.95% $14.57 -6.86% $13.87 -2.16%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $308.43 $302.34 2.01% $373.10 -17.33% $342.39 -9.92% $299.89 2.85%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $143.50 $125.85 14.02% $109.75 30.75% $131.70 8.96% $139.58 2.81%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $98.27 $96.58 1.75% $100.73 -2.44% $94.95 3.50% $98.12 0.15%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $41.61 $34.95 19.06% $41.95 -0.80% $45.34 -8.23% $42.03 -1.00%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $126.20 $83.79 50.61% $87.87 43.62% $108.10 16.74% $107.89 16.97%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $328.71 $229.37 43.31% $322.46 1.94% $331.84 -0.94% $329.00 -0.09%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $332.67 $193.12 72.26% $304.77 9.15% $361.41 -7.95% $315.35 5.49%
MA Mastercard Inc $338.83 $272.60 24.30% $302.02 12.19% $335.01 1.14% $331.78 2.12%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $108.46 $91.81 18.14% $113.60 -4.53% $114.17 -5.00% $107.54 0.86%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $482.52 $345.01 39.86% $501.29 -3.74% $454.45 6.18% $465.10 3.75%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $42.61 $63.31 -32.70% $43.62 -2.32% $44.93 -5.16% $42.05 1.33%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $46.55 $44.55 4.49% $49.83 -6.58% $46.48 0.15% $49.14 -5.27%
MTCH Match Group Inc $111.94 $74.43 50.40% $98.92 13.16% $105.94 5.66% $105.75 5.85%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $503.06 $272.79 84.41% $476.89 5.49% $516.05 -2.52% $482.88 4.18%
NSP Insperity Inc $67.54 $96.73 -30.18% $63.89 5.71% $63.84 5.79% $64.87 4.12%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $522.49 $181.59 187.74% $384.38 35.93% $504.90 3.48% $514.95 1.46%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $89.96 $96.76 -7.02% $83.78 7.37% $95.63 -5.93% $93.40 -3.68%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $63.48 $41.72 52.17% $57.87 9.70% $54.59 16.29% $54.39 16.71%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $191.91 $102.79 86.70% $177.21 8.30% $191.84 0.04% $187.25 2.49%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $86.57 $84.19 2.83% $73.38 17.97% $86.27 0.35% $84.30 2.69%
SUI Sun Communities Inc $150.34 $148.80 1.04% $139.86 7.49% $144.87 3.77% $141.96 5.90%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $146.83 $79.41 84.89% $127.97 14.73% $139.01 5.63% $138.00 6.40%
THRM Gentherm Inc $42.97 $39.20 9.62% $38.89 10.49% $45.21 -4.95% $39.54 8.67%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $113.41 $77.99 45.42% $106.01 6.98% $114.29 -0.77% $112.02 1.24%
TNET TriNet Group Inc $60.61 $59.00 2.73% $61.71 -1.78% $63.22 -4.13% $58.78 3.11%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $228.68 $250.60 -8.75% $203.59 12.32% $240.51 -4.92% $216.83 5.47%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $311.98 $216.26 44.26% $297.03 5.03% $310.71 0.41% $302.50 3.13%
V Visa Inc $201.46 $174.87 15.21% $195.37 3.12% $204.66 -1.56% $197.25 2.13%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $275.56 $154.00 78.94% $242.04 13.85% $269.59 2.21% $273.96 0.58%

Over the last year, my Watch List returned 34.81%
Over the last quarter, my Watch List returned 8.82%
Over the last month, my Watch List returned 0.01%
Over the last week, my Watch List returned 2.58%

 

SHORT TERM 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
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ago
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AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,125.00 $1,739.65 79.63% $2,890.30 8.12% $3,294.62 -5.15% $3,095.13 0.97%
AAPL Apple Inc. $113.02 $56.20 101.12% $90.86 24.39% $120.96 -6.56% $112.28 0.66%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $478.99 $276.96 72.95% $442.95 8.14% $491.94 -2.63% $479.78 -0.16%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $326.92 $188.91 73.06% $250.16 30.68% $316.30 3.36% $322.95 1.23%
FTNT Fortinet Inc $116.38 $77.49 50.19% $138.44 -15.93% $117.64 -1.07% $116.81 -0.37%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $328.71 $229.37 43.31% $322.46 1.94% $331.84 -0.94% $329.00 -0.09%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $332.67 $193.12 72.26% $304.77 9.15% $361.41 -7.95% $315.35 5.49%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $108.46 $91.81 18.14% $113.60 -4.53% $114.17 -5.00% $107.54 0.86%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $482.52 $345.01 39.86% $501.29 -3.74% $454.45 6.18% $465.10 3.75%
MTCH Match Group Inc $111.94 $74.43 50.40% $98.92 13.16% $105.94 5.66% $105.75 5.85%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $522.49 $181.59 187.74% $384.38 35.93% $504.90 3.48% $514.95 1.46%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $191.91 $102.79 86.70% $177.21 8.30% $191.84 0.04% $187.25 2.49%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $146.83 $79.41 84.89% $127.97 14.73% $139.01 5.63% $138.00 6.40%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $113.41 $77.99 45.42% $106.01 6.98% $114.29 -0.77% $112.02 1.24%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $275.56 $154.00 78.94% $242.04 13.85% $269.59 2.21% $273.96 0.58%

Over the last year, my Short Term Watch List returned 72.31%
Over the last quarter, my Short Term Watch List returned 10.08%
Over the last month, my Short Term Watch List returned -0.24%
Over the last week, my Short Term Watch List returned 2.02%

Short Term List returned 72%
High growth stock: NVIDIA Corporation ($NVDA) at 188%
Total Execution Time: 0.65435194969177 Sec