Symbol Stock Price change today
MTCH Match Group Inc 3.2367%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. 2.5184%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. 2.1208%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc 2.04%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 2.026%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. 1.7239%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc 1.6125%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc 1.4731%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated 1.212%
FTNT Fortinet Inc 1.0867%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. 1.0475%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation 1.0197%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc 0.9253%
AVGO Broadcom Inc 0.9103%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc 0.5664%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc 0.3715%
MA Mastercard Inc 0.3467%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 0.2839%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. 0.276%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock 0.183%
ANET Arista Networks Inc 0.1655%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. -0.0401%
THRM Gentherm Inc -0.1986%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. -0.2103%
V Visa Inc -0.2168%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. -0.4115%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation -0.6562%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. -0.6846%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc -0.6934%
AAPL Apple Inc. -0.741%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. -0.856%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. -0.9143%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A -0.9464%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc -1.2869%
SUI Sun Communities Inc -1.3014%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC -1.3061%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation -1.417%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. -2.0252%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc -2.1835%
TNET TriNet Group Inc -2.467%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. -2.8259%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc -3.0146%
NSP Insperity Inc -3.0227%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc -3.1147%
EVR Evercore Inc -3.1854%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. -4.6637%
FIVE Five Below Inc -4.8577%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc -4.964%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc -5.0864%

Symbol Stock Price change today
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc 3.5413%
ANET Arista Networks Inc 3.3213%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. 2.7176%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. 2.5584%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation 2.4134%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc 1.8674%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc 1.8477%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. 1.7453%
MA Mastercard Inc 1.7175%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock 1.5872%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc 1.4852%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. 1.4755%
AAPL Apple Inc. 1.2802%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC 1.1825%
SUI Sun Communities Inc 1.1448%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation 1.1103%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 1.1052%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc 1.1034%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. 1.0955%
AVGO Broadcom Inc 1.0702%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation 1.054%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A 0.9755%
V Visa Inc 0.9206%
TNET TriNet Group Inc 0.8983%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. 0.8197%
EVR Evercore Inc 0.7485%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. 0.6995%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc 0.5988%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc 0.5597%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 0.4461%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc 0.4319%
NSP Insperity Inc 0.2301%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc 0.0469%
THRM Gentherm Inc -0.0831%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. -0.2515%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. -0.333%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. -0.411%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. -0.4307%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc -0.6208%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc -0.6287%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated -0.6328%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc -0.8142%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. -1.1326%
FTNT Fortinet Inc -1.3707%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc -1.6043%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. -1.6856%
MTCH Match Group Inc -2.5823%
FIVE Five Below Inc -2.6272%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. -3.9442%

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. $131.46 $71.71 83.31% $134.79 -2.47% $123.00 6.88% $134.32 -2.13%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $320.73 $183.49 74.79% $347.84 -7.79% $315.34 1.71% $351.03 -8.63%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $508.34 $343.84 47.84% $484.93 4.83% $483.34 5.17% $515.84 -1.45%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $595.53 $203.26 192.99% $557.77 6.77% $545.05 9.26% $620.12 -3.97%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $132.71 $46.34 186.41% $103.40 28.34% $141.52 -6.23% $134.86 -1.59%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,467.42 $2,286.04 51.68% $3,380.00 2.59% $3,161.00 9.69% $3,340.88 3.79%
ANET Arista Networks Inc $315.17 $207.64 51.79% $316.43 -0.40% $308.04 2.31% $318.64 -1.09%
AVGO Broadcom Inc $456.20 $250.60 82.05% $473.29 -3.61% $475.95 -4.15% $466.13 -2.13%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $854.43 $622.61 37.23% $920.41 -7.17% $861.38 -0.81% $933.73 -8.49%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $78.13 $54.94 42.21% $77.97 0.21% $77.24 1.15% $79.79 -2.08%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $422.34 $354.21 19.24% $376.24 12.25% $373.38 13.11% $397.71 6.19%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $457.75 $216.33 111.60% $370.93 23.41% $399.99 14.44% $458.15 -0.09%
EVR Evercore Inc $140.13 $48.41 189.49% $113.94 22.99% $135.81 3.18% $141.53 -0.99%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $325.08 $202.27 60.72% $267.08 21.72% $298.66 8.85% $301.13 7.95%
FIVE Five Below Inc $201.27 $87.27 130.63% $181.19 11.08% $195.62 2.89% $195.64 2.88%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $110.92 $41.93 164.54% $97.82 13.39% $98.89 12.17% $113.72 -2.46%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $41.43 $25.81 60.51% $33.85 22.39% $38.79 6.81% $41.60 -0.41%
FTNT Fortinet Inc $204.23 $104.34 95.74% $153.81 32.78% $186.39 9.57% $201.76 1.22%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $2,353.50 $1,317.32 78.66% $1,919.12 22.63% $2,129.78 10.50% $2,299.93 2.33%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $20.32 $11.06 83.77% $18.07 12.45% $18.92 7.40% $20.31 0.05%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $392.84 $305.88 28.43% $440.25 -10.77% $385.04 2.03% $414.97 -5.33%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $164.40 $109.59 50.01% $157.29 4.52% $165.20 -0.48% $166.73 -1.40%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $144.35 $93.84 53.83% $141.54 1.99% $143.79 0.39% $147.86 -2.37%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $47.12 $37.64 25.20% $40.60 16.07% $48.76 -3.36% $46.74 0.81%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $165.78 $60.08 175.93% $108.66 52.57% $153.00 8.35% $167.15 -0.82%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $620.45 $232.10 167.32% $514.85 20.51% $639.30 -2.95% $627.49 -1.12%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $335.27 $218.69 53.31% $343.92 -2.52% $301.07 11.36% $340.98 -1.67%
MA Mastercard Inc $382.06 $267.42 42.87% $333.98 14.40% $362.88 5.29% $387.06 -1.29%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $179.11 $91.40 95.96% $167.88 6.69% $195.84 -8.54% $185.30 -3.34%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $488.46 $447.69 9.11% $579.42 -15.70% $520.28 -6.12% $507.46 -3.74%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $104.36 $37.13 181.07% $80.72 29.29% $94.79 10.10% $101.64 2.68%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $86.07 $45.06 91.01% $81.62 5.45% $92.41 -6.86% $86.03 0.05%
MTCH Match Group Inc $155.63 $74.64 108.51% $150.09 3.69% $142.66 9.09% $149.01 4.44%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $513.47 $415.27 23.65% $548.16 -6.33% $539.42 -4.81% $505.55 1.57%
NSP Insperity Inc $87.54 $46.08 89.98% $80.08 9.32% $85.65 2.21% $87.71 -0.19%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $600.38 $282.39 112.60% $542.10 10.75% $552.47 8.67% $610.61 -1.68%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $147.41 $64.89 127.16% $119.34 23.52% $142.70 3.30% $153.75 -4.12%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $89.60 $37.76 137.31% $69.10 29.67% $88.55 1.19% $89.95 -0.39%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $262.29 $120.61 117.47% $249.10 5.30% $247.54 5.96% $266.03 -1.41%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $114.49 $72.34 58.27% $101.21 13.12% $109.38 4.67% $117.56 -2.61%
SUI Sun Communities Inc $166.83 $129.97 28.36% $148.54 12.32% $152.80 9.18% $161.14 3.53%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $181.33 $97.51 85.97% $185.00 -1.98% $187.70 -3.39% $190.92 -5.02%
THRM Gentherm Inc $71.20 $36.01 97.72% $64.86 9.77% $77.20 -7.77% $76.48 -6.90%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $132.13 $86.20 53.28% $131.89 0.18% $127.65 3.51% $133.32 -0.89%
TNET TriNet Group Inc $78.71 $47.54 65.57% $77.79 1.18% $79.40 -0.87% $85.73 -8.19%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $329.35 $214.28 53.70% $287.15 14.70% $313.62 5.02% $328.44 0.28%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $398.80 $280.14 42.36% $337.53 18.15% $367.07 8.64% $400.31 -0.38%
V Visa Inc $233.56 $174.47 33.87% $202.30 15.45% $216.86 7.70% $230.00 1.55%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $282.45 $187.77 50.42% $290.98 -2.93% $267.77 5.48% $280.63 0.65%

Over the last year, my Watch List returned 83.78%
Over the last quarter, my Watch List returned 10.10%
Over the last month, my Watch List returned 3.69%
Over the last week, my Watch List returned -0.99%

 

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. $131.46 $71.71 83.31% $134.79 -2.47% $123.00 6.88% $134.32 -2.13%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $508.34 $343.84 47.84% $484.93 4.83% $483.34 5.17% $515.84 -1.45%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $595.53 $203.26 192.99% $557.77 6.77% $545.05 9.26% $620.12 -3.97%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,467.42 $2,286.04 51.68% $3,380.00 2.59% $3,161.00 9.69% $3,340.88 3.79%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $854.43 $622.61 37.23% $920.41 -7.17% $861.38 -0.81% $933.73 -8.49%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $457.75 $216.33 111.60% $370.93 23.41% $399.99 14.44% $458.15 -0.09%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $110.92 $41.93 164.54% $97.82 13.39% $98.89 12.17% $113.72 -2.46%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $165.78 $60.08 175.93% $108.66 52.57% $153.00 8.35% $167.15 -0.82%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $620.45 $232.10 167.32% $514.85 20.51% $639.30 -2.95% $627.49 -1.12%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $335.27 $218.69 53.31% $343.92 -2.52% $301.07 11.36% $340.98 -1.67%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $488.46 $447.69 9.11% $579.42 -15.70% $520.28 -6.12% $507.46 -3.74%
MTCH Match Group Inc $155.63 $74.64 108.51% $150.09 3.69% $142.66 9.09% $149.01 4.44%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $600.38 $282.39 112.60% $542.10 10.75% $552.47 8.67% $610.61 -1.68%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $262.29 $120.61 117.47% $249.10 5.30% $247.54 5.96% $266.03 -1.41%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $282.45 $187.77 50.42% $290.98 -2.93% $267.77 5.48% $280.63 0.65%

Over the last year, my Short Term Watch List returned 98.92%
Over the last quarter, my Short Term Watch List returned 7.53%
Over the last month, my Short Term Watch List returned 6.44%
Over the last week, my Short Term Watch List returned -1.34%

Short Term List returned 99%
High growth stock: Align Technology, Inc. ($ALGN) at 193%
Total Execution Time: 1.4685070514679 Sec

Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $134.72 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $348.2 Strong Buy or Hold
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $515.7 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $617.24 Strong Buy or Hold
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $137.3 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3409.0 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ANET Arista Networks Inc $321.07 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AVGO Broadcom Inc $471.85 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $933.28 Strong Buy or Hold
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $79.11 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $400.21 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $458.83 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
EVR Evercore Inc $140.25 Strong Buy or Hold
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $303.04 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FIVE Five Below Inc $194.65 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $112.65 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $41.3 Strong Buy or Hold
FTNT Fortinet Inc $203.9 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $2309.93 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $20.18 Strong Buy or Hold
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $420.76 Strong Buy or Hold
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $165.62 Very Concerned, may need to wait
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $148.74 Strong Buy or Hold
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $46.21 Very Concerned, may need to wait
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $167.09 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $643.17 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $337.8 Strong Buy or Hold
MA Mastercard Inc $387.47 Strong Buy or Hold
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $190.52 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $505.21 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $101.57 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $87.84 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MTCH Match Group Inc $152.5 Strong Buy or Hold
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $510.3 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NSP Insperity Inc $88.98 Strong Buy or Hold
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $619.12 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $153.97 Strong Buy or Hold
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $96.05 Strong Buy or Hold
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $271.72 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $115.92 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SUI Sun Communities Inc $162.6 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $199.66 Strong Buy or Hold
THRM Gentherm Inc $75.68 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $132.5 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
TNET TriNet Group Inc $84.3 Strong Buy or Hold
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $328.29 Strong Buy or Hold
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $395.86 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
V Visa Inc $230.34 Strong Buy or Hold
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $283.51 Strong Buy or Hold

Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $133.5 Strong Buy or Hold
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $342.64 Strong Buy or Hold
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $512.34 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $616.08 Strong Buy or Hold
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $135.05 Very Concerned, may need to wait
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3362.02 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ANET Arista Networks Inc $316.42 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AVGO Broadcom Inc $459.79 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $909.25 Strong Buy or Hold
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $80.24 Strong Buy or Hold
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $394.8 Very Concerned, may need to wait
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $448.83 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
EVR Evercore Inc $137.34 Strong Buy or Hold
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $301.47 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FIVE Five Below Inc $194.03 Very Concerned, may need to wait
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $111.71 Strong Buy or Hold
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $41.41 Strong Buy or Hold
FTNT Fortinet Inc $201.92 Very Concerned, may need to wait
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $2278.35 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $20.12 Strong Buy or Hold
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $403.33 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $169.79 Strong Buy or Hold
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $144.65 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $46.56 Very Concerned, may need to wait
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $166.83 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $641.25 Very Concerned, may need to wait
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $326.68 Strong Buy or Hold
MA Mastercard Inc $383.1 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $185.04 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $523.25 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $99.03 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $89.49 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MTCH Match Group Inc $141.05 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $508.9 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NSP Insperity Inc $86.96 Strong Buy or Hold
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $614.42 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $154.01 Strong Buy or Hold
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $89.38 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $264.89 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $116.74 Strong Buy or Hold
SUI Sun Communities Inc $162.17 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $186.62 Very Concerned, may need to wait
THRM Gentherm Inc $77.2 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $132.12 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
TNET TriNet Group Inc $83.69 Strong Buy or Hold
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $322.63 Very Concerned, may need to wait
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $398.81 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
V Visa Inc $227.45 Strong Buy or Hold
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $274.79 Strong Buy or Hold