Symbol Stock Price change today
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. 4.4791%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 4.2279%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 4.0944%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc 4.0493%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc 3.863%
FTNT Fortinet Inc 3.7653%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock 3.4987%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. 3.2517%
EVR Evercore Inc 3.2378%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation 3.1228%
FIVE Five Below Inc 3.0193%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. 2.7853%
MTCH Match Group Inc 2.7384%
ANET Arista Networks Inc 2.674%
NSP Insperity Inc 2.654%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated 2.6152%
AVGO Broadcom Inc 2.5592%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc 2.4616%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc 2.4587%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc 2.2799%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. 2.2268%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A 2.2135%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. 2.1823%
THRM Gentherm Inc 2.1082%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc 2.1043%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. 2.0297%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc 2.01%
AAPL Apple Inc. 1.9845%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. 1.9431%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc 1.7535%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. 1.7018%
TNET TriNet Group Inc 1.5182%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. 1.5165%
V Visa Inc 1.4302%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. 1.3871%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. 1.3788%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc 1.3678%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc 1.3039%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation 1.2754%
SUI Sun Communities Inc 1.2461%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. 1.1577%
MA Mastercard Inc 1.0805%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc 1.045%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 0.9022%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation 0.6426%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC 0.5669%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc 0.3035%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc -0.143%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. -0.9632%

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
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Q
Last
Q
chg
Last
Mo.
Last
Mo.
chg
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wk
Last
wk
chg
AAPL Apple Inc. $130.21 $77.01 69.08% $135.78 -4.10% $132.77 -1.93% $131.24 -0.78%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $296.81 $187.07 58.66% $324.48 -8.53% $333.81 -11.08% $320.73 -7.46%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $488.73 $367.51 32.98% $496.05 -1.48% $504.04 -3.04% $508.34 -3.86%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $598.34 $210.03 184.88% $615.00 -2.71% $592.56 0.98% $595.53 0.47%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $132.95 $53.17 150.03% $105.19 26.39% $138.91 -4.29% $132.71 0.18%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,291.61 $2,379.61 38.33% $3,305.00 -0.41% $3,372.20 -2.39% $3,467.42 -5.07%
ANET Arista Networks Inc $328.52 $218.01 50.69% $319.99 2.67% $315.55 4.11% $315.17 4.24%
AVGO Broadcom Inc $452.58 $265.39 70.53% $471.06 -3.92% $485.09 -6.70% $456.20 -0.79%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $850.67 $657.42 29.40% $905.88 -6.09% $887.49 -4.15% $854.43 -0.44%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $79.00 $57.01 38.56% $78.55 0.57% $76.75 2.93% $78.13 1.11%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $432.47 $365.91 18.19% $381.97 13.22% $390.35 10.79% $422.34 2.40%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $460.20 $223.30 106.09% $394.46 16.67% $423.06 8.78% $457.75 0.54%
EVR Evercore Inc $146.57 $50.92 187.86% $115.91 26.45% $131.66 11.32% $140.13 4.60%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $319.08 $212.35 50.26% $269.45 18.42% $312.46 2.12% $325.08 -1.85%
FIVE Five Below Inc $196.50 $90.50 117.13% $191.83 2.43% $202.86 -3.14% $201.27 -2.37%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $113.48 $42.90 164.52% $103.43 9.72% $108.69 4.41% $110.92 2.31%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $43.07 $27.51 56.54% $35.28 22.09% $39.63 8.68% $41.43 3.96%
FTNT Fortinet Inc $211.77 $136.84 54.76% $159.96 32.39% $197.62 7.16% $204.23 3.69%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $2,351.93 $1,384.34 69.90% $2,075.39 13.32% $2,270.67 3.58% $2,353.50 -0.07%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $22.10 $13.10 68.71% $18.55 19.15% $19.63 12.58% $20.32 8.76%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $383.94 $309.87 23.90% $453.00 -15.25% $403.37 -4.82% $392.84 -2.27%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $174.59 $110.44 58.09% $167.54 4.21% $161.40 8.17% $164.40 6.20%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $143.41 $100.69 42.43% $146.40 -2.04% $146.23 -1.93% $144.35 -0.65%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $49.37 $37.45 31.84% $42.85 15.21% $50.08 -1.42% $47.12 4.78%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $183.36 $71.18 157.60% $118.03 55.35% $158.09 15.98% $165.78 10.60%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $630.54 $262.10 140.57% $526.83 19.69% $662.00 -4.75% $620.45 1.63%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $330.24 $237.99 38.76% $340.69 -3.07% $318.12 3.81% $335.27 -1.50%
MA Mastercard Inc $375.40 $281.06 33.57% $333.05 12.72% $380.08 -1.23% $382.06 -1.74%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $183.34 $101.06 81.42% $147.75 24.09% $191.46 -4.24% $179.11 2.36%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $437.17 $482.06 -9.31% $557.76 -21.62% $534.56 -18.22% $488.46 -10.50%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $111.28 $36.50 204.88% $84.45 31.77% $99.62 11.70% $104.36 6.63%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $85.98 $48.25 78.20% $83.32 3.19% $95.30 -9.78% $86.07 -0.10%
MTCH Match Group Inc $146.19 $79.99 82.76% $158.87 -7.98% $143.87 1.61% $155.63 -6.07%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $503.84 $435.55 15.68% $559.07 -9.88% $555.31 -9.27% $513.47 -1.88%
NSP Insperity Inc $88.84 $53.16 67.10% $87.05 2.06% $86.46 2.75% $87.54 1.49%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $592.49 $312.07 89.86% $570.35 3.88% $576.00 2.86% $600.38 -1.31%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $147.51 $76.33 93.25% $125.52 17.52% $150.54 -2.01% $147.41 0.07%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $97.52 $44.35 119.91% $78.77 23.81% $88.01 10.81% $89.60 8.84%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $253.36 $144.96 74.78% $284.20 -10.85% $266.77 -5.03% $262.29 -3.40%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $114.34 $76.75 48.98% $105.76 8.11% $113.18 1.02% $114.49 -0.13%
SUI Sun Communities Inc $165.63 $131.21 26.23% $149.00 11.16% $152.74 8.44% $166.83 -0.72%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $175.12 $109.73 59.59% $182.43 -4.01% $188.73 -7.21% $181.33 -3.42%
THRM Gentherm Inc $73.35 $39.09 87.64% $70.79 3.62% $76.30 -3.87% $71.20 3.02%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $139.12 $98.52 41.21% $124.45 11.79% $129.03 7.82% $132.13 5.29%
TNET TriNet Group Inc $81.73 $51.60 58.39% $80.88 1.05% $81.16 0.70% $78.71 3.84%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $322.74 $230.07 40.28% $319.08 1.15% $322.22 0.16% $329.35 -2.01%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $417.65 $282.59 47.79% $328.48 27.15% $376.30 10.99% $398.80 4.73%
V Visa Inc $232.12 $183.93 26.20% $206.21 12.57% $222.52 4.31% $233.56 -0.62%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $259.96 $192.34 35.16% $304.44 -14.61% $264.23 -1.62% $282.45 -7.96%

Over the last year, my Watch List returned 71.71%
Over the last quarter, my Watch List returned 7.69%
Over the last month, my Watch List returned 1.15%
Over the last week, my Watch List returned 0.50%

 

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. $130.21 $77.01 69.08% $135.78 -4.10% $132.77 -1.93% $131.24 -0.78%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $488.73 $367.51 32.98% $496.05 -1.48% $504.04 -3.04% $508.34 -3.86%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $598.34 $210.03 184.88% $615.00 -2.71% $592.56 0.98% $595.53 0.47%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3,291.61 $2,379.61 38.33% $3,305.00 -0.41% $3,372.20 -2.39% $3,467.42 -5.07%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $850.67 $657.42 29.40% $905.88 -6.09% $887.49 -4.15% $854.43 -0.44%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $460.20 $223.30 106.09% $394.46 16.67% $423.06 8.78% $457.75 0.54%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $113.48 $42.90 164.52% $103.43 9.72% $108.69 4.41% $110.92 2.31%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $183.36 $71.18 157.60% $118.03 55.35% $158.09 15.98% $165.78 10.60%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $630.54 $262.10 140.57% $526.83 19.69% $662.00 -4.75% $620.45 1.63%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $330.24 $237.99 38.76% $340.69 -3.07% $318.12 3.81% $335.27 -1.50%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $437.17 $482.06 -9.31% $557.76 -21.62% $534.56 -18.22% $488.46 -10.50%
MTCH Match Group Inc $146.19 $79.99 82.76% $158.87 -7.98% $143.87 1.61% $155.63 -6.07%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $592.49 $312.07 89.86% $570.35 3.88% $576.00 2.86% $600.38 -1.31%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $253.36 $144.96 74.78% $284.20 -10.85% $266.77 -5.03% $262.29 -3.40%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $259.96 $192.34 35.16% $304.44 -14.61% $264.23 -1.62% $282.45 -7.96%

Over the last year, my Short Term Watch List returned 82.36%
Over the last quarter, my Short Term Watch List returned 2.16%
Over the last month, my Short Term Watch List returned -0.18%
Over the last week, my Short Term Watch List returned -1.69%

Short Term List returned 82%
High growth stock: MasTec, Inc. ($MTZ) at 205%
Total Execution Time: 0.65768909454346 Sec

Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $133.58 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $351.17 Strong Buy or Hold
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated $515.48 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $613.36 Very Concerned, may need to wait
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $135.69 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $3458.5 Strong Buy or Hold
ANET Arista Networks Inc $320.76 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AVGO Broadcom Inc $459.2 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CSGP CoStar Group Inc $862.16 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. $77.74 Very Concerned, may need to wait
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $403.95 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc $459.73 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
EVR Evercore Inc $141.06 Strong Buy or Hold
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock $307.1 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
FIVE Five Below Inc $197.39 Strong Buy or Hold
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc $114.73 Strong Buy or Hold
FSS Federal Signal Corporation $41.96 Strong Buy or Hold
FTNT Fortinet Inc $198.01 Very Concerned, may need to wait
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A $2359.04 Strong Buy or Hold
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $20.21 Strong Buy or Hold
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $405.54 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $165.15 Very Concerned, may need to wait
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc $146.61 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc $46.3 Very Concerned, may need to wait
LGIH LGI Homes Inc $165.26 Very Concerned, may need to wait
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $638.05 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $338.06 Strong Buy or Hold
MA Mastercard Inc $395.65 Strong Buy or Hold
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. $188.18 Strong Buy or Hold
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. $489.37 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MTZ MasTec, Inc. $103.39 Strong Buy or Hold
MU Micron Technology, Inc. $86.03 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MTCH Match Group Inc $159.13 Strong Buy or Hold
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $506.52 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NSP Insperity Inc $87.71 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $611.07 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc $150.56 Very Concerned, may need to wait
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. $96.82 Strong Buy or Hold
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc $271.09 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $112.4 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SUI Sun Communities Inc $163.03 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $196.41 Strong Buy or Hold
THRM Gentherm Inc $76.06 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $132.08 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TNET TriNet Group Inc $78.98 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $326.86 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $394.59 Very Concerned, may need to wait
V Visa Inc $233.45 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc $286.54 Strong Buy or Hold

Symbol Stock Price change today
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. 3.0943%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A 2.9708%
FSS Federal Signal Corporation 1.6966%
MA Mastercard Inc 1.6912%
TNET TriNet Group Inc 1.582%
V Visa Inc 1.5397%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. 1.2018%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC 1.1825%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock 1.1628%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. 1.0753%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc 0.9939%
THRM Gentherm Inc 0.9021%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc 0.8444%
MTCH Match Group Inc 0.8428%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. 0.7281%
ANET Arista Networks Inc 0.5454%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. 0.4484%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. 0.4473%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc 0.3674%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. 0.2813%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc 0.194%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. 0.1919%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. 0.0257%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc 0.0228%
SUI Sun Communities Inc -0.2631%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated -0.3557%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. -0.3596%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc -0.4301%
NSP Insperity Inc -0.4653%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc -0.5015%
AAPL Apple Inc. -0.6027%
EVR Evercore Inc -0.613%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc -0.632%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation -0.6826%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc -0.6957%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. -0.7969%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc -0.8038%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation -1.0591%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc -1.1995%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. -1.267%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. -1.351%
FIVE Five Below Inc -1.3543%
AVGO Broadcom Inc -1.5332%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc -1.5489%
FTNT Fortinet Inc -1.6099%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. -1.9369%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation -3.2286%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. -3.8341%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc -7.9675%

Symbol Stock Price change today
FSS Federal Signal Corporation 7.252%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 5.0237%
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. 4.9396%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation 4.6034%
THRM Gentherm Inc 4.3384%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. 3.7988%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. 3.3345%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. 3.285%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. 2.5484%
FND Floor & Decor Holdings Inc 2.4017%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. 2.2977%
ANET Arista Networks Inc 2.226%
NXST Nexstar Media Group Inc 2.21%
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc 2.2094%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc 2.1344%
PATK Patrick Industries, Inc. 2.0669%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc 1.9369%
V Visa Inc 1.8676%
FIVE Five Below Inc 1.8049%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc 1.7953%
MA Mastercard Inc 1.7179%
NSP Insperity Inc 1.4229%
TNET TriNet Group Inc 1.3196%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 1.2474%
EVR Evercore Inc 1.2459%
ILMN Illumina, Inc. 1.24%
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc 1.2026%
CVGW Calavo Growers, Inc. 1.1981%
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc 1.1538%
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC 1.0114%
MTCH Match Group Inc 0.9519%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. 0.8196%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc 0.575%
AVGO Broadcom Inc 0.5533%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc 0.4274%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation 0.4042%
SUI Sun Communities Inc 0.3093%
AAPL Apple Inc. 0.293%
PYPL Paypal Holdings Inc 0.174%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc Class A -0.029%
MTZ MasTec, Inc. -0.3522%
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated -0.3637%
FB Facebook, Inc. Common Stock -0.3899%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc -0.4031%
FTNT Fortinet Inc -0.4339%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. -0.8165%
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. -1.1094%
KNX Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc -5.5003%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. -7.4003%