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  1. #281
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    Default Round 4 Summary As of Market Close, July 17, 2020

    We had a little pullback at the end of last week/early this week, so I took the opportunity to pick up a few of my favorite stocks. It was a risky move, considering the valuations and how extended the market is to the upside. I didnít feel I was getting enough return on principle, however, because I am still mostly in cash. So I decided to pull the trigger. It means more things to close down should the market dive into a deep correction, but it also means more opportunities for gains. Weíll see.


    Round 4 Start Date 6/1/2020 End Date 7/17/2020
    Max Open Positions
    100
    Stock
    Date
    Purchase Price
    Position Size
    Date Closed
    Current or Closing Price
    % Gain/Loss on Trade
    % Gain/Loss on Principal


    Closed Positions








    0.00% 0.0000%
    BRK/B 06/03/2020 $189.12 1 06/11/2020 $184.22 -2.59% -0.0259%
    EEFT 06/01/2020 $95.24 1 06/11/2020 $104.46 9.68% 0.0968%
    NTNX 06/01/2020 $23.97 1 06/11/2020 $22.38 -6.63% -0.0663%
    NVTA 06/01/2020 $16.89 1 06/11/2020 $16.44 -2.66% -0.0266%
    ZUO 06/01/2020 $12.03 0.5 06/11/2020 $12.27 2.00% 0.0100%






    0.00% 0.0000%
    # Closed Positions
    4.5
    Gain/Loss Per Position
    -0.05%
    Return on Principal
    -0.01%


    Open Positions








    0.00% 0.0000%
    ANET 07/02/2020 $210.32 1
    $219.57 4.40% 0.0440%
    APPN 07/01/2020 $50.95 1
    $46.79 -8.16% -0.0816%
    CGNX 07/09/2020 $61.48 0.5
    $63.53 3.33% 0.0167%
    DOCU 07/17/2020 $191.30 1
    $196.41 2.67% 0.0267%
    EDIT 07/01/2020 $29.93 1
    $32.23 7.68% 0.0768%
    EEFT 06/30/2020 $93.84 0.5
    $99.90 6.46% 0.0323%
    ESTC 06/15/2020 $82.23 1
    $90.36 9.89% 0.0989%
    GH 07/06/2020 $83.90 1
    $82.92 -1.17% -0.0117%
    INSP 07/01/2020 $87.56 0.5
    $98.48 12.47% 0.0624%
    MDB 06/16/2020 $200.33 1
    $208.97 4.31% 0.0431%
    MGNI (was RUBI) 06/01/2020 $6.34 1
    $6.22 -1.89% -0.0189%
    MRNA 07/09/2020 $62.31 1
    $94.85 52.22% 0.5222%
    MTCH 07/07/2020 $92.54 1
    $91.75 -0.85% -0.0085%
    NVTA 06/25/2020 $26.98 1
    $32.67 21.09% 0.2109%
    NET 07/17/2020 $35.65 0.5
    $37.02 3.84% 0.0192%
    PING 07/01/2020 $32.13 0.5
    $31.65 -1.49% -0.0075%
    QDEL 06/25/2020 $200.88 0.5
    $267.00 32.92% 0.1646%
    RDFN 07/15/2020 $36.98 1
    $38.78 4.87% 0.0487%
    RGEN 06/30/2020 $120.29 1
    $134.31 11.66% 0.1166%
    RVLV 07/16/2020 $16.04 0.5
    $16.00 -0.25% -0.0012%
    SFIX 07/01/2020 $25.67 1
    $26.47 3.12% 0.0312%
    SMAR 06/16/2020 $47.62 1
    $45.52 -4.41% -0.0441%
    SPCE 07/09/2020 $17.79 1
    $24.05 35.19% 0.3519%
    TEAM 07/17/2020 $170.77 1
    $172.86 1.22% 0.0122%
    TTWO 06/18/2020 $140.19 0.5
    $150.58 7.41% 0.0371%
    VEEV 07/01/2020 $235.94 1
    $250.30 6.09% 0.0609%
    TWLO 07/17/2020 $226.77 1
    $238.57 5.20% 0.0520%
    WD 06/03/2020 $42.88 1
    $50.26 17.21% 0.1721%
    WORK 06/17/2020 $32.65 1
    $32.11 -1.65% -0.0165%
    ZM 07/01/2020 $253.93 1
    $246.54 -2.91% -0.0291%
    ZNGA 06/22/2020 $9.36 1
    $9.45 0.96% 0.0096%
    ZUO 06/18/2020 $13.46 1
    $11.81 -12.26% -0.1226%






    0.00% 0.0000%
    # Open Positions
    28
    Gain/Loss Per Position
    7.83%
    Return on Principal
    1.87%

    Totals

    Percentage Cash
    72.00%
    Average Gain/Loss Per Position
    6.74%
    Total Return on Principal
    1.86%
    Total Annualized Return On Principal
    14.73%
    S&P Performance:
    Start
    3038.78
    End
    3185.04
    Gain/Loss
    4.81%
    XXXX
    = New Position


    High Interest Watchlist: AAPL, AAXN, ABMD, ADBE, AMT, AMZN, APPF, ATVI, AYX, BOMN, BRK/B, CLDR, CRM, CRNC, CRSP, CRWD, CSGP, DDOG, EBS, EPAM, EQIX, ETSY, EVBG, FB, FICO, FIVN, FLGT, FRPT, FSLY, FVRR, GLOB, HCAT, HQY, HUBS, ISRG, KNSL, LITE, LVGO, MA, MASI, MDLA, MELI, MSFT, NEE, NTNX, NVCR, NVDA, OKTA, OLED, PANW, PAYC, PING, PYPL, QTWO, REGN, RH, ROKU, SDGR, SHOP, SIVB, SPLK, SQ, STAA, SWAV, SWKS, TDOC, TREX, TTD, V, VCYT, WIX, ZEN, ZS

    Some Interest Watchlist:
    AVGO, BIDU, BILI, BKNG, BZUN, COUP, DAVA, EXPI, FLIR, FTCH, FTNT, GOOG, ICPT, IDXX, IIPR, LYV, MNST, NOW, NVAX, OLLI, PEGA, PI, PODD, SE, SPOT, TSLA, WEX, XLNX, ZG


    Bold = New Stock
    Last edited by BlueWolf; 07-21-2020 at 10:14 PM.

  2. #282
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    Bought my first ďblank check,Ē or Special-Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) stock this week, IPOB. Blank check companies are used as vehicles for reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, or recapitalizations, i.e. they are shell companies. If you remember, someone recently posted a question about another SPAC, TKKS. My recommendation at the time was to steer clear unless they had some insight into what the business model of the SPAC was. This was unclear for TKKS, but I recently came across three SPACs (IPOA, IPOB, and IPOC) that were set up by Social Capital Hedosophia, a California corporation, for the purpose of acquiring technology companies. I took notice of them because the first of the three, IPOA, eventually became Virgin Galactic Holdings (SPCE), a company I currently have a position in. I decided to take a shot with IPOB because of a recommendation, because of the prior success of IPOA, and because there is some sort of news pending on IPOB according to Dow Jones newswire (I have no idea what this news is). I may have to sit on this one for a few years, but I opened a half position this week as a speculative play. If it duplicates what happened with SPCE, I will be a happy camper.

  3. #283
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    Default Round 4 summary as of market close, July 24, 2020

    Well, we had a modest sized pullback in the NASDAQ this week. This pullback negated a fair portion of my gains and pushed a number of positions into the red. In the past, NASDAQ pullbacks to the lower boundary of its regression channel, have been buying opportunities. I therefore took a chance and instead of selling into the pullback, I bought as the NASDAQ bounced today and added quite a few positions. Iíll have to watch this closely now because there is always the chance that this time the index will slice through the regression channel and head downward for a big correction, which I donít want to sit through. I still have a ton of cash (63%), but still I donít want to watch 37% of my capital languish through a bear market, so Iíll just have to watch things closely and hope I time any exits accurately. Iím still doing a lot of day/swing trading, and may rely on that more and more until one of those super buying opportunities shows up.

    Round 4 Start Date 6/1/2020 End Date 7/24/2020
    Max Open Positions
    100
    Stock
    Date
    Purchase Price
    Position Size
    Date Closed
    Current or Closing Price
    % Gain/Loss on Trade
    % Gain/Loss on Principal


    Closed Positions








    0.00% 0.0000%
    BRK/B 06/03/2020 $189.12 1 06/11/2020 $184.22 -2.59% -0.0259%
    EEFT 06/01/2020 $95.24 1 06/11/2020 $104.46 9.68% 0.0968%
    NTNX 06/01/2020 $23.97 1 06/11/2020 $22.38 -6.63% -0.0663%
    NVTA 06/01/2020 $16.89 1 06/11/2020 $16.44 -2.66% -0.0266%
    ZUO 06/01/2020 $12.03 0.5 06/11/2020 $12.27 2.00% 0.0100%






    0.00% 0.0000%
    # Closed Positions
    4.5
    Gain/Loss Per Position
    -0.05%
    Return on Principal
    -0.01%


    Open Positions








    0.00% 0.0000%
    ANET 07/02/2020 $210.32 1
    $236.81 12.60% 0.1260%
    APPN 07/01/2020 $50.95 1
    $48.25 -5.30% -0.0530%
    AYX 07/24/2020 $162.30 1
    $162.60 0.18% 0.0018%
    BRK/B 07/23/2020 $191.81 0.5
    $194.52 1.41% 0.0071%
    CGNX 07/09/2020 $61.48 0.5
    $64.22 4.46% 0.0223%
    CRWD 07/24/2020 $99.41 1
    $100.03 0.62% 0.0062%
    DOCU 07/17/2020 $191.30 1
    $190.95 -0.18% -0.0018%
    EDIT 07/01/2020 $29.93 1
    $29.88 -0.17% -0.0017%
    EEFT 06/30/2020 $93.84 0.5
    $98.27 4.72% 0.0236%
    ESTC 06/15/2020 $82.23 1
    $88.82 8.01% 0.0801%
    EXPI 07/20/2020 $16.90 0.5
    $18.59 10.00% 0.0500%
    FSLY 07/24/2020 $77.77 1
    $78.80 1.32% 0.0132%
    GH 07/06/2020 $83.90 1
    $81.60 -2.74% -0.0274%
    HCAT 07/24/2020 $35.79 0.5
    $35.98 0.53% 0.0027%
    INSP 07/01/2020 $87.56 0.5
    $99.74 13.91% 0.0696%
    IPOB 07/20/2020 $11.95 0.5
    $11.92 -0.25% -0.0013%
    MDB 06/16/2020 $200.33 1
    $204.64 2.15% 0.0215%
    MELI 07/24/2020 $971.47 1
    $988.99 1.80% 0.0180%
    MGNI (was RUBI) 06/01/2020 $6.34 1
    $5.96 -5.99% -0.0599%
    MRNA 07/09/2020 $62.31 1
    $73.21 17.49% 0.1749%
    MTCH 07/07/2020 $92.54 1
    $90.36 -2.36% -0.0236%
    NET 07/17/2020 $35.65 0.5
    $35.72 0.20% 0.0010%
    NVTA 06/25/2020 $26.98 1
    $29.73 10.19% 0.1019%
    OKTA 07/24/2020 $204.36 1
    $205.64 0.63% 0.0063%
    PING 07/01/2020 $32.13 0.5
    $32.77 1.99% 0.0100%
    QDEL 06/25/2020 $200.88 0.5
    $255.51 27.20% 0.1360%
    RDFN 07/15/2020 $36.98 1
    $40.24 8.82% 0.0882%
    RGEN 06/30/2020 $120.29 1
    $134.26 11.61% 0.1161%
    RVLV 07/16/2020 $16.04 0.5
    $15.78 -1.63% -0.0082%
    SDGR 07/24/2020 $76.06 1
    $76.27 0.28% 0.0028%
    SFIX 07/01/2020 $25.67 1
    $23.44 -8.69% -0.0869%
    SMAR 06/16/2020 $47.62 1
    $46.85 -1.62% -0.0162%
    SPCE 07/09/2020 $17.79 1
    $24.31 36.65% 0.3665%
    TEAM 07/17/2020 $170.77 1
    $184.34 7.95% 0.0795%
    TTD 07/24/2020 $416.18 1
    $426.07 2.38% 0.0238%
    TTWO 06/18/2020 $140.19 0.5
    $156.02 11.29% 0.0565%
    TWLO 07/17/2020 $226.77 1
    $248.29 9.49% 0.0949%
    VEEV 07/01/2020 $235.94 1
    $251.95 6.79% 0.0679%
    WD 06/03/2020 $42.88 1
    $50.23 17.14% 0.1714%
    WORK 06/17/2020 $32.65 1
    $29.72 -8.97% -0.0897%
    ZM 07/01/2020 $253.93 1
    $246.56 -2.90% -0.0290%
    ZNGA 06/22/2020 $9.36 1
    $9.55 2.03% 0.0203%
    ZUO 06/18/2020 $13.46 1
    $11.52 -14.41% -0.1441%






    0.00% 0.0000%
    # Open Positions
    37
    Gain/Loss Per Position
    4.83%
    Return on Principal
    1.42%

    Totals

    Percentage Cash
    63.00%
    Average Gain/Loss Per Position
    4.30%
    Total Return on Principal
    1.41%
    Total Annualized Return On Principal
    9.68%
    S&P Performance:
    Start
    3038.78
    End
    3215.63
    Gain/Loss
    5.82%
    XXXX
    = New Position

    High Interest Watchlist: AAPL, AAXN, ABMD, ADBE, AMT, AMZN, APPF, ATVI, BOMN, CLDR, CRM, CRNC, CRSP , CSGP, DDOG, EBS, EPAM, EQIX, ETSY, EVBG, FB, FICO, FIVN, FLGT, FRPT, FVRR, GLOB, HQY, HUBS, ISRG, KNSL, LITE, LRN, LVGO, MA, MASI, MDLA, MSFT, NEE, NTNX, NVCR, NVDA, OLED, PANW, PAYC, PYPL, QTWO, REGN, RH, ROKU, SHOP, SIVB, SPLK, SQ, STAA, SWAV, SWKS, TREX, V, VCYT, WIX, ZEN, ZS

    Some Interest Watchlist: AVGO, BIDU, BILI, BKNG, BZUN, COUP, DAVA, FLIR, FTCH, FTNT, GOOG, ICPT, IDXX, IIPR, LYV, MNST, NOW, NVAX, OLLI, PEGA, PI, PINS, PODD, SE, SPOT, TSLA, WEX, XLNX, ZG

    Bold = New Stock
    Last edited by BlueWolf; 07-26-2020 at 04:43 PM.

  4. #284
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    Jumped into FLGT for a LT hold today and got a great entry on the 5 min chart. Itís blasting off after an upgrade from Piper Sandler. Even a dog gets a warm piece of the sidewalk every now and then. Also finally entered Pacoís REGN today.

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    Default Round 4 Summary as of Market Close, July 31, 2020

    Round 4 Summary as of Market Close, July 31, 2020
    I have made a few changes to the summary this week. The first change is that I adjusted the number of possible positions to 65. This is more consistent with my actual number of available positions. I originally just chose 100 as an arbitrary number. Other than that, the spreadsheet hasnít changed and now more accurately reflects my actual cash vs stock balances, and the return against principal. It now accurately shows that I am 70% invested at this point, i.e. I am 30% in cash.

    The second change was for the sake of space, I hid closed transactions and just showed the total performance.

    The third change is that I have split my long term (LT) watchlists into three groups: Super High Interest, High Interest, and Some Interest. I felt I needed to do this for my own purposes so I would know which stocks I should be focusing my attention on in terms of getting an entry. On that note, I really blew it with AAPL this week. It is on my Super High Interest watchlist and I was ready to pull the trigger early in the week on the little base it formed around $380. I hesitated, however, and on Friday it rocketed up an on upgrade. **Sigh**. You canít win Ďem all. I still have a couple of favorites on my Super High Interest watchlist, and I will continue to look at these hard for entry opportunities.

    The fourth change is that I will now try to provide a write up on the stocks I add each week. I did quite a bit of buying this week and didnít have time to finish the write ups on every new stock, but I left placeholders and will try to complete them during the week. I may have to put this info into a separate post because of the size of the table.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Round 4 Start Date 6/1/2020 End Date 7/31/2020
    Max Open Positions
    65
    Stock
    Date
    Purchase Price
    Position Size
    Date Closed
    Current or Closing Price
    % Gain/Loss on Trade
    % Gain/Loss on Principal


    Closed Positions


    # Closed Positions
    4.5
    Gain/Loss Per Position
    -0.05%
    Return on Principal
    -0.02%


    Open Positions








    0.00% 0.0000%
    ABMD 07/29/2020 $297.26 1
    $299.94 0.90% 0.0139%
    ANET 07/02/2020 $210.32 1
    $259.77 23.51% 0.3617%
    APPN 07/01/2020 $50.95 1
    $50.87 -0.16% -0.0024%
    AYX 07/24/2020 $162.30 1
    $175.49 8.13% 0.1250%
    BRK/B 07/23/2020 $191.81 0.5
    $195.78 2.07% 0.0159%
    CGNX 07/09/2020 $61.48 0.5
    $66.87 8.77% 0.0674%
    CRWD 07/24/2020 $99.41 1
    $113.20 13.87% 0.2134%
    DDOG 07/30/2020 $90.59 1
    $93.86 3.61% 0.0555%
    DOCU 07/17/2020 $191.30 1
    $216.83 13.35% 0.2053%
    EBS 07/30/2020 $93.42 0.5
    $111.24 19.08% 0.1467%
    EDIT 07/01/2020 $29.93 1
    $29.36 -1.90% -0.0293%
    EEFT 06/30/2020 $93.84 0.5
    $96.14 2.45% 0.0189%
    ESTC 06/15/2020 $82.23 1
    $96.19 16.98% 0.2612%
    ETSY 07/27/2020 $102.65 1
    $118.38 15.32% 0.2358%
    EXPI 07/20/2020 $16.90 0.5
    $19.87 17.57% 0.1352%
    FLGT 07/27/2020 $20.04 1
    $26.35 31.49% 0.4844%
    FSLY 07/24/2020 $77.77 1
    $96.49 24.07% 0.3703%
    GH 07/06/2020 $83.90 1
    $85.18 1.53% 0.0235%
    HCAT 07/24/2020 $35.79 0.5
    $34.90 -2.49% -0.0191%
    INSP 07/01/2020 $87.56 0.5
    $99.36 13.48% 0.1037%
    IPOB 07/20/2020 $11.95 0.5
    $10.85 -9.21% -0.0708%
    MDB 06/16/2020 $200.33 1
    $229.08 14.35% 0.2208%
    MDLA 07/30/2020 $29.77 0.5
    $30.73 3.22% 0.0248%
    MELI 07/24/2020 $971.47 1
    $1,124.62 15.76% 0.2425%
    MGNI (was RUBI) 06/01/2020 $6.34 1
    $6.00 -5.36% -0.0825%
    MRNA 07/09/2020 $62.31 1
    $74.10 18.92% 0.2911%
    MTCH 07/07/2020 $92.54 1
    $102.70 10.98% 0.1689%
    NET 07/17/2020 $35.65 0.5
    $41.62 16.75% 0.1288%
    NVCR 07/28/2020 $67.15 0.5
    $75.79 12.87% 0.0990%
    NVTA 06/25/2020 $26.98 1
    $29.20 8.23% 0.1266%
    OKTA 07/24/2020 $204.36 1
    $220.98 8.13% 0.1251%
    OLED 07/28/2020 $159.81 0.5
    $174.45 9.16% 0.0705%
    PING 07/01/2020 $32.13 0.5
    $34.36 6.94% 0.0534%
    QDEL 06/25/2020 $200.88 0.5
    $282.47 40.62% 0.3124%
    RDFN 07/15/2020 $36.98 1
    $41.58 12.44% 0.1914%
    REGN 07/27/2020 $620.40 0.5
    $632.07 1.88% 0.0145%
    RGEN 06/30/2020 $120.29 1
    $150.91 25.46% 0.3916%
    RVLV 07/16/2020 $16.04 0.5
    $16.37 2.06% 0.0158%
    SDGR 07/24/2020 $76.06 1
    $72.38 -4.84% -0.0744%
    SFIX 07/01/2020 $25.67 1
    $22.15 -13.71% -0.2110%
    SMAR 06/16/2020 $47.62 1
    $47.74 0.25% 0.0039%
    SPCE 07/09/2020 $17.79 1
    $22.45 26.19% 0.4030%
    TDOC 07/29/2020 $218.30 2
    $237.63 8.85% 0.2725%
    TEAM 07/17/2020 $170.77 1
    $176.65 3.44% 0.0530%
    TTD 07/24/2020 $416.18 1
    $451.32 8.44% 0.1299%
    TTWO 06/18/2020 $140.19 0.5
    $164.02 17.00% 0.1308%
    TWLO 07/17/2020 $226.77 1
    $277.42 22.34% 0.3436%
    VCYT 07/29/2020 $29.06 0.5
    $35.67 22.75% 0.1750%
    VEEV 07/01/2020 $235.94 1
    $264.57 12.13% 0.1867%
    WD 06/03/2020 $42.88 1
    $50.41 17.56% 0.2702%
    WORK 06/17/2020 $32.65 1
    $29.55 -9.49% -0.1461%
    ZM 07/01/2020 $253.93 1
    $253.91 -0.01% -0.0001%
    ZNGA 06/22/2020 $9.36 1
    $9.83 5.02% 0.0773%
    ZUO 06/18/2020 $13.46 1
    $11.64 -13.52% -0.2080%






    0.00% 0.0000%
    # Open Positions
    46
    Gain/Loss Per Position
    11.03%
    Return on Principal
    6.52%

    Totals

    % Cash
    29.23% Avg Gain/Loss Per Position 10.04% Annualized Return on Principal 39.53% Return on Principal 6.50%
    S&P Performance:
    Start
    3038.78
    End
    3215.63
    Gain/Loss
    5.82%
    XXXX
    = New Position

    WATCHLISTS
    Super High Interest: AAPL, AMT, CRNC, CRSP, EPAM, LVGO, NVDA, PANW, SHOP, WIX, ZEN, ZS

    High Interest Watchlist:
    AAXN, ADBE, AMZN, APPF, ATVI, BOMN, CLDR, CRM, CSGP, EQIX, EVBG, FB, FICO, FIVN, FRPT, FVRR, GLOB, HQY, HUBS, ISRG, KNSL, LITE, MA, MASI, MSFT, NEE, NTNX, PAYC, PI, PYPL, QTWO, RH, ROKU, SIVB, SPLK, SQ, STAA, SWAV, SWKS, TREX, V


    Some Interest Watchlist:
    AVGO, BIDU, BILI, BKNG, BZUN, COUP, DAVA, FLIR, FTCH, FTNT, GOOG, ICPT, IDXX, IIPR, LRN, LYV, MNST, NOW, NVAX, OLLI, PEGA, PINS, PODD, SE, SPOT, TSLA, WEX, XLNX, ZG


    Bold
    = New Stock


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    Default Round 4 New Positions

    Round 4 New Positions
    ABMD

    ABMD has either been in my portfolio or on my high interest watchlist for a long time. ABMD started out as a company that made an artificial heart. This device was only modestly successful, though, and in the early 2000ís ABMD changed its focus to providing circulatory support devices that are primarily used by cardiologists and heart surgeons. In other words, they now provide devices that assist the heart rather than replace it. This new model has been wildly successful for ABMD and since 2011, they have grown revenue and profit significantly every single year. Unfortunately, the stock experienced a major hiccup in late 2019 partially because of a mistake by the FDA that caused the company a major publicity headache. Top-line growth slowed and the share price dropped to 1/3 of its all time high. Even with these setbacks, however, the company continued to grow, and in my eyes, presented a significant buying opportunity. Since bottoming out in March, 2020, the stock has been on a tear, more than doubling from a low of $119 to the current $300 level. Since this is still $150 off its all time high, and since revenue and profit growth are both on track for 9% this year, YoY, there is still a lot of room for share price growth here, and so Iím in with a full position.

    DDOG
    DDOG makes a monitoring and analytics platform for developers, IT operations teams and business users. Its platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring and log management. The solutions offered by the company include Financial Services, Manufacturing & Logistics, Media & Entertainment and Gaming among others. DDOG is fairly new to the market with its IPO in 2019. The growth story has been spectacular and is far from over. Since 2017 they have quadrupled their revenue, and although they have not yet achieved profitability, they are well on their way. I like this product and this space, and Iím a sucker for a growth story so Iím in with a full position.

    EBS
    EBS offers health products to government and healthcare providers through four main business units: vaccines, devices (e.g. nasal sprays, skin lotions, and injections), therapeutics (this includes antibody-based treatments), contract development and manufacturing (bringing treatments to market through collaboration with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and the United States government). It is because of the fourth business unit that I have developed a strong interest in EBS. The growth story has not been that spectacular. However, this company is positioned to play a major role in the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine. They are not going to be the developer of a vaccine, but because of their close business relationship with the government and because of their existing infrastructure for manufacturing and delivering vaccines, it is very likely that they will be a player once a vaccine is developed. Basically, Iím not betting on THE VACCINE with EBS, Iím betting on A VACCINE, i.e. it doesnít matter which companies successfully develop a vaccine, Iím betting that whomever it is, EBS will be involved in the manufacturing and deployment processes. I am therefore playing EBS as a COVID-19 play, but only with a half position (I have two other COVID-19 plays).

    ETSY
    ETSY is an American retailer of handmade goods, vintage items, and crafted goods. Sellers list products on ETSY's platform in categories including clothing and accessories, jewelry, craft supplies and tools, wedding accessories and clothing, entertainment items, home and living, vintage items, and child and baby goods. ETSY has done an excellent job of developing their brand as one of the shopping places for upscale fashion. Their number reflect their success as revenue has grown from $75 million in 2013 to $818 million 2019. They have posted YoY revenue growth every single year since 2013, and in the last three years, their profit growth has been spectacular, increasing from $15 million in 2017 to $88.76 million in 2019. The real enticer here is that they are serving a huge potential market that has been estimated to as close to $2 trillion. I like the growth numbers, the brand positioning, and the servable market, so I am in with a full position.

    FLGT
    FLGT focuses on genetic testing to provide physicians with clinically actionable diagnostic information. The testing that FLGT provides offers the possibility of early identification of diseases or the genetic predisposition to diseases which permits enhanced disease treatment and prognosis. The big enticement here is that FLGT is still in the early stages of growth. The growth they have exhibited so far has been spectacular, with revenue growth of 2400% between 2013 and 2019. As a still early stage company, they have not yet achieved profitability, but with their excellent products, solid business model, and huge served market, the future prospects for FLGT are outstanding. This is one of my favorite growth stocks, and I am in with a full position.

    MDLA
    MDLA is a software company that offers a SaaS platform, the Medallia Experience Cloud, that captures experience data from signal fields emitted by customers and employees. It utilizes AI technology to analyze structured and unstructured data from these signal fields across human, digital and internet of things, or IoT, interactions. The company provides solutions to various industries including Automotive, Healthcare, Hospitality, Insurance and Retail among others. I have liked this company for a while because of their very unique product. The whole idea of their technology is to improve the experience of client customers and employees and they have a suite of four products designed to do just this:

    • Customer Experience (CX): This is Medallia's flagship product, which enables enterprises to manage their relationships with customers throughout their lifecycle.
    • Business Experience (BX): This product suite is designed to increase value and loyalty for customers who primarily do business with other businesses (B2B).
    • Employee Experience (EX): This software helps enterprises gain insights into their employees' experiences so they can improve engagement and create a high-performance corporate culture.
    • Product Experience (PX): This product suite enables enterprises to gain insights into every aspect of the product life cycle so they can build better products.

    The growth story has been solid at MDLA over the last three years (their IPO was in 2019) with 54% growth in revenue. As an early stage company, they are not yet profitable, but with their spectacular growth numbers, this is only a matter of time. I love the product and the growth story, and so I am in (again), but only for a half position.

    OLED
    OLED researches, develops, and manufactures organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, technologies for use in displays for mobile phones, tablets, televisions, wearables, personal computers, automotive interiors, and the solid-state lighting market. This is definitely an infrastructure play as I am betting that OLED displays will continue to permeate the market as more and more devices adopt the technology. Remember that the vast majority of screen real estate in consumer products rights now is still LCD. The recent growth story is starting to reflect the move to OLED. After a hiccup in 2018, the company grew revenue from $247 million in 2018 to $405 million in 2019, a phenomenal 64% increase. Even with the COVID-19 impact on the consumer goods markets, OLED is on track to again grow revenue to $429 million this year, a 6% increase. Profit has also grown phenomenally since 2018, increasing 177% in 2019 and on track for an increase of 6% this year. I think the time is right for this stock, so I am in while their is still an opportunity.


    REGN
    REGN discovers, develops, and commercializes products that fight eye disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammation, but I have to thank Paco for clueing me to this stock. The real reason I took an interest in REGN was because of its work on addressing the COVID-19 crisis. REGN is using its end-to-end antibody technologies to develop REGN-COV2, a novel anti-viral antibody cocktail that is being studied for its potential both to treat people with COVID-19 and to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection. Clinical trials of REGN-COV2 began in mid-June and the clinical program currently consists of three ongoing late-stage trials: two adaptive Phase 1/2/3 trials for treatment of hospitalized and non-hospitalized (ďambulatoryĒ) COVID-19 patients and a Phase 3 trial for the prevention of COVID-19 in uninfected people who are at high-risk of exposure to a COVID-19 patient (such as the patientís housemate). The Phase 3 prevention trial is being jointly conducted with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The bottom line is that REGN is pretty far along with its development and is very likely to be one of the winners in terms of providing a product for treating and/or preventing COVID-19. So I took a shot here and I am in.

    TDOC
    TDOC is a virtual health provider with a telehealth platform delivering 24-hour, on-demand healthcare via mobile devices, the Internet, video, and phone. Most of the companyís revenues are generated on a subscription basis (per-member-per-month) and the balance comes from visit fees. Since inception, TDOC has primarily partnered with employers, health plans, and health systems to offer network access to their members, however, most recently, the company has also started to market directly to consumers while expanding its service portfolio. By the description alone, you can probably see why I am interested in this stock. The COVID-19 pandemic has worked to bring companies like TDOC to the forefront as the healthcare system evolves into a new era in which telemedicine will be an integral part of standard medical practice. Even before the pandemic, TDOCís growth had been spectacular. Revenue grew from $20 million in 2013 to $553 million in 2019, or 2600% in growth over a 6 year period. This year, revenue is on target to top $716 million for a 29% increase in a single year. Whatís really exciting is that the U.S. Telemedicine Market size was valued at $6.61 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to reach $17.14 Billion by 2026 with a CAGR of 14.6% during the forecast period. With growth and potential like this, you can see why a growth investor like me is excited about this stock. This is one of my favorite stocks and, once again, I am in.


    VCYT
    VCYT is a genomic diagnostics company. It provides genomic diagnostic products and services to improve patient care against diseases such as thyroid cancer, lung cancer, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. VCYT was a relatively new addition to my high interest stocks. It popped up on a scan for growth stocks and when I looked at the revenue numbers, liked what I saw. The company has grown revenue of $2.65 million in 2011 to $120.37 million in 2019 or $4400%, with growth every year. When I dug a little deeper into their technology I liked them even more. Basically they are using proprietary machine-learning algorithms to detect genetic patterns specific to each disease they study. This allows them to create products that help medical professionals make more accurate diagnoses, which, in turn, improves patient outcomes. VCYT is truly another company on the cutting edge of a new wave of medicine, and I am in.

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    Iíve continued to add stocks this week (CRSP, NVDA, PANW, PI, ZS), but also closed my position in SDGR. I donít like the way itís performing and I think it might take a while for it to consolidate the big gains following its IPO. I also have a cautious eye on ZUO, which has also disappointed. My philosophy is usually sell the losers and add to the winners.
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