Portfolio Update – WEEK 23 (June 01st to June 07th)
Hello, how are you all?
Portfolio has 9 weeks in a row in profit! This is the largest series of consecutive weeks on the rise. However, a break is imminent, but I don’t think it will happen in the next few days. This week surged forward +1.84%, WONDERFUL! For the year, the result is even better, +21.10% YTD. In conclusion, the strategy continues to work surpassing the three main Wall Street indices. My wife and I were confined at home for 87 days. We have had another strong performance from our portfolio this year. Who could imagine that the recovery would have been so swift? In my opinion the Long Term Technical view still reinforces a Bullish outlook. Check it out the portfolio stats https://etoro.tw/2SPLA85 .
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(Seeking Alpha) Stocks skyrocketed higher Friday after the May jobs report far surpassed expectations, validating investor bets on a sharp recovery from the damage inflicted by the coronavirus. The Labor Department reported the addition of a record 2.5 million jobs during the month, shocking the many economists who had been predicting a Depression-style decline of at least 8 million. The Nasdaq Composite index reclaimed its all-time high and has now gained +9.3% year-to-date after tumbling as much as -25% earlier, the S&P 500 is now down just -1% for the year, and the Dow is only -5% lower. Friday’s move capped a strong week for the major indices, with the Dow rallying +6.8%, the S&P ahead +4.9%, and the Nasdaq up +3.4%.
Here is the detailed weekly income of the positions that make up the portfolio:
TTD – The Trade Desk, Inc. +13.71%
PAYC – Paycom Software, Inc. +10.95%
LULU – Lululemon Athletica Inc. +6.56% (upcoming earnings announce on 06-10-20)
SEDG – SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. +4.50%
AAPL – Apple Inc. +4.26%
MA – Mastercard Incorporated +3.65%
FB – Facebook, Inc. +2.52%
MSFT – Microsoft Corporation +2.16%
AMZN – Amazon.com, Inc. +1.66%
GOOG – Alphabet Inc. +0.66%
NVDA – NVIDIA Corporation +0.50%
AMD – Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. -1.30%
SHOP – Shopify Inc. -3.96%
ENPH – Enphase Energy, Inc. -6.19%
No portfolio changes this week.
Stocks/ETFs on my radar and that interest me: TSLA, NFLX, MELI, ZM, FTNT, PYPL and ADBE.
No fear in Lululemon ahead of earnings
Oppenheimer is out with a very bullish stance on Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) ahead of the athletic apparel company’s earnings report next week as the firm shows little fear over the sizzling 90-day rally. “While the valuation at which LULU now trades might be a bit stretched near-term, we are hard-pressed to envision a better positioned consumer enterprise coming out of the COVID-19 crisis,” notes Oppenheimer. The firm reiterates that Lululemon sells high-quality, premium athletic and leisure clothing utilizing a still-growing, but already robust omni-channel infrastructure. There is also a reminder that the brand remains underpenetrated in men’s and most markets, including China and Europe. Oppenheimer’s new 12-month to 18-month price target on Outperform-rated Lululemon is $370 vs. the average sell-side PT of $244.44. The new PT reps 17% upside potential for shares and is well-above the all-time high of $324.70.
American retailers already hit by the coronavirus pandemic shuttered stores nationwide as violent protests included looting in many U.S. cities. Target (NYSE:TGT), Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Nike (NYSE:NKE), Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) and Whole Foods (NASDAQ:AMZN) closed hundreds of locations and adjusted store hours to accommodate citywide curfews. Thieves who made off with iPhones from Apple (AAPL) retail locations quickly learned that they were loaded with security tracking software, while Walmart (WMT) pulled firearms and ammunition from its sales floors.
Results from Zoom
A surge in video conferencing usage saw revenue growth at Zoom (NASDAQ:ZM) jump 169% to $328.2M as the company reported top and bottom line beats for Q1. Zoom also doubled its revenue guidance for the year, pushing up shares as much as 4.5% in AH trading on Tuesday. In keeping with its previous practices, the firm didn’t disclose active user numbers, though analysts at Bernstein estimate Zoom’s mobile app had 173M monthly active users as of May 27, up from 14M on March 4.
Zuckerberg stands firm after walkout
Facing internal unrest over the company’s gentle approach to moderating posts from President Trump, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees he stood behind his decision, one he called “tough” but “pretty thorough.” Policies will be reviewed to see if they need to change for the future. Facebook employees particularly took issue with a post by Trump that threatened violence, including the words “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Similar posts on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) were flagged for violating policy.
The strong rally in Invesco QQQ has caught many investors by surprise, and there is no shortness of arguments to expect another leg down in the growth-oriented ETF. However, trying to predict the future direction of prices is futile, and it can do more harm than good to your returns. Instead of trying to predict the future, investors should focus on measuring the main trends and adapting to those trends. No indicator can be infallible, but research shows that moving averages can be effective trend-following indicators to optimize returns and reduce downside risk. As of the time of this writing, QQQ is in a BULLISH trend across different time frames.
Weekly Market Movement Wrap
Dow +6.8% to 27,111. S&P 500 +4.9% to 3,194. Nasdaq +3.4% to 9,814. Russell 2000 +8.1% to 1,507. CBOE Volatility Index -10.9% to 24.51.
S&P 500 Sectors
Consumer Staples +0.4%. Utilities +1.%. Financials +8.%. Telecom +0.7%. Healthcare -1.4%. Industrials +6.6%. Information Technology +0.9%. Materials +5.%. Energy +7.4%. Consumer Discretionary +2.6%.
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