My Model Portfolio

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In my last post, I forgot to mention that I will continue to allow public access to my personal model portfolio tracking sheet (some of you know it as the “1% Portfolio”). As the sheet states, it’s for my personal use, but it’s a good way for my research partners track the stocks in which I’m interested and/or invested.

Changes to the sheet are broadcast in real time on my StockTwits Feed, which provides a documented and timestamped history of my adds and deletions.



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18 thoughts on “My Model Portfolio

  1. Interesting you chose TAST. I too placed a bet on the success of BK by writing naked puts on QSR (Restaurant Brands). Local store checks with store managers and a few impossible whoppers for myself ;p have revealed that in these early stages local store traffic is up between 15-19%. One of the cashiers at a drive through indicated that they were selling more impossible whoppers than regular ones. According to the financials of QSR BK does about 2/3 the revenue. Posted here as QSR is another way to play impossible meat. Also, most people I know prefer impossible burgers to beyond meat.


    1. Agree. I chose TAST because it’s more of a pure play (QSR has Hortons) and has more enterprise value leverage (due to being deeper in debt — which is positive for common shareholders when things go right).


  2. Yes, but I do believe that “expectations” are a little higher than Analysts Estimates who have historically been light (and that is probably somewhat recognized by the market at this point). Let’s hope they have some good news on new wins across their products.


  3. Yep thanks for that. Closed out the naked puts on QSR at small profit and picked up shares in TAST yesterday at $6.50. You’re right better pure play and if revenue/earnings beat the high debt load concerns of the market should be alleviated. Cheers mark.

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    1. Agreed and the trajectory for continued growth looks strong. I would have like Bill to have been a bit tighter on the family Iot product landscape. It was hard to tell from his tone and pace if he wasn’t sure or was playing device types close to the vest. I would look towards more differentiated offering versus what’s out there. The message about a single platform for managing all was a good start but adding additional functionality to new devices or a disruptive form factor approach would be a game changer with the singular platform. IMHO


    1. No sir. As announced months ago, I am refocusing my attention life.

      I’ve spent the last 10 years educating folks. That has actually hurt my profits, because I can gain from panics and euphorias, but have been a calming force in both situations.

      Now it’s time for those folks to use that education and pass it on to others.

      Simultaneously, it’s time for me to do more for me and my family by letting panics and euphorias happen.. and taking advantage of them.

      Anyone who has taken the time to learn my lessons (vs. just piggybacking picks) will be at an advantage to those who have not… as it should be 💯😊😇


  4. A little off topic question. Mark are you familiar with the game ready or polar care cube ice therapies to help with post surgery recovery? I am trying to figure out if they are really that much better than something that you can get on amazon. Thanks.


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