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2019 Portfolio Bull-Pen

The Stay Invested portfolio was: N/A


Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is UP Year-To-Date (+0.26%)

2019 Changes

Normally I write after the close, I may not have time for that today so I'm doing something a bit different, I'm posting my short-list, or what we'll call the Bull-Pen. These are stocks that have made it to my final round of analysis, mainly pricing strategy, but that have not yet been added to the portfolio; so I'll hold them while they warm up and I get more or less confidence in these names. I offer them up for your own review while I work on determining price points.

I will not be buying everything and holding until the end of the year as I've done in previous years. For 2019 I want to spot light the importance of stock picking while still maintaining positions in important funds, namely the Vanguard S&P 500 Index fund (VTI) and the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD).

The Bull-Pen

Most of the stocks listed below are trying to avoid crowded investment strategies. There are

some like NVDA and AMZN that are very crowded and are part of what moved the market so dramatically over the last two years. You will also find some small cap biotech companies that I think could be bought at current prices. I have more stocks in review that I have not yet added to the Bull-Pen, they have a couple of hurdles to clear yet. I have always liked regional banks, the ones listed below are showing great potential but the negative sentiment on banks in general should give any investor pause.

Xylem (XYL)

Nvidia (NVDA)

MiX Telematics Limited (MIXT)

Sony (SNE)

BioCryst (BCRX)

Goldman Sachs (GS)

BG Staffing (BGSF)

BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI)

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL)

Amazon (AMZN)

ASML Holding (ASML)

Insperity (NSP)

Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC)

First Cash Inc. (FCFS)


Independent Bank Corp. (INDB)

Cabot Microelectronics Corp (CCMP)

Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR)

Veeva Systems (VEEV)

First Interstate Bank (FIBK)

Heico (HEI)

The Progressive Corporation (PGR)

American Financial Group (AFG)

TD Ameritrade (AMTD)

Stay Invested,

Clay Baker


Keep Me Honest

No calls yet for 2019

Disclosure: I am personally invested long in some or all of these stocks or funds that appear in the Stay Invested portfolio and may purchase or sell shares within the next 72 hours. I am also invested in other stocks and funds that do not appear in the Stay Invested portfolio but may be mentioned or related to this article. It is not my intention to advise or encourage the purchase or sale of any security. I am invested long in these securities mentioned in this post:


I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. This article is not intended to offer investing advice, guarantee 100% accurate predictions, or to be interpreted as providing a personal recommendation.

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