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Buying Today - EW & FOXF

“What we learn from history is that people don't learn from history. When investors get either too fearful or too greedy, they sometimes hide behind the notion that "This time it's different."

Usually they regret it.

- Warren Buffett

The Portfolio

Our blog portfolio continues to perform well and volatility in the portfolio remains low vs the overall market. Year-To-Date the portfolio is up +22.70%. Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is up 19.44% YTD. Not only are we still beating the broad market, we're starting to diverge from the S&P at a faster pace.

If you're an investor looking for diversification and growth, and you'd like to know more about the way I build a portfolio; please feel free to email me.

Buying Today

Two companies I've always liked got attractive today; Edwards Life Sciences and Fox Factory Holdings.

By the time you read this I will have made the following buys for our portfolio.

EW bought 25 shares @ $217.40

FOXF bought 50 shares @ $63.13


When I write about buying quality, this is exactly what I'm looking for.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Edwards Lifesciences is an American medical equipment company specializing in artificial heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. It is mostly known for a transcatheter aortic heart valve made of bovine tissue within a collapsible stainless-steel stent, deployed via catheter.

Edward's revenue growth has outpaced the subsector average. Revenues rose by 15.2% sinvce same quarter last year. Edward's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.19. To add to this, EW has a quick ratio of 2.22; this company clearly manages debt well. The gross profit margin is over 78% and has increased from the same quarter last year. Net profit margin exceeds 22% Net operating cash flow soared by more than 143%. EW's share price has climbed 52.11% since last year. I have a 12-month price target of $289, over 32% above the current price.


Fox Factory Holdings has been beating analysts estimates for 7 straight quarters. But analysts don't care about what you've done, "what have you done for me tomorrow"? In the last earnings call FOXF beat estimates again, and while the CEO and division Presidents delivered lots a great news, the CFO seemed to have a more down beat spin. In my personal opinion his deliver could have been couched with greater optimism as the issues and guidance are clearly related to an excellent acquisition. Acquiring a company requires a great deal of work to integrate the operations, realign supply chains, meld the two business cultures together, in short, it takes time and its hard. The CFO is now leaving the company to pursue other opportunities....hmmmmm.

This companies stock is priced to perfection. As a result, investors an analysts have zero tolerance for any negative read from management. For our long term portfolio we have to view this as an opportunity to buy a great company at a discount and lower our cost-basis.

Deadline is Approaching

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"Markets don't go to zero, Portfolio's do.

Buy quality, be patient...and look twice for motorcyclists"

- Clay Baker

Stay Invested,



Keep Me Honest

  1. S&P 500 declines to 2,350 or more (1-3-2019)

  2. Healthcare and Biotech sectors outperform (1-3-2019)

  3. S&P reaches 3,000 by year end (1-11-2019)

  4. CSCO reaches $60/share (1-18-2019)

  5. VEEV reaches $145/share (2-14-2019) (achieved $145.23 on 5-10-2019)

  6. CVS reaches $91.50 (2-27-2019)

  7. Bull market takes another leg up (4-7-2019)

  8. The Fed will lower rates 1-2 times (5-13-2019)

Clay's Rules

Rule #1: Don't lose money

Rule #2: See Rule #1

Rule #3: Portfolios go to zero, markets don't, Stay Invested

Rule #4: When a good stock you own drops 10% below your cost basis, add shares

Rule #5: Bull markets aren't sustained without the Transports

Rule #6: When Forward P/E is lower than TTM P/E, expect earnings to increase

Rule #7: When an investment bank sells below book value, buy it

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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