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Weekly Update: 3rd Earnings Burn and Refocusing on Growth/Value over Dividends

Summary

Portfolio was slightly down by -0.13% week-over-week.

More advancers than decliners this week, but in terms of value the loss outweighed the gains. One speculative growth holding slid last week and is no longer in the portfolio.

Initiated new positions in Baozun, TAL Education Group, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, and Applied Materials.

Reduced positions in Blackstone Group and Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital. Closed positions in General Electric and Highpower International.

Plan now is to increase existing positions and less-to-zero new initiations.

Overall, the portfolio moved sideways with a bit of downward bias last week. Week-over-week, it lost -$260.68 in value or just -0.13% lower to end at $206,992.82 from $207,253.50. More holdings moved upward last week, but the value loss in positions which declined slightly outweighed the gains. Also, one newbie holding substantially dropped and was eventually sold with a realized loss of around -15%.

Schwab Portfolio Stats by Nov. 17, 2017

Total Account Value $

$206,992.82

Holdings #

40

1 Month Performance

+$15,497.93 (+8.09%) 

YTD Performance

+$40,166.54 (+24.08%) 

YoY Performance

+$42,848.74 (+26.10%)

New Infused Capital into Portfolio

$12,670.00 = $4,385 + $8,285.00

Highest YTD Account Value $ $208,417.63 (Nov.13.2017)
Equity Holdings Mkt Val $ $204,842.50 (Mkt Val: 98.96%)
Top 5 Hldgs MV % of Total 27.92% (MSFT PEP DIS JD DLR)
US Mega Cap Equity % of Total

39.09% (11 holdings) 

MSFT PEP DIS INTC BAC

BMY ORCL KO PFE T CSCO

US Large Cap Equity % of Total

19.92% (9 holdings)

DLR KHC CRM MDLZ MU BX PYPL AMAT BOTZ

US Mid Cap Equity % of Total

10.17% (5 holdings)

CONE BIP PWR MIC AMZA

US Small Cap Equity % of Total

8.47% (5 holdings)

PEGI NTNX BOX MTZ SKT

US Micro Cap Equity % of Total

2.21% (2 holdings)

HASI XXII

International Equity % of Total

19.09% (8 holdings)

(2 mega, 1 large, 3 mid, 2 small)

BABA TCEHY | JD | BEP PAC TAL | BZUN GDS

[6 China, 1 Bermuda, 1 Mexico

Overall Cost Basis $ $139,970.33
Cash Position $2,150.32 (Mkt Val: 1.04%)
Incumbent (>5 Yrs) Holdings 44.98% Mkt Val (13 holdings)
Newbie (<5 Mos*) Holdings

53.98% Mkt Val (27 holdings)

[*2/27 BOX & CRM < 2Yrs]

Overall Net Unrealized Gain +$64,872.17 (+46.35%)
Incumbent Holdings Net U. Gain +$52,441.07 (+128.93%) 
Newbie Holdings Net U. Gain +$12,431.10 (+12.52%) 
2017 Net Realized Gain +$28,998.56 (+26.65%)
Long Term (>1Yr) Net Realized Gain +$34,661.76 (+73.22%)
Short Term (<1Yr) Net Realized Loss -$5,663.20 (-9.21%)
Incumbent Holdings Net Realized Gain +$31,455.86 (+91.81%)
Newbie Holdings Net Realized Loss -$2,307.15. (-3.47%) 
Investment Style Moderately Aggressive (Growth, Value, DGI)
Investment Objective Capital Appreciation
12-Mo Forward Dividend Yield $ $4,924.73
12-Mo Forward Dividend YOC % 3.52%
12-Mo Forward Yielders Only YOC % 5.99% (excluding non-dividend holdings)
Dividend Contributors (Regular) 24 Holdings + TCEHY + AMAT + BOTZ
Non-Dividend Positions 16 Holdings (incl. TCEHY AMAT & BOTZ)
2017 Dividends Expected Total Est. $4,367.50  (No Special Div This Year)
2017 Dividends YoY Growth $/% Est. +$993.69 / +29.45%
Sure SWAN/Long Term Hold: (36 out of 40 holdings) :D

Possible Reduce/Remove Watchlist:

(4 out of 40) : KHC, KO, XXII, SKT

Holdings Weekly Value Change

Out of the 40 holdings in my portfolio at the end of Nov. 17, 2017, 24 holdings gained more in value week-over-week. However, the loss in 16 positions plus the realized loss from one of my speculative newbie stocks [HPJ] offset the former.

The portfolio's cost basis was decreased last week by $887.94 (-0.63%) from $140,858.27 two weeks ago to $139,970.33 due to net amount from closing positions last week as well as opening & increasing new ones too. I did not indicate the weekly change in value for four new holdings due to just being introduced in the portfolio last week. Thus, the overall portfolio unrealized gain percentage of +45.77% two weeks ago is not directly comparable to last week's +46.35%.

What could be compared though, aside from the total account value, is the unrealized gain [UG] amount $ and its percentage difference. Two weeks ago the overall UG $ was +$64,467.83. That grew by +$404.34 WoW to +$64,872.17 by the end of last week. That's 0.63% WoW growth in terms of UG $, which is already net the loss in closing positions last week and excluding the dividend received from an infrastructure holding [MIC] as well.

Newbie holdings (those initiated less than 5 months ago [25] and two [2] less than 2 years ago) led most of the gains the past week plus Cisco due to a better than expected earnings report. After realizing a loss in one newbie holding, newbie's net unrealized gain jumped by +$1,012.19 or +8.86% over the previous UG gain of +$11,418.91 (+11.59%) to end last week with +$12,431.10 (+12.52%). Newbie net UG gain of +11.59% is not comparable to +12.52% WoW because the cost basis was decreased slightly.

On the other hand, incumbent holdings (those initiated more than 6 years ago and are still held in the portfolio [13]) moved downward by -607.85 or -1.15% from their previous net paper gain of +$53,048.92 (+125.39%). Nonetheless, incumbent positions still ended the past week with a net UG $ of +52,441.07 or +128.93%. The percentage increase, though, is due to a reduction of the cost basis stemming the closure of one incumbent position last week [GE].

Cash position in the portfolio slightly went up after the purchase and selling of holdings last week. It now stands at $2,150.32 from $1,927.40 two weeks ago.

Weekly Top Leaders and Laggards

Top Leaders Top Laggards
XXII +7.3% HPJ# -15.4%
PEGI +5.8% AMAT* -6.5%
CSCO +5.6% MTZ -5.4%
GDS +5.3% AMZA -4.2%
TCEHY +5.0% MIC -2.7%
BZUN* +4.9% DLR -2.3%
PYPL +3.2% INTC -2.1%
TAL* +3.2% HASI -2.1%
MU +3.1%

CRM +2.2%

*BZUN, TAL & AMAT added just last week; not week-over-week performance, but current gain/loss.

#HPJ: closed position last week; realized % loss indicated above, not WoW price change.

Position Changes Last Week

Holding Date Action Shares Price Mkt Value G/L $ G/L %
BZUN Nov. 13 Open 55 33.05 -$1,822.70
BX " Reduce -80 32.12 +$2,564.59 -39.69 -1.50%
HASI " Reduce -100 23.45 +$2,340.04 -103.64 -4.24%
GE Nov. 14 Close -100 18.60 +$1,855.01 +220.16 +13.47%
BZUN Nov. 15 Add +45 33.70 -$1,521.45
SKT " Open 50 24.73 -$1,241.39
TAL " Open 50 28.40 -$1,424.95
HPJ " Reduce -500 4.50 +$2,246.50 -$330.39 -12.82%
BZUN Nov. 16 Add +40 34.67 -$1,391.75
TAL " Add +40 29.13 -$1,170.15
AMAT Nov. 17 Open 40 60.32 -$2,417.75
HPJ " Close -500 4.32 +$2,150.00 -$468.38 -17.89%

Position Increases: 2 Holdings

  • No increases to any position which existed prior to last week.

Increases were made though to newly added positions last week.

  • BZUN +90 shares: +50 shares and another +40 shares
  • TAL +40 shares

New Position Initiations: 4 Holdings

  • BZUN +140 shares: +Initiated with 50 shares; added 90 more.

> Baozun, Inc. (NASDAQ:BZUN)

Baozun, a small-cap Chinese e-commerce growth stock, is a leading, digital and e-commerce service partner in China that helps brands and retailers build e-commerce success. Dubbed as the "Shopify of China", BZUN provides end-to-end services, including website design, development and hosting, IT infrastructure, customer service, warehousing and logistics services, as well as digital marketing.

Baozun innovatively connects brands and consumers using their deep local know-how and robust e-commerce supply chain technology and services. BZUN strives to protect and enhance brands’ images online while enabling increased engagement with consumers to drive sales and profit.

Baozun has drawn comparisons to Shopify, yet trades at one-ninth the market valuation. As the leader in this emerging industry, the company offers one-stop, integrated e-commerce services for Western brands looking to break into the Chinese market. Its high-profile clients include Nike, Microsoft, Budweiser, Starbucks, Victoria’s Secret, and Calvin Klein. 

BZUN has 140 brand partners in 8 categories with over RMB 3.6 billion gross merchandise volume or GMV (up 64% YoY), as of June 30, 2017. Alibaba is a key partner and investor in the company, and rates Baozun as the highest quality brand e-commerce service provider on Tmall (six stars). BZUN also helps its clients create online stores on JD.com too.

Baozun is the largest brand e-commerece service partner with ~25% market share in 2016 based on China’s total brand e-commerce service market size of RMB69 billion in terms of transaction value in 2016, according to iResearch. BZUN provides end-to-end e-commerce solutions with omni-channel capabilities for its brand partners, comprising the entire value chain of IT solutions, online store operations, digital marketing, customer service, warehousing, and fulfillment. The company offers its clients customized solutions depending on their specific needs and goals, and assigns them dedicated personnel. Further, the company also partners with leading logistics companies to achieve next-day delivery in 100 cities across China.

An article on Yahoo! Finance points out 5 reasons why the best is yet to come for Baozun: [1] the growth of Chinese e-commerce, [2] a defensible niche market, [3] an evolving business, [4] solid growth rates, and [5] reasonable forward valuations.


SeekingAlpha articles on Baozun include:

Lastly, Baozun is set to announce Third Quarter 2017 unaudited financial results this coming week on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Here is BZUN's latest slide presentation from August 2017.

  • TAL +90 shares: +Initiated with 50 shares; added 40 more.

> TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL)

TAL Education Group, a mid-cap Chinese education services growth stock, is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) offers comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. TAL's tutoring services cover the core academic subjects in school curricula including math, English, Chinese, physics, chemistry, and biology.

It has successfully established "Xueersi" as a leading brand in China's K-12 private education market closely associated with high teaching quality and academic excellence in China, as evidenced by its students' outstanding academic performance, its over 70% annual retention rate, its ability to recruit most of its students through word-of-mouth referrals as well as the numerous recognitions and awards it has received. TAL started operations in Beijing in 2003, and has rapidly expanded its extensive network of 575 learning centers in China. It also operates www.jzb.com, a leading online education platform in China. 

SA Analysis on TAL Education Group include:

Here's their latest investor presentation from October 2017.


  • SKT +50 shares:

> Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE:SKT)

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, a small-cap value retail REIT, operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 44 upscale outlet shopping centers, and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. Tanger's operating properties are located in 22 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 15.3 million square feet, leased to over 3,100 stores which are operated by more than 510 different brand name companies. SKT has more than 36 years of experience in the outlet industry. Tanger Outlet Centers continue to attract more than 188 million shoppers annually.

SA articles on SKT:

> Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)

Applied Materials Inc, a large-cap growth stock and a leading semiconductor fabrication tools vendor, provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the global semiconductor, display and related industries. While competitors tend to specialize in a single core competency, AMAT competes in almost every key equipment segment with the exception of photolithography. As a result, all major chipmakers develop strong relationships with the company that span multiple process steps of their chip production. The firm is the dominant player in the material deposition and removal (etch and planarization) areas, among others

Applied Materials boasts an impressive global presence with an installed base of more than 30,000 tools and customer engineers stationed in nearly every chip-manufacturing facility in the world. With semiconductor fabrication becoming increasingly complex, resulting in more process steps and new manufacturing technologies, collaboration between chipmakers and equipment providers is set to reach unprecedented levels. AMAT leverages existing relationships and insights into future customer technology needs to take advantage of the proliferating demand for state-of-the-art chips. 

The company’s scale and resources allow a research and development budget in excess of $1.5 billion to serve cutting-edge technologies. Recent inflections such as 3D architectures (found in advanced NAND and logic chips) have been enabled by advanced tools in deposition and removal. As a result, these segments have grown faster than the broader market in recent years, and firms such as AMAT have directly benefited, as they can outspend smaller chip equipment firms in R&D to develop relevant solutions. 

Beyond semiconductors, AMAT is also a leading supplier of manufacturing tools for flat-panel displays, including liquid crystal displays, or LCDs, and organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs.

AMAT's segments are [1] Semiconductor Systems, which includes semiconductor capital equipment for etch, rapid thermal processing, deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, metrology and inspection, wafer packaging, and ion implantation; [2] Applied Global Services, which provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity; [3] Display and Adjacent Markets, which includes products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, upgrades and roll-to-roll Web coating systems and other display technologies for televisions, personal computers, smart phones and other consumer-oriented devices, and [4] Corporate and Other segment, which includes revenues from products, as well as costs of products sold for fabricating solar photovoltaic cells and modules, and certain operating expenses.

Just last week, AMAT reported better-than-expected quarterly results and gave a strong current-quarter forecast. As the world's largest supplier of tools to make semiconductors enjoys strong demand in its chip and display businesses. It has topped analysts estimates in each quarter of the latest fiscal year making it the fourth best performer on the Philadelphia semiconductor index. 

Applied Materials, whose results are seen as a barometer for the semiconductor industry, has been benefiting from higher demand for 3D NAND memory chips from smartphone makers and the shift to organic light-emitting diode technology for displays.

SA coverage on AMAT:

Positions Reduced

  • BX -80 shares
  • HASI -100 shares

Positions Closed

  • GE -100 shares: Finally exited one of the worst incumbent holding ever.
  • HPJ -1,000 shares: Reduced 500 shares first, then sold the other 500.

Newbie Holdings Total Unrealized Gain/Loss : #27

Top Gain $ Bottom G/L $ Top Gain % Bottom G/L %
GDS +2,015.73 PEGI -405.90 GDS +103.25% PEGI -8.40%
CRM +1,955.05 MIC -169.35 CRM +57.10% MTZ -8.27%
NTNX +1,846.48 MTZ -164.70 BOX +47.14% AMAT -6.54%
BOX +1,346.50 AMAT -158.15 NTNX +46.01% MIC -6.17%
MU +1,331.05 BX -144.01 MU +40.52% BX -5.36%
TCEHY +1,099.18 XXII -94.95 TCEHY +26.58% XXII -4.12%
DLR +965.43 AMZA -87.90 PYPL +19.38% PAC -4.05%
CONE +798.98 PAC -77.35 DLR +11.38% AMZA -3.52%
PYPL +620.05 JD -16.85 CONE +10.98% SKT -1.24%
BABA +545.70 SKT -15.39 PWR +9.45% JD -0.17%
BIP +347.65 BIP +8.59%
PWR +311.05 BOTZ +12.80 BABA +7.96% BOTZ +1.35%
BZUN +234.10 HASI +66.68 BEP +5.97% HASI +2.89%
BEP +190.05 TAL +83.30 BZUN +4.94% TAL +3.21%

  • Top-tier Newbie Holdings: 9

(≥ +$500 AND ≥ +10% paper gain)

GDS, CRM, NTNX, BOX, MU, TCEHY, DLR, CONE and PYPL are still top-tier newbie holdings.

  • Second-tier Newbie Holdings: 4

(< +$500 and/or < +10%, BUT > +$200 AND > +5% paper gain)

BABA, BIP, PWR and BZUN. BEP dropped to borderline status.

  • Borderline Newbie holdings: 13

(≤ +$200 and/or ≤ +5% paper gain, BUT ≥ -$200 and/or ≥ -5% paper loss)

BEP, TAL, HASI, and BOTZ are in the green zone; whereas, SKT, JD, PAC, AMZA, XXII, BX, AMAT, MTZ, and MIC are in the red zone.

  • Bottom-tier Newbie holding: 1

(< -$200 AND < -5% paper loss)

Only PEGI is my worst newbie holding currently but better week-over-week.

Dividends Received for November

Holding Div Amount Type
T $49 Qualifiied Dividend
BMY $39 Qualifiied Dividend
BX $52.80 Cash Dividend

$0.12 Bank Interest
MICN $56.80 Qualified Dividend
Accrued Dividend/Interest $197.72

NFirst time received dividend from newly added holding.

The Feb-May-Aug-Nov dividend paying period is my weakest one so far in the portfolio. Luckily, recent holding additions and prospective position increases and/or initiations would boost the dividend I receive in these months in the years to come.

Recent and Future November Dividend Additions:

  • MIC (adding more)
  • PAC (adding more)
  • NEP (if/when re-opened)
  • other not yet decided

Holdings' Latest Quarter Earnings Results

Earnings Released Before Last Week:

Stock FinQtr EPS/FFO Revenue Date BMO/AMC
PEP Q3 2017 Beat by 0.04 Miss by $70M Oct. 4 BMO
BAC " Beat by 0.03 Miss by $140M Oct.13 BMO
BX " Beat by 0.14 Beat by $350M Oct.19 BMO
PYPL " Beat by 0.03 Beat by $60M " AMC
(GE) " Can't Compare Beat by $910M Oct. 20 BMO
T " Miss by 0.01 Miss by $450M Oct. 24 AMC
KO " Beat by 0.01 Beat by $240M Oct. 25 BMO
DLR " Beat by 0.03 Beat by $12.5M " AMC
BMY " Miss by 0.02 Beat by $50M Oct. 26 BMO
NEP* " Miss by 0.36 Miss by $67.8M " "
TAL " Miss by $0.01 Beat by $16.45M " "
MSFT Q1 2018 Beat by 0.12 Beat by $980M " AMC
INTC Q3 2017 Beat by 0.21 Beat by $420M " "
PAC " No Comparison No Comparison " "
CONE " Beat by 0.03 Miss by $1.61M Oct. 30 AMC
MDLZ " Beat by 0.03 Beat by $80M " "
PFE " Beat by 0.02 In-line Oct. 31 BMO
BEP " Miss by 0.03 Miss by $21.9M Nov. 1 BMO
HASI " Miss by 0.02 Beat by $3.52M " AMC
KHC " In-line Miss " "
MIC " Miss by $0.07 Beat by $5.48M " "
(OCLR) Q1 2018 Beat by 0.02 Beat by $1.09M " "
BABA Q2 2018 Beat by 0.26 Beat by $440M Nov. 2 BMO
PWR Q3 2017 Beat by 0.02 Beat by $290M " "
MTZ " Beat by $0.08 Beat by $310M " AMC
BIP " Beat Beat by $161M Nov. 3 BMO
SKT " Beat by 0.01 Beat by $1.23M Nov. 7 AMC
GDS " Miss by 0.01 Beat by $5.27M Nov. 9 BMO
PEGI " Miss by 0.21 Miss by $14.93M " "
DIS Q4 2017 Miss by 0.08 Miss by $560M " AMC
XXII Q3 2017 Miss by 0.01 Beat by $0.53M " "

Earnings Released Last Week:

Stock FinQtr EPS/FFO Revenue Date BMO/AMC
JD Q3 2017 Beat by 0.13 Beat by $30M Nov. 13 BMO
(HPJ) " No Comparison No Comparison Nov. 14 BMO
OTCPK:TCEHY " No Comparison No Comparison Nov. 15 BMO
CSCO Q1 2018 Beat by 0.01 Beat by $30M " AMC
AMAT Q4 2017 Beat by 0.02 Beat by $30M Nov. 16 AMC

Upcoming Earnings Releases:

Holding Financial Quarter Date Before/After Market
CRM Q3 2018 Nov. 21 AMC
BZUN Q3 2017 " "
BOX Q3 2018 Nov. 29 AMC
NTNX Q1 2018 Nov. 30 AMC
ORCLT Q2 2018 Dec. 14 AMC
MUT Q1 2018 Dec. 21 AMC

^Earnings: this week in BOLD, Italics next week, and afterwards in normal font.

TNot yet official; Tentative date gathered by Wall Street Horizon callers.


CURRENT ACTIONS Towards HOLDINGS

> Sure SWAN/Long Term Hold Action: 36 / 40

What I deem as my "Sleep Well At Night" holdings for now make up the majority of my portfolio with 22 growth/value yielders and 15 pure growth/value plays. They are arranged below by cost basis value.

  • Yield and Growth/Value: 21 / 36
DLR CONE PEP MSFT PEGI INTC
BIP
DIS BEP T MIC BX BMY AMZA
ORCL HASI
BAC PAC MDLZ CSCO
PFE

  • Growth/Value Only: 15 / 36
JD BABA BZUN
OTCPK:TCEHY NTNX CRM PWR MU
PYPL BOX TAL AMAT MTZ GDS BOTZ

> Watchlist for Possible Reduction or Removal: 4 / 40

  • Yield and Growth/Value: 3 / 4
KHC KO* SKT

*Moved DIS, MDLZ & T back to SWAN holdings but with optimistic caution. Considering moving KO back to the SWAN HOLD action position too. GE was sold last week.

  • Growth/Value Only: 1 / 4
XXII*

*XXII : a speculative growth position.


UPCOMING PURCHASES

Prospective Buys in Q4 2017 and Q1 2018:

> Existing position increases and/or former position re-introduction:

  • Yield and Growth/Value: 7 Candidates
MIC AMZA PAC PEGI NEP SKT UNIT

*in Bold and Italics: most likely to be increased or re-opened.

  • Growth/Value Only: 5 Candidates
BOTZ AMAT MTZ
BZUN TAL

*in Bold and Italics: most likely to be increased or re-opened.

*Current Position Increases: Highly Likely to be Executed

  • I plan on increasing my positions in AMAT, BOTZ, PEGI, MIC, MTZ, PACBZUN and TAL. I may also re-open positions in NEP and UNIT. Might add to SKT as well. If the price drops substantially might add one more tranche to AMZA too.

PROSPECTIVES WATCHLIST SUMMARY

> Prospective Position Initiations/Increases

Sorted by Theme/Industry/Sector:

Data Center REIT/Company GDS+ SWCH INXN IRM QTS COR
Retail REIT SKT+ STOR PEI
Mortgage REIT HASI+ NRZ STWD LADR BXMT
Health Care REIT SBRA OHI

Infrastructure REIT/LP UNIT LMRK CORR
Industrial Infrastructure MIC+ MTZ+ PWR+ UTX
Transportation Infrastructure PAC+


Energy (O&G) Infra/E&P ENB RDS.B TEP EPD AM MPLX
CVE HLX GLNG REI GTE CRC
Renewable Energy/YieldCo PEGI+ NEP BEP CAFD AZRE TAC
Solar Parts Manufacturer ENPH SEDG FSLR
Lithium/Electric Vehicle OTCPK:GALXF OTCQB:MLNLF LIT HPJ OTCPK:BYDDY
Steel TX X
Fiber Optics AAOI OCLR FNSR LITE NPTN FN
Robotics & Artificial Intelligence BOTZ+ ROBO ABB MZOR IRBT NVDA
Semiconductors/Semi Equipment AMAT+ MU+ LRCX
Internet of Things SNSR
Diversified Tech Investments OTCPK:SFTBY
Cloud/Software CRM+ NTNX+ BOX+ CLDR MFGP
Telecommunications MITL PNTR
Media and Mobile Communications APPS
Social Media FB GOOGL MOMO
e-Commerce BABA+ JD+ BZUN+ MELI
Gaming & Entertainment ATVI SNE OTCPK:NTDOY
Education TAL+
Financial Technology PYPL+
Bitcoin/Blockchain OSTK
Alternative Asset Management BAM BX+ ARES CG KKR APO
Dividend Yielding ETF AMZA+ DIV SDIV SRET SCHD
Health Care SRPT DXCM PETX ABBV VRX WBA
OTCQX:RHHBY MRK MDT
Cannabis/Marijuana-Related CARA OTCPK:TWMJF XXII+
Packaged/Processed Food HRL

+ Increase existing position

> Prospectives Breakdown by Theme/Industry/Sector:

Data Center REIT/Company

Stock Name Website
GDS+ GDS Holdings en.gds-services.com
SWCH Switch www.switch.com
INXN InterXion Holding N.V. www.interxion.com
IRM Iron Mountain www.ironmountain.com
QTS QTS Realty Trust www.qtsdatacenters.com
COR CoreSite Realty www.coresite.com 

Retail REIT

SKT+ Tanger Factory Outlet Centers www.tangeroutlet.com
STOR STORE Capital www.storecapital.com
PEI Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust www.preit.com

Mortgage REIT

HASI+ Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital www.hannonarmstrong.com
NRZ New Residential Investment www.newresi.com
STWD Starwood Property Trust www.starwoodpropertytrust.com
LADR Ladder Capital www.laddercapital.com
BXMT Blackstone Mortgage Trust www.blackstonemortgagetrust.com

Health Care REIT

SBRA Sabra Healthcare REIT www.sabrahealth.com
OHI Omega Healthcare Investors www.omegahealthcare.com

Infrastructure REIT/LP

UNIT Uniti Group www.uniti.com
LMRK Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP www.landmarkmlp.com
CORR CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust corenergy.corridortrust.com

Industrial Infrastructure

MIC+ Macquarie Infrastructure www.macquarie.com/mic
MTZ+ MasTec www.mastec.com
PWR+ Quanta Services www.quantaservices.com
UTX United Technologies www.utc.com

Transportation Infrastructure

PAC+

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico S.A.B. de C.V.

www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx

Energy (Oil & Gas) Midstream & Upstream

ENB Enbridge www.enbridge.com
RDS.B Royal Dutch Shell plc www.shell.com
TEP Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP www.tallgrassenergylp.com
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. www.enterpriseproducts.com
AM Antero Midstream Partners www.anteromidstream.com
MPLX MPLX LP www.mplx.com
CVE Cenovus Energy www.cenovus.com
HLX Helix Energy Solutions Group www.helixesg.com
GLNG Golar LNG Limited www.golarlng.com
REI Ring Energy www.ringenergy.com
GTE Gran Tierra Energy www.grantierra.com
CRC California Resources www.crc.com

Renewable Energy / YieldCo

PEGI+ Pattern Energy Group www.patternenergy.com
NEP NextEra Energy Partners, LP www.nexteraenergypartners.com
BEP+ Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. bep.brookfield.com
CAFD 8point3 Energy Partners LP www.8point3energypartners.com
AZRE Azure Power www.azurepower.com
TAC TransAlta www.transalta.com
OTC:TRSWF Transalta Renewables Inc  www.transaltarenewables.com

Solar Parts Manufacturer

ENPH Enphase Energy www.enphase.com
SEDG SolarEdge Technologies www.solaredge.com
FSLR First Solar www.firstsolar.com

Lithium Mining / Lithium Battery / Electric Vehicle

LIT Global X Lithium ETF www.globalxfunds.com
HPJ Highpower International www.highpowertech.com
OTCPK:BYDDY BYD Co., Ltd. ADR www.byd.com.cn
OTCQB:MLNLF Millennial Lithium Corp millenniallithium.com
OTCPK:GALXF Galaxy Resources Ltd www.galaxyresources.com ...

Steel

TX 3.53% Ternium S.A. www.ternium.com
X 0.73% United States Steel www.ussteel.com

Fiber Optical Components

AAOI Applied Optoelectronics www.ao-inc.com
OCLR Oclaro www.oclaro.com
FNSR Finisar www.finisar.com
LITE Lumentum Holdings investor.lumentum.com
NPTN NeoPhotonics www.neophotonics.com
FN Fabrinet www.fabrinet.com

Robotics, Automation & Artificial Intelligence

BOTZ+ Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Thematic ETF www.globalxfunds.com 
ROBO ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index ETF roboglobaletfs.com
ABB ABB Ltd. www.abb.com
MZOR Mazor Robotics Ltd www.mazorrobotics.com
IRBT iRobot www.irobot.com
NVDA NVIDIA www.nvidia.com

Semiconductors/Semiconductor Equipment

AMAT+ Applied Materials Inc www.appliedmaterials.com
MU+ Micron Technology Inc www.micron.com
LRCX Lam Research Corp www.lamresearch.com

Internet of Things

SNSR 0.25% Global X Internet of Things Thematic ET www.globalxfunds.com

Diversified Tech/Communications Investments

OTCPK:SFTBY SoftBank Group ADR www.softbank.jp/en/

Cloud/Software

CRM+ Salesforce.com investor.salesforce.com
NTNX+ Nutanix www.nutanix.com
BOX+ Box www.boxinvestorrelations.com
CLDR Cloudera www.cloudera.com
MFGP Micro Focus International plc ADR www.microfocus.com

Telecommunications

MITL Mitel Networks www.mitel.com
PNTR Pointer Telocation Ltd www.pointer.com

Media and Mobile Communications

APPS  Digital Turbine www.digitalturbine.com 

Social Media

FB Facebook www.facebook.com
GOOGL Alphabet abc.xyz
MOMO Momo www.immomo.com

e-Commerce

BABA+ Alibaba Group Holding Ltd www.alibabagroup.com
JD+ JD.com ir.jd.com
BZUN Baozun www.baozun.com
MELI MercadoLibre www.mercadolibre.com

Gaming & Entertainment

ATVI Activision Blizzard www.activisionblizzard.com
SNE Sony Corporation www.sony.co.jp 
OTCPK:NTDOY Nintendo Co. Ltd. ADR www.nintendo.com

Education

TAL Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group en.100tal.com

Financial Technology

PYPL+ PayPal Holdings Inc www.paypal.com

Bitcoin/Blockchain

OSTK Overstock.com www.overstock.com

Alternative Asset Management

BAM Brookfield Asset Management bam.brookfield.com/
BX+ The Blackstone Group L.P. www.blackstone.com
ARES Ares Management, L.P. www.aresmgmt.com
CG The Carlyle Group www.carlyle.com
KKR KKR www.kkr.com
APO Apollo Global Management, LLC www.agm.com

Dividend Yielding ETFs

AMZA+ InfraCap MLP ETF www.infracapfunds.com
DIV Global X Super Dividend U.S. ETF www.globalxfunds.com/ 
SDIV Global X SuperDividend ETF www.globalxfunds.com/ 
SRET Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF www.globalxfunds.com/
SCHD Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF  www.schwabfunds.com/

Pharmaceuticals / Health Care Retail / Specialty Biotech

OTCQX:RHHBY Roche Holding Ltd ADR www.roche.com
ABBV AbbVie www.abbvie.com
MRK Merck & Co www.merck.com
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance www.walgreensbootsalliance.com
MDT Medtronic PLC www.medtronic.com
VRX Valeant Pharmaceuticals www.valeant.com 
DXCM DexCom www.dexcom.com
SRPT Sarepta Therapeutics www.sareptatherapeutics.com
PETX Aratana Therapeutics www.aratana.com

Cannabis/Marijuana-Related

CARA Cara Therapeutics Inc www.caratherapeutics.com
OTCPK:TWMJF Canopy Growth Corp www.canopygrowth.com
XXII+ 22nd Century Group www.xxiicentury.com

Packaged/Processed Food

HRL Hormel Foods Corp www.hormelfoods.com

Top New Prospective Picks

Out of all the above candidates on my watchlist, there are new picks not yet or not currently in the portfolio that stand above others for possible near-term inclusion in the portfolio.

My choices are based on: macro thematic trends, high growth potential, growth at reasonable price (GARP), deep value, sustainable & growing yield, overwhelming bullish sentiment, continuing momentum, trend reversal, and special situation/event catalyst reaction plays. I GENERALLY BUY STOCKS/EQUITIES FOR THE LONG TERM, but may choose to build or increase a position given any of the circumstances previously mentioned.

Top New Yield and Growth/Value Candidates

IRM QTS OTC:TRSWF STOR STWD SBRA
UTX LMRK ENB RDS.B TEP EPD
AM MPLX TX WBA OTCQX:RHHBY MRK

*in Bold and Italics: most likely to be initiated in the coming week or quarter.

Top New Growth/Value Only Candidates

SWCH ENPH SEDG OTCPK:BYDDY LIT OTCQB:MLNLF OTCPK:GALXF
ROBO OTCPK:SFTBY AAOI FNSR CLDR GOOGL ATVI
LRCX FB BAM DXCM SRPT VRX OTCPK:TWMJF

*Bold and Italics : most likely to be newly initiated in the coming week or quarter.

Select New Prospectives: High Probability to be Bought

None at the moment. I seek to prioritize increasing existing positions first before possibly initiating new holdings not in the portfolio.

Weekly Holdings Updates for Nov. 11 - 18, 2017

No updates found last week for CONE, NTNX, PWR, BEP, BOX, MIC, TAL, AMZA, HASI, MTZ, PAC, and BOTZ.


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Portfolio Summary November 17, 2017

*New version includes: [1] total return amount & percent; [2] annualized TR $ & %; [3] total dividends received and percentage of cost basis, especially for incumbent holdings; [4] brief stats on newbie and incumbent clusters; as well as [5] brief stats on dividend-yielding and non-dividend yielding clusters within the portfolio. This was first added only just in last week's update.

Disclosure: I am/we are long JD, DLR, CONE, BABA, PEP, MSFT, PEGI, BZUN, TCEHY, INTC, BIP, NTNX, DIS, CRM, PWR, MU, PYPL, BEP, T, BOX, MIC, BX, TAL, BMY, AMZA, AMAT, ORCL, HASI, BAC, MTZ, GDS, PAC, MDLZ, CSCO, PFE, and BOTZ.

Additional disclosure: Not currently in the portfolio, but I am also LONG NEP. I am NOT currently long with my positions in KHC, KO, XXII and SKT, but I am considering going LONG AGAIN with KO.