14th July 2009 -- this was when I referred to the 99s CAPs club as the holy grail. Below is my amatuerish post:
Since then, almost 4 years has gone by before I even had a whiff of the 99s CAPs club again. Today, my CAPs score has scaled heights not since the start of CAPs.
The CAPs score stands now at 99.05.
It has been a massive struggle to improve my accuracy score (invariably weighed down by my less than successful 2007/2008 picks and ultra lame attempt at short-term-trading) but above all, I felt have made it back up this wonderous summit -- however short it may last -- by keeping my stock positions open and learning a great deal along the way. I haven't stopped experimenting with different ideas on the way up to this summit and continue to do so. It has provided compelling validation for the words of wisdom from the likes of TMF1000 (Tom Engle) and TMFSpiffyPop (David Gardner).
As it stands today, I count 24 multi-baggers out of 104 active picks where 6 of which has gone 3-bagger or more out of the 24 multi-baggers. The likes of CMG has gone 8-bagger while the likes of NFLX has arrived recently to 9-bagger land. Retailers like UA and FOSL have delivered 4-bagger and 5-bagger returns.
Woot! Woot! :)
Alongside this, I still remember the words of one TMF1000, who once said that it is rare that for most better/average companies to file for bankruptcy. And I am learning this lesson by watching how companies slowly make their way up after the financial crisis. And I intend to prove TMF1000's theory that great retailers and great restaurants will handily trunce the market and produce the best results for decades to come. And that it will show up in CAPs. Simplier businesses will win.
Meanwhile, I am going to enjoy this while it lasts :)