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January 2009

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CAPS - Fake Money

January 08, 2009 – Comments (7)

Instead of users simply picking stocks UP or DOWN, it would be nice to see people allocating a fake  $50,000 investment.  This would keep people from just constantly picking stocks thinking, if one goes down, I'll just get lucky on the next one.  [more]

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CAPS is a Failure

January 07, 2009 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: SAYCY.DL

News today the Satyam Computer (SAY) is a sham of a corporation is no big deal - bad companies exist and there will be another such company exposed in the future.  What truly bothers me is that
1005 Outperform ratings were on this stock, and only 29 underperforms.  As for"All-Stars" 178 Outperforms and 11 Underperforms. Only 6% of supposed All-Stars got this right, and I imagine its because most people don't do any due diligence when they pick stocks or ETFs.  It's completely all right to be wrong about a stock beating or not beating the S&P, but bankruptcy should have been seen by community long before it happened. I'm not going to toot my own horn simply because I called this right, but I'm disillusioned in the community to be this wrong about a stock. 
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