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JakilaTheHun (99.90)

December 2010



Proposal to TMF: Alternative CAPS Rating System

December 28, 2010 – Comments (31)

Over the past few years, we've heard a lot of grumbling from several different CAPS players over the nature of the rating system here at CAPS.  The accuracy component skews the ratings in unrealistic ways and the leveraged short-biased funds have distorted the ratings to a nearly absurd level.  In fact, I could point out to you prominent people here in CAPS whose scores would go from +2500 to -2500 in a heartbeat without using the leveraged short-biased funds as a crutch.   [more]



The Spam that Plagues Us

December 21, 2010 – Comments (16) | RELATED TICKERS: SPA , M

Can we find a way to get rid of this onslaught of spam that is plaguing us over the past month?  It's starting to become rather frustrating.  Every single blog now seems to be in danger of becoming completely deluged by spam comments.     [more]



Time to Get Bullish on Homebuilders: A Look at Pulte

December 16, 2010 – Comments (25) | RELATED TICKERS: PHM , DHI , TOL

There’s no sector that people have remained more terrified of over the past few years than homebuilders. In fact, even if you bought in at the March ’09 market lows, you would still have a negative return on Pulte (-11%) (PHM) and a mere 4% return on MDC Holdings (MDC). While some other homebuilders have fared a bit better, much of those gains can be attributed to the market realization that certain builders were solvent and could survive, rather than bullish prospects on the general housing market. Yet, I believe that the sector is now attractive for long-term investors.   [more]



JP Morgan Silver Manipulation Story Doesn't Add Up

December 07, 2010 – Comments (29) | RELATED TICKERS: JPM , SLV , HSBC

I've been reading more and more about the JP Morgan (JPM) silver manipulation theories. Today, an article in Seeking Alpha discusses JPM getting 'squeezed' by the market:  [more]



Ten Thoughts for 2011

December 03, 2010 – Comments (16) | RELATED TICKERS: FXI , SLV , NFLX

Here are my ten thoughts on investing going into 2011:  [more]

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