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December 2007

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Top 10 Rules for Playing Caps

December 21, 2007 – Comments (9)

I played CAPS for almost a year without really knowing how to play.  I made all the mistakes you can make (I think!).  These aren't just investing mistakes--I make plenty of those--but mistakes specific to playing CAPS.  Anyway, here are my lessons.  Pay heed, or die!  [more]

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Short Strategy

December 19, 2007 – Comments (5)

One of the things about CAPS is that it rewards people for spending a lot of time and energy researching bad investment ideas.  This is kinda cool because it opens up your mind in provocative ways.  But of course it kinda sucks too, as it's a timesink that doesn't really help you make money.  I am very unlikely to short anything in real life.  [more]

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Shorting the Shorts

December 14, 2007 – Comments (6)

You know, for months and months I played CAPS without reading the rules. I figured, just buy the good stocks that I always buy, and I'll stomp the S & P 500 and win. Huh!   [more]

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Why Shorts Win in Caps

December 13, 2007 – Comments (11)

Their comps are easier.  A lot easier.    [more]

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I've Been Censored by the Fool!

December 05, 2007 – Comments (0)

Well, not really.  But those posts always crack me up.  With its aggrieved, bad-mouthin' poster and his cyber-outrage.  And don't forget the recs!  100 recs.  Oh, the tyranny!  I've been censored by the Fool.  And George Bush is an ass.  1000 recs!    [more]

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