A SPECIAL WELCOME IF YOU ARE NEW TO CAPS
THIS IS A SPECIAL WELCOME IF YOU ARE NEW TO CAPS
I have been here since December, in other words, maybe, almost, possibly, about two months. There are some really great people here. They answer questions, they are fun to talk to, they are passionate about what they believe in, they argue (boy, do they/we argue - especially political arguements!), I love it! I hope you will too. When I started, I had questions so I asked. Some of the blogs that got really great answers and that could give you a good look at how you can use caps best are here. Read the blogs. Get an idea of what you like, what you want to try, We are glad to have you here. The more, the merrier!
From MFBriguy, the lazy man's way to a CAPS score of 99+. Just a note here, he subscribes to several Motley Fool services and follows them in his CAPS picks so you have a bit of info here on them as well - http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=120105&......
On general CAPS behavior and information, redneckdemon has it down in “lessons learned in 2008". I wish I had read this before I started into CAPS. As a first time blogger, it would have been priceless. You will find it at - http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=128826&......
This blog asks about collecting the lucky charms that are at the top of some of the CAPS pages. The link for this one is http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=137479&t=01008003731665149622#previewPost.
One of my favorite posts to show how CAPS can really give you inside information is Jazzy33's In 2009: Be a HOG!!! HOG is the symbol for Harley Davidson and the comments went back and forth. - http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=125369&......
These two are a couple of my own questions. I started out not knowing much about investing terms or the current market and economy. I was confused by a term and suspected that there was more to it than Wikipedia would provide, so I asked CAPS - http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=119268&......
When I first started into CAPS, I was concerned about the economy (specifically, my personal economy) I got more help than I could have imagined. If you are considering any investing or even if you are not, please check this out. The information is incredible and it comes from a number of really knowledgeable people - http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=116980&......
Frequently, someone will give you information about a terrific stock, including all of the financial details. These are frequently offered up by someone who has studied them carefully. You might check these examples to see what I mean:
Dividends4life likes Lowe’s Home Improvement chain and offers an analysis here - http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=138975&t=01001684476320970103
Or you might like SharpSEO who has a breakdown of stats on another company here http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=139475&t=01006540879813171463
If you like your political commentary with satire, check out the blogs by DaretothREdux. http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=139523&t=01007820309211448063
If you prefer straight economic discussion, you want to meet whereaminow. He will discuss, debate, or inform if you are interested in economic theory, politics, sociology, or any number of topics. He is also incredibly enjoyable to read! http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=138329&t=01000860093551905860
And finally there are the warnings. CAPS members will share the information when they know of problems,
From Tastylunch, information about penny stocks in http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=135306&t=01001099994698083105
From MagicDiligence, warnings of Red Flags in financial statements http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=139003&t=01003070853754792343
TMFSinchiruna provides a warning against purchasing cars before checking to insure that the title is clear - http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=139060&t=01006124249416869148#commentsForm
Please note that this is Not a "required reading list." It is just that the amount of information on this site is phenomenal and it can overwhelm you even if you are Not new to the site. I am merely trying to share the wealth, so to speak, so that you get off to a really great start. If you find a blogger that you really enjoy, you can add that person to your list of favorites and go back and read more that the blogger has written. If you find a really good post, join in to comment or question, or just check the REC box. This lets the writer know that the subject did interest people and more on the subject might be well received. There are CAPS members willing to help on a number of topics and they are great - Absolutely, totally fantastic! TMF is lucky to have this resource and now you have it too!
Fool on and enjoy!