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All Star Portfolio calling top players to make a pick



May 13, 2009 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , AMD , PHO

Since we had enough interest, i went ahead and opened the portfolio. In the first blog several 99+ players chose stocks, which i have already picked, and didn't make a pitch. I hope that they will find the time to make a pitch and add it to this blog. NO MORE PICK WILL BE SUBMITTED WITHOUT A PITCH. (sorry for the capitals)

For the guidlines of the 'game' see

Feel free to submit your picks, AND YOUR PITCH, and a time frame, to any of these blogs. I will be following, and adding almost daily.

If you want to claim a stock, and want to wait a few days to pick it, do so. Pick the stock on one of these blogs, and prepare the pitch. When you are ready to hit the button, submit your pitch, and i will get to it as soon as possible.


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#1) On May 14, 2009 at 1:37 AM, portefeuille (98.93) wrote:

What if the All stars each picked one green thumb and we made a portfolio from it?

The guidlines could be that simple. Each Allstar willing to play picks one green thumb and submits it in a blog. Someone, me if you'd like, could then log each pick in, and then when the Allstar wanted to close, or change, they would let the steward of the portfolio know, and we would change it.

   Of course opening a pick would 'obligate' the person to checking up on it. . . . and it would be cool if all picks came with a pitch.. . . .

Or is this already happening on caps? Or is it too much trouble? It would only take 7 Allstars to play. . . . but i think we should set the score at 98 or so, so that 'instant allstars' wouldn't be able to get in.

The truth is, i'd like to see the project done with folks who had been Top Fool, but maybe that's too much to ask. And of course if we wanted someone besides me to administer, so that the profile had educated blogs, that would be great too.

Well, my guess is i get almost zero response, indicating to me that this is a silly idea, but if i get any good input that would be great.

#1) On May 12, 2009 at 4:46 PM, chk999 (99.99) wrote: 

I think this is a great idea. Limit it to the top 200 in the standings and each one gets one pick.

#2) On May 12, 2009 at 4:55 PM, SolarisKing (28.05) wrote:

I'd love to have you on the list, and the top 200 thing makes sense, but folks slide on and off that list all the time, so i would suggest top 100 at the time of pick. That way there would be enough slots for folks who were sliding in and out of 100 to all get a pick.

Do you have a pick in mind? or of course you would want to think about a single pick.

Don't suppose, chk, that you want to admin? I would be willing, and would love to be seen around the big boys, but i really don't know enough to blog effectively on the big picture, though i guess each player could blog from his own blog, with "All Star Portfolio" in the title.

#3) On May 12, 2009 at 5:08 PM, goldminingXpert (100.00) wrote:

Jaguar Mining-- JAG.




Am I the only one thinking that somehow this went a little too fast?

The answer was "JAG", but what exactly was the question?

What exactly do we want the "caps" player portfolio to do? Do we want to reach the #1 spot in the "caps" game as soon as possible? Do we want to  reach the #1 spot in "score points" in the "caps" game as soon as possible? Do we care about the accuracy? Is it okay to take "a high risk"? What about diversification (portfolio theory ...)? How do we get the hundreds of one time fund managers to cooperate (constructively)? Are there incentives / penalties?






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#2) On May 14, 2009 at 2:17 AM, AllStarPortfolio (26.58) wrote:

Portefeuille (i can spell it now) you are a really sharp tack. That is some great stuff, and if i hadn't got caught up in the rush (some fools asked me 'when can we get started') then i would have had time to hear you before we got here.

   I don't know how to make incentives / penalties apply. Other than making famous folks even more famous, i don't know what the incentive is.
   As to the highest points, well i don't know if you can get that without either betting all or nothing on Ultras, or redthumbing pinks and such.
   As for accuracy, yes, i guess i was thinking that accuracy would emerge.
   Diversification should take care of itself, since i can't find two folks who agree on anything. lol. I guess i foolishly assumed that gmx would pick gold, and Energyczar would pick energy, and Floridabuilder would pick a builder, but now i see what your gettin at (i think).

   As far as high risk, i was assuming that if a top fool wanted to risk his name on only one green pick, he probably would be careful, but that might just be my preconception?


So now i have given you some answers (i'm a sucker?) to your questions, so how about some opines from you? do you want me to stall your pick on FACT for a while? -solaris

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#3) On May 14, 2009 at 2:28 AM, JGus (28.07) wrote:

I just added a pick in the other post.

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#4) On May 14, 2009 at 2:42 AM, portefeuille (98.93) wrote:

no, no reason to stall. Now that you know how to spell it, how about learning how to pronounce it?

Maybe we should wait for some others to comment.

I just wanted to throw that question out to everyone.

So (especially if you have already "named your vehicle") please let us know what you assumed the rules and strategy were or make a pitch as to what they should be.

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#5) On May 14, 2009 at 2:53 AM, RonChapmanJr (30.15) wrote:

If we are using the 6 months rule AndreylikesMTL would not be allowed to make a selection unless he has another port.

I think the 6 month rule is fine because it is really easy to get to the top of CAPS by betting in one direction right before a big move.  After watching CAPS for a couple of years I have seen several of these "one hit wonders" fade fast once the market switches direction.

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#6) On May 14, 2009 at 2:59 AM, RonChapmanJr (30.15) wrote:

no stalling!  even if "we" answered those questions, what difference would that make?  would people pick different stocks?  i'm thinking not.  if everyone submits their "best" pick, the results will be interesting whether or not there are any specific goals for the portfolio.


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#7) On May 14, 2009 at 3:01 AM, AllStarPortfolio (26.58) wrote:

Well, about the 'rules and strategy'. I sorta' just wanted to have the best info where we could see it even easier. Maybe there should be more strategy, but i was thinking that the group mind would take care of that.

On the other hand, JGus just picked a stock that fell 13% today. I don't want folks to be in such a rush to get their favorite that they don't time their picks, but then they can just close them in a week, but that would hurt the accuracy. But if they are good players, then the pick will do well eventually?, but that would hurt the score.

   I'm sure that some folks would vote for any one of those scenarios. How about some more suggestions from you?

My suggestion is, don't make your pick unless you are ready. There is a 7 day grace period allowed from when you choose your pick, and when you need to put up a pitch or someone else can have it, and then that person would get 7 days. First come first served, and the pitches are even timed to the minute so tracking 7 days would be fairly easy?
   If a player doesn't get his very first choice, well aren't there plenty of stocks to pick from?   -solaris

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#8) On May 14, 2009 at 3:05 AM, portefeuille (98.93) wrote:

if everyone submits their "best" pick, the results will be interesting whether or not there are any specific goals for the portfolio.

There is something to that. And it is a quick solution (to whatever the problem might have been ...).

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#9) On May 14, 2009 at 3:06 AM, portefeuille (98.93) wrote:

I am fine with that. Move on, there is nothing here to see!

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#10) On May 14, 2009 at 3:17 AM, RonChapmanJr (30.15) wrote:


I think you are trying to give yourself too much work.  :)  Unless you have time to monitor all the 7 day scenarios I say you just take whatever picks you get and put them up.   If the people giving you picks are as good as their score might indicate, they can give you a great pick while factoring in the current price and market.


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#11) On June 15, 2009 at 9:49 PM, AllStarPortfolio (26.58) wrote:

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