Another Alstry Blog Taken Down???
Can anyone explain why??? Please.
It had 35 recommendations.
It did not address a single CAPs player.
As far as I could tell, it only got positive comments from the readers.
And Motley Fool allows and encourages the Techno Fariy syndrome to keep spreading???
How many of you guys have ALL of the following symbols picked in your portfolio in the last four months??????
FNXMF.PK, VOHO.DL, GRMN, RYL, DRYS, SBUX, OSTK, DWSN and PXCE.OB.....
I could probably rattle off at least 10 more....and many of them obscure .OB and Pink Sheet companies. A number of these players are in the TOP TEN like TRDH, EverydayInvestor, and goldminingXpert.
For what its worth, there are hundreds, if not thousands of accounts that have these identical symbols in them. I ran the odds past a friend of mine who is an actuary and he said the liklihood of it being random is pratically impossible. He didn't give me exact odds but put it at over 1,000,000 to one without working too hard at it.
I I had hundreds or thousands of accounts, I guarantee you at least 7 would be in the top ten just by gaming the system....I have indicated how easy it is to do in the past.
I can understand editing the document, or even giving Alstry the courtesy of editing himself....but it seems like the editors of MF really don't give a damn about your investing investing improvement....just popularity and perception of help.
This is an environment I really don't want to be part of......
Motley Fool started as a website mocking the actively managed mutual fund industry....maybe its time for Alstry to start a website mocking English Majors posing as individuals giving investment advice?????
And a blog about a TARP receiving bank shipping jobs overseas gets pulled???? A public explanation why removal of this blog without notice would be appreciated!!!!!
Now I understand why you guys let an UNSOLICITED comment like this from TRDH stand without a single rebuttle from TMF:#3) On February 03, 2009 at 9:09 PM, TDRH (99.99) wrote: Alstry, what do you pay per rec for this dribble? I am for sale.
Up 200 recs this weekend, with 15 recepts for your most recent posts? Does the number 5000 on yahoo finance mean anything to you?
You add no value to this site.
His post was a response to this blog:
There was nothing in the post that was offensive or inaccurate.
But now it has become clear to me that TRDH is simply a TECHNO FAIRY who makes similar picks to Everydayinvestor, goldminingXpert, and TMFElderhead......notice how everyone, and I mean EVERYONE who is not a Techno Fairy selections are not even remotely similar.
And TMF encoruages this sort of TECHNO FAIRY nonsense???? If this is the case, I want nothing to do with it....
Let's see, the Fools got their fame mocking mutual funds, giving off the impression that all should be heard and having an open discourse about investing......something that I applauded....but clearly it has degenerated into something else and more a reflection of the sign of the times....maybe its time for the Institute of Alstrynomics to start its own blog and really teach investors a thing or two about investing....instead of the arbitrary nonsense being regurgetated and encouraged on this site?????