Another Way to Game CAPS
The reasoning behind re-upping (downing?) red-thumbs to maximize your score has been discussed many times, but in this market it might make sense to re-up some green thumbs.
With the market down 10 percent or so from the highs, it makes sense to re-up outperform picks that are priced lower than your start point and that have 5+ CAPS points. Hypothetical case, you picked XYZ at 100 a few months ago. It’s now trading at 98, but because the S&P has dropped 8% since your pick, you’re +6 in CAPS. By re-upping, you bank an accuracy pick and restart your pick at a lower cost basis.
I cut my one attempt at this so far too close and it dropped below the 5 point threshold for banking accuracy, but I did get the lower cost basis for determing future gains (or losses).