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Another Way to Game CAPS



January 16, 2008 – Comments (2)

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).

Fool on!

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#1) On January 17, 2008 at 12:13 AM, dwot (29.17) wrote:

Excellent point...

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#2) On January 17, 2008 at 11:17 AM, Capsperson wrote:

I was wondering about that...

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