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April 13, 2008 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: GTE

In my opinion, both GTE (which for some reason I was just allowed to add now that it is on the AMEX but I saw that another CAPS person had it since last January) and LINE are very hot and great buys.

The problem with CAPS of course is that you cannot weight your picks and put more weight on the better picks and less on the weaker picks, like you can in your portfolio.

 

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#1) On April 13, 2008 at 6:14 PM, dwot (45.74) wrote:

There are lots of problems with Caps...

I'd agree that you can't leverage, or double up pick up a position the way you might in real life.  When I've done my homework on a stock I like, well, I'll pick up some and if the price goes down I will pick up more.  I figure if I've done my homework and I liked a stock at the price I bought originally, I should like it more at a lesser price.

Caps isn't a true return on investment kind of "game."  It compares to the S&P, not to what you actually have.  So, in this silly market where investments are down 10-15%, well, if you only lost 8-12% you beat the S&P and have a positive score in caps.  The way I look at that nonsense is "big deal."  I couldn't care a less if I lose less than what the S&P loses, it means I've still lost and that's not what I'm in it for.

They do have that $ feature now, so you can show emphasis that way, it just doesn't do anything for your score. 

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