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January 26, 2009 – Comments (61) | RELATED TICKERS: CAP , S

I decided to start this post to keep a running log of issues that seem to crop up in CAPS.

For eg.... Start prices of picks for today. I am seeing people with start prices for Barclays at 2.75 while the stock opened at 4.82.

luvb2b ( who's one of my fav - that's how I caught it) - did implement the Ultrasuck( RVA's profile) with Leveraged ETFs we have been screaming ie they have tracking decay - he Red THUMBED a whole bunch  - Ultra and Ultrashorts - you should see his start prices that CAPS gave. Also note the S&P movemebnt assigned for the period. I had the same problem with the HOV start price

Of course I sent an email to the good folks at CAPS - I am sure they get bombarded from multiple sources - and I have found Chris (TMFChrisHarris) et al very very helpful.

But honestly these seem to be occuring a lot and there needs to be some documentation by members in pointing these out.

So here goes my current list

(1) Today's start price problems.I think the program needs to be rerun for ALL picks
(2) SAY Underperform pick. CAPS assigned a valid price - while the stock was halted for days
(3) NCTY 2008 scores. +400 scores with $100+ quited price. Stock never went that far
(4) Rydex Funds distributions for Dec 2008. The dividend adjustmet on cost basis seems to have had some problems.

I really do not want this to be CAPS bashing ......but more of a constructive log ....so that issues can be identified by members coming across them - as and when and hopefully resolved within a timeframe.

 Fool on!

 

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#1) On January 26, 2009 at 4:05 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

I think they get their feed from FusionIQ? my guess is the problems arise from there.

yeah i've been making picks during the day to avoid this problem now.

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#2) On January 26, 2009 at 4:09 PM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

Yeah could very well be..... needs some sanity checks though

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#3) On January 26, 2009 at 4:15 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

I don't know how many times I have been burned on starting a stock before it opens on CAPS......something you just kind of get used to I guess. The fun part is when they don't show up until the next day:) I am not talking about .ob's either, for those TMF guys looking at this post.

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#4) On January 26, 2009 at 4:28 PM, outoffocus (23.08) wrote:

A big problem I have is I never seem to keep my underdog charm.  The underdog charm goes to people that have 100+  points in underperform picks.  I have close to 500 points in underperform picks (open and closed) and yet I dont have an underdog charm. The few days I do seem to get an underdog charm, it shows up for like 2 minutes then goes away.  I havent contacted support about it because its just a charm. 

I've also had the problem with my starting price being wrong on one of my .OB picks.  But the starting price eventually corrected within a couple days.

I've noticed that there are stock symbols in the CAPS database that no longer exist.  CAPS may want to clean that up.

Don't get me wrong, for a free online stock game, CAPS is awesome.  But it is not without its flaws.

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#5) On January 26, 2009 at 5:03 PM, RVAspeculator (29.26) wrote:

I noticed some problems this morning that were corrected by the afternoon...   I put an outperform on CAT right at the open. 

It opened at $33.6 but my start price was $36!

At around 3pm it was fixed.   I think sometimes you just have to give the folks at CAPS some time to fix things...  I believe the pre-open start prices were messed up for quite a few stocks today.

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#6) On January 26, 2009 at 5:11 PM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

True..... but honestly I keep finding stuff....and as I said this is not supposed to be  a bashing.....

Not to pick....but just found this one on bg11235 page

Start
Date
TickerCAPS RatingCallTime FrameStart
Price
Today (Change)Stock
Gain
S&P
Gain
ScoreEnd DatePitch

12/22/08 SAY NS $7.89$1.89
( +10.53%)+18.50%-100.00%+118.501/9/2009 @ $9.35

 

His S&P gain -100%......

Of course I was checking thinking CAPS gave him a sub $1 start price......

 

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#7) On January 26, 2009 at 11:43 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

No response yet eh?

AC you may wish to post this on the CAPS Beta feedbakc forum, I know the Foolish Overlords patrol that baord pretty regularly.

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#8) On January 27, 2009 at 1:52 AM, BigFatBEAR (29.16) wrote:

Hey anchak -

My price for RGLD short this morning was 44.63 somehow. I pissed and moaned about it, but upon returning to CAPS tonight it seems my start price had changed to 48.86. Maybe something is being done about this?

I've never seen CAPS act like this before.

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#9) On January 27, 2009 at 11:05 AM, TMFJake (59.41) wrote:

Yes, there were some bad open prices that came across yesterday morning.  We've been trying to correct them.

Anchak also pointed out some problems with closing S&P values on about four SAY picks. The halt in SAY trading created some glitches...

Thanks for posting this list.  We are looking into all of them.

Thanks!

jk

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#10) On January 27, 2009 at 11:17 AM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

Jake and Chris...you guys rock!

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#11) On January 27, 2009 at 12:42 PM, TMFCHarris (99.58) wrote:

Hey guys,

There were some issues with start prices yesterday, that took a while to resolve. We didn't want to start manually fixing what could have been a systemic problem, so that is why the prices adjusted through the course of the day. I believe all issues related to that are now fixed.

The SAY issues are being worked on - the sudden halt and pick volume led to some irregularities. They should also be resolved soon.

We're looking into the RTW distributions and you should hear back shortly.

NCTY score changes are coming in the near future, as we correct the end prices and recalc.

For those who felt burned by their start prices, this handy chart shows how picks get prices. If you see something significantly off about the price it says you should have gotten vs. the price you got, please let us know at CAPSBug@fool.com.

As always, Fool on,
Chris

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#12) On January 27, 2009 at 1:47 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

Dang it. I just deleted a comment about a ficticious bug that I was going to try to pull off, but I couldn't pull the trigger. What is going on with me. I am finding too much respect for blogs that I can't even have fun anymore.

Ahhhh the good old days:)

For the bloggers.

 They are still worth a good laugh even in the face of real bugs.

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#13) On January 27, 2009 at 1:52 PM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

Madcow...you are something :) I remember this blog - I think one of reasons why I became a stinkyfeeter.....

 

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#14) On January 27, 2009 at 1:55 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

Strike 1

cough cough. Don't read comment 8 from the "For the bloggers"

It is too funny/fitting for what just happened:)

 I will not try to repost it if no worky. Dang bugs.

For the bloggers.

I swear the link showed up both times. 

"I am so sart."

"I mean I am so smart."

 binve might be able to get the last two lines.

BTW- I find it very funny that outoffocus is such a champion that he can't keep the underdog charm rocking. I wish I had that problem in real life. Best of luck figuring out the bugs Chris and Jake.

 

 

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#15) On January 27, 2009 at 10:05 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

Maybe not a bug, but I thought of something to add. On the OB stocks, the current price and the previous close always match up. Maybe a little N - 1 might be needed on the "previous day" of that ticker to decipher between what the stock has done from one selling day to the next. Not really all that important, but it could help me make better CAPS point decisions on that shat.

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#16) On January 28, 2009 at 7:58 AM, Mary953 (76.72) wrote:

Madcow -

FWIW, Your link is no longer accessable.  I did however learn a lot about how to imbed graphics into a website.  Also could have learned much about programming had I cared to stick around on that site.  Methinks your link got cut off at the knees.

anchak -

Thanks for the fav.  I follow what you, madcow, Tasty, BradA, BFB, and a bunch of others do with a lot of enjoyment and respect.  To be added by one of you is an honor.  Much appreciated!

And thanks all, for letting me know that overnight picks are really supposed to be added at the opening bell and that is a glitch if they aren't done that way.  It happens to me at times but I thought I had misread the FAQ's.  Same with the Underdog charm.  It goes on and off like Rudolph's nose at Christmas.  Do you get to keep the "top score on a stock" only for as long as you are actually holding that top score?

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#17) On January 28, 2009 at 10:38 AM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

Here the link which madcow was pointing to.......for those who havent; read it before - I'll not spoil the fun....just imagine how it must have piqued your imagination at the time :) :)

http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/viewpost.aspx/?bpid=60521&t=02004558015901102049

His link somehow missed the caps.fool.com/blogs piece

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#18) On January 28, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Mary953 (76.72) wrote:

Hmmmmm........Anything?

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#19) On January 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

sorry for the bad manners Mary. I hate when I leave comments and get no response as well:)

Underdog charm is a continuing tally. So even if you get the underdog charm at exactly 100 points and close out all your redthumbs, if you add new ones and have a negative score with them it counts against your charm. Therefore you do lose it.

Top score is similar to that as well. I didn't know this either. I thought it was for 1 pick, but if you pick it multiple times, caps takes the cumulative. In some cases people have picked a stock 15 times and have the top score.....mainly by default:) I have PVX top score right now, but I believe I have picked it 3 times....maybe 4 I am really not sure. I actually thought the stock would kill it during the winter months, but it turned out to be a dud. Not a bad stock if you like dividends from Canada and think the dollar is going to drop in the future......I have discussed this on caps before, but it didn't get too much attention. Dividend investors are funny in a sense, that they don't care if a stock has gone from $12 to $4 in the matter of months, but if the dividend is less due to currency exchange rates, watch out for the confusion and temper:)

Hope this helps with the underdog and top score questions.

As for the overnight picks....I tried timing 3 stocks this morning, but I think I missed it by a few clicks and can't figure how they are calculated for my score. Oh well, I really don't fret on that stuff and have had picks sit in the pending link for 1 or 2 days before they are added, yet they were traded frequently throughout the days they should have been active. Again....oh well:)

BTW- I really suck at copy and pasting posts and videos in CAPS. I really have no clue why. It use to work and some days it does, but I guess yesterday was the other side of that coin.  

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#20) On January 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

Mary953

Let's see top score is cumulative, so if you pick the same stock stock several times correctly you can get a pretty high score on the stock and possibly score leader. It's more useful to pick underpeforms over and over than outperforms due to compounding issues. That is assuming your calls are right in the first place . :-)

Underdog charm you keep as long as your net on all your Open and closed redthumbs is +100, so if you going under/over that amount as the market fluctuates it will turn on and off

Yeah the overnight thing is a risk with CAPS, it's due to the streaming service (capital IQ I think?) sometimes you gte some weird opens, a lot of it self resolves at around 6pm of the first day.

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#21) On January 28, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

ah dangit i see the madcow already responded.

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#22) On January 28, 2009 at 2:34 PM, Mary953 (76.72) wrote:

Yeaaah!!!  Real answers!  Since I'm learning stuff I didn't know, I'll go for How Does It Work for $1000, Alex.

TMF doesn't give you credit for gains <$5.  Does it allow you to close out losses <$5 without incurring the $ lost penalty also, or is this a lose/lose sort of thing?

and Madcow -

1. Write down anything in the comments portion.   Therefore --

"Hmmmm.......Anything?"  ;-)

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#23) On January 28, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Mary953 (76.72) wrote:

Blast, I mixed up the < > dohickeys again!  And you people don't believe me when I say I hate math, hate it, hate it, hate it....It's too *&^*& logical.  I am Not a Rational Being.  I Am Female and Prefer to be Insane Whenever Possible!   hateit..hateit...hateit...(Shoot, now GoodVibe's gonna kick me outta class for being a bad influence*&%&%$^#%)

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#24) On January 28, 2009 at 2:49 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

Mary 953

It works like this 

picks that are +5 count for accuracy and points (win/win)

picks that 0 to +5 count for points only, neutral towards accuarcy (win/tie)

picks that negative at all count against both accuracy and points. (lose/lose)

Hope that helps!

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#25) On January 28, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Mary953 (76.72) wrote:

Tasty - 

You do realize

that breaking up thoughts carefully like that

gives the impression you are talking to a very small child or a total loon.

and I have been shooting myself in the foot with a CAPS pistol.   bummer

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#26) On January 28, 2009 at 3:27 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

More fun. I red thumbed ARTC.PK per a suggestion from Tasty. This is how it stands.

Previous close was 7.15

Opened at 7.19

My start was 6.91? I tried to time it right at opening this morning with a coupld of stocks and I think I missed it by 3 minutes:) 

But how did I get a start price at 6.91 from the previous close and the opener?

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#27) On January 28, 2009 at 3:31 PM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

My oh my..CAPS is becoming such a funny place....LOTS OF SMILES....

Please continue!

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#28) On January 28, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

Mary953

oh sorry that wasn't how I meant it.

I do that more for myself, It makes it easier for me to understand/rogainze. Sorry no offense intended.

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#29) On January 28, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

madcowmonkey

wtf man you got hosed.

You know what I think might be happening? I think CAPS is giving us the start prices at 10 am not 9:30. maybe what's ahppening is they are still using the twenty minute delay and counting Open as the start of the delay. Still it should be then 9:50 but that seems to be were 6.91 came from for ARTC.

i'm going to check my overnight picks and see if it is the same.

 

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#30) On January 28, 2009 at 4:24 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

Hunh weird, I got HBAN at 3.60 which it go to about ten minutes after open.

Key at 8.56 (which was open) and the rest look like openish prices (but none exactly) so I don't know why it happened to you. That's really weird.

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#31) On January 28, 2009 at 4:36 PM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

Given that most free sites provide Real-Time quotes these days - is it a little bit too much to request - to drop this crazy 20 min - delay and let the SPY catch up to you and do the % delta to compute the final score pick and then if you are closing - HOPE that it either doesn't close below  Zero or below 5 whatever the case maybe.

 

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#32) On January 28, 2009 at 4:38 PM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

See it turns my head 360 degrees :) and you wouldn't know if you saw me :)

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#33) On January 28, 2009 at 4:49 PM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

Another one....no big deal - but a bug nonetheless - I stress this because its happening not across the board

Everyday's score today as I write this

Today's Top ScorersToday's Worst ScorersSRCH.OB +11.83 FAS -21.44 PALG.OB +9.57 MBI -18.21 WNDM.OB +8.87 EDC -10.26

XLets take a gander at his FAZ pick - see I know this because he has FAS and FAZ hedged so how come FAZ is not one of his best stocks today - its on mine ( I do not have it hedged - actually I am playing both)

01/28/09 FAZ 5Y $42.55$39.52
(-31.42%)-4.09%+0.87%+4.95

By my reckoning he should have garnered anything between +38 to 39 points.

Again, I am not being a prick - but folks understand - these are done by machines ( ie computer programs) - how the heck does it miss an update for one player and not the other.

Score seems to be OK

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#34) On January 28, 2009 at 5:03 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

HBAN green thumb. Wow good call tasty. I hope it pays off for you. 10 minutes after open? and you made it last night. I did get screwed:) No worries though. I am sure I will hold it until it goes green anyway. BTW- I really should have just closed some of the laggards that I have been holding with green thumbs and re-open in the middle of January like I wanted to, but my one and only thing stopping me is on caps it takes too long. OXPS is one that I added a pitch to today suggesting this. I really thought that stock would have done better in this market than what it did/didn't.

anchak- computers are really dumb when you have programming experience (which I understand you have some experience in), but your prick statement is funny as all get out.

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#35) On January 28, 2009 at 5:10 PM, Mary953 (76.72) wrote:

Consider this a thank you for the answers today.  I didn't like all of the answers I got but that is because I was doing the wrong thing most of the time -

http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=136620&t=01007737217973478225

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#36) On January 28, 2009 at 6:49 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

madcowmonkey

thanks we'll see, I'm hoping the banks can stay afloat for 7 days,  I think they likely will obviously. I made some bucks on HBAN today but got nervy once it got over 4 and cashed out.

Yeah OXPS has been alittle dissappointing don't know why. TOS got bought out and I would have thought that would have helped OXPS. Maybe they will too. I'm not sure it's over with just yet.

anchak

the more you point out the discrepancies the more it does seem to be a real issue.

Mary953

Hey don't feel bad, you should have seen my start in CAPS (just ask madcow) you are kicking my butt with what you've done since joining. :-) It takes a awhile to get your bearings, dont beat yourself up.

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#37) On January 30, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Mary953 (76.72) wrote:

Somewhere out there, someone commented on me being in the top 2% and I thought "uh-oh".  Sure enough, it was just like a commentator noting that a quarterback never ever throws an interception - suddenly the only receptions are being made by the other team.  Since that comment, my score has been plummeting.  I was settling into the 4-500's too. (sigh) 

Anchak - I am putting this on a couple of blogs.  You wanted my comment on FACT (the stock) put back as a rec.  I didn't keep a copy of it unfortunately, so I looked up the info and did an update based on the latest info.  I hope you enjoy this one as well.  It may not be as funny, but I tried to remember at least the general idea that I used - which was that for some stocks, you don't really have to be all that serious to get the point across.  Enjoy!

 

 

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#38) On February 05, 2009 at 10:16 AM, thehammer01 (97.59) wrote:

For NCTY, they split and issued a one time dividend.  I am pretty sure CAPS adjusted for this (I saw it coming and took advantage, but then they wiped my 1000% return off).  Maybe they only adjusted certain individuals?  That would be a crock!  They certainly did mine...

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#39) On February 05, 2009 at 10:37 AM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

Hi Hammer...Thanks for the fav..you are an interesting person...running 5 CAPS profiles! Obviously you also have another main/older profile ...... otherwise the NCTY thing wouldn't apply to you  :)

Maybe....you should do a blog - or let us know about the strategies - like I noticed 1 is a full short - a lot are full longs and then there's one with a lot of stocks which don't seem to trade. I personally found it very interesting.

I think the issue with NCTY was what you said - but they somehow missed a sweep check - when the correction went thru - thus a lot of people were showing closing price of $110+ in 2008. Its corrected now., I think

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#40) On February 06, 2009 at 4:24 PM, thehammer01 (97.59) wrote:

Thanks for the comments.  I have two that I (semi) actively watch (this and another), two that are complete opposites for the most part (3,4), one that i've never touched (2) and recently added a 6th.  4 of the 5 (excluding the most recent, which after two days is a 60) are All-stars and 3/4 are >97, proving that even Fools can get lucky! (ha)  The ugly duckling of the group is the all short (4).

I think of CAPs as a fun game and an interesting way to monitor new ways of beating the EMH on a broad scale (individual company technical analysis will get smoked by insider trading or larger research firms - see Everyday's first "how to trade" post).  As you point out though, it does have its flaws.  And, because it is rules based it can be arbitraged. 

Also, I don't have a lot of time to focus on equities, like Floridabuilder recently wrote about in his last (second time around Brett Farve esc) goodbye post.  If you don't have the time, you won't be successful (see Everyday's again. honestly, it was a great post).  I'm also open to new investment ideas but too much of a Taleb deciple to be fooled (ha) into thinking that a glitzy CAPS score makes someone a good investor.  Like Peter Schiff, it is possible for 1 out of your 5 predictions to be correct and be proclaimed as a prophet.  He stands by his word, but the bottom line is that he lost his investors money in 2008.  Reinvesting dividends, hedging, yadda yadda, the truth remains that people sitting in cash (I HATE the term dry-powder, it's stupid, and what happes to powder? the two I know either get baked or blow up) and investing in those securities now have done better.  So, what do they need a broker for?  (aside: I used to think it was a crock that my broker has never called me.  I invest my money with ***** and was assigned one of their "top brokers".  I have chosen all my investments, including exotic options, and grown my total investment base by 4x in the last three years alone.  Still, no call.  Even though it burns me that he is getting a cut of my trading fees, I know consider myself lucky not to have a broker who yapps my ear off and would most likely give me bad advice.  The day he calls is the day I request to switch brokers.). 

I digress.  So the mark of a good trader?  Maybe it is having 6/7 CAPs >60 (by default 1 is lower because it is the exact opposite of another)?  Maybe it is having 100 profiles positive?  I would still not trust any of these, or the "collective conscious".  That's just me though, just a game.  If you want any posts on market strategy, economics or a specific sector I'd be happy to answer.

To me, it's a game though.

The market is your board; is it better to be hammered or nailed?  I say hammer it.

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#41) On March 03, 2009 at 5:19 PM, thehammer01 (97.59) wrote:

Is there any way to close multiple picks at a time?  

I currently do them one at a time and it is PAINFUL.  I understand if CAPs is worried about their systems being taxed, but the 5 trading day closed window would prevents the system being flooded with too many 'day traders' anyway.

- hammer it.

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#42) On March 03, 2009 at 9:46 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

Nope sorry to say there isn't hammer. It was one of my CAPS suggestions last year. I find it very tiresome myself

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#43) On March 04, 2009 at 2:30 PM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

Man one of my pet peeves.....by the time you close each - and the 20 min delay and other skullduggery - the price pretty much can be anywhere in this market.

Since they allow picking multiple picks...why not use the same window to close to allow closing them also.....they do the check to ensure whether is closable or not any way

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#44) On March 05, 2009 at 5:29 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

I think the closing of picks is my biggest bother. I have commented on this issue too. It stops me from closing picks out when I have too many..........(slow pause) that's why I have all red picks!?:) They were green at one point:)

I would still go with the email version of closing. Check the box of the ones you want to close and give a big confirmation reply after doing so.

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#45) On March 09, 2009 at 12:11 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

Just noticed one of my favorites has a pick from 2001? How long has caps been running?

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#46) On March 09, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

muts be a bug I think CAPS has only been around since 2006

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#47) On March 09, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

I agree abotu the email closing of picks thing 100%

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#48) On March 09, 2009 at 4:38 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

there is also a glitch in computing stock gain. I have picks that start price is $8 it is currently at $8, and the stock gain is at a negative percentage? Same goes for gains on the stock? A couple of these are on my page right now for what I started today. Not sure why it does this.

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#49) On March 09, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

madcow tha fixes itself in about 24 hours usually. It's a weird first day of pick gltch

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#50) On March 09, 2009 at 10:38 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

yep. fixed by closing. It is still weird and thought I would plug it in. I have seen some strange things here on caps.........like the recs on posts disappears during certain times of the day......everybody has 0 recs and then 10 seconds later the recs are back. Anybody else have that happen........eh.....I mean have you two seen that?

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#51) On March 10, 2009 at 1:09 AM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

No I haven't seen that one, but I've noticed you get some special glitches , like what hapoens when you pots a yotube video. Maybe it's your browser?

The glitch I get all the time is that when I hit post my comment it won;t let me 20-30% of the time (takes me to an error page)

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#52) On March 10, 2009 at 9:16 AM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

Browser is the most recent firefox browser. Maybe it has something with Vista..... I know it isn't, but everything else that goes wrong with the stuff I create I blame it on Vista. It took me a while to figure out how to print without using ctrlp:)

I use to get the comment glitch, but now I don't. I wish I didn't mess up blogs by posting youtube. I have this great 50 year anniversary (cougar)Barbie video that I wanted to post. Maybe I will just put a link up on this blog.......just teasing anchak.

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#53) On March 10, 2009 at 5:49 PM, TigerPack1 (96.57) wrote:

anchak,

NICE POINT GAIN IN CAPS TODAY!

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#54) On March 12, 2009 at 12:12 PM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

I am sorry guys....I wasn't tracking this post for a while - and suddenly saw the comments......

On issues....

(1) A recent one I am getting on one of my computers is that with every comment - it takes me to the "monkey ate your post" page - I already notified. They cant recreate - individual setups have a funny way of interacting with CAPS

(2)  With IE I keep getting messages about the back-end script ( This is an asp page) ....slowing it down.

(3) On computing scores - it really pisses me off - especially since I have a habit of closing things at the margin like 5.5+ points - and a lot of times it recomputes at time of close - and its below 5. I need the accuracy!

Also I have seen this a lot - if I pick something , the Real-time price doesn't match necessarily to the pick open/close price - after the 20 min delay.

Madcow...man you come up with some real weird stuff....no I have not see that....however - I have seen it open up recs/pitches for recommendations which I did before - thankfully always gives me the window that I recd it before - if it wasn't so - Florida/Tasty's rec count would bludgeon!

 TigerPack: Thanks! I think you had a 1000+ day too.....stay safe - not out of the woods yet!

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#55) On March 13, 2009 at 5:48 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

I will try to catch a shot of the screen when it happens.....just so you guys don't think I am making this stuff up. I guess the reputation could be confusing.......you guys were too quick to call me out on the post yesterday:)

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#56) On April 13, 2009 at 3:22 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

thestinkyfeet has a bug.....checkout the ended picks.

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#57) On April 15, 2009 at 10:55 AM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

are we able to view players watchlist.........or am I the only one that uses that feature?

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#58) On April 15, 2009 at 10:58 AM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

Madcow..... excellent point.....I think we aren't - but honestly the watchlist is extremely unfriendly......sometimes I try and keep some stuff in there - but due to the inability to close out picks easily.....simply tooo cumbersome

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#59) On April 15, 2009 at 3:21 PM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

Yeah you cna't see my watchlist, but like Anchak I no longer use the watchlist. too hard to end picks.

Unfortunately that means I know use CAPS as a watchlist :(

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#60) On April 16, 2009 at 12:05 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

I caught a picture of the "zero" rec screen for blogs. I will try to put it up soon.

 

I have a few really good picks in the watchlist, but I just let those sit and never close them. They are usually the spec bets that I don't feel comfortable putting in the port, because they are not followed very well on caps......it makes me fell more stealthy. Too bad it doesn't count in the charms area:) Oh well.

 

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#61) On April 16, 2009 at 4:12 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

liquidkeys

this caps member scored 1900 points on one pick today. Rocket City Enterprises. It has been bankrupt and the player had a thumbs down on the stock......do explain on how they scored 1900 points on a thumbsdown:)

 

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