CAPS Watch Lists
Am I the only one here who is completely astounded that CAPS has not unleashed the power of the watch list yet? I mean I know, we all have space for 200 picks in our CAPS portfolios, but right next to the commentary tab at the top of your scorecard you'll notice an area for yourself entitled "Watch List." Me personally, I haven't used it yet and with good reason, it's not necessarily a reminder to myself but a notice to everyone else of other companies that are currently peaking my interest, and that my friends is the rub!
Why hasn't the Motley Fool taken advantage of this wonderful tool and made the Watch List open for everyone to see. I'm more than happy to blog about companies that interest me and stocks that might be peaking my attention, but I bet it would sure be a lot easier for everyone to see in a very simple watch list what companies are peaking my attention. In addition to this, just as we have pitches for our CAPS portfolio picks, perhaps we could have "notes" for our watch list picks. We don't need to have green or red thumbs for watch list picks, perhaps just cognitive reminders for ourselves and our readers.
Not just thinking of myself, there are plenty of other CAPS players that I would be interested in viewing their watch lists. Right now I have to scroll through a never-ending blog post of Portefeuille's just to find his 520+ recommendations when it would be SO much easier just to have the ability to see his watch list as easy as I can access his scorecard and commentary. Bulls and bears alike I think Watch Lists could become an interesting tool and I think the Motley Fool would be smart to look into expanding it for all to see. Any community feedback here would be appreciated as I'd be curious to know if I'm the only one feeling this way.