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Congratulations to Specbear, TDRH, and dwot for making Barron's

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June 01, 2008 – Comments (23)

Pick up today's Barron's and take a look at page 36 - the Electronic Investor column. It talks about CAPS and mentions the above three CAPSers. Of course, they aren't the first ones to be profiled in stories about CAPS, as I was mentioned by the Globe and Mail back in February (although they never contacted me about that story).

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#1) On June 01, 2008 at 6:26 PM, Tastylunch (29.33) wrote:

Wow!

way to go you three!

(and you too reaper!) 

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#2) On June 01, 2008 at 7:21 PM, LORDZPAIN wrote:

Barons blows.... and so do the bs picks that specs and dwot make...

not sure about tdrh.....

But I've looked at dwots picks, she couldnt pick a green thumb stock to save her life... and specs picks are mostly negative as well....

Caps is retarted in that one can get a nice big score on red thumbing dollar stocks...

Wow what small fortunes and i do emphasis small .... couple of dollars here and there fortune  one could make in the real world... meanwhile the downside potential on such a strategy is astrometic...

Such is hadly worth mentioning let alone commenting on....

Personally I would look to someone who doesn't choose crappy small valued stocks to underperform...

I would like to see someones picks match what they would do in real life.... not this fantasy world.

www.updown.com

is a much better site for someone looking to really invest...

and not worry about doing better or worse than the market...

here you could actually lose money and yet still be a winner...

 

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#3) On June 01, 2008 at 8:55 PM, TMFJake (44.05) wrote:

Lordzpain, I'm glad you've found a portfolio game that you like. I'm not sure I'd put much faith in your opinion though given your comments about Specbear and Dwot--two excellent stock pickers.  May I suggest you take your venom elsewhere?  If not, than the Lordzpain account can be suspended just as your LordZ account was. 

Cheers,

jk 

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#4) On June 01, 2008 at 9:20 PM, Tastylunch (29.33) wrote:

just noticed you can read some of the article for free here

http://online.barrons.com/article/SB121218751931934059.html 

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#5) On June 01, 2008 at 9:26 PM, LORDZPAIN wrote:

Its not that I don't like caps, Jake. Theres a lot of potential here. But there are inherent flaws with the caps system.

Dwot makes many excellent and lengthly blogs, however I was surprised at how few green picks she managed to score with.

Spec while number one, has also managed that more from red picks.

Apparently dwot's losses in the real world probably has much to do with her emphasis on picking stocks to fail.

Specs is from the tech bubble.

 

 

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#6) On June 01, 2008 at 9:29 PM, LORDZPAIN wrote:

I don't like publications that only offer you some of the article for free, but it is interesting to see 3 people mentioned from the motley fool.

 

 

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#7) On June 01, 2008 at 10:10 PM, mandrake66 (78.05) wrote:

Congratulations SpecBear, TDRH, and dwot. I missed the article yesterday, never got past Up&Down Wall St, The Current Yield and a cursory look at Buy GM, just for the novelty.

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#8) On June 01, 2008 at 10:25 PM, EverydayInvestor (< 20) wrote:

LordZ:  get a grip, man. The point of CAPS is not to find the best stock picker. TMF has insisted from the start that the point is to generate serious research about stocks. So what if dwot and Specbear wouldn't be worthy to run a mutual fund? (Although I should insist that 95% of mutual fund managers aren't worthy of that honor either.)

And Barron's puts out some good research, particularly their negative articles.

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#9) On June 02, 2008 at 12:23 AM, thepull (99.46) wrote:

How are your thumbs down picking going Lordz?

It's so easy anyone should have no problem doing it, right? 

Good work to those who are mentioned.  

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#10) On June 02, 2008 at 2:14 AM, LORDZPAIN wrote:

Real life accuracy of 80 %

The pull...

over 20k in gains

thinking of starting my own fund

where i'll manage money for 2% and 20% of the gain.

I try to concentrate on picking stocks that are winners

and  hey if they make me all the better.

 

 

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#11) On June 02, 2008 at 2:34 AM, dbhealy (43.89) wrote:

kudos to the trio.

and lordz, why not post your discontent with all things CAPS in your *own* blog, instead of attempting to discredit others everywhere else.  it's getting old, fast.

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#12) On June 02, 2008 at 2:35 AM, camistocks (< 20) wrote:

Wow, so the CAPS blogs are being read even by Barron's? They won't like my last one...;-)

Here is the entire article posted on marketwatch.com


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#13) On June 02, 2008 at 4:43 AM, AnomaLee (28.64) wrote:

Congratulations....

My fund on marketocracy has done great, but it's been very volatile. 

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#14) On June 02, 2008 at 6:36 AM, TMFDeej (99.27) wrote:

Yeah, I was flipping through Barron's while my son was taking a nap on Saturday afternoon and my eyes popped out of my head when I saw CAPS and all of our friends mentioned.  Great publicity.  Nice job players and TMF PR.

Deej 

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#15) On June 02, 2008 at 6:42 AM, TMFDeej (99.27) wrote:

P.S. darn you Everyday for beating me to the punch and blogging about the Barron's article on CAPS first ;).  I would definitely have gotten a solid number of recs for mentioning it.  I gave you one anyhow :).

Deej 

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#16) On June 02, 2008 at 7:39 AM, devoish (97.60) wrote:

Congrats. It is very well deserved recognition.

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#17) On June 02, 2008 at 9:49 AM, EverydayInvestor (< 20) wrote:

TMFDeej -- I just want to be in the top 10 most rec'd bloggers. I gotta do what I gotta do to get those recs!

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#18) On June 02, 2008 at 10:10 AM, TDRH (99.68) wrote:

Everyday, you must read everything to find that article.   LordZ is right in a way though.   Over the next year two years the score leaders will have compound gains, 400 point swings will be the norm.  The compound value of interest will separate the wheat from the chafe.   We just need to be patient.

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#19) On June 02, 2008 at 10:29 AM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

It looks like another positive for the caps community, which is really what the site is all about. Nice find Everyday, here is another rec for you.

 

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#20) On June 02, 2008 at 1:52 PM, binv271828 (< 20) wrote:

Hey, that's awesome!
Congrats to all you guys (dwot, TDRH, SpecBear, and EverydayInvestor).

CAPS is by far the best investment forum on the internet. There is such a rich diversity of views and styles here. Where else can you have bulls, bears, and everybody in between exchanging ideas, writing blogs, posting and replying AND tracking their performance real time? Everybody has something valuable to add, and this site has by far the easiest way to verify somebody's opinion based on their performance. It is great!

It is really no surprise that the best players at CAPS are getting noticed by the outside investment community. Very cool.

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#21) On June 02, 2008 at 4:23 PM, mindmuse (61.90) wrote:

Congrats as well, but I think they should have dispatched a reporter and photographer to the Yukon.  ;-)

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#22) On June 03, 2008 at 10:06 AM, RA72 (61.25) wrote:

Congratulations TDRH, Specbear and Dwot!  I am delighted for you all!

 Keep up the good picks!

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#23) On June 28, 2008 at 12:20 AM, dwot (49.32) wrote:

Wow, that was about a month ago and this is the first I've seen of it.

Lordzpain, I did 177% return on my portfolio in my first serious year and I've never shorted a stock in real life.  I am Canadian, wit the belief that the US dollar is going further to the tanks so what makes you think it is worth my time to do the kind of research on here that I do on my actual investments?  Furthermore, I did have US stocks and I my investment sense was such that I dumped them all ahead of the US dollar dropping about 15% compared to the Canadian dollar.  You are one of the most narrow minded in you assessment of what I can and can not do as you completely mix it up with what is a game and what is real.  I have zero skin in a pick on here, and due to my feelings about the lack of stability of the US dollar, well, there is very little that would convience me to buy a US investment at this time.  I typically put 10-20 hours of research into the stocks I bought.  I look at a pick for 30 seconds to perhaps 5 minutes on here, expect for the stocks I've written about.

Dow 9000 would not surprise me, and I don't trust the US dollar so with my personal sentiments why would I spend the time looking to green thumb something?  It takes hours upon hours to properly research something I'd actually buy.  And with the system here you could also actually lose money and still be a winner.  But you truly mix up ability and purpose with personal movitiations, of which mine are highly different than yours.

TDRH, I completely agree with this: "Over the next year two years the score leaders will have compound gains, 400 point swings will be the norm.  The compound value of interest will separate the wheat from the chafe.   We just need to be patient."  However, I think the patience needs to come in waiting for the market to settle before going great green thumbs.  Like I said, down 9000 would not surprise me.  People that found the March bottom were very pleased with their choices, at least for a while.  I think there will be a series of rallies like that with progressively lower bottoms, like this week, over the next couple years. It will be interesting to watch this latest drop as it isn't what I call investment season, you know, when people are topping their retirement savings.

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