Tonight was the first night in the top10 of the "caps" game for me. I was somewhere between #8 and #16 or so in the last two days so it is pretty "dense" in this area. My score points did not change by much but having an accuracy of 81% leads to a far different rank than having one of 82%. As a "rule of thumb" you could say that "up here" a gain of one point in the accuracy is equivalent to a gain of 1000 score points (and it is much easier to gain the former, I believe).
Now since the new feature that lets you separate score points gained via "outperform" from those gained via "underperform" calls (hopefully the inverse ETFs will count in the "inverse" category) has not arrived yet (should be here by the middle of May) I wonder where I am ranked if you only consider the "outperform" score points. I am really to lazy to do the copy&paste work again to check the current top10 (I have done it once for the top8 and only bravobevo had scored considerably that way at the time) and I suspect many of the "outperform" top10 do not come from the "old fashioned" top20. Just in case anyone else "can't wait" and calculates his "outperform" score point (please do not count "inverse"/"bear" ETFs) I suggest that those player post their "outperform" score points here (as a comment ...).
(portefeuille, 7983.40 points)
The resulting "outperform" ranking could have several positive effects:
1) I would be number one (not sure and just joking. Really ...)
2) Apparently some players like to "follow" others and I am not talking about this "groupie" thing under "favorites". (One player has even warned me recently that I should be careful with what I write and what I "recommend" because I have "a following" whether I wanted that or not and some of what I write in my blog posts could be considered a "recommendation". (I think he specifically meant my "recommendation" to "catch falling knifes" and to "throw good money after bad" found here and he asked me whether I would really recommend putting all money into "unhedged" positions in "small cap high beta stocks". (I am not sure whether I would have recommended doing that at the time but I really still believe that no one should consider what I write or "do" here as any kind of recommendation.))) Well, if they really want to follow someone (especially "going long") they might want to see who did best in the past via "outperform" calls). But, please, just don't follow anyone! (This was a recommendation!)
3) It would open a new field of competition.
4) Many players would consider moving out of "yes man" land.
There will be probably more and "better" effects, let's just wait and see ...