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October 02, 2008 – Comments (4)

With the S&P 500 down so much since June, many of you may have picks that you greenthumbed, that you can close out with 5+ positive scores, lock in the accuracy and reopen for larger gains when they go back up.

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#1) On October 02, 2008 at 3:15 PM, anchak (99.86) wrote:

Good point.....I could only do this with BRK-B......I simply dont have much else :) Everything is RED and red all around

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#2) On October 02, 2008 at 4:05 PM, DemonDoug (61.72) wrote:

did that with HP and PWE today.

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#3) On October 02, 2008 at 5:44 PM, jester112358 (28.82) wrote:

I'm a buy-and-hold caps investor and that's a good part of the reason I'm down from 6200 points and a 70% accuracy rating to -1400 or so and 45% all on the last three months.  Thank goodness I've been 100% in cash since January in my brokerage account.    Have taken a huge hit in my oil and commodity oriented IRA (>50%) which I treat like CAPS, buy and hold (until confiscated by the government to pay off bad US debt-so its almost like the "play" capital in CAPS).  Don't think I'll ever see much of it.

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#4) On October 02, 2008 at 6:11 PM, dexion10 (27.70) wrote:

that's how you play caps people.  When the market is down big take advantage of some of your dogs - close them out in the green.

 

THE KEY TO CAPS:

red thumb bad stocks at bottoms

- You'll getmore outperformance from a red thumb if the market rallies while your stock falls.

green thumb good stocks at tops

- Youl'll get more outperformance from your stock if the market falls while your stock falls less or goes up.

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