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GrumpyOldGuy (< 20)

How bad are these folks?



March 19, 2010 – Comments (5)

I tried, I really tried to get to the absolute bottom of the Caps ratings. I wanted to be the worst of the worst. The 69356th rating out of 69356 Caps participants. I stuck with 3X bear ETFs during the best year in the market in recent history. I "thumb downed" 3X bull ETFs. I did everything wrong and still some of you stayed firmly worse than myself.

I surrender. I will never achieve my goal of being the worst of the worst so I now will resume trying to increase my Caps rating. I cleared all my picks as of today and will post new choices as I make them.

I have a 1.75 rating as of 3/19/2010 and am ready to redeem my stock picking record. I think I will first go to the Magic Formula (Value Investing taken to an extreme) web site and see whats happening there. Maybe toss in a little Jim Cramer for laughs.

My immediate goal is to reach a Caps rating of 5. Wish me well.

5 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On March 19, 2010 at 8:09 PM, TARPedBanks (< 20) wrote:

I held 'Bottom Fool' at two points I'm aware of last year.  Most recent time was documented with a screen capture here.  But, it's very tough to hold it -TARPed has climbed all the way up to a 0.02 rating and ranks 69764 out of 69779.

The trick was green-thumbing every ratable bank that took TARP money.

Fool On!



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#2) On March 19, 2010 at 8:20 PM, dragonLZ (89.00) wrote:

Good Luck Grumpy!

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#3) On March 19, 2010 at 8:34 PM, portefeuille (98.93) wrote:

are you sure you have tried everything?

you might want to try technical analysis (just kidding, hehe) and read some of the really popular posts written in 2009 in the "caps" game blog section, hehe ...

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#4) On March 19, 2010 at 8:37 PM, portefeuille (98.93) wrote:

having 200 "active" calls can help as well ...

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#5) On March 19, 2010 at 8:42 PM, dragonLZ (89.00) wrote:

Grumpy, I just read your posts from March of 2007. I enjoyed them both.

I'm very impressed with the call you made at that time (dollar down, gold up).


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