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I Cracked the top 10... Finally



July 13, 2011 – Comments (21)

After a long journey, looks Like i made the top 10


I would like to thank Baby jesus for all his help, and I definitely would like to thank myself for not being lazy and logging in at least 1x a day during work.  I also would like too thank my job for letting me log into this site, and not blocking it. 


 For someone who just made their account 13 months ago...  Def not too shabby


Bravo Bravo...   heheheheheeh



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#1) On July 13, 2011 at 12:53 PM, kdakota630 (29.12) wrote:


There should be a "Top 10" lucky charm that you get permanently if you achieve that.  Same thing with a "Top 100" in my opinion.

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#2) On July 13, 2011 at 12:57 PM, cecamadocv1 (99.92) wrote:



hopefully i don't mistime the market, and make a major mistake.  I am all about timing the market, and I've heard its impossible to do.  So hopefully market keeps going up and down for the next year or two.  A prolonged Bull or Bear market will mess me up





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#3) On July 13, 2011 at 12:59 PM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

Welcome to the top ten!

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#4) On July 13, 2011 at 1:03 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Good going!

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#5) On July 13, 2011 at 1:07 PM, kdakota630 (29.12) wrote:


I am all about timing the market, and I've heard its impossible to do.

So far you've proven to be much better at it than me.  Keep up the good work.

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#6) On July 13, 2011 at 1:13 PM, zCreator (93.41) wrote:


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#7) On July 13, 2011 at 1:44 PM, portefeuille (98.81) wrote:

do you have more players than I do (my players)? it is hard to keep up with the names, hehe ... -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> ->


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#8) On July 13, 2011 at 4:27 PM, cecamadocv1 (99.92) wrote:

I changed my name a lot of times, thats cause I didnt want people who searched my real name on google, getting a hit for this website.  But then i changed it back to show up with my name, because why not its definitely not a bad thing i guess??? lol    

cecmado1, cecamadocv, cecamadocv1, cecamadocv2, cecamadocv4 ,

I've had over 2-3 name changes for each account.  I am definitely sticking to these names, lol...   Most of my friends think I am an idiot, they wouldnt beleive me if i named my account anything else other then my name.  And even thats not enough, they probably think I bought the account off someone.  lol...  damn shame





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#9) On July 13, 2011 at 4:32 PM, cecamadocv1 (99.92) wrote:

Portfeuille, wow I'm impressed, your accounts are all over 99.  And you stay away from ETF's...   I'm def going too be looking at your pics more closely, going forward....

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#10) On July 13, 2011 at 4:44 PM, portefeuille (98.81) wrote:

your accounts are all over 99

not quite, I have one loser. as do you ...

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#11) On July 13, 2011 at 5:25 PM, TSIF (99.98) wrote:

Congrats cecamadocv1

You and portefeuille have two different styles, but you're both proven them succesful. Port is a purist with no ETF's, but as he knows, the accuracy component of the game makes this style harder to compete.  His 17,000 points however are impressive and shows his method works over the long run and could put him higher if the market stabilizes.

I was going to turn Port in to child services for neglecting Portefeuille12, but I see he's aware of it and it's no doubt not intentional. It's really hard to keep wayward kids, (or split personalities) in line.

I'm really impressed that all 5 of your CecA accounts are in the top 50.  You've been driving them all hard and really playing the volitility.  Your other 5 CvD* accounts are all not far behind.

I didn't learn the accuracy piece early enough and even if I had, I have too much fun being a contrarian and gambling for top spots/leader boards, etc, and lack of patience.  I'll never get my 2700 picks accuracy high enough to compete now that I made that many calls, but I can still have some fun.

I don't know how you each keep up with 12 accounts.  I have one other child and I rarely log onto that account once a week or so.  These accounts need a lot of attention in this volitile market to grow!

Good luck. It looks like you are highly leveraged for an up market and the positioning in the top 20 or so is rough.  I seem to slip position in upmarkets and gain some slots in down markets.  Seems strange for me since I'm mostly a bull, but I only use a few ETF's to mark the inflections in the market.


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#12) On July 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM, dragonLZ (86.97) wrote:

Congrats cecamadocv!

WOW. Great job. Very impressive.

I'm glad long time ago, I told you you are very good at this investing/trading stuff and you proved me right (even more than before).

I wish I could learn to time the market (and individual stocks) the way you do.

Once again, Congratulations and Good Luck in the future. 

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#13) On July 14, 2011 at 3:52 PM, cecamadocv1 (99.92) wrote:

Thanks Dragon, your also someone I follow very closely.


Hopefully I can stay in the top 10, for a long time.  But I would hate for 3 or more of my accounts to get into the top 20, lol. 


I might purposely mess up in purpose to keep only 2 in the top 20.


At my current pace i would likely have 5 accounts in the top 15 in 6-8 months.


NOT COOL... lol    Their all slightly different, but for the most part, its all about timing.



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#14) On July 15, 2011 at 7:36 AM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

Very impressive results! One question: how do you pronounce cecamadocv?

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#15) On July 15, 2011 at 10:13 AM, cecamadocv1 (99.92) wrote:

My name is Cec but its pronounced like Ces...  Last name is Amado

I use the letters CV a lot because I'm Cape Verdean, which is a colony off the west coast of Africa...  Last name is of Turkish descent, and Sephardic Jew Origin...  

Other day my friend goes, no wonder your good at that investing stuff, your a Jew...  haha...  racist ass friends of mine, lol









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#16) On July 15, 2011 at 11:18 AM, cecamadocv1 (99.92) wrote:

Having multiple accounts, is like having multiple girlfriends.  Eventually you get tired of them, and spend less time with the "lesser" girlfriends.  half of my accounts I check at most once a week.  or i just quickly go in, and close some picks, but i rarely spend more then 30 mins a day on caps.... If i do, its def research or reading articles

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#17) On August 05, 2011 at 11:48 PM, egobasher (< 20) wrote:

Question for all of you 99's, are you making money or just playing a game? Two very different realities. I would think you would be interested to find some profit in all this playing!

It would seem second hand, or? 

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#18) On August 06, 2011 at 5:32 PM, TSIF (99.98) wrote:

A 99 score doesn't always correlate to real life. There are different styles in real life as their are in CAPS.  This is a traders market and my trading account is doing decent. The bulk of my money is in long term investments and results vary with the markets.  This currently is a bit more of a traders market, but there again a high caps score doesn't always correlate. In real life you have a finite amount of calls you can make and you need to be right enough to preserve your capital.  On Caps, you can have a bad week, month, etc and Fool your way through it.  Was their a point to your question?

Are you jealous of high scores are are you looking to learn, which high score or low score, is really the point about this game.

Good luck.

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#19) On August 07, 2011 at 12:08 PM, egobasher (< 20) wrote:

I am not jealous, if I was I would spend lots of time on the Fool trying to outsmart the game. No, I am curious as to the ratio of 99 to making a killing in the markets. That is all.

The only reason I started to play the game is because of a downdraft. It did help hone some skills, helped get back on track. I won't find time to be a big Fool, more important tasks are at hand.

I have been investing since the early 80's and have made a living from the stock market. That is my occupation. Just wondering if others are doing the same.

Thanks for responding anyway,

Good luck and happy trading 


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#20) On August 07, 2011 at 12:51 PM, TSIF (99.98) wrote:

No, not my occupation.  Honing my skills, learning and more active than I should be with some elderly peoples questions/concerns.  My own characteristics make supporting my family for a few more years lean toward a more conservative approach.  If we bottom again then I expect to get more aggressive.  I think it's the occupation of several of the other top fools, some that were hired by MF and have TMF in front of their name.  I believe it's a heavy mix of a few other top fools who invest hard, but have lucrative day jobs for now.  Based on my time here and personal contact with some of the top Fools I would estimate that it's a fairly high mix, maybe 30% that are active or "intense" traders.  Good luck!!

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#21) On August 08, 2011 at 1:54 AM, egobasher (< 20) wrote:

I would look to hire or join hands with the ones who live the markets.    That is another reason for asking.

Thank you for helping others, it will come back to you some day soon.

Your a trooper

My idea, buy a basket of commodities and wait 10 years. Better than any currency. Best of fortune to you. 

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