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Teacherman1 (< 20)

I seem to have misplaced my All Star rating- wonder if I will ever be able to find it.



December 29, 2009 – Comments (13)

I guess being in the 35th percentile in Accuracy has done me in.

When you deal in just a few picks, and most are low priced shares, just a few pennies here and there have can really upset the apple cart.

Lucky for me I am making money in real life on almost all of them, otherwise I would just have to hang my head in shame.

Will be interesting to see how long it will take to move back up the ladder here in the game.

I remember one day not that long ago, that I had 4 or 5 different hats in just one day. I guess the market was really "swinging" that day.

All of my picks are real life investments, and most are for the longer term. I have closed out a few of them because they went up much faster than I had expected: and being a FOOL, rather than a fool, I decided to take some profits.

Just a word to all who lament not having a really high score in CAPS, remember, it is just a game. What happens in your real life investing is much more important.

The Market goes up, the Market comes down. Your Ranking goes up, your Ranking comes down.

Here's to more "colorful" hats in your future. 

Foolanthropy on. 

13 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On December 29, 2009 at 3:04 PM, Teacherman1 (< 20) wrote:

Wow, took only a couple of minutes to find it. LOL

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#2) On December 29, 2009 at 3:46 PM, LiveOakGrey (< 20) wrote:

I guess a comment about low priced shares at this point, and 'that's my two cents,' might affect your rating adversely, so we should just hush up.


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#3) On December 29, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Varchild2008 (84.38) wrote:

I dropped in accuracy and fell out of All Star status... However, I dumped some picks and made some other picks and through some rebalancing I got my percentage up over 3 pts.

I am not an ALL STAR again..... but *whew* it was quite a battle to get back in :-)

So, sorry to see you slip.... not sure what the solution is for you but focus on safe bets and get the accuracy up.

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#4) On December 29, 2009 at 4:42 PM, Teacherman1 (< 20) wrote:

Either someone sneezed, or  because EGLE went down a penny and PVTB, which I added today went down 3 cents, I have once again dropped out of the "exhalted" ranks of All Star. 

My accuracy went back down to the 32nd percentile level from the more acceptable 44th percentile.

I guess I will just have to wait for another day. 

Since I am handicapped by the fact that all of my picks are real life investments, it makes it hard for me to "manipulate" my score.

Hmm, maybe "manipulate" was too harsh a word. How about I change that to "adjust".

Foolanthropy on. 



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#5) On December 29, 2009 at 4:45 PM, dragonLZ (93.20) wrote:

I don't think many CAPS players can say they went down so fast and hard as I did (i'm saying this like I'm proud of it, LOL).

Lost all 2500 points I had accumulated, and went from 99.3 rating down to <20 in a matter of weeks. Just look at this chart, or should I say "rollercoaster". Luckily, now slowly climbing back (thanks to the market that keeps going up).

Good Luck in 2010 Everybody!

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#6) On December 29, 2009 at 5:32 PM, bluebare (28.90) wrote:

I lost mine, too. I made All Star for the first time today...for about three seconds.  At the end of the day, I'm barely holding onto 60.  As a relatively new player without a huge store of points, I confirm that an accuracy percentage ranging between 47-53--mostly on a large number of very recent new picks--was the main reason my CAPS score ranged between the 50s and the 80s today. Or should I say from the 80s to the 50s?

I hope my accuracy percentage doesn't hover around 50 too long. I might start to feel like I'm just another one of the dart-throwing monkeys.  Wise investing to all.

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#7) On December 29, 2009 at 5:46 PM, topsecret09 (86.70) wrote:

Teacherman1 (80.56)Just a word to all who lament not having a really high score in CAPS, remember, it is just a game. What happens in your real life investing is much more important.    You are exactly right. I completely mismanaged my "CAPS" portfolio,but In my real portfolio{which I started In MAY when I was convinced It was time for new money In the market} I am up about 57%......  I started with $40,000.00,and my portfolio Is now worth about $63,000.00.....    TS

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#8) On December 29, 2009 at 5:49 PM, topsecret09 (86.70) wrote:

  Stocks that I made the most of my money on.......   STXS, EK, ARIA, EROC.........     TS

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#9) On December 29, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Seano67 (24.42) wrote:

Accuracy shmaccuracy, as in, who cares? Your portfolio is based upon your real world holdings, and I see you're beating the S&P by almost 17 points per pick, so I would say that's something to be very proud of, so congrats to ya!

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#10) On December 30, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Ballsonya (49.94) wrote:

Your score in much more impressive considering how many times you give the green thumb teacherman, I enjoy reading your blogs and thank you for your input. What made you pull the trigger now on PVTB? I know you commented on UltraLongs blog back in October about looking into it

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#11) On January 01, 2010 at 4:32 PM, Teacherman1 (< 20) wrote:

I actually bought it back in early Nov., but felt I was in too high, so I closed it out after a 10% gain.

The price dropped enough that I felt comfortable with buying in again.

Didn't go in heavy, so will watch and see what they have to say about the 4th quarter.

They have a good team in place and a good plan, but they didn't execute it as well as they should have.

Still think it will be good over the long run, but wanted to lower my downside.

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#12) On January 05, 2010 at 1:38 AM, ManOfTheMountain (< 20) wrote:

I always enjoyed watching someone who treats their investments as more than a game. Like others have stated above, accuracy doesn't really matter so long as you achieve the main objective of investing which is to make money. I've seen some of the comments and advice/opinions you post and I think you're a great investor. Besides, if you care about accuracy so much you can simply get rid of inferior performance stocks and pump your position in your best ones and ta-da, better accuracy and still great gains. The benefits of diversification diminishes a little but you're smart and your best stocks should be well researched and good enough in operation to mitigate those risks. I've learned quite a bit from you so please keep doing what you're doing and posting those opinions Teacherman.


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#13) On January 05, 2010 at 1:52 AM, dantefromsomm (< 20) wrote:

Well ill tell you what, looked at your page, and read things you have said.Added you as a favorite.See my caps score ??

im up aprox 135% in my real portfolio

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