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If Motley Fool only used Alstrynomics



January 27, 2009 – Comments (8)

Motley Fool starting a new fund to ourperform the market?  By a group of English Majors?

A mutual fund is all about scoring points and ONLY points.  What is so funny is that so few TMF bloggers are any good at scoring.

Yes SpecBear, DWOT, and other top players know how to score and score consistently.  But the TMF bloggers???  Although good at writing pity blogs, and promotinh bloggers with multiple identities.... as far as scoring points....for us CAPs players, the evidence is lacking to justify opening a fund.

Alstrynomics is about integrity, character, and equally important, competence.  Maybe if Motley Fool focused more on competence, and placed less emphasis on creative writing, the success of their new fund might be built on a stronger foundation. 

Who knows?...anyone in sales knows that BS sells....but Alstrynomics knows for only so long.

Despite the Alstrynomics perspective, best of luck to Fool and its new Foolish Fund.

8 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On January 27, 2009 at 12:47 PM, RVAspeculator (28.49) wrote:

Good to see you now have 2 accounts as well...   :)

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#2) On January 27, 2009 at 12:49 PM, colonelnelson (33.48) wrote:

I'm afraid I don't understand what you are driving at.  What do you mean that "A mutual fund is all about scoring points and ONLY points"?  Isn't a mutual fund all about making MONEY (or at least, not losing it) and outperforming the market?

And what does TMF starting a Mutual Fund have to do with the CAPS scores of bloggers on this website?  Are you saying that the Motley Fool mutual fund's picks will be determined by CAPS stock ratings?

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#3) On January 27, 2009 at 12:58 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


By your post I have learned a lot.  Please note the name of the identity and the lack of any intention to conceal or mislead.

How well do you play chess?

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#4) On January 27, 2009 at 1:21 PM, FleaBagger (27.54) wrote:

alstry -

As of this writing, there are 4 TMF* CAPS players with higher ratings than you.

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#5) On January 27, 2009 at 2:05 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

How many TMF players are there in total???

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#6) On January 27, 2009 at 2:31 PM, cubanstockpicker (21.15) wrote:

Alstry, I truly enjoy how you can piss off the masses.

I dont think there should be a motley fund especially recently that we get bandwagon jumpers. Please people if this blog is supposed to be of any help in investing, by all means, write something other than someone else recommending you a stock. If you fall in points you will never know if the strategies the Caps fool player uses works LONG RUN. You will only have someone elses assesment about a stock. Albeit a total stranger.

You would put all your money and investment strategy on a total stranger you are nuts. 

Use caps as a starting point, review your method, technical, fund, dividend payouts, IPOs, etc. But please people stop following like the herd. MAke your stand and make it yours, right or wrong. You may not be completely wrong, you may just be late or early. You will never know if you dont do the homework yourself. I can be confident that alstry, abitare, specbear, dwot, E.D., DWI and the rest of the gurus didnt get thier high rankings by following the herd.


As a matter of fact evben the blogs are more compelling. I read EPS100 and other with low ratings, because they base their methods on thinking through.

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#7) On January 27, 2009 at 2:43 PM, abitare (29.70) wrote:

alstry,Are you a prosecutor or defense attorney?You like to scrap aka fight. Nothing wrong with that....


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#8) On January 27, 2009 at 2:49 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

I played both sides of the fence.  For the last ten years I have been a professional investor investing my own money for a living.

People who depend of themselves rather than a paycheck are their own breed.  You can spot them in an instant by striking up a conversation....especially over a few drinks.

Self reliance is one of the cornerstones of Alstrynomics and something I like to teach my kids.  But self reliance can be a double edged sword if it is used to take advantage of others.   Part of self reliance in Alstry's world is NEVER compromising character...especially in the face of adversity when character is most often forged.

Without character, there can be no Alstrynomics.

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