January 29, 2009
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What are these lucky charms all about? I'm new here so obviously don't have them, but seeing them on people profiles makes me interested.
Welcome to CAPS.
Go to Help and scroll down to "Other Member Questions" then click on "What do the lucky charms represent?"
Hi and welcome to CAPS. Thanks for adding me as a favorite. The heart charm comes from being added as a favorite by people. That pretty much happens by being yourself and blogging - talking to others.
You have just put up a blog. That means you will now get a pencil charm which means you have authored a blog.
Once you choose 7 stocks to perform better than the Standard and Poor (S&P) AKA Outperform or to perform worse than the S&P AKA Underperform, then you will get a new player charm.
If you choose only outperforms, you will get a little "yes" charm.
If you choose the time frame as either 2-4 years or 5 years (and the timeframe really doesn't hold you to anything so choose whatever you want), that will give you a calendar charm.
A really good way to find some good stock choices would be to look at the choices of the top players and be guided by them. Click on TOP TENS on the blue Menu bar and look at the top players or look at the BLOGS tab on the same Menu bar. The top players are listed there as well. These people know what they are doing. If you are not sure what to do, ask! You just got enough info in this one comment to add several charms to your CAPS page. It really is fun to collect them.
You started a really good question on the charms with this blog, so I am going to link it to the blogs that have some other really good questions and answers for newcomers and it will end up being referenced fairly frequently. For your information, this is the link for the post that gave those Q&A's today, http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=137406&t=01007737217973478225
A few more charms:
On the lists under Top Tens, you will find "Stocks that need more picks". If you choose to try some of these (outperform or underperform) you may end up with a pioneer hat for picking infrequently chosen stocks.
If you are in the top twenty percent of the CAPS players, you will get a small medal and will be an All-Star.
You have the chance to write a pitch or reason each time you choose a stock. You don't have to write anything, but there are charms for writing pitches, for having them recommended 5 times, and for being in the top 10% of recommended writers. Writing about those pioneered stocks may help you with some of these.
On the many charms dealing with points, keep two things in mind. If it doesn't specify 1 pick to get the points, then you can use a sum of points. This includes choosing the same stock several times in a row or gathering up several stocks. Also, you can get points for stocks that drop in price if you picked them to drop in price. Unless it says so specifically, points do not have to be collected going in one direction or the other. Happy collecting!
We have had a bunch of new people, new questions, and a few really great additions for the blog that shows new CAPS members how they can use the site, so today, I am redoing the post with the extra information and
YOU HAVE A BLOG FEATURED AS A GOOD QUESTION TO ASK!
If you want to mark it for your "following" section, here is the link - http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=139616&t=01007737217973478225
Does anyone know how to see the lucky charms
Hopefully you have this on your Following tab so you will get this answer. Click on any charm at the top of anyone's profile. It will take you to a list of the people that have that charm. At the top of that page, you can click on a link that says "Click to view all Charms Details." Click on the link and it will take you to a list of all charms along with what they represent. Fool On, Mary