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Motley Fool gives more weight to RED THUMBs



June 26, 2010 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: SVA , DPS

Motley Fool gives more weight to RED THUMBs

SVA   3 less allstar red thumbs    than DPS

SVA   4 star CAPS pick

DPS  3 star  CAPS pick

DPS has 3 less red thumbs overall than SVA

The problem isn't that.....  The problem is below:

SVA  All Star Green Thumbs:  87
DPS All Star Green Thumbs:  141


Sorry... But what a messed up formula that a 3 star stock percentage wise is overwhelmingly more favored by All Stars than a 4 star CAPS pick.

If you ever wondered if there is BIAS in the Motley Fool ratings system...... Yuppers!  Varchild found it.

6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On June 26, 2010 at 1:21 PM, obsoleteaccount (< 20) wrote:

1) Nobody knows the actual formula 2) Time frames count  3) they only update the ratings ever so often. i dont think you found a conspiracy

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#2) On June 26, 2010 at 3:19 PM, Varchild2008 (85.35) wrote:

Uhm sure did find a conspiracy when you yourself say,

 "1) Nobody knows the actual formula"

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#3) On June 26, 2010 at 9:48 PM, ChrisGraley (28.71) wrote:

I'll give you a hint. Instead of how many, look at who made those picks..



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#4) On June 27, 2010 at 11:40 AM, Varchild2008 (85.35) wrote:

Ahh I see... If you are related to the Motley Fool Founders your picks are worth a heck of a lot more.

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#5) On June 28, 2010 at 10:02 AM, Gemini846 (35.36) wrote:

CAPS ratings have meant something after 2007? Nope. So many dead ratings, people who no longer pick stocks et.

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#6) On October 13, 2012 at 3:25 PM, TMFBlacknGold (76.56) wrote:

All-stars picks aren't just weighted as "you're an all-star", but rather based on the individual's rating. An all-star with a 99 rating will be weighted more than an all-star with an 80 rating. 

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