Pay a Good Price!
As I look at my past CAPS picks, I can't help but notice a lot of boneheaded moves. In real life, I scrutinize every entry price so I can make sure my returns will be satisfactory from there. In CAPS, however, I seem to be willing to just green thumb stocks at any point, thinking that my pick will be right sooner or later. That's a rather lazy attitude to take and I'm sure it's cost me over a thousand points and many accuracy points so far.
My green thumbs now are chosen to provide points reasonably quickly. If I'm able to rack up points this way, then my real-life investing will improve as well. It'll take a few months or more to clear out many of my ill-advised green thumbs, but it's an expensive lesson worth learning. CAPS is a great place to keep tabs on your real life holdings and your real life watch list, so I would do well to choose my green thumbs wisely. My carelessness stems from the fact that I have no money invested in CAPS, I'm sure.
In other news, the Nasdaq is on a 10 day win streak. It must end sometime! I eagerly await a pullback.