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December 14, 2006 – Comments (5)

I got an e-mail today from the Motley Fool asking me to join CAPS. Okay, hopefully nobody will take this the wrong way, but I just had to chuckle at one section - and besides, according to the CAPS help page, taunting is encouraged, so here goes. :-)

"So, you think you've got game? Think you can beat David Gardner?"

Ummm, well, yeah. Dave goes long on stocks like Whole Foods Market and alternative energy ETFs. How hard could it be?

"Ok, how about Tom Gardner? Or Mathew Emmert? Or Philip Durrell? Or Bill Mann?"

Check, checkeroo, double check, and check once again for good measure.

"After all, why speculate when CAPS can prove your superiority and then BROADCAST it to the entire Fool community? But don't take my word for it. Ask Charly Travers."

Yeah I'd noticed the first part, but who's this Charly Travers guy?

"You guessed it, Charly is a CAPS "All-Star." That means he has earned a player rating of 80 or higher -- placing him squarely in the top 20% of the entire CAPS alliance. As I write this, Charly is the Top-Rated player."

I need to check my CAPS page more often!

"That's right, Charly is the "Top Fool!" For now, that is. After all, you can bet somebody will knock him out of the top spot. Why shouldn't it be you?"

Hey, great idea! Maybe I'll be the one! Somehow I have a strange sense of deja-vu though... it's like I've already been there, done that - or something.

5 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On December 14, 2006 at 10:43 PM, TMFJake (95.24) wrote:

Oh, good grief. ;) --jk

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#2) On December 15, 2006 at 8:59 AM, AlpacaInvestor (95.56) wrote:

Motley Fool = oWn3d

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#3) On December 15, 2006 at 10:16 AM, TMFBent (99.17) wrote:

I love Charly, and he's a great stock picker, but yeah, it's been a while since I've seen him in the top Fool spot. How many weeks ago did they write this email?

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#4) On December 15, 2006 at 11:06 AM, CMFEldrehad (99.99) wrote:

Yeah, I actually don't pretend to be able to hold a candle to Charly when it comes to stock picking (CAPS rankings aside), but I just thought that the information in the e-mail so dated as to be a little humorous.

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#5) On December 15, 2006 at 1:34 PM, harrison5047 (44.76) wrote:

You da man. That was ironically funny. They should send me one telling me I could knock off the guy in 16,297th place (out of 16,315). That would be deja vu!

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