In the last 2 years or so I have made a few things around here that could be considered recommendations (calls of my 12 "caps" game players (see here), blog posts, comments on blog posts (usually to my own, hehe, see here), "buys", "sells" of the "fund" (see here), "buys", "sells" for my portfolio (see here) ...
I am pretty sure that, unless one of my readers is a USD billionaire and happened to listen to one of my worst calls, I have had a "net positive" effect so far. Apart from wanting to show how great I am and to produce reasons to post this video
I made recommendations to have some justification for the time I spent on "equity research". My portfolio was simply to small to lift the "hourly wage" I received for the research "work" via my portfolio gains above what McDonald's pays to the guy flipping the burgers. Well, now this has changed. And I would really hate to see the "net positive" effect on the anonymous readership somehow turn into a "net negative" one.
So if you have bought anything mostly because of something you consider a buy recommendation made by me (I think I have never really made a recommendation to enter a short position (except for the "long EMC / short VMW" recommendation)) and you are currently holding it mostly because of a "recommendation" of mine please consider selling it.