Thank you for the early Christmas present!
You know that I am new to this site. I have learned much since Thanksgiving and am eagerly learning as quickly as I can (although I do wish someone would explain to me what it means to "short the market", buy short, sell short, etc and how you do this, as it seems to be popping up more often this last week).
I am still discovering new features that delight me but that are old to the rest of you. I have found one more such feature. When I am researching a stock, I start with those that I have some knowledge of, even if it is simply the knowledge of how I have used their products (P&G) or how they impact my world (Disney). There are so many stocks that I cannot get a personal handle on though. I look for news articles and for fool articles. These help. I have now, from sheer curiosity, found my way to "Fool Boards" on each stock information page. There is nothing foolish about these, except in the "Foolish tradition". First hand knowledge or logic, sometimes just musings about what might be, are very valuable. They answer some questions and raise others. I also now understand what the lightbulb charm is all about. To all those who have helped or are about to -- Thank you so much for my early Christmas present. It is just what I wanted and it is even the right size.