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That All Star Ache



January 12, 2007 – Comments (2)

As I write this I've broken back over the 80 mark and am back in "All Star Land." What I didn't realize, though, is how lonely and cold I'd be outside of All Star Land. Having my score sitting at 79.55 at the close of trading yesterday was like putting salt in my coffee (which I actually did two weeks ago) -- not very tasty. Potentially worse still was seeing Rick's article today (http://www.f...urce=mppromo) which pointed me to the fact that Cramer, a perrenial "<20" CAPS player, is bumping up against that All Star level.

I'd love to push off my visit to sub-All Star Land on the volatility of my thumbs down calls on a few lousy small cap stocks (such as CTEL - http://www.f...f-glory.aspx), but they've actually been pretty good to me. Though they bounce around a lot, Earth Biofuels has given me over 60 points, Intll Technology has given me over 30, and City Telecom has already coughed up nearly 30. Of course it's still my outperform call on that Force Protection that's been my biggest winner among the little guys - that one is up a slammin' 90+.

So it's not the volatile stocks that are doing me in. Right now, it's all about the accuracy. Holding at just under 50% right now, my accuracy is sorely in need of some juice. Though CTEL may be a big help on the points side (where I'm already 99th percentile), I think it's going to be adding more high quality, if low scoring, stocks that'll win the day.

I guess I'll see what happens but - oh no - I've fallen back under that 80 mark again. Time to start a-pickin'

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#1) On January 12, 2007 at 4:15 PM, TMFSpiffyPop (99.84) wrote:

Matt, I hopped in on CTEL for the fun of it this afternoon, just short of the close. That probably means the stock doubles next week. I somehow managed to lose Score on Escala, for instance. Look out. ;) --D

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#2) On January 12, 2007 at 4:38 PM, TMFKopp (97.81) wrote:

For sure...

It's a bit of a crapshoot on this one, but the odds seem pretty good. I'd just love to know who took home the big bucks yesterday when the stock popped!

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