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The Top 10 Most Overrated List



July 17, 2009 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL

In honor of our 50th post, we're regaling you with our first Top 10 list: The Most Overrated List

10. The ability of the Fed to micromanage the economy

9. P/E ratio

8. (tie) David Beckham and Derek Jeter...same guy? Either way, overrated

7. (tie) The ability of banks to self-regulate and liquidity as a rationale for financial weapons of mass destruction

6. William Shatner's zaniness

5. Green shoots (the term)

4.(tie) iPhone killers and Apple's growth prospects

3. The short term

2. Results (vs. process)

1. 140 characters or less

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Can you top us? Let the debate begin! 

- TMF editors

10 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On July 17, 2009 at 3:59 PM, TMFEditorsDesk (< 20) wrote:

Now, more importantly, the outtakes:

Tapas restaurants

Our role as Brett Favre's career counselor

Digs at every city an editor is from (by the other editors)...really, folks, Cleveland's overrated? By whom?

Any club or bar with a line or guest list

The return of the '80s (fashion-wise)

Efficient market hypothesis

Warren Buffett (just kidding...unsend hate mail)


The stimulus package

Stores that sell dog clothing

McDonald's McCafe (and the quality of the coffee therein)

Dennis Kneale

Microsoft's ad campaign to buy PC's

Slim Jims

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#2) On July 17, 2009 at 4:08 PM, outoffocus (24.05) wrote:

use of the term "lagging indicator"

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#3) On July 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM, XMFRoyal (96.37) wrote:

Only American tapas restaurants are overrated. The restaurants' rationale: "Let's gouge our customers every time they order a meal, because we can."

Spanish tapas restaurants still rock. They're cheap, offer good food, and are very social. 

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#4) On July 17, 2009 at 4:38 PM, TMFEditorsDesk (< 20) wrote:

I must disagree, my NewsDesk buddy. I hate any food that makes you wait for satisfaction...tapas and fondue, you are not my friends!


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#5) On July 17, 2009 at 4:48 PM, XMFRoyal (96.37) wrote:

Not a big fan of shrimp, lobster, and crab then either?



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#6) On July 17, 2009 at 5:16 PM, TMFEditorsDesk (< 20) wrote:

I'll vouch for shrimp is as an appetizer stoke the can keep the other two.

To use one of my favorite food expressions, compliments of the movie, The Girl Next Door, the juice isn't worth the squeeze on tapas, fondue, crab, or lobster. 


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#7) On July 18, 2009 at 12:13 AM, checklist34 (98.93) wrote:

i hit a tapas restaurant in orlando or somewhere near there owned by a dude from spain and it was killer.  one and only tapas experience.

I absolutely agree that any bar or club with a guest list is vastly, vastly, vastly overrated, and I like parties.  3 thumbs down

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#8) On July 18, 2009 at 12:38 AM, mistermiranga (99.62) wrote:

3. Change 

2. Religion 

1. "Buy and Hold"


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#9) On July 20, 2009 at 6:41 PM, ocsurf (< 20) wrote:

I'll have to disagree with your David Beckham pick. If you know anything about soccer and what a midfielder does then you would agree he is still one of the best in the world.

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#10) On July 24, 2009 at 10:25 AM, Mary953 (84.03) wrote:

Back to your foodfight - Any day that makes you want to throw your boss or someone much higher up in the trash -  Go out to eat where you have to get at your food with pliers, hammers, etc.  It relieves much more than hunger!  (Eat before you go - it really isn't about eating anyway) 

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