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Who is the Best Player on Caps?



February 16, 2011 – Comments (30) | RELATED TICKERS: JAGGD , EXPR , MSFT

I know everyone has their own styles, and some play this as more of a game (me) and others give out much more useful information (tsif, Ultralong, zzlangerhans)


I want to start giving out more useful information but I am just too lazy to type what i think half the time.  Hopefully this changes as I learn more about the market.  I'm probably the only player in the top 100 that started their account in 2010, but i don't give myself too much credit since I am etf heavy.


zzlangerhans- I have to say this guy is probably one of if not the best at what he does.  He completely dominates his sector.

Biotechnology Score: +3,756.06 Accuracy: 78.29%
Pharmaceuticals Score: -1,123.45 Accuracy: 75.00% View:  


So basically he took some big hits probably on some downthumbs that exploded, but that is expected in pharmaceuticals. I am more then impressed...  If your a investor and you are looking at any stock from these sectors you would be an idiot not to ask his opinion. 


TSIF- All around Is a great player, and pretty much has strengths across the board in all sectors.  I like reading his pitches. 


Ultralong-  Basically got to the top with ETF's, but he has surprised me with his ability to call the bottom on a lot of stocks.  He is a pure numbers guy, and thats why He always is upthumbing Chinese stocks which fundamentally they are usually better then US stocks.  Problem is can you beleive those numbers?  When he downthumbs a company, i think twice before I upthumb it. 


portefeuille- is another one of my favorites, He has multiple accounts and he doesnt really play around with ETF's  if he did he would be top 5 without a doubt.  I havent taken the time, but I think he mostly picks undervalued low cap stocks and thus he has a lot of points, but he does it with stunning accuracy.  He timed going into metals at the right time as well. 


Bravobevo- this guy is incredible upthumbing stocks at the precise right moment, but how the hell is his accuracy over 80 pct?  hes not over 70 pct in any sector?  But even so Bravo is one of my favorites and everyday he is one of the players i always check to see what their doing.



Biotechnology Score: +852.72 Accuracy: 81.01% Oil, Gas and Consumable Fuels Score: +1,129.24 Accuracy: 97.67%

Look at that??? you got to be kidding me  Does this guy set oil prices around the world? how is he that accurate?


The other player redneckstocks also killed this sector we well.  With rising oil prices I guess they just upthumbed it and waited?  Well i still find it impressive.


I also think NTMF is very talented,  and Jakilathehun as well.

And I would love to figure out how Dragonlz picks his stocks.  He picks a lot of so called garbage stocks or low rated stocks, but he uses some type of system to determine when to get in and when to get out.  He's been pretty successful.  Dangerous of course with real money, but he shows some real skill in picking stocks.  


I'm probably leaving out some amazing players, but these are the ones that come to mind at the moment.


So who do you like? who's your favorite to follow?  i'm just curious?

I'll also add 3 of my favorite stocks at the moment to the ticker... Anyone have a opinion on these?




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#1) On February 16, 2011 at 2:14 PM, cecamadocv1 (99.93) wrote:

I don't know how to link, but basically If your name is TSIF, Bravobevo, Dragonlz, zzlangerhans, Ultralong, Portfeuille, NTMF and Vanamonde...  I just gave you guys a shoutout.



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#2) On February 16, 2011 at 3:11 PM, APJ4RealHoldings (43.19) wrote:

BravoBevo: he can get both up and downthumbs right more consistently than other players no matter what the time period (not all bullish calls at jan-mar 2009 crash)

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#3) On February 16, 2011 at 3:17 PM, GreenCollegeGrad (74.81) wrote:





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#4) On February 16, 2011 at 3:20 PM, cecamadocv1 (99.93) wrote:

I forgot about Tenmiles.


Goldminingexpert was one of my favorites until I saw he kinda just takes reports as facts.  Just because Citron and Muddy waters were right before about FUQI doesnt mean their going to be right 100 pct of the time.


Hes really good too thou, if it wasnt for the bear call he made on his account, he would be one of the top players



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#5) On February 16, 2011 at 3:20 PM, GreenCollegeGrad (74.81) wrote:

throw valyooo in there too

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#6) On February 16, 2011 at 3:22 PM, TheDumbMoney (78.89) wrote:

Everyone named above.  If I had to pick anyone I'd probably pick portefuille.  I think he has at least twelve accounts, all above 95.  Dragonlz focuses on volume I think.

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#7) On February 16, 2011 at 3:24 PM, kdakota630 (29.04) wrote:

I hate the idea of mentioning anyone for fear of leaving out someone who deserves it, but off the top of my head I would say TSIF, ChrisGraley, bravobevo, TMFSinchurina, and while he hasn't been around for almost two years, SpecBear.  He was in the number one position for ages with great accuracy, great points and fairly minimal picks.

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#8) On February 16, 2011 at 3:24 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

JakilaTheHun.  Until he doesn't deserve it anymore, I'll continue to list him.

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#9) On February 16, 2011 at 3:27 PM, GreenCollegeGrad (74.81) wrote:

specbear. brings back memories

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#10) On February 16, 2011 at 3:29 PM, cecamadocv1 (99.93) wrote:

TMF Babo, left you out, but basically your one of my favorites as well, i only have 6 favorites saved.

Your going to be in that top spot for a long time.  I also see that you now have diversified your picks and still maintaining a high accuracy.  I defintely have been keeping a close eye on all your picks.




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#11) On February 16, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Valyooo (32.77) wrote:

Thanks greencollegegrad, but I am far from a top player....yet.


My vote in this order: 1)Griffin416  2) JakilatheHun

A bunch of other great players I respect and think are very good, but to me this are by far the top 2, with Griffin being the best.

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#12) On February 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM, magnetpal (< 20) wrote:

TMFsinchiruna, TMFBabo

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#13) On February 16, 2011 at 3:48 PM, GreenCollegeGrad (74.81) wrote:

I disagree Val. I like some of your picks that I was checkin out today

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#14) On February 16, 2011 at 4:04 PM, SkepticalOx (98.77) wrote:

Jakila just because his pitches are so detailed and well-written. Babo, you should really start adding pitches!

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#15) On February 16, 2011 at 4:17 PM, dagrandpoobah (45.66) wrote:

Although these players never manage anything on their account, I like people like Ilkever who have 100% accuracy and massive average pick scores.

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#16) On February 16, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Option1307 (30.43) wrote:

Depends on what I'm looking for that particular day. All of my "favorites" are vastly different in style.

Many of them have been named above, but I'd also like to throw checklist into the mix. He doesn't pick stocks that often, and his blogs are rarely about investly in stock A or B. But his commentary and or thoughts are top notch.

This is the beauty of Caps for me. I can pick bits and pieces of all my "favorites" ideas/thoughts and apply them to my personal liking. 

I seriously don't have a favorite player, more like a top ten list of players opinions I respect equally.

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#17) On February 16, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Bays (29.01) wrote:

Can't argue with any of the above picks.

As for some of my favorites,

TMFSinch - Precious Metals
TMFDeej - Special Situations, Hidden Value, etc
AAOI - Similiar to Deej
TMFUltralong - Wide range

There are plenty more, TMFBabo, TSIF, Jakila, Tastylunch, etc...


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#18) On February 16, 2011 at 5:29 PM, mikecart1 (74.76) wrote:

I personally don't think a CAPS number means much.  I'd rather look into who has the best accuracy in picking stocks to go up.  Thumbing down a bunch of stocks or picking a bunch of stock in March of 2009 isn't really investing.  I'd rather go for accuracy first, then CAPS score, then thumbs up %.

Anticitrade is one of the best IMO but I'd like to see his accuracy up more.  He uses a new program that calculates stocks.  I made a ton of money using his program that he no longer has up I don't think. 

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#19) On February 16, 2011 at 5:30 PM, dragonLZ (89.74) wrote:

Thank you for the shoutout cecamadocv (aka cvdynasty +12 other accounts). I really appreciate it.

My favorites are Jakila and Porte. Jakila shows incredible knowledge of fundamental analysis. Has very gooood stock picking skills too (many people have one or the other but not both). Porte's picks are not very useful to me as of late (as he focuses on biopharma too much), but I have a lot of respect for his incredible overall understanding of how market works. Great stock picker too.

I also always had a huge respect for great calls checklist34 made at the beginning of 2009. Another one of my favorites. Great blogger too.

Now, there are many other great CAPS players that I like: Griffin, TSIF, cecamadocv (with all of his 12-15 portfolios - all with 99.90+ ratings), ..., but you guys play a lot with ETFs and crapy PK and OB stocks. I don't find that very useful for real life, and I stay away from all of those. Still, you all show incredible understanding of how market works. 

There are many other players that many don't know about just because they don't blog - they make great picks and mind their own business. That's a shame.

And I can't forget Sinchiruna. I don't think that anyone has such an expertise in a particular industry/sector like he has in PM's. And he makes some great picks. I don't like the fact that he was completely wrong about the equity market (he urged people to buy PM's as the stock market was about to crash), but that doesn't change the fact that he's a one-in-a-million expert in his "field".


Yes, I know that many people consider myself a "garbage expert", but please take a look at my real life buys from 2009. Only one loser and a bunch of 10-baggers (with a few 20-baggers). I keep telling people I'm a long term investor, but nobody believes me.


Once  before I already told you your stock picking skills are incredible. Also incredible is the fact that you were able to get in the top 100 starting your portfolio in 2010. Great job, man.

I have a portfolio ValueDragonStyle that I started at the end of July of 2010 (6 months ago) and is at 99.25 right now. No ETFs, no OB or PK stocks. All pretty much houshold names.

I'm not saying my Value portfolio is going to give your portfolios a run for their money, but hey, one can never know with this garbage stuff... :)

Good luck in the future, and once again, thank you. 


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#20) On February 16, 2011 at 6:29 PM, rexlove (99.72) wrote:

"I personally don't think a CAPS number means much.  I'd rather look into who has the best accuracy in picking stocks to go up.  Thumbing down a bunch of stocks or picking a bunch of stock in March of 2009 isn't really investing.  I'd rather go for accuracy first, then CAPS score, then thumbs up %."


I think just the opposite is true. An high CAPS number is much more difficult to acheive. Accuracy can be attained much more easily through playing games with shorting double-short etf's and some OTC and pink sheet stocks.

For that reason that makes translator999 and portfueille some of my favorites.

For an example of how easy it is to get high accuracy see players ThisIsCheating or GameTheSystem. Its so easy to short the ultrashorts in CAPS (not in RL unfortunately) and get 100% accuracy in no time.  

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#21) On February 16, 2011 at 7:08 PM, chaimyl (93.13) wrote:


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#22) On February 16, 2011 at 7:27 PM, JakilaTheHun (99.91) wrote:

You can see my favorites by looking at my massive "Favorites" list.  If I have to name my top three:  Checklist, Floridabuilder, and Anticitrade.

I agree with most of the picks made above (zz, Babo, tsif, etc), but I'll add some people not mentioned yet.  We'll call this my CAPS Most Underrated Players List:

TMFMarathonMan --- insightful articles and very, very underrated as a stockpicker --- mostly because he almost deliberately sabotages his CAPS scores by ending all of his picks at the end of the year and starting anew.  However, I bet if CAPS returns were calculated like real returns, he'd be up near the top.

MrIndependent --- good analysis on all of his picks and he makes a lot of good picks

InvestorPoet2 ---  doesn't make enough picks or game the system enough to be all that highly rated, but very good at fundamental analysis and finds some interesting companies

XMFSmashy --- my go-to guy when it comes to analyzing the energy sector

Greenwave3 --- makes a lot of good picks and supports a lot of them with some analysis


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#23) On February 16, 2011 at 8:16 PM, cecamadocv1 (99.93) wrote:

lol, at over 12+ accounts not quite...


But sometimes i get bored and just want to go crazy with a new account.  I havent made a new account in over 6 months, and I plan to give some away if possible.  i just want 2 or 3...   Maybe I can sell one for a 12 pack of beer or something? lol...





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#24) On February 16, 2011 at 9:00 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

I agree with most of the picks above.  I just want to say things about 2 people:

Bravo: I maintain this guy would be an animal at trading.  He makes contrarian calls almost all the time on seemingly random stocks and seems to always score points.  Sometimes, every 99 has red thumbed a stock and Bravo will go the other way and still make positive points.  Very, very impressive. 

HallShadow: I've gotten to know Scott over the last few months and at 20, he's really impressive.  I think he's going to be one to watch over the years. 

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#25) On February 16, 2011 at 9:16 PM, ChrisGraley (28.58) wrote:

I agree with all of the above, but I didn't see TMFSmashy listed.

I love his picks because he seems to concentrate on companies that I've never heard of. When I do some DD, (and I do very little for most CAPS picks) I always seem to find a new gem. 

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#26) On February 16, 2011 at 11:04 PM, AndreylikesMTL (94.94) wrote:

I always thought that SCORE is main thing in a GAME.

But if you are in a beauty contest, best article writer contest, or target shooting (accuracy) contest, that’s just fine with me!

Yes the Yankee language is not my strongest side, but if we playing ##, lets play, and stop crying about who made their picks in a good time, when others ran in opposite direction.

Good luck


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#27) On February 16, 2011 at 11:18 PM, AndreylikesMTL (94.94) wrote:

 Shoul have been

"stop crying about those, who made their picks in a good time"

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#28) On February 16, 2011 at 11:19 PM, AndreylikesMTL (94.94) wrote:


"Should have been"

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#29) On February 17, 2011 at 8:28 PM, bluebare (29.57) wrote:

In Memorium

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#30) On February 18, 2011 at 11:48 AM, TSIF (99.97) wrote:

I appreciate the callouts. I've been busy the last few days, but it would be hard to add to the list above.  I certainly couldn't without leaving someone out, as I'm very erratic in how I use CAPs.  CAPs is a fertile field for sharing and learning.  I appreciate everyone who shares in pitches and blogs.

 I like to check in and read up on stocks that have made big moves up or big moves down.  This can lead me to researching more obscure players who made the call just before the big move. I usually check on the top players regularly for reseach ideas.  (Including your 20 accounts! :)  I frequent at least two dozen players who make several picks a week.

Just to name a few:  I like checking in on DragonLZ  for his daily gainers and losers   Some of his high beta/ "garbage" picks sometimes "wake" up a month or so after he alls them (for better or worse).  Of course ultralong because he's blunt and his pitches are fun to read.  I won't pick a biopharm without seeing if ZZlangerhans has voiced an opinion.  TMFSmashy is a good source of the recent garbage stocks added and a good mix of upthumbs to balance.  I will go against some of these players from time to time, but I'll do extra DD before I do and be prepared to get my butt kicked (and make macoroni necklaces for UL).   Losing is part of learning.

  DragonLZ and a few other players may not like smaller OB stocks, but I consider it my civic duty to ferret out the garbage stocks  and call them for what they are.  While it's VERY rare you can change anyones mind (proven by those who start new accounts just to requote a newsletter), if I can save someone who hasn't made up their minds then it's worth my time.  With the new volume limits many of these equities are tradeable and I've actually played some of them.

I can find an hour has gone by and I forgot where I started and have no idea how my mental train ended up where it was. 

 I'm here to learn and I'm glad my pitches are useful.  They help me figure out where I've gone astray.  A call that turns into a blood bath may not be good for Points/Accuracy, but I learn more from them.   Good luck and thanks again!



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