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The Purpose of CAPS

March 09, 2014 – Comments (15)




ETF Reverse Splits Effective Jan 24

January 16, 2014 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: UVXY , SQQQ , SDD

A week from tomorrow (Jan 24), CAPS players who have picks on 17 ETFs will awake to some stunning and shocking CAPS scores.  It will take a few days for the CAPS team at TMF to get these into the system - and it always seems to cause our fellow players a great deal of anguish.  If you are prepared for it, you won't feel that surge of "panic" and can be confident that the score adjustments will come over the following week - but perhaps not as quickly as your sense of order in the world seems to demand. The CAPS team hasn't blown one of these yet to my knowledge - so have confidence it is a temporary phenomenon.  [more]



Bogus Fiscal Crisis

February 05, 2013 – Comments (51)

Over the last six months, I have gotten increasingly agitated at the consensus that has developed that we have a debt and fiscal crisis in the US.  I attributed much of the noise coming from those who were telling us to watch out for the falling sky to a political agenda with the election approaching.  Nevertheless, I have been unable to clearly articulate the opposite case - that we don't have a fiscal crisis - we have a an impending disaster from those who want to fix the debt challenge we have with austerity - and that would be the true crisis.  [more]



CAPS Geniuses

January 26, 2013 – Comments (144)

I don't blog much - I don't have a lot to say and don't ascribe much investing prowess to myself just because I happen to play this wonderful CAPS game fairly well.  I ran across a post from roofman6 over on the CAPS feedback board, and was struck that he looked at the score of the current top "Fool" (that would be me - yay) and that he was concluding that there must be something seriously wrong in his investing when compared to those scores and percentages - and that was keeping him up at night.  I thought it important to respond with another perspective - and some reassurance that he shouldn't be drawing the conclusions he apparently is.  I hope roofman6 doesn't mind me using his post to launch this blog entry.  Here is what roofman6 wrote:    [more]

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