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Parsad

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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 02:04:34 PM »
It's probably a good idea.  Maybe the person who starts the thread should follow up on the investment idea until it peeters out or something happens.  Cheers!
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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2010, 02:57:21 PM »
Is it possible to have updated quotes in the forum? I would be great if we would have the initial price of the thread and the current price.

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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2010, 03:26:12 PM »
Is it possible to have updated quotes in the forum? I would be great if we would have the initial price of the thread and the current price.

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I don't think that is possible. Maybe as part of the standard posting layout for the idea board, people could include a google finance / yahoo finance link at the beginning of the post?

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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2010, 09:04:22 PM »
I'm late in that thread, but it's a terrific idea Sanjeev. With that thread, we go back IMO to one of the basics of this message board that make it truly unique. By the way, I've notified that the board have been more "quiet", respectful, civilized and productive over the last week or so. It's great! 

Regarding the general karma of a poster, I also agree with Sanjeev, but some of us might remember the "Recommend" post feature of the old board and, to me, it was something valuable.

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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2010, 11:57:05 AM »
One important note:  If a ticker already exists, please do not start a new thread for a company.  All duplicate tickers will be removed and you would have wasted your time posting!

I don't want the board inundated with the same ticker symbol.  By having one ticker symbol per company, we also form a comprehensive archive or database of posts for that one company.  Anyone wanting to research that ticker, only has to look it up once and not do a separate search!  

All you have to do is click on the "subject" tab and the ticker's will be alphabetical.  You can easily see if a specific company already has their ticker on the board.  Thanks!  Cheers!
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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2014, 05:34:34 PM »
In regards to "Kudos".  Yes, I agree with Ragnar.  Someone with numerous kudos would automatically lead readers to assume their analysis is correct, whereas someone with little in the way of kudos would be relegated to being a less read thread.  This happens on the Motley Fool all the time.  There are alot of rubbish ideas by some people on there with a lot of recommendations.


At the same time its very difficult for a new person to get get good ideas noticed. 

I'm just wondering if the same person who will assume an idea is good because it gets a lot of kudos will think an idea is bad because the poster doesn't have an illustrious track record.  Makes it harder for a new poster to break in. 

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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2014, 06:50:15 PM »
In regards to "Kudos".  Yes, I agree with Ragnar.  Someone with numerous kudos would automatically lead readers to assume their analysis is correct, whereas someone with little in the way of kudos would be relegated to being a less read thread.  This happens on the Motley Fool all the time.  There are alot of rubbish ideas by some people on there with a lot of recommendations.


At the same time its very difficult for a new person to get get good ideas noticed. 

I'm just wondering if the same person who will assume an idea is good because it gets a lot of kudos will think an idea is bad because the poster doesn't have an illustrious track record.  Makes it harder for a new poster to break in.

Trust me people may not comment, but they notice.
INMO its all about style. Packer is one of the most followed investors here, but I just dont warm to any of his ideas. I am sure most people hate the O&G / tradey nature of my ideas.

Similar to VIC, people will buy and comment when they see something they like. I am looking into ASPS and some of the Chinese holdings mentioned by Yada. Also buying RJET on Monday thanks to the thread. I bought Clarke because of the thread, and many other piled in after the discussion. Many still follow FTP, SD, and ATSG long after I moved on. Some just made 30% on ATSG.

A good idea, will sell itself. You are just the messenger.

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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2014, 10:00:04 PM »
In regards to "Kudos".  Yes, I agree with Ragnar.  Someone with numerous kudos would automatically lead readers to assume their analysis is correct, whereas someone with little in the way of kudos would be relegated to being a less read thread.  This happens on the Motley Fool all the time.  There are alot of rubbish ideas by some people on there with a lot of recommendations.


At the same time its very difficult for a new person to get get good ideas noticed. 

I'm just wondering if the same person who will assume an idea is good because it gets a lot of kudos will think an idea is bad because the poster doesn't have an illustrious track record.  Makes it harder for a new poster to break in.

Trust me people may not comment, but they notice.
INMO its all about style. Packer is one of the most followed investors here, but I just dont warm to any of his ideas. I am sure most people hate the O&G / tradey nature of my ideas.

Similar to VIC, people will buy and comment when they see something they like. I am looking into ASPS and some of the Chinese holdings mentioned by Yada. Also buying RJET on Monday thanks to the thread. I bought Clarke because of the thread, and many other piled in after the discussion. Many still follow FTP, SD, and ATSG long after I moved on. Some just made 30% on ATSG.

A good idea, will sell itself. You are just the messenger.

+1

I comment on very few but I read/browse over nearly all of them.

Edit: By the way Myth, we ought to talk a bit about FTP and SD. Two very informative and formative stocks that rank high on the board and also two stories that were developing for years and still are. It's crazy thinking back what feels like many years ago and discussing (gambling really) on what Tom Ward would do next etc.
When it was all said and done, SD was a multiple bagger for me and I think FTP was a small gain 15 or 20% or thereabouts, however I consider those two to be my only big mistakes to date, regardless of the money I made. I am glad, I went through those fairly early on, they kicked up my learning curve by a factor of 10 at least.
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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2014, 06:39:21 AM »
I would agree. Its interesting to think about it.
I made money very early on with Sd then lost a bit of it and sold. All and all it worked out ok, but provided a great lesson. I lost a tiny bit of money on FTP, and it too provided a good lesson.

You are doing well if those are your 2 only mistakes and they were both profitable. My mistake sheet is much much longer  :)

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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2014, 09:18:26 AM »
One important note:   If a ticker already exists, please do not start a new thread for a company.  All duplicate tickers will be removed and you would have wasted your time posting!

I don't want the board inundated with the same ticker symbol.  By having one ticker symbol per company, we also form a comprehensive archive or database of posts for that one company.  Anyone wanting to research that ticker, only has to look it up once and not do a separate search! 

All you have to do is click on the "subject" tab and the ticker's will be alphabetical.  You can easily see if a specific company already has their ticker on the board.  Thanks!  Cheers!

Parsad - I've noticed several times in the past that people have looked for tickers but for whatever reasons could not find them and then they opened a thread ... I can also tell you from personal experience that sometimes I look for threads I KNOW exist but cannot locate them through the search function for whatever reason ...