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Parsad

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Investment Ideas Board
« on: October 18, 2010, 03:29:27 PM »
Please use this specific board for discussing actual investment ideas primarily about specific equities.  When you start a new topic, please use the form "BRKA - Berkshire Hathaway" - ticker symbol and then name of the company.  

The "General Discussion" board should be used for all other general topics, including macro-economic discussions.  The "Investment Idea" Board is specifically for investments only.  Cheers!
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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 04:49:35 PM »
I assume that a general question about say insurance companies or gold or arbitrage should still go here. Yes?

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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010, 06:20:21 PM »
No, I would put those questions in the "General Discussion" Board.  That way the "Investment Ideas" board only shows ticker symbols and names on the sub-headings for threads.  Cheers!
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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010, 07:01:07 PM »
sanj,

maybe you could give us the ability to gives "kudos" or something to members? That way people could build up their reputation a bit.
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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2010, 10:22:39 PM »
sanj,

maybe you could give us the ability to gives "kudos" or something to members? That way people could build up their reputation a bit.

Respectfully, I disagree. I think it is a bad idea to give people a reputation based on people's perception of their ideas, rather, than how their analysis turned out... not to say that the end result was a manifestation of a persons analysis... Many (including myself) have had bad analysis, but good results.

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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 10:57:51 AM »
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.

On another note, how friggin' hard is it for boardmembers to post a new topic in the "Investment Ideas" board in this format:

Ticker Symbol (exchange if necessary, non-US stock) - Name of Company

For such bright people, how god-damn lazy are some of you?   ;D  Cheers!
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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2010, 11:16:11 AM »
Lol someone sounds compulsive  :). I was just thinking the same thing though.

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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 11:54:11 AM »
Lol someone sounds compulsive  . I was just thinking the same thing though.

Partly, but it also saves me a few seconds of my life spent fixing something trivial like that.  And it looks better and more uniform...flick the light switch...1,2,3,4...on, off, on, off!  ;D  Thank God the only compulsive trait I have is not ever missing a Canucks game or my Colts games!  Cheers!
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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2010, 01:11:52 PM »
On another note, how friggin' hard is it for boardmembers to post a new topic in the "Investment Ideas" board in this format:

Ticker Symbol (exchange if necessary, non-US stock) - Name of Company


Suggestion: Perhaps one should include the ticker price (and currency, if not in USD) in the subject at the time of posting too.  This may reduce ambiguity on multiple issues (A-B shares; different series of preferred/warrants) and also easily review the investment returns in the future.

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Re: Investment Ideas Board
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2010, 01:15:29 PM »
Lol someone sounds compulsive  . I was just thinking the same thing though.

Partly, but it also saves me a few seconds of my life spent fixing something trivial like that.  And it looks better and more uniform...flick the light switch...1,2,3,4...on, off, on, off!  ;D  Thank God the only compulsive trait I have is not ever missing a Canucks game or my Colts games!  Cheers!

Agreed I like it also. Glad to see someone else is compulsive. Quick question, would you like to track quarterly updates within those threads as well. I think it would help keep everything in the right place but some may prefer to break things out.

I really like that we have just 1 or 2 FBK posts.