LOVED your post! Nothing is quite as funny as when a guy who is completely clueless thinks he's figured it all out. So let's kick it up a few notches. Enough of this Freshman logic - let's go to Graduate Logic 501.
Emotions, not facts, drive stock prices in the short run.
How can one reliably measure the emotions of a group of investors? Could Yahoo! boards be used? Would mini-cap stocks or big cap stocks be better? Would you have one Yahoo! alias or many? Would your posts be all bullish - all bearish - or a mix? Would you write benign or provacative posts? Would you follow individual posters? Would you love it if a poster called you "sux" instead of "sax"? (Absolutely! That's the kind of response I want!)
Can you make a living by doing this? (Oh yes! It's very lucrative and fun once you have a system)