i POSTED THIS TO A GUY WHO SAID HE HAD 3M TO PROTECT AND HE GOT LAUGHED AT by the XOM board. Here was my reply to him:
Ruff, if you really have 3m, dont feel its unwise to be on yahoo message boards. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain if one savvy guy posts a good link or comment. These must be 16 year olds here or 200 share buyers who dont know that there might be billionaires here! WHy, they dont need information or opinions? You dont think the mega rich who invested with madoff dont wish they came here instead. Granted, most people have irrelevent things to say here, but I have had 2 or 3 triples and a home run or 2 from these boards I never could have found on my own. I wish they would limit the comments to strictly stock info or opinions on stocks, and take out all the comments about non related things and stupid comments. This could be a greta place to get rich. Youd even have big fish start to ocme here if these boards werent rampant with 21 year old techies with no girlfriends and nothing better to do but post info they have no idea how to substantiate. I have an idea...no one should post anything unless they have put at least 5k of their own money or 33% of their portfolio money into the stock, whichever is less. Then we'd have 90% less comments and lots more info!!!!