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  • gizzy2020 gizzy2020 Sep 23, 2011 1:20 PM Flag

    motley fooled you, sucking alpha = garbage !

     

    this stock was "poised to pop" at $13.78.... hows that 37% loss ? sucking alpha had CIS "poised to pop" at $4.90.. now at $3.90.. down 20% ... tell yahoo finance board that we dont need these garbage writers with their chicanary motives

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    • So you just figured out that "stock recommendations" seen in MF and SA are essentially worthless? About the only value I can see in either of those, is that sometimes a post on Seeking Alpha (I consider them to be "posts", as virtually anyone can create an "article" for SA) sometimes can bring issues to your attention that you not might have known otherwise. Though you still have to verify what they say, and still have to decide for yourself whether or not you agree that those issues will impact the stock, not to mention other factors in play. So SA can be a source of ideas, but should never been seen as "advice" IMO; same goes for any post on Yahoo Finance.

      Motley Fool I consider to be fairly worthless even as a source of ideas; MF got people's attention in the 1990's for basically two stock picks that soared, American Online and Iomega (maker of the "zip drive" which people thought would replace the 3.5" floppy, until CDRs and internet exchanges of data made the zip irrelevant). Neither AOL or Iomega ultimately had staying power, but when they soared, both were spectacular, and they juiced MF's portfolio #2 (they dropped the poorly performing portfolio number 1) to incredible "average gains". I guess the jester hats worn by the Gardiner brothers also garnered attention. Overall though, I consider Motley Fool to be a former two-trick pony that has failed to impress since.

      About the only well-known "stock guru" that I think adds value is Jim Cramer. He obviously can make some major mistakes too, but when you get past all the booyahs and other nonsense, the guy does share some valuable insights. I know, some people hate Cramer, so be it, we're all entitled to our opinions.

 
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