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kctongo 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Nov 4, 2014 2:21 PM Member since: Jul 13, 2007
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  • I continued to armchair quarterback Fuzzymathematician's past predictions for Cerner stock performance in order to determine what credibility that he should be given. Previous score: Reality - 1 : Fuzzy - 0.

    On the morning of June 28th, 2012, Fuzzy made the following prediction for CERN: "Upside has been played out. Market saturation. Loss of clients to other vendors." The stock opened at $38.59 at the time of that post.

    Well, how did things turn out? Well, the stock immediately popped after that, hitting $41.85 just 5 days later. It then trended down for the rest of the year, bottoming out at $33.82 on October 25th, before beginning a long consistent upward trend to the low 60's in February of 2014.

    So, I would score this as follows:

    Short term: 0
    Medium term: 1
    Long term: A Big Zero.

    Awarding one possible point for each fuzzy prediction, I would score this one as;

    Fuzzy: 1/3 Reality: 2/3

    Total score so far: Fuzzy: 1/3 Reality 1 2/3

  • Fuzzy Mathematician and I have a friendly wager on the relative performance of CERN and the Dow Industrial Average from April 30, 2014 to April 30, 2015. We are 1/2 of the way through our 12 month period (picked non-arbitrarily; quarterly reports are ubiquitous), so let us see where we stand as of October 31st, 2014.

    DOW 30 Industrials: UP 4.88%
    CERN: UP 23.47%

    Difference: CERN is up 18.59% over the DOW for the 6 months since April 30th.

    Of course, it's not over until the fat lady sings, but I am liking my prospects for winning this bet. In my analysis of fuzzymathematician's predictions of the past, I don't think I have very much to worry about. Using his sentiment on CERN's future performance as a contrarian play would have reaped great returns over the past several years.

    He has been noticeably quiet the past few months. Perhaps that is just another payoff of this bet.

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