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Subject:  Re: CAPS is not meant to be a mirror of performa Date:  2/14/2007  9:52 AM
Author:  AssetMangler Number:  4894 of 8091

Hi 1poorguy,

The reason best performers have high scores is that the scores are additive. By the structure of the game, being prolific is more rewarded than being profound. There's been lots of discussion of that in this board.

Indexing is OK if you are really hands off - but, if you have time, better is picking your own portfolio of stocks, diversifying (minimum 6 stocks) across different industries, and buying dividend growth and/or solid companies in industries that grow with the economy and whose products are in wide demand, or play into a long-term theme such as the baby-boom demographic. And just HOLD them. See my blog entry on the Million Dollar Teacher, and you'll see why.

Cheers and good initial observations,
AM
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