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Subject:  A Fool's Future Story Date:  3/30/2007  10:49 AM
Author:  deadcat2 Number:  5225 of 8849

The year is 2011 and CAPS has now been up and running for about 5 years. It's recognized as one of the most interesting and comprehensive databases of investor sentiment and behavior regarding stock picks over the previous half decade. There are now over 90,000 active players. TMFEldrehad has dropped from the Top Ten list some time ago - though he still remains a highly rated All Star - choosing instead to spend more time with his wife and children, having vowed not to miss their formative years. Another player, StockObsession, burst upon the scene a few years ago and displaced all other Top Fools, having over 4,500 total picks and a total Score of 8,927! The TMF staff has been diligently adding a multitude of new charms to recognize all the thresholds that are being broken by StockObsession in particular, and many of the players in general. Incidentally, in real life StockObsession is a hot dog vendor who sets her cart up every day in the financial district of New York City.

AssetMangler, told years ago no one was forcing him to play the game and if he didn't like it, he could quit and build his own game, did just that. While many thought the game more "real" and a better learning tool, the whole Betamax vs. VHS lesson became clear again and the Mangler learned that the miracle of marketing is a