Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: IlanBigfoot Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 2355  
Subject: Re: (Another) CAPS tracker Date: 10/28/2012 8:59 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 1
Hello Zig.

We'll see how it goes. First week only had 4 changes (4 on, 4 off), so that's not terrible to do by hand.

One thing I forgot about CAPS is the score doesn't go up unless the ticker is up 5 or more, but goes down right away:

http://caps.fool.com/Help.aspx

What is my accuracy?

Your accuracy is a measure of how often you make correct predictions.
To calculate accuracy we take the number of accurate picks divided by your total number of picks.
What constitutes an accurate pick depends upon the status of your pick.
Active picks with positive scores are accurate picks.
Active picks with negative scores are inaccurate picks.
Ended picks with scores of 5 or higher are accurate picks.
Ended picks with scores below 0 are inaccurate picks
Ended picks with scores between 0 and 5 do not affect your accuracy rating.
Hey, we realize this is a little strange. But, we treat ended picks differently because we don't want people ending picks simply to "lock in" a small, but successful prediction. We want to track meaningful accuracy, which is why we ignore any picks that fall between the 0 and 5 threshold. Think of it as a hefty transaction cost or capital gains tax that you have to overcome


So maybe once a week is too soon. The four tickers that were ended after the first week were:

UIS -15.95
MSFT -1.36
PETS 4.65
UTSI 2.99

so MSFT negatively affected the accuracy (which is a big part of the score) while neither PETS nor UTSI helped out.

But I'm curious so I'll keep doing the weekly for a while.
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

2.1: The Labor Pool Problem
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement