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Author: PayshnzGrasHpr Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8091  
Subject: Re: What the Community Thinks Date: 1/24/2009 1:45 PM
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Hi, schu4209! Welcome to the board!

Regarding the “what the community thinks” bar, the bar represents the total number of members who have rated that stock. I was just looking at one which showed 200 ratings. Of that 200 there are 4 members who have a “thumbs down” call and 196 members who have a “thumbs up” call. The 4 downers are colored red, and the uppers are colored green. It’s just a graphical representation to give you a clue whether the members are generally in favor of that stock or generally unimpressed with it, or perhaps undecided as a group if there are about as many uppers as downers.

I think it’s quite humorous that almost always the accompanying history chart rarely agrees with the community. I also see very little agreement with what the community thinks and what the stock actually does in the future. The problem is that the community tends to be long term investers, so they may all think that this stock will make a lot of money in about 1 to 5 years, whereas people like me are more concerned with what the stock will do in the next 1 to 3 months. It all boils down to being educated about any stock you are considering, then make a wise decision as YOU see it. What the community thinks is just one source of information you can use. Read their comments too. That is perhaps one of the better sources of info.

Good luck with your “stockin’”

Sid (Grasshopper)
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