Of course I agree nitpicking is a waste and it is something I've not done before.It was only in response to the 'bloody stupid question' remarks I got from Barcoo and words like quote and I really don't know why you can't work it out, it's fairly obvious really, but we all have to start somewhere, even if it is with basic maths.end quote with condescending advice about reading a magazine everyone has read and so on. I believe that in a messageboard like this there is no room for people to be pseudo advisers or be in awe of themselves. Each has something to contribute and has differing strengths and weaknesses. There is no room for giving a newcomer for example a bit of a reprimand because the question is too low for YOU. You can't expect a respectful response back. And Barcoo of course I studied the dogs of the dow system last year before starting, mainly through aspectfinancial and Personal Investor and some American sources. A lesson from this would be to confine basic questions to e-mail or personal approaches as I have not received such rude replies (as from you)since I started on the net and with shares since November, 99. I even responded in kind to a degree as I hadn't struck a barcoo before.I did give the link about the article on over confidence but not as a URL as I thought barcoo would be aware of aspect as it is the main site that deals with the Australian concepts for the "Dogs of the Dow" and all of its variants. www.aspectfinancial.com.au There are plenty of other sites and stories about people who fell with over arrogance in the stockmarket.It is too unpredictable to act as if you know it all no matter how long you've been involved. (I've only been in it for a year and have heaps to learn but I am more aware of what I'm good at and not good at, at this stage) I think all who contribute deserve some respect without being condemned and derided because there might be a slight possibility they know less in one area than you.And I do agree that the mechanical system in question may not be the best. It was just a start for me when I got some shares money.top stock selecting
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