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Am I right to assume that one of the main purposes of CAPS is identifying great stocks through community thinking?

So how do I find these great investments? If I go to the top player(s) and see what they picked, I may find that the stock they picked a while ago has appreciated since they picked it to the point of not providing such good returns anymore.

If I go to the 5-star stock list I get a similar effect. A lot of top stock-pickers may have selected this one a while ago, but how about today?

So I was wondering if the rating of a stock should age. Meaning it gets a boost if it has been picked by top stock-pickers recently, the effect of which lowly declines over time. Is such an effect built in currently? If not, then I think it should be. It's obvious that Mr. Super Stock picker has Dell in his list and shows a return of 100,000% by picking it two decades ago, but that doesn't say anything about Dell today.

Another option may be to have alerts sent out if my favourite CAPS player makes a new selection. But I think something like that has already been suggested.

Right now I don't see how I can use CAPS to identify good stock picks, am I missing something?

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