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Every month or so, AntiRonChapman Jr. posts something about CAPS leaders who short garbage stocks. Every month I respond in some fashion.

While I agree that it would be nice to have separate long and short subscores, those of us who short garbage stocks do the world a favor. For example, if you googled RMDX.ob, the third thing you would find would be the CAPS page. The main point of CAPS is to put out information on stocks. If my shorting of garbage stocks makes just one person reconsider buying such a stock (such as my recent pan LSCG.ob), then I am a happy camper.

Most people would be better off not buying individual stocks anyway, and rather should follow my advice on following a simple asset allocation plan using low-cost ETFs or even just invest in a Vanguard target-date fund.

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