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Is there any way I can wipe the slate clean and start over now that I better unuderstand how CAPS works? I've made some stupid choices that can't be undone, so they will follow me forever, thus keeping my rating low (I once was over 99!)
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Sid,

Good score (better than mine) but all those negative closed picks put you in an accuracy hole that would take ages to climb out of. I can understand why you would want to abandon.

But, CAPS isn't a game where winning means anything. It is (to me anyway), a great place to act as an analyst, test theories, and learn from mistakes. So, while you can perhaps create a new user and start again, you might be better served just trying to improve from where you are. It won't get you to the top 10 to be sure, but I would bet that all-star (>80) status would be obtainable over time.

TMFHelical
Community Analyst Team
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Well the simplest solution would be to create a new profile. with a thousand some picks under you belt, I think that's probably for the best.
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May be you should keep the stupid ones. I started playing about 2 years ago and again made some stupid decisions. For example I saw a share that I reckoned would eventually implode e.g. Crocs but knew there would be a fair bit of upside for a while. I should have waited to call underperform. Instead I picked straight away and watched it kill my score. When it did fall I didn't get a great score out of it. The stupid scores remind you not to do that again.
I want to make it into the top 10% despite these early messes.

The whole thing has been very educational if a little confusing at times. I was near 90% in the ratings just a few weeks ago, dropped to under 20% recently and am back over 60% today. My accuracy hasn't changed much while my score is above the zero mark i.e I am beating the S&P average.

I find it hard to believe I am that contrarian and everybody else is on a different path.

Still I knew next to nothing about US shares (I live in Ireland) two years ago and I have a much better understanding now. I'm even starting to reverse my real losses over the past 12 months even though the market is very bearish.
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I agree . . . I'd love to start over, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do that. No matter what I try, the system spots me as an exiting player. (Sigh)
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