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I have read some really nice posts in the past directing newbies to here or there. Let's set up a standard response and see if it works.

OK, I'll take a stab at creating a standard reply. I'll post it on the web at also.

Welcome, New Mechanical Investor!

This is the advanced Mechanical Investing board, where research and development of new stock screens is carried out. Basic questions about MI, and questions about your individual portfolio allocation, are dealt with on the Foolish Workshop Board at It can be quite confusing the first time you stumble in here, so here's a little help getting started:

A brief overview of what is going on here by TMFTwitty:
What is MI?

LAPropDoc's Guide for New Mechanical Investors:
A very detailed guide that takes you from "What the heck is MI?" right through buying your first stock screen.

Doc's Guide, Part 1
Doc's Guide, Part 2
Doc's Guide, Part 3
Doc's Guide, Part 4
Doc's Guide, Part 5
TMFElan's Guide to the Foolish Workshop:

And when you're ready to play with the big kids, check out oitsubob's page for links to valuable MI investing tools:
MI Reference Page

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