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  • Date: 5/2/14 3:37 PM
  • Number: 406947
  • Recommendations: 0

No, I actually bought AAPL for a split adjusted price of $7.35 back in 2002. Even though I have pared back my stake, it still makes up about 1/3rd of my portfolio.

  • Date: 5/1/14 4:25 PM
  • Number: 406912
  • Recommendations: 0

After a fairly long hiatus from following The Motley Fool, CAPS, and, to some extent, my personal portfolio, I have once again entered into the waters. I was glad to see that I had racked up some fairly high scores with some of my
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  • Date: 8/30/10 3:45 AM
  • Number: 283323
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Thanks for the feedback.  I actually already (still) own shares of Viropharma.  I was trying to decide whether to keep them.

  • Date: 8/28/10 10:20 AM
  • Number: 283109
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I should start off by saying that I have not had a lot of success with Viropharma.  This company was one of my very first individual stock purchases back when Pleconaril was being touted as a possible cure for the common cold.  I bought
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  • Date: 6/8/07 2:38 PM
  • Number: 8474
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I feel like I am on a roller coaster. At least I'm back in positive territory after a huge dip into the negative. I'm also back in the all star list after a dip into the 30's. I'm glad my real life portfolio isn't this volatile. I don't think I
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  • Date: 2/16/07 10:06 AM
  • Number: 3077
  • Recommendations: 0

I thought I would finally expand on the various strategies that I have used in the past several months.

 

I think like most people, I started with the stocks that were in my personal portfolio. I have actually done fairly well
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  • Date: 2/6/07 8:35 AM
  • Number: 2501
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Starting in November, I have changed my strategy, not once, not twice, but at least three times. Part of my strategy has been to increase my number of picks to allow for greater point gains per day. Of course, the downside is that on bad days,
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  • Date: 1/2/07 2:59 AM
  • Number: 1205
  • Recommendations: 0

Russell, I don't know whether to be honored or embarrased that I actually got your attention. I agree that it will be a fun race, whether I catch you or not.

 

Perhaps I should clarify my statement a little, though. While it
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  • Date: 12/23/06 10:27 AM
  • Number: 1035
  • Recommendations: 0

On 20 Dec 2006, TMFEldrehad had this advice to give about obtaining the top spot.

 

"You'll never catch the people ahead of you by copying them. You may be able to catch them by picking stocks that they have no CAPS call on,
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  • Date: 12/23/06 10:17 AM
  • Number: 1034
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Russell, it has been a pleasure to learn from you. I think this is excellent advice, although I find it very hard to go against the stream as you recommend.

 

Still, I think there are other ways to gain the top stop. One is to
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