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The value of an index like the S&P 500 is that it tells you the overall status of the 500 companies combined. I don't have to comb through it to figure out that they decided to short company number 3645 and thats why the returns are so high/low.

Whats wrong with just holding the 5 star companies month to month? Don't we want pure results of the picks the overall community thinks will beat the market? If theres only 80 5 stars, so what?

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You can always have more than one index. One for the long, one for the short side...

-T
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Cool..

I only brought up the point since I think people are more likely to blindly buy and hold than short sell based on a CAPS recommendation.
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i agree with bbcz, i thought shorting stocks is very risky and speculative, i buy and hold. if we are looking for the best stocks the community has to offer, then have 2 list so those that like to short can short those that don't can see the long results.
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