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There are a lot of intelligent investors around here. I love the idea of sharing ideas on stocks we're researching/owning.

But I would rather have three leads with a couple-sentence summary of why you chose them that a list of a dozen symbols. Of course, the poster can do whatever they like. But I'm guessing everyone would find the whole thing more productive if one went just a bit beyond a list of tickers. (On the other hand, I took a fair amount of time to do precisely this with my favorites last month, and it went nowhere, so what do I know?)


There was this post in another group, that I supposed (perhaps mistakenly) inspired this thread here:

https://boards.fool.com/if-you-could-have-only-5-holding--34...

It seems to me that that poster did not really give any criteria as to what basis he wanted to apply to these choices, so I did not give any reasons for the stocks I gave in response. One might suppose that he wanted a selection that a responder thought would do well (or better than average, etc) than a possible different selection. Do you suppose he would really think that responders would set up a list of criterea, apply these to the stocks in 2009, and then with 10 years of crystal ball results, select five stocks that did best in those years, assume that 10 years past experience would be an accurate predictor of the future, and post them? It might be that someone might have this information already prepared, but it appears that no one did.
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