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Why on earth doesn't the Fool dis Mechanical Investing the same way it disses (and rightly so) "technical analysis"? Why would the Fool laud this crap with an award?

UsuallyReasonable,

This must be one of those times when you're being "unreasonable." :) To get upset because a "mechanical investing guy" won the award last year is to miss the entire purpose and spirit of the award. The subject matter of the community in question isn't quite so relevant as the relative efforts of the people involved in helping to build and foster that community.

Jamie Gritton, irrespective of how you feel about the subject he is passionate about, did/does an amazing amount of work to help foster that MI community. He epitomized the spirit of Learning Together and for that he certainly deserved the award. Please keep in mind, of course, that the award is determined by the community members who vote. While we whittle the list down to 10 finalists, the community has the final say on who wins and who doesn't.

It would be interesting to attempt to figure out how much money that person has lost for those who attempt to turn the alchemy/BS of mechanical investing into actual cash.

No more interesting than it would be for me to attempt to figure out what you, or anyone else has lost me because I read one of your opinions or read one of your posts. Which is to say, not interesting at all.

Best,

Bogey
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