ValuePickr Forum is visited today both by novices and wannabe stock pickers, as well as verysophisticatedinvestors. Some of us have made the transition from novices, to learners, to stock pickers to now being reasonable capital allocators. To know the difference visitCapital Allocation thread.
Its our dream to create a natural vibrant eco-system of learners, individual investors, industry professionals and Institutional investors in an environment that nurtures value-addition and growth to ourselves individually and collectively for the community.
To nurture a vibrant community ValuePickr does not restrict anyone from starting a thread on a stock of his/her choice. Only Caveat is if you are going to introduce a discussion on a stock, we expect you to do your homework and start the thread with some basic info-set, and 1st level analysis such as growth drivers, a few positives & negatives, immediate triggers if any, and enumerate some RISKS. Nothing very heavy is required, but enough to set the tone for 2nd level of discussions.
Here's an example of asimple stock idea initiation thread.
If you are a prolific contributor to ValuePickr stock discussions, and have initiated or recommended a stock at any point of time, Disclosuresof Holdings or None, Long/Short Views on the stockare mandatory, at these junctures
1.Initiation)- CMP, Disclosure of Holdings or None, Long/Short Views
2.Recommendation)- CMP,Disclosure of Holdings, Long/Short Views
3.Additional Purchases)- CMP, % added (compared to initial purchase)
4.Partial Exit)- CMP, % profit booking
5.Full Exit)- at what price, while exiting or immediately after
Initially, Moderators are responsible to follow-up and ensure compliance. Gradually, it should become second nature to us. And eventually we will be moving to a system where technology will help prompt compliance and its tracking.
This will help ensure complete transparency and build TRUST for the Stock recommender and for ValuePickr community. Most importantly it should help newbie investors and learners keep on top of developments and hopefully not get trapped!