My opinions are just that, MY opinions, NOT yours. Get your own damn opinions.
There are probably many more filters you could throw at Specs to eliminate the "catfish", but if they have no available cash, life is gona be tough in the short term ....
On the reverse scenaro ..... if times are tough and a Spec is able to raise Cash (without massive dilution), then that could be a big plus
Position sizing and Ability should be best friends
I visit about 21 Financial bulletin boards that still exist, and probably 70 or so since 1998. For some, the collapse was due to the dot-com boom and bust, they backed it, got it wrong, and were bust.
The answer to why ASF has not increased the number of posts, it deserves about 20 times more, is contained in the posts on this thread in the last four weeks or so -- you need to think deeply however and extremely self critically.
ASFs Administrator is number one as far as I'm concerned but I'm not sure all the helpers are quite on the same plot and adding that extra magic, the unwritten rule ' commonsense ' with viva - verve - and finesse - not meant to upset, more to point out the need for flair and experience, drive, and enthusiasm. YEP! - I'm not up to the job, as it needs all these things, probably too old but in age we admit things that when we have not reached even 50 yet, being self critical, and at times, self damning, is impossible.
Threads need to go off-topic to keep the posts going and I've learnt on many sites, that a person who is off-topic very often, is not an idiot, they keep XYZ Limited posts going when there are no announcements and little interest. If they don't, when a post is made there is NO ONE THERE TO RESPOND. It is basic and ASF have failed in this and that is why many threads have no posts or very few or massive gaps, sometimes years.
Hate me if you like for what I've written here, it doesn't matter, the grim reaper is not all that far away, for me -- good luck, good fortune - noi
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You not well old son?
Personally i have noticed a lot more varied discussion of late, not just spec stocks, but lots of 'mainstream' names like CKF, ORL, COH, DMP etc.
I think a lot more investors are looking towards larger stocks at the moment and the more info we can provide/discuss, the more people will then also look at other stocks being discussed