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Hi folks, I have noticed that the level of posting in stock threads has slipped somewhat in recent times and I would like to urge everyone to please consider participating a little more regularly in discussions on various stocks.

The more everyone contributes, the more stock discussion we will see, and the fresher and more dynamic the stock threads will become. By updating the threads of stocks on your watch list with news, analysis, and relevant information, you will be helping to bring these companies to the attention of others. This will generate increased interest, additional research, and more discussion.

Let's see if we can get some more stock chat happening! :)
 

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I would like to echo Joes comments and personally myself i have noticed my stock market participation has also dropped a bit. A flat market doesnt help, but surely members still have thoughts, opinions and analysis of a few stocks a week at least

I think if everyone posted say twice a day in stock threads it would help to make ASF a better community and more research focused. Even if it is just about stocks you have recently heard of (TNE today in my case) it will help other members to research and contribute and hopefully make more money, after all, thats one of the reasons we are here :)
 

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Of course a stock forum should have good discussion about stock threads, but the reality at the moment is that many people are standing aside from the volatility.

I can only speak for myself, but - as long as it's my intention not to risk my capital when there is so much uncertainty locally and globally - I don't have the interest in following particular stocks until the overall market and confidence in general improves. So am unable to make any intelligent or useful comment.

Sorry. I do understand how important good comments on stocks are.
 

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I understand Julia, and there are many people on the sidelines, or not investing new money, myself included.

If you have specific concerns about the economy, surely that must translate into an opportunity to short certain stocks, or sectors? EG if you think that our banks may be in trouble, why not post in one of the bank threads about why you think that, and why it may be a good short? Even if its not something you would trade yourself
 

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If you have specific concerns about the economy, surely that must translate into an opportunity to short certain stocks, or sectors? EG if you think that our banks may be in trouble, why not post in one of the bank threads about why you think that, and why it may be a good short? Even if its not something you would trade yourself
The Trust Deed of my SMSF precludes shorting anything so I don't know enough about the practice to offer anything remotely reliable or intelligent.
 

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Of course a stock forum should have good discussion about stock threads, but the reality at the moment is that many people are standing aside from the volatility.
Hi Julia, I agree, and you're certainly not alone on the sidelines at present. However, don't feel you have to be a shareholder to comment on a company you have an interest in. You may have been a shareholder in the past or may be interested in taking a position at some point in the future. A particular company may just be in the news for some reason, and worth discussing for whatever reason it was that made it newsworthy.

I'm just doing my best to try and make ASF more useful for those who come here solely for the market related discussion.
 
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Joe, have you thought of renaming Aussie Stock Forums to become the Australian Labor Party Bashing Forums?
 
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EG if you think that our banks may be in trouble, why not post in one of the bank threads about why you think that, and why it may be a good short? Even if its not something you would trade yourself
The problem is that most such thoughts are not company specific.

Eg someone thinks that banks aren't going to do well and that one may even go broke, but doesn't have sufficient information to know what bank will go broke. If they then post in the CBA thread that CBA is going broke, then that's misleading and could be considered as down ramping I would have thought, given that the person has no information or thoughts specific to CBA.

At the moment, I perceive a very noticeable swing of public interest toward "the economy" as a whole, rather than any individual company (possible exception of anyone very large who looks like going broke). Only today I had someone delivering goods, who immediately started up a casual conversation about "nobody's doing any work, the economy's stuffed etc" without me even mentioning the subject. Such is the level of public interest.

For the record, he mentioned Toll Transport specifically as "their yard is empty" and a major local employer (hundreds of jobs) in danger of actually closing. But then Toll is a national company, and their Hobart yard being empty doesn't necessarily say much about overall operations - all it really says is that the local economy is stuffed. For all I know, Toll might be booming in WA etc. Hence my thought that there is a swing of interest toward the economy generally, and away from specific companies.
 

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Joe, have you thought of renaming Aussie Stock Forums to become the Australian Labor Party Bashing Forums?
No, can't say that I have. It's true that the Labor Party does cop a bit of a flogging here at ASF, but I welcome and encourage all views and perspectives. All I ask is that everyone try and keep it both sensible and civil.

The problem is that most such thoughts are not company specific.
That's a good point Smurf and I'm glad you brought it up. Stock threads do not have to be company specific and I didn't really address that. I would like to see more market related discussion of all kinds. Anyone who wants to start a more general market related or sector specific thread can do so in the ASX Stock Chat forum.
 

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Hi Joe,

My thread participation is not where i would like it to be, my focus is on the low cap, low liquidity stocks. Some threads i have posted 5, 6 times or more, consecutively, without any reply, it gets pretty lonely and self defeating talking to yourself. I don't post to ramp a position I have, I promote discussion on under recognised shares (IMO) and to get feedback from others. Then again maybe my posts don't have the high value content that are worth replying to! :D
 
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Hi folks, I have noticed that the level of posting in stock threads has slipped somewhat in recent times and I would like to urge everyone to please consider participating a little more regularly in discussions on various stocks.

The more everyone contributes, the more stock discussion we will see, and the fresher and more dynamic the stock threads will become. By updating the threads of stocks on your watch list with news, analysis, and relevant information, you will be helping to bring these companies to the attention of others. This will generate increased interest, additional research, and more discussion.

Let's see if we can get some more stock chat happening! :)
As posters above have said, it is replies that need to increase, and I suppose that is "chat".

I agree with people getting irritated by posting with or without a chart, and then not having it replied to.

gg.
 

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My thread participation is not where i would like it to be, my focus is on the low cap, low liquidity stocks. Some threads i have posted 5, 6 times or more, consecutively, without any reply, it gets pretty lonely and self defeating talking to yourself. I don't post to ramp a position I have, I promote discussion on under recognised shares (IMO) and to get feedback from others. Then again maybe my posts don't have the high value content that are worth replying to! :D
I agree some stocks do get more attention than others, and larger, more well known companies tend to get more thread views than smaller companies. But please don't underestimate how many people may be reading and not replying. I assure you there are many out there, but they may feel like they don't have anything of value to add. Your posts are definitely appreciated and I'm glad there are those ASF members who are updating the threads on low cap, low liquidity stocks. Please don't get discouraged.
 

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The problem is that most such thoughts are not company specific.

Eg someone thinks that banks aren't going to do well and that one may even go broke, but doesn't have sufficient information to know what bank will go broke. If they then post in the CBA thread that CBA is going broke, then that's misleading and could be considered as down ramping I would have thought, given that the person has no information or thoughts specific to CBA.
That's pretty much what I was thinking so thanks, Smurf, for so clearly articulating that. I don't engage in any detailed analysis of any bank so would be considering the banking sector overall rather than commenting on any one bank.

A further consideration is that - because i don't get into detailed FA - putting up a suggestion that I think the banking sector, or any particular bank, is likely to tank would immediately expose me to challenges to justify such a comment, and rightly so.
I dislike intensely some of the rude accusations that so often prevail so will simply avoid airing any thoughts which are just my personal summary of what I've read, heard and observed, the interpretation of which might be quite silly on my part.

At the moment, I perceive a very noticeable swing of public interest toward "the economy" as a whole, rather than any individual company (possible exception of anyone very large who looks like going broke). Only today I had someone delivering goods, who immediately started up a casual conversation about "nobody's doing any work, the economy's stuffed etc" without me even mentioning the subject. Such is the level of public interest.
Agree. I have never before known so many people usually uninvolved in matters financial to express pessimistic opinions. Much loathing of the government and how the carbon tax just should not be happening.
This, however, is just anecdotally interesting, not factual, and as such not really for much comment on the forum.
 
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... Some threads i have posted 5, 6 times or more, consecutively, without any reply, ... :D
Hi springhill,

If you list yours, I'll post there!

I'll list mine. OK

Currently holding: ADN CIG EXM EXMOA FCN FMS PRE
Short listing: AXE AZS CGM SYR MXR

Cheers,
 

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Hi springhill,

If you list yours, I'll post there!

I'll list mine. OK

Currently holding: ADN CIG EXM EXMOA FCN FMS PRE
Short listing: AXE AZS CGM SYR MXR

Cheers,
Hi burglar, appreciate the effort mate.

Current holdings are RFL, IDM, NCO, RND, WSR, MAN, MWN, SOI

Shortlisted i have DTM, BOE, TTV, AGE, RAD

Best of luck, if you think they are sh!thouse post that too :)

Hopefully i have the time to look through yours over the weekend.
 
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Hi burglar, appreciate the effort mate.
Mine are weeds, (0r so I'm told) having plucked the flowers.
Just posted a chart on your RFL. I'm a visual person!

I did post a chart, Was it pulled or is my mind playing tricks?!
 
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I have been trying to keep EGP up to date, but the lack of participation by others is a little disheartening...surely I am not the only one who owns EGP here?!?!?
 
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