Monday Morning Rules of the Board - 2

Monday Morning Rules of the Board - 2

Our board has rules. It’s not like other boards. It is these Rules that keeps this board so valuable to you, and to all of us. If you don’t follow the rules your posts are likely to be deleted, and if necessary you may even get barred from the board. That’s just the way it is. Life is hard sometimes (:grinning:).

We don’t try to beat each other on this board. There are no winners or losers on the board. This is a board where we cooperate, crowd-share information, and help each other to all win together.Every month, there are some people whose year-to-date results are higher than mine. So what? We aren’t competing, we are all winning together.

What We DO on Saul’s Board

Bear (PaulWBryant), Matt (XMF BreakerForce), Benjamin (Locke), Lenny (ldigout), Cedric (CompoundingCed), and Chris (mess7777) will each take some of the load of running the board off Saul’s shoulders, and act as Assistant Board Managers. Please make their job easier by obeying our basic rules:

  • We are grateful the Motley Fool hosts this board and we will do nothing to jeopardize this by posting information from the paid services.

  • We DO discuss and analyze individual high-growth companies. (Usually that currently means 40% revenue growth or more, although there are a few rare exceptions of companies we grandfathered in because many of us had been invested in the company for a long time before revenue gradually tapered off).

  • We DO discuss our philosophy why we invest in them.

  • We DO*bring new companies to this board, elaborating what the company does, citing pertinent financial information, such as revenue growth, margins, total addressable market, competition, etc.

  • We DO discuss our month-end portfolios, and especially why we chose our stocks and why we made changes. (Just a list of stocks and positions with no discussion doesn’t hack it).

  • We DO ask ourselves if our post adds anything of value to the discussion. One-liners usually don’t add anything worthwhile.

  • We DO check if someone has already started a thread (on just released earnings, for instance), before starting a new thread.

  • We DO disagree with posters in a courteous manner

  • We DO study Saul’s Knowledgebase part 1. part 2, and part 3, How I Pick a Company to Invest In and Why My Investing Criteria Have Changed , and Why It Really is Different.

The Don’ts

  • No blabbing investment information from paid TMF or other paid services

  • No cluttering up the board with one-line, meaningless posts

  • No basic investment questions

  • No portfolio management discussions. We put them on the Portfolio Management Board.

  • No technical analysis

  • No option trading** or other discussions of using extreme leverage, such as margins

  • No value or turn-around investing

  • No income investing

  • No bond investing

  • No market-timing

  • No market predictions of Investor Business Daily or anyone else

  • No long lists of what stocks have done in the past week, or month, or quarter

  • No macroeconomics

  • Nocannabis discussions

  • Nocryptocurrency discussions

  • No Tesla posts (too contentious a subject)

  • No non-investing subjects

  • No angry attacks against posters with opposing opinions

  • NO Politics !!!

Thanks for your cooperation!


The Knowledgebase is in three parts. On the new TMF Discourse platform the Announcements panel is on the right side when on the homepage of Saul’s Investing Discussions.