Monday Morning Rules of the Board, a bit late as I’ve been out of action for a few days after a bicycling accident.
I am posting this version of The Rules on alternate weeks to make it more interesting… imyoung created it, and I really like its light format.
Our board has rules. It’s not like other boards. It is this set of 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 ().
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), Lennie (ldigout), Matt (XMF BreakerForce), Benjamin (Locke), and imyoung, Cedric (CompoundingCed), will each assist Saul in running this board. And a new Assistant Manager, Chris (mess7777), will join us to help out. 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 use “E-Mail This Reply to the Author” (hit “Reply” button, then unclick Post this Reply to the Board, click E-Mail This Reply to Author) for brief thank-yous or off-topic commentary or questions.
We DO study “Saul’s Knowledgebase”, “How I Pick a Company to Invest In,” and “Why My Investing Criteria Have Changed,” and “Why It Really is Different” found on the right-hand panel of every page on this board (it is not visible in thread-mode).
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, discussion.fool.com/portfolio-management-100153.aspx
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 predictions of Investor Business Daily or anyone else
No long lists of what stocks have done in the past week
No cannabis 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!
Links to the Knowledgebase for this board is in the Announcements panel that is on the right side of every page on this board. (It’s in three parts)