Here is a REVISED short version of the Monday Morning Rules of the board to include leverage and margins. Note that I have clarified the sending of e-mails which has been part of the short version.
Thank you all for reviewing the RULES. I. M. Young, Assistant Board Manager
What We DO on Saul’s Board
Bear (PaulWBryant), Austin (CMFALieberman), Matt (XMF BreakerForce), Benjamin (Locke), and imyoung, will each assist Saul in running this board. Please make their job easier by obeying Saul’s 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 growth stocks
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” (unclick Post this Reply to the Board, click E-Mail this Reply to the 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 to the right when in individual post-mode (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. (A recent poster described losing all of his 50% plus year to date gain, and two thirds of his account balance, just on one 20%-25% move that he had bet heavily against using margin leverage. That’s not investing, it’s gambling, as should be obvious to everyone!)
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!