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Old 01-26-2005, 07:40 PM
dalej42 is offline
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Is it ok to ask about stocks on the SDMB?

Are threads such as, "Should I buy xyz company stock?" allowed on the SDMB? How about general threads such as, "Should I buy stocks now? or "Is the Dow going to rise?"
Old 01-26-2005, 09:27 PM
C K Dexter Haven is offline
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Hmm. Well, I guess you could ask, but I'd put them in the same category as quesitons like, "What's that funny looking mole that suddenly appeared on my cheek?" -- namely, you should be looking for expert opinion, and not relying on Message Board commentary. Even well-meaning posters don't know your investment strategy, financial and personal data, etc., and similar information that a financial advisor would know.

However, I will pass this one by the other Moderators before we give a definite ruling.
Old 01-27-2005, 06:42 AM
C K Dexter Haven is offline
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From the registration agreement:

Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board and the volume of messages received, it is impossible for us to verify the information posted.

We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.

Users should be particularly wary of medical, legal or other professional advice posted on the message boards and recognize that it is no substitute for in-person consultation with a competent professional.
So, I guess we're not forbidding it, at least not broadly speaking, but we think it's a pretty stupid thing to do. There are lots of resources that can help you with professional financial advice, both online and in person, where you would be better served.
Old 01-27-2005, 08:26 AM
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I thought this meant stocks as in things to put other Dopers in and pelt them with stuff. Now that merits a thread...


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