The goals of the thread will be attained through the use of an active trading portfolio of stocks selected by the thread's participants, a watch list of stocks that may be added to the trading portfolio, and an open discussion about stocks based on fundamental and technical research. A more detailed description of the thread is provided in Post # 1. The manner in which we conduct this thread may evolve over time using a democratic process so please take Post # 1 as a starting point only. We welcome experienced investors, newcomers, and lurkers. Thanks for your support. Ron and I look forward to having a very successful thread and portfolio.