CoreAndExplore

Ben Black

Ben is currently an independent fee-only financial advisor and free-lance investment blogger. He is also studying for the CFA level 1 exam and plans to attain the charter in 2016 or '17. He is an avid reader of investment literature, old and new, and is constantly seeking to build a sounder, more broad base of financial knowledge and expertise to better assist his clients. Having worked at several advisory firms such as Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, and LPL Financial, as well as the financial research firm SNL Financial, Ben's experience in the industry coupled with his own research has afforded him many opportunities to learn about markets and securities.

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Fri Jul 18

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 7:10 PM

Lumber Liquidators (LL) will Outperform the S&P 500

Tue Jul 8

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 3:19 PM

Netflix (NFLX) will Underperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 3:18 PM

Procter & Gamble (PG) will Outperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 3:17 PM

Health Care Property Investors, Inc. (HCP) will Outperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 3:16 PM

Twitter (TWTR) will Underperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 3:15 PM

LinkedIn (LNKD) will Underperform the S&P 500

Mon Jun 30

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 10:50 PM

Baxter International (BAX) will Outperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 10:48 PM

Lumber Liquidators (LL) will Outperform the S&P 500

Fri Jun 13

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 2:58 AM

eBay (EBAY) will Outperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 2:55 AM

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) will Outperform the S&P 500

Thu Jun 12

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 7:25 PM

Apache Corp (APA) will Outperform the S&P 500

Tue Jun 10

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 1:44 AM

Portugal Telecom (PT) will Outperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 1:38 AM

General Growth Properties (GGP) will Underperform the S&P 500

Sun Jun 8

Blog Comment

CoreAndExplore commented on ikkyu2's blog post. 4:32 AM

Lumosity: The Last Piece Of Information Big Data Didn't Have About You

Used to pay for a sub to Lumosity, until I did some digging and discovered that their reseach is fraudulent. Simply throwing around the word "neuroplasticity" and making outlandish claims about the efficacy of their

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Blog Comment

CoreAndExplore commented on JohnCLeven's blog post. 4:23 AM

Winter is Coming...

*supposed to say "boy," not "body" in the post above, lol

Blog Comment

CoreAndExplore commented on JohnCLeven's blog post. 4:22 AM

Winter is Coming...

Hey John, I like the posts of yours I've been reading on various CAPS picks, and we are pretty much on the same page re: our stock picks as well. As a value investor myself, I like T for the first time in a while (its questionable

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CAPS Outperform Pitch Reply

CoreAndExplore commented on JohnCLeven's pitch for PETM. 4:02 AM

It's unbelievable that it's now hovering below $60. Time to back up the truck and load up on this baby!

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 3:47 AM

Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) will Underperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

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General Dynamics (GD) will Underperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

CoreAndExplore made a pick in CAPS. 3:37 AM

Sprint (S) will Underperform the S&P 500
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CAPS Stats & Trivia

CAPS Player Rating 88.49
Player Rank 8636 out of 75032
Score 2041.61
Score Change Today 0
Accuracy 50.14%
Active Picks 196
Total Picks 369
Best Pick NXPI (+159.32)
Worst Pick P (-95.38)
Average Score per Pick 5.53
Charms Earned 7
Highest Rated Favorite TMFBabo
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Boards Stats & Trivia

CAPS All Star
Board Posts 5
Recs Received 3
People who have rec'd these posts 3
Recs to Posts Ratio (last 30 days) N/A
Threads Started 0
Threads Started Percentage 0.00 %
Most Frequent Board Retirement Investing
Very First Post Re: Bonds. Lotsa Bonds. (9/23/2013)
Percentage of Posts Rec'd 40.00 %
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