Time to buy this stock: (up by 32765 stars!)



  • Ameritrade GoofI was on Ameritrade, checking on a stock that I owned, trying to decide if I should sell. It looks like it's getting really good. S&P has boosted its rating up to 3 stars from -32768 stars!

    Nevermind the rest of them, who can't decide whether you should buy, sell, hold, avoid, whatever.

    I wonder what the "Standard & Poor's Stock Report" graphic looked like back when they were -32768 stars. Not an easy graphic to draw. 


     



  • That's up by 32771 😉

    I can't imagine why you would have bought stocks at -32768 stars, but I'd say it's time to unload them and retire.



  • Obviously there was an overflow condition here.

    What really happened is that the stock had been rated at 2^15+1 stars, and was then downgraded to only 3 stars. 



  • @Rootbeer said:

    Obviously there was an overflow condition here.

    What really happened is that the stock had been rated at 2^15+1 stars, and was then downgraded to only 3 stars. 

    Wouldn't it be just 2^15, because the overflow occurs between 2^15 and 2^15 - 1?



  • @CageCode said:

    That's up by 32771 😉

    God my math is bad. BTW, I did unload this stock and made 50% in 6 months. Of course, at my piddly investment sizes, that earned me enough to eat lunch at Taco Bell for a week. 



  • @pacohope said:

    Of course, at my piddly investment sizes, that earned me enough to eat lunch at Taco Bell for a week. 

    I shudder to think of where you would have been eating without that investment return.


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