Just as the first 100 days in office set the tone for any new president, Motley Fool CAPS keeps an eye on how well investors do in their first 100 days. Some of our best -- we call them All-Stars -- have achieved scores of 100 on stock selections in their first 100 days on CAPS. In this column, we're looking at our best members who made some of their greatest stock selections early on, and we're also seeing which stocks they think will be best next.

One of our highest-rated CAPS members is TigerPack, who sports a 99.98 member rating. A member since June 2008, TigerPack has 95 active picks on CAPS out of almost 900 stock picks made. Achieving 84% accuracy, TigerPack has attracted almost 87 "groupies," CAPS members who've listed this leading investor as one of their favorites.

Here are a few of this top member's most recent stock selections and how they were rated.


CAPS Rating 
(out of 5)



Current Score

BHP Billiton





Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE)





Disney (NYSE:DIS)





Golden Star Resources (NYSE:GSS)





Nevsun Resources (NYSE:NSU)





Northgate Minerals (NYSE:NXG)





Silver Standard Resources





Tanzanian Royalty Exploration (NYSE:TRE)










Vornado Realty (NYSE:VNO)





Source: Motley Fool CAPS. ^Price when call was made. Current score is how many points a member is beating (lagging) the S&P 500 index from the time of the call.

Let's look at what other CAPS members are saying about some of these stocks and whether they agree with this top player's assessment.

Degree of risk
Investors rejoiced when silver-mining specialist Coeur d'Alene Mines effected a 1-for-10 reverse stock split. Once the rationale behind the instant 10-bagger became apparent, though, we were all just working stiffs again.

While there's a long and sorry history of companies using reverse splits to prop up their share prices, at least temporarily before their weakened financial state sends them back down again, there's a silver lining in this case. With investor interest in precious metals getting polished again, Coeur d'Alene is ramping up production at one of its lower-cost mines. The company's profit margins will improve as a result.

Moreover, Coeur d'Alene is 100% exposed to precious metals only, unlike its competitors that have significant exposure to base metals. Base-metal miners supply about 70% of silver as a byproduct of their production. But those companies' primary markets have been stuck in a morass of oversupply, and production is down. As a result, those sources have produced less silver.

This turn of events should benefit Coeur d'Alene, especially in the short term, now that pricing for silver is on the rise. And because Coeur d'Alene controls one of the largest silver mines in the world, CAPS member jaimantravadi is expecting the stock to surge, contrary to TigerPack's call:

[Coeur d'Alene] is sitting on what is regarded as the largest pure silver mine in the world. They have successfully begun production in multiple areas, and hold leases to add more gold production as well. They have enough cash to get through the current market. Once silver levels reflect the actual demand and relative to gold, this stock could surge!

A 1-in-100 opportunity
Some of the best and smartest members in the CAPS investor-intelligence community have made their mark, but it pays to start your own research on these stocks on Motley Fool CAPS. Read a company's financial reports, scrutinize key data and charts, and examine the comments your fellow investors have made -- all from a stock's CAPS page.

As hockey great Wayne Gretzky once noted, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take." At Motley Fool CAPS, every investor's opinion counts and since it's free to sign up, why not use this opportunity to take your best shot?

Fool contributor Rich Duprey owns shares of Disney but has no financial position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. You can see his holdings. Disney is both a Stock Advisor and Inside Value recommendation. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.