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Emcee:  Taro Type:  Moderated
This board is dedicated to our little contest on best picks of listed stock for a $100 fictive portfolio, no real cash involved.

Our first competition took place 11/14/2005 through 02/28/2006 and since then we have had 29 back-to-back races with our most recent 29th game ending Friday, Nov 11, 2016 and with Jatin Kadakia taking "The Price" again and thus earning his THIRD 'W'! Our most Hearty Congrats to our first "3 W General'!!!

The current round kick-off was Monday, November 21st and this, our 30th competition, will run through Friday, May 12th, 2017.










List of Winners by Rounds:
29.-Jatin Kadakia
28.-Bearcatbob
27.-Elroy
26.-Frank Folupa
25.-Jatin Kadakia
24.-Glenn Petersen
23.-Peace
22.-KaiserSosze
21.-Sultan
20.-epicure
19.-richardred
18.-jmiller099
17.-Custer
16.-SARMAN
15.- Elroy
14.- Custer
13.- jmiller099
12.- Peter van Steenis
11.- Arthur Radley
10.- Sultan
09.- Asymmetric
08.- mjfdl
07.- John Fowler
06.- J. Chris Parsons
05.- Bonefish
04.- Iktomi
03.- Peace
02.- Jatin Kadakia
01.- Taro






1. Trading days are any one weekday, (Changes to that including other or additional trading days optional. Such changes, if any, will be announced no later than the previous trading day the week before.).

2. Hold max 5 positions picks at any time, each of the 5 positions being long, short or cash, no more than 50% value of any long or short position.



PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY WEEKDAY IS GOOD FOR YOUR TRADING!!
(OPTIONALLY BUT ONLY IF SO ANNOUNCED AS PER TOP 1. ABOVE, TRADING DAY(S) MAY BE ADDED OR MOVED DURING THE GAME).


- Sorry, but newcomers can no longer join in the middle of our game -



Portfolio Rules:

1- Our current round and 30th competition kick-off date was Monday, Nov 21st, 2016 and it runs thru Friday, May 12th, 2017.


2- You start out with $100 fictive money, no real cash required.
Initiate your position by buying or shorting*) a stock, or by announcing your cash position, max 5 items - long, short or cash - , to Elroy as usual before closing hours on the Friday before a competition kick off. If no picks as yet, your "I'm in for $ 100" by same time will suffice, and further on any 'tradingday' (currently any single weekday, see header above) of your choice, as long as you get your order in before the trading closure that day.
Same day's - or first Monday kick off - closing price for your transaction applies.


*) Shorting stocks of PP 5$ value or higher only!
You can also sell or cover a short on same trading weekdays, again as long as you get your orders in before the market close of that day.

Sales and short covers pay a 1% commission on the amount as a trading cost. No trading costs for buys.
Sorry guys, but for technical reasons we cannot account for dividends in this competition, so just carry them to your bank with that smile ;)

3- "Stocks" mean US listed stock and traded on either Nasdaq, NYSE, incl. NYSE Alternext U.S. or NYSE MKT (former NYSE Amex).
No BBs, OBs, PKs, ETFs, PIZZAs or similar please!

If a stock gets delisted during the game, however, the owner must sell the shares or cover the shorts of said stock and will get the closing value of the next regular trading day within the contest period only.
In clear language, no purchases of or holding on to bulletin board or pinko sheet stocks!

4- You can invest long or short (shorting stock: PP min $5 min as is mostly the rule in the real investment world) but you can also start out or sit in (all) cash if so preferred.
Shorts will be valued as PP+(PP-DP).
PP=Purchasing Price, DP=Price of the Day.

5- Max 50% of the total portfolio at most in any single stock, long or short, initially and upon buying or shorting on your trading date of choice, which is one trading day only your choice every month.
No partial sales of a position and no additions to an existing position.

But you can always - on a trading day - liquidate all your holdings, long or short, and buy/short any stock including your previous holdings at the closing price of same or any later trading day of choice.

Your buy orders must be in no later than before same day's market close.
Initializing, holding or closing out your portfolio in all cash is allowed.

6- Post your picks - (long and/or short) or cash - during your choice of trading day, and you get your picks at their closing prices that same day.
Remember: max. 5 items in total incl cash positions if any.

7- Each participant is responsible for following the rules above and we expect same rules to be followed without any need for board cops.
Also make sure getting the symbols right or your whole transaction of that time may be declared void.

Should someone, however, by mistake enter an illegal order which is refused, then he will be allowed to put in a new order the next day.

No cheating please, such action will be punished by deduction of 2$ from the cheater's portfolio.

Ringmaster and 2 times winner Elroy exclusively rules in such cases - unless out-ruled by a majority of our board - or a hurricane!!!
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2005049 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, 2Elroy-last Friday
20049Sell TTMI and buy FUEL freelyhovering Stock Price Shares Value Cost … ChaElroy-last Thursday
2004850 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, 2Elroy-last Thursday
20047Sell TTMI and buy FUELfreelyhovering-last Thursday
2004651 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, 2Elroy-last Wednesday
20045Elroy please buy 50 dollars worth of CLF D. Austin Stock Price Shares VaElroy-last Wednesday
20044Elroy please buy 50 dollars worth of CLFD.Austin-last Wednesday
2004352 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, 2Elroy-last Wednesday
20042Taro, can you ban this spammer?Elroy-last Monday
2004153 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, 2Elroy-last Monday
20040Nexus Gold Corp. - Announces Increasing Diamond Drilling in Africa TO INCREASEDJK1-last Monday
2003956 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, 2Elroy-March 17
20038Please buy CARA with remaining cash freelyhovering Stock Price Shares ValElroy-March 17
20037please cover my TSLA short and use the money to go long on ARNA Investor ClouseElroy-March 17
2003657 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, 2Elroy-March 17
20035Please buy CARA with remaining cash.freelyhovering-March 16
20034Elroy, please cover my TSLA short and use the money to go long on ARNAInvestor Clouseau-March 16
2003359 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, 2Elroy-March 14
20032NXS.V / NXXGF Nexus Gold Corp - Ellis Martin Interview March 2017 youtube.DJK1-March 14
2003160 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, 2Elroy-March 13
20030Please cover my GLBS short (before it spikes into the upper 20s again and catapuElroy-March 10
20029Sell NAK freelyhovering Stock Price Shares Value Cost … Change TTMI $16.0Elroy-March 10
2002863 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, 2Elroy-March 10
20027Elroy, Please cover my GLBS short (before it spikes into the upper 20s again anGlenn Petersen1March 10
20026Sell NAKfreelyhovering-March 10
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