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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
26.-Frank Folupa
25.-Jatin Kadakia
24.-Glenn Petersen
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.


- 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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19894Please sell LIVE GPL And buy equal $ amounts of KOPN EXFO freelyhovering Elroy-9 hours ago
19893Okay. You've pulled off Last to First to Last to First, and we're only Elroy19 hours ago
19892Please sell LIVE GPL And buy equal $ amounts of KOPN EXFOfreelyhovering-yesterday
19891115 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, Elroy-Tuesday
19890119 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, Elroy-last Friday
19889I've been fortunate, only a few broker changes over the years, yet I do all steve harris-last Thursday
19888 Ha ha same here, in fact I have a hard time remembering his name...He might eveD.Austin-January 11
19887Jim McMannis, Bonefish, Oblivious and Keith J - chop chop! get your picks in beElroy-January 11
19886121 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, Elroy1January 11
19885Cool! Glenn Peterson made the first L to F to L yesterday, aKirk ©-January 11
19884Glenn Peterson made the first L to F to L yesterday, and iSr K-January 11
19883121 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, Elroy1January 11
19882Please buy 33.15 of RF and SA D. Austin Stock Price Shares Value Cost … CElroy-January 11
19881Wouldn't have made it at my broker lolsteve harris1January 11
19880That was very very close!D.Austin-January 11
19879Please buy 33.15 of RF and SAD.Austin-January 11
19878 Elroy would you sell all my stocks and buy LILAK and LBTYK 50% each thanks snoElroy-January 10
19877122 days to go in Round 30. This round began on Nov 21, 2016 and ends May 12th, Elroy-January 10
19876Elroy would you sell all my stocks and buy LILAK and LBTYK 50% each thankssnookcity-January 9
19875His 3:58 PM trade Friday Message 30921037 was to move from TWLO to short ETRM,Sr K-January 9
19874What Happened!!?? You're in the running to pull off the rare last to first Elroy-January 9
19873thanks Jake will hold on the posts .... all the best in 2017 djkDJK1-January 9
19872DJK1, It has nothing to do with 'not caring for your picks' and all to dJakeStraw1January 9
19871Thanks Jackstraw its for all to consider, if you dont care for my picks ignore tDJK1-January 9
19870Run the game the way you want. If people don't like it they can start a newclean86-January 8
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