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2017 Biotech Charity Contest
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Welcome to the 2017 Biotech Stock Picking Charity Contest.

Here are the 2017 Contest Guidelines:

1) Each contestant starts with a virtual $100,000 cash to be allocated to a portfolio of biotech stocks. Initial portfolio stock prices for the 2017 Contest will be set at their closing price on Friday, December 30, 2016. The Contest’s end date is Friday, December 29, 2017, 4PM EST. Contestants are pledged to donate to the charity selected by the contestant with the year’s best-performing portfolio. The Contest portfolio submission deadline is Monday, January 2, 2017, Midnight, PST.

2) Only biotech stocks are eligible to be included in Contest portfolios.
Traditionally, we've defined "biotech" very broadly. However, if one or more contestants strongly object to a particular stock being categorized as a biotech, I’ll use my judgment to determine whether that stock is eligible for the Contest.

3) Foreign and low-priced biotech stocks are considered eligible. For foreign stocks, I will generally use prices from the exchange where that stock is most actively traded, with prices converted to dollars based on the appropriate prevailing exchange rate.
Traditionally, Contest portfolios overloaded with penny or illiquid stocks are frowned upon. In such cases, I may ask the contestant to change her/his portfolio composition. In addition, if one or more contestants strongly object to a penny or foreign stock pick due to it being illiquid, I’ll use my judgment to determine whether that stock is eligible for the Contest.

4) Each portfolio should include a minimum of 8 stocks and a maximum of 10 stocks.

5) Each portfolio stock’s allocation is limited to a maximum of 20% and a minimum of 5%.

6) I use the Yahoo Finance symbols to download quotes. So if Yahoo uses a suffix in a stock symbol, please include it when posting your picks. To make it easier for me to set up my spreadsheet, here are two examples of the best way to post your picks:
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As indicated above, all I need is the symbol (in UPPERCASE) and %age of $100,000 you wish to invest. Please leave a few spaces between the symbol and %age. It also helps if you alphabetize your stock picks.

7) Contest portfolios may be posted on this thread or in a Silicon Investor PM to me.
Portfolios posted to me by PM will not be made public until the Contest submission deadline has passed.

8) Stock picks may be rejected if it appears a contestant violated the Biotechie Code of Honor by taking unfair advantage of market-moving news (e.g., news following the 12/30/16 market close but prior to the 1/2/17 submission deadline). Contestants may appeal any such rejection.

9) No trading is allowed during the Contest year, with the initial portfolio being held until the Contest end date: Friday, December 29, 2017, 4PM EST.

10) In the case of buyouts for cash the proceeds will be reallocated to the remaining portfolio stocks. The initial portfolio percentage allocations to those stocks will be used to determine the reallocation percentages.

11) A contestant's pledge amount and designated charity may be posted along with the initial portfolio, or at a later date. Pledge amounts should be donated to the charity selected by the Contest winner.
In past Contests, some contestants have donated to a charity of my choice. But such donation is entirely optional.

12) Contestants objecting to decisions I make (e.g., rejection of a stock pick) may appeal my decision to the other contestants. I will change my decision if the majority of contestants who indicate their opinion on the appeal support it.

I generally post weekly Contest updates. For prospective new contestants who’d like to check out the 2016 Contest board, here’s the link:
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The Biotech Charity Contest boards prior to 2016 are also available at Silicon Investor by searching for:
[year] Biotech Charity

Best wishes for a Healthy & Prosperous 2017 Biotechies!
Peace & good health,
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265>> whether anyone reads my weekly updates << Got a big kick out of scaram(o)uche3last Saturday
264I’ve received a couple of PMs noting that the ABLX.BR price should be adjusted fBulbaMan-last Saturday
26311/10/2017 Contest update Our Contest FibroGenerator ran out of fuel on ThursBulbaMan-last Friday
26211/3/2017 Contest update For the biotech investor, you might say it was an ASBulbaMan-November 3
26110/27/2017 Contest update Celgene spooked pretty much anything with biotech DBulbaMan-October 27
26010/20/2017 Contest update “Futility” was the word used when Celgene abandonedBulbaMan-October 20
25910/13/2017 Contest update This week’s natural disaster was closer to my neck BulbaMan-October 13
25810/6/2017 Contest update The week began with the horror in Las Vegas, but stoBulbaMan-October 7
257[Deleted—wrong venue]DewDiligence_on_SI-September 30
256The following Table shows the performance of all 48 Contest portfolios through tBulbaMan-September 29
255The following Table shows the Q3 2017 performance of all 195 Contest portfolio sBulbaMan1September 29
254The following Table shows the Q3 2017 performance of all 195 Contest portfolio sBulbaMan3September 29
2539/29/2017 Contest update Biotechs closed the third quarter with a rip-roaringBulbaMan-September 29
252I missed the IONS move - why the ETFs were red/barely green. Thanks. JonRobohogs-September 23
2519/22/2017 Contest update Now that we know both “Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un &BulbaMan-September 22
2509/15/2017 Contest update InfoWarrior, Alex Jones, thinks White House turncoatBulbaMan-September 15
2499/8/2017 Contest update I’ll be spending a nervous weekend anxious about my DBulbaMan-September 8
248 You’re welcome, Lester. Let’s hope Hurricane Irma is less devastating than HarrBulbaMan-September 6
247Thanks for arranging great contest. Natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, eLesterPerez-September 6
246Hugely odd there is no commentary here. Tiring. HerefordRibSteak-September 1
2459/1/2017 Contest update Go fly a KITE! Ok, I couldn’t resist. Neither could GBulbaMan-September 1
244 I didn’t understand how devastating Hurricane Harvey was turning out to be whenBulbaMan1August 26
2438/25/2017 Contest update Maybe I’m being overly gloomy, but my superstitious BulbaMan-August 25
2428/18/2017 Contest update It was a week filled with horror and investors were BulbaMan1August 18
2418/11/2017 Contest update For those looking for fire & fury, there was pleBulbaMan-August 12
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