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2017 Biotech Charity Contest
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CONTEST PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MONDAY, 1/2/2017, MIDNIGHT, PST!

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:
ABLX.BR 15%
OMER 10%
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:
Subject 59661
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,
Bulba
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2045/26/2017 Contest update Generic comments about high drug prices by new FDA cBulbaMan1yesterday
2035/19/2017 Contest update Despite days of ominous political headlines and a scBulbaMan-May 19
202 Thanks ghmm, At my age & given my alcohol tolerance I need a week. ;-) PeacBulbaMan-May 13
201 CongratsTom! Why do I doubt “you know who” feels the way you do? ;-) Peace &BulbaMan-May 13
200Most of us get just a day. Happy Birthday Week Bulba :-)!ghmm1May 12
199I'm embarrassed to be sitting in a position I don't deservetom pope-May 12
1985/12/2017 Contest update Comey comedy dominated late night TV this week but, BulbaMan-May 12
197 Yeah Rick, moving here 50 years ago was one of my more intelligent decisions. PBulbaMan-May 8
196Good point, Ashley. In any case, the just approved repugnant Republican TrumpcarThe Dodgy Ticker-May 8
195Those for whom 80 is too hot can come to San Diego where the mid-60s are forecasA.J. Mullen-May 8
194That's too hot! Said from Hong Kong whete it was 80 today lol!!!Robohogs-May 8
193>> than with providing a huge tax cut to themselves and their wealthy campscaram(o)uche-May 8
192 Good point, Ashley. In any case, the just approved repugnant Republican TrumpcaBulbaMan-May 8
191 Too expensive but why not make it avail to 50+ (where things get expensive) aA.J. Mullen-May 8
190Too expensive but why not make it avail to 50+ (where things get expensive) and Robohogs-May 8
189Too damn sensibletom pope-May 8
188 >>> A friend of mine opined the best answer to our health care is to mBulbaMan1May 7
187Bulba, if Obamacare were so good, the insurance companies would not be bailing oThe Dodgy Ticker-May 7
186Doug Casey On The End Of Western Civilization by Nick Giambruno via InternatioJames Seagrove1May 6
185Today, when a concerted effort is made to obliterate this point, it cannot be reJames Seagrove1May 6
184 >> Why must you inject partisan politics into your weekly wrap-up? I’m gBulbaMan5May 6
183...the malignant legislation...Why must you inject partisan politics into your wDewDiligence_on_SI3May 5
1825/5/2017 Contest update As was the prevailing view on Wall Street, biotech inBulbaMan1May 5
1814/28/2017 Contest update Tweeting about high drug prices has apparently becomBulbaMan-April 28
180 That’s terrific Steve! Thanks for letting us know. Peace & good health, BulBulbaMan-April 28
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