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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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166Please keep us posted. AshleyA.J. Mullen-last Friday
165I plan on backtesting older contests. My sense is this is an EOY thing too - musRobohogs-last Friday
164 Timing is everything. The intriguing thing is Jon's (Robo's) screen chA.J. Mullen-last Friday
163Timing is everything :( :( Message 30375712dna_joe-last Friday
1623/24/2017 Contest update To paraphrase Mark Twain: “The report of Obamacare’sBulbaMan-last Friday
161tom pope-March 18
1603/17/2017 Contest update Here’s an example of why predicting drug revenues isBulbaMan-March 17
159Grandma made such beautiful pies. One day I asked her, "How do you get suchTomato-March 15
158>>>...provided of course that they paid the money. Rocky: I think you BulbaMan-March 11
157"For example, a holder of 1000 shares would get 319.72789 ((.47/1.47)*1000)Rocky9-March 11
156I'll cover registration (it's a very casual 5K) for any entrants who decscaram(o)uche1March 11
155OKAY, da capo! I don't belong theretom pope-March 10
1543/10/2017 Contest update Back on January 30th, it was NO See RX. Then, this WBulbaMan-March 10
153 The press release today from EYES says the warrants will trade as EYESW. I BulbaMan-March 10
152Looking at sneak peak in contest. TGTX dominates the leading list. JonRobohogs-March 7
151If I were the rule maker (and I am not) I would win the contest regardless of mybmaz001-March 7
150If I were the rule maker (and I am not) a cash takeout would just retire that narkrw3March 7
149Two 20% holders of $TGTX popped up the board. Funny my 10% holding only held serRobohogs-March 7
148I agree with Peter and think it should remain as is. My second choice would be The Dodgy Ticker1March 5
147I agree with DewDiligence. Thanks Bulba again for the hard work and consideratBioAddict-March 5
146I think a reasonable rule (for future years) is that the contestant can either kDewDiligence_on_SI2March 4
145Thanks Bioaddict, I’ve tried to keep things simple. The more variables, the moreBulbaMan-March 4
144Especially if such pick copied the most storied contestant's real life picksRobohogs-March 4
143The spirit of the competition is "fire and forget" and come back at yeBiomaven5March 4
142Please discuss: Rule on re-allocation in the event of buyout I think the curreBioAddict-March 4
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