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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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1372/24/2017 Contest update I don’t go to the movies much, but is there any doubBulbaMan-last Friday
1362/17/2017 Contest update Will the Trump presidency boost headache drug revenuBulbaMan-February 17
135Actually, folks are missing this but Trump's press secretary attacked the inRobohogs-February 10
1342/10/2017 Contest update Distracted by so-called judges, the tweeter-in-chiefBulbaMan-February 10
1332/3/2017 Contest update Biotechs had a decent week as the threat of drug pricBulbaMan-February 3
1321/27/2017 Contest update The Trump stock market rally chalked up another recoBulbaMan-January 27
1311/20/2017 Contest update Presidential inauguration week did not inaugurate muBulbaMan-January 20
1301/13/2017 Contest update PEOTUS Trump “murdered” biotechs at his Wednesday prBulbaMan1January 13
129Steve, I have to apologize that I just got your check for $250 out this morningjbogd-January 10
128$2,700 donations in a single day from 14 people yesterday to Catalyst Garden. ThSteve Lokness4January 10
127I had same thought. Wow!Robohogs-January 9
126So I guess the people picking stocks that didn't seem to have 100%+ potentiaghmm-January 9
125Looks like five have it in contest BUT, second place holder last year JBOG has iSteve Lokness-January 9
124I think my cost is $2.26 (~10x) - not much left since most was sold on the way uRocky9-January 9
123Lol. I thought it and INCY were most likely to be bought but I thought it had liRobohogs-January 9
122rkrw wrote ARIA up after it crashed into single digits. Many bought it quite loIRWIN JAMES FRANKEL-January 9
121Quite a few with ARIA, so there will big gains today. It was been hugely populaRocky9-January 9
120You were briefly in first per my list, now down with rest of us!! I am 10 up, 0Robohogs-January 7
119My port had a great week other than $XXII getting a CRL from the FDA (down 18%).YVR_Trader-January 7
118I had realized it had been a good week, but not how good. With four companies upA.J. Mullen-January 6
1171/6/2017 Contest update Wow! 2017 is a prime example of the power of prime! BulbaMan-January 6
116Looking forward to the first weekly update of the new year! Thanks for all your CR17-January 6
115Cheers Bulba...thx for the explanationYVR_Trader-January 5
114 Hi YVR, I post a weekly update on this board, usually Friday afternoon, with thBulbaMan-January 5
113REGN. First casualty of the year with today's court ruling!Arthur Radley-January 5
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