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2018 Biotech Charity Contest
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Welcome to the 2018 Biotech Stock Picking Charity Contest.

Here are the 2018 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 2018 Contest will be set at their closing price on Friday, December 29, 2017. The Contest submission deadline is Monday, 1/1/2018, Midnight, PST. The Contest’s end date is Monday, December 31, 2018, 4PM EST. Contestants are pledged to donate to the charity selected by the contestant with the year’s best-performing portfolio.

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:
FGEN 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 12/29/17 market close but prior to the 1/1/18 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: Monday, December 31, 2018, 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 also 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 2017 Contest board, here’s the link:
Subject 59795

The Biotech Charity Contest boards prior to 2017 are also available at Silicon Investor by searching for:
[year] Biotech Charity

Best wishes for a Healthy & Prosperous 2018 Biotechies!
Peace & good health,
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1404/20/2018 Contest update In response to a reporter’s question earlier this weBulbaMan-6 hours ago
1394/13/2018 Contest update Loyal biotech bulls won another week’s round in theiBulbaMan-April 13
1384/6/2018 Contest update Who would have guessed that the first casualties of TBulbaMan-April 7
137Oops! Heading of prior Table should be Q1 2018 (not YE).BulbaMan-March 30
136The following Table shows the Q1 2018 performance of all 62 Contest portfolios, BulbaMan3March 30
135The following Table shows the Q1 2018 performance of all 230 Contest portfolio sBulbaMan-March 30
134The following Table shows the Q1 2018 performance of all 230 Contest portfolio sBulbaMan1March 30
1333/30/2018 Contest update It was a short market week in more ways than one. AnBulbaMan-March 30
1323/23/2018 Contest update The week saw more than a little collateral damage onBulbaMan-March 24
1313/16/2018 Contest update Arcadia, the mythical pastoral paradise has inspiredBulbaMan-March 16
1303/9/2018 Contest update Whether you’re tops in the Contest or your real worldBulbaMan-March 9
1293/2/2018 Contest update Just finished reading “Fantasyland” by Kurt Andersen.BulbaMan-March 2
1282/23/2018 Contest update Whether or not one believes the Russian election medBulbaMan-February 23
127At least something is "all right with the world," since the greatest pRocky91February 17
1262/16/2018 Contest update My Contest update begins below, but I feel that I caBulbaMan1February 16
1252/9/2018 Contest update I recently read “The Fear Index” by Robert Harris, inBulbaMan-February 9
1242/2/2018 Contest update No secret memo was needed this week to reveal that thBulbaMan-February 2
1231/26/2018 Contest update Not much seems to rattle biotech investors these dayBulbaMan-January 26
1221/19/2018 Contest update The MLK holiday week witnessed some stormy moments fBulbaMan-January 19
1211/12/2018 Contest update What a bunch of “shithole” portfolios we have in theBulbaMan1January 12
120Look forward to it. ... and this would have been one of my 20% bankers for thisnigel bates-January 8
1191/5/2018 Contest update Thankfully, for the first trading week of the year, “BulbaMan-January 5
118 Many thanks, Ken! Hope you’re back in the Contest next year. Peace & good hBulbaMan-January 4
117Following the lead of Jim and Nigel, I’ll make same pledge and lurk. Good luck Sidney Street-January 4
116 Greatly appreciated, Nigel! Hope to see you back in the Contest next year. All BulbaMan-January 3
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