|This board is dedicated to our little contest on best picks of listed stock for a $100 fictive portfolio.|
Our first competition took place 11/14/2005 through 02/28/2006.
To see the results of our first competition (from November 30th, 2005 to February 28th, 2006) have a look at this post:
The results of our 2nd competition (from March 1st to June 30th, 2006) are available here:
The results of our 3rd competition (from July 3rd to November 17th, 2006), as usual with a new winner:
The results of our 4th competition (from Nov 27th, 2006 to March 30th, 2007), as always with a new winner but believe it
or not, a newbie come in and snatched the price in style:
The results of our 5th round (from April 2nd to August 3rd, 2007), and again...
with a new winner, a newbie!!, who grabbed the price in a high tension photo finish:
The results of our 6th game (from Monday August 13th, 2007 to Jan 18, 2008) and as usual
with a new winner in an amazing last second photo finish:
The results of our 7th competition (from Monday Jan 28th to May 2rd, 2008) and as usual
with a new winner in what may look like a comfortable walk but really was a close call until
just before the line:
The results of our 8th competition (from Monday May 5th to Friday Aug 15th, 2008) and in our best tradition with
a new winner in what long looked like a safe bet but which came to a closer call
just before the line:
The results of our 9th competition, which ended on Friday, March 20th 2009, are available through the link below.
In our best tradition we again have a new winner, who eventually demonstrated his unique class towards the very end.
The results of our 10th round, which ended on Friday, August 21st 2009, are available through the link below.
In our best tradition a new winner, who in true turbo style chrushed us all and wiped out all previous records in a furious finish!
The results of our 11th round (from August 31st to December 18th, 2009) - again -
a new winner, a newbie!!
King Arthur jumped ahead into the lead early and while we could see his distant tail lights he remained too far ahead of us all for our being able to read his number plate... Well done, Meister!
The results of our 12th round (from December 24th thru April 16th, 2010) and in our best tradition, with a new winner:
Peter van Steenis held his own against the 2 former winners Peace (Pace, Italian for Peace got my best) and Sultan, who both narrowly missed that evasive 2nd 'W'.
Peter, please receive the most hearty congratulations from us all, well done!
ATTENTION: Our new game, Round 13, started Monday, April 26th and runs thru Friday, August 27th.
Trading days are any single day of the month (unless announced to be Fridays only when Elroy is travelling).
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY DAY, BUT STILL ONE DAY ONLY EACH MONTH, IS GOOD FOR YOUR TRADING!!
Let me repeat that again, no more than one day of trading per month for each player!
- Newcomers can still join in the middle of our game at any trading day of their choice, but their starting capital will be equal to the same day closing value of the person in last place minus $1.
Post your picks - long, short or simply cash - during your choice of entering trading day, and you get your picks at their closing prices that same day. Check 6 - below for further details.
1- This upcoming competition (Round #13) starts on next Monday, April 26th and ends on Friday, August 27th, 2010, a total of 4 months.
2- You start out with $100 fictive money, no real cash required.
Initiate your position by buying or shorting a stock, or announce your cash position, max 5 items incl. cash, to Elroy as usual before closing hours on Fri, April 23rd, and further on any trading weekday, as long as you get your order in before the close of trading that day.
Same day's closing price for your transaction applies.
You can also sell or cover a short on same trading weekdays, again as long as you get your orders in before the market close of that day.
Sales and short covers pay a 1% commission on the amount as a trading cost. No trading costs for buys.
Sorry guys, but for technical reasons we cannot account for dividends in this competition, so just carry them to your bank with that smile ;)
3- "Stocks" means US listed stock and traded on either Nasdaq or NYSE incl. NYSE Alternext U.S. No BBs, OBs, PKs, ETFs or similar please!
If a stock gets delisted during the game, however, the owner
must sell the shares or cover the shorts of said stock and will get the value of the last regular closing day.
In clear language, no purchases of or holding on to bulletin board or pinko sheet stocks!
4- You can invest long or short (short: PP min $5 as is mostly the rule in the real investment world, max one stock short and max 50% of the portfolio value shorted at any time)
in equities - no options though - but you can also start out or sit in (all) cash if so preferred.
Shorts will be valued as PP+(PP-DP).
PP=Purchasing Price, DP=Price of the Day.
5- Max 50% of the total portfolio at most in any single stock, long or short, initially and upon buying or shorting on your trading date of choice, which is one trading day only your choice every month.
No partial sales of a position and no additions to an existing position.
But you can always liquidate all your holdings, long or short, and buy/short any stock including your previous holdings at the closing price of same or any later trading day of choice.
Your buy orders must be in no later than same day's market close.
Initializing, holding or closing out your portfolio in all cash is allowed.
6- You can also join in the middle of a game at any day at any time but your starting capital will be equal to the same day closing value of the person in last place minus $1.
Post your picks - (long and short) or cash - during your choice of trading day, and you get your picks at their closing prices that same day.
Remember: max. 5 items in total incl cash positions if any.
7- Each participant is responsible for following the rules above and we expect same rules to be followed without any need for board cops.
Any "slimy maneuvering" (SM) will be punished by deduction of 2$ from the individual's portfolio.
Our SM expert Elroy, now an established pro in Far East SM tactics, decides in each case unless outruled by the majority of our board.