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To: steve harris who wrote (2952)3/30/2007 8:00:39 PM
From: Sr K
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That's a house rule, depends on the broker. You might have to "put up" $5.00 to short a $2.50 stock.

But I wouldn't object if we use $5.00 as the lower limit for a short.

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To: Sr K who wrote (2953)3/30/2007 8:02:52 PM
From: steve harris
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You're right. It is my broker's rule, or was. I haven't checked lately.

He that sells what isn't his'n, may end up goin to prison...

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To: steve harris who wrote (2954)3/31/2007 1:22:34 AM
From: Elroy
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$5 is fine with me as a minimum price for stocks to short.

Taro, chop chop!

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To: Elroy who wrote (2955)3/31/2007 6:18:06 AM
From: Taro
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You guys done with your changes?

"Chiotto kitte, para para"

Taro

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To: Elroy who wrote (2955)3/31/2007 8:31:29 AM
From: steve harris
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Of course, I'd prefer $5 as a starting point for entering stocks long also.
:)

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To: steve harris who wrote (2957)3/31/2007 11:04:55 AM
From: Sr K
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That's agreeable to me, too. Maybe for game 6.

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To: Sr K who wrote (2958)3/31/2007 11:11:25 AM
From: Elroy
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Taro, we should add some rule that just as you can sell a stock on any trading day, you can also cover a short on any trading day.

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To: epicure who wrote (2912)4/1/2007 12:13:06 AM
From: Elroy
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And congratulations on a solid win! Iktomi captures first place by a few lengths.....

And as a group we underperformed the S&P 500 by 6.8% That stinks!

-1 Last Update Round 4 - Game ended March 30th

Rank Players Current Portfolio Value (began with $100) - 4TH GAME

1 Iktomi (n) $115.55
2 Dave54 $110.80
3 Mike McFarland (*) $110.44
4 longnshort $110.26
5 Jim McMannus $109.66
6 Jatin Kadakia (W**) $109.09
7 Sultan (n) $105.22
8 S&P 500 $102.82
9 yahoogle (n) $102.65
10 David Alan Cook (n) $102.51
11 Brian $102.44
12 Kirk $100.94
13 Lnh5 $99.56
14 - with a K (n) $98.47
15 J. Chris Parsons (n) $98.11
16 snookcity $96.45
17 Steve Harris $96.45
18 Tom Shutters (n) $95.73
19 alydar (n) $94.93
20 Patrick Slevin (n) $94.03
21 Peace (W**) $89.73
22 Elroy (*) $89.42
23 Casaubon (***) $89.32
24 richardred (n) $88.70
25 Taro (W) $87.80
26 Lizzie Tudor (n) $86.90
27 tejek (n) $82.26
28 George Statham (*) $78.39
29 Sr K $72.96
30 Madharry (n) $66.82

Group Avg = $96.06
Combined we're beating the S&P by -6.8%

(W) = Won one of the previous games, (n) = newbie, (*) = number of times in a row player has beaten the S&P500
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Elroy
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
EDS $27.68 1.283 $35.51 $25.98 7%
NSM $24.14 0.960 $23.18 $25.50 -5%
TXN $30.10 1.021 $30.74 $29.38 2%
Elroy Total = $89.42
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Taro
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
ATHR $23.93 1.116 $26.70 $22.41 7%
IKAN $7.77 5.459 $42.41 $9.16 -15%
Cash $1.00 18.691 $18.69 $1.00 0%
Taro Total = $87.80
-------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Kirk
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
CACS $5.11 3.943 $20.15 $6.34 -19%
GE $35.36 0.423 $14.96 $35.45 0%
UTEK $13.61 0.749 $10.19 $13.36 2%
A $33.69 0.460 $15.50 $32.61 3%
VRGY $23.47 1.450 $34.03 $17.24 36%
VLNC $1.18 5.181 $6.11 $1.93 -39%
Kirk Total = $100.94
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Mike McFarland
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
Cash $1.00 110.441 $110.44 $1.00 0%
Mike McFarland Total = $110.44
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Casaubon
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
FCEL $7.86 1.475 $11.59 $6.78 16%
BRL $46.35 0.200 $9.25 $50.12 -8%
VRTX $28.04 1.169 $32.79 $32.13 -13%
ABX $28.55 0.336 $9.60 $29.75 -4%
NEM $41.99 0.219 $9.20 $45.64 -8%
OVTI $12.96 1.304 $16.89 $17.52 -26%
Casaubon Total = $89.32
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Jatin Kadakia
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
NOVL $7.22 3.226 $23.29 $6.20 16%
NT $24.05 0.930 $22.37 $21.50 12%
PSAI $14.13 1.621 $22.90 $12.34 15%
IMAX $5.04 5.900 $29.73 $3.39 49%
WFII $1.30 8.299 $10.79 $2.41 -46%
Jatin Kadakia Total = $109.09
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Sr K
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
CHTR $2.79 5.797 $16.17 $2.76 1%
CLWT $2.65 7.125 $18.88 $3.93 -33%
FONR $0.26 71.429 $18.57 $0.28 -7%
SIEB $3.76 3.245 $12.20 $4.93 -24%
ISON $1.12 6.370 $7.13 $3.14 -64%
Sr K Total = $72.96
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Peace
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
BOBJ $36.19 0.784 $28.38 $38.26 -5%
RVSN $23.60 1.456 $34.35 $20.61 15%
RMTR $2.68 10.076 $27.00 $3.97 -32%
Peace Total = $89.73
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George Statham
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
PAL $7.25 2.732 $19.81 $9.15 -21%
CNXT $1.65 11.468 $18.92 $2.18 -24%
EGY $5.18 3.157 $16.35 $7.92 -35%
CRIS $1.52 15.337 $23.31 $1.63 -7%
George Stratham Total = $78.39
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alydar
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
ORCL $18.13 2.643 $47.91 $18.92 -4%
SUNW $6.01 2.332 $14.02 $5.36 12%
CSCO $25.53 0.484 $12.37 $25.80 -1%
MO $87.81 0.150 $13.16 $83.42 5%
AMD $13.06 0.573 $7.48 $21.83 -40%
alydar Total = $94.93
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steveharris
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
INTC $19.13 2.379 $45.50 $21.02 -9%
AMAT $18.32 2.781 $50.95 $17.98 2%
steveharris Total = $96.45
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snookcity
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
PTEK $9.92 1.923 $19.08 $10.40 -5%
CROX $47.25 0.983 $46.44 $52.50 -10%
AMPX $19.61 1.577 $30.93 $16.11 22%
snookcity Total = $96.45
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longnshort
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
STKR $1.53 25.510 $39.03 $0.98 56%
OTD $0.70 36.765 $25.74 $0.68 3%
TPO $0.87 24.533 $21.24 $1.00 -13%
AHN $0.33 73.508 $24.26 $0.34 -3%
longnshort Total = $110.26
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Lnh5
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
Cash $1.00 50.000 $50.00 $1.00 0%
CCU $35.04 1.414 $49.56 $35.35 -1%
Lnh5 Total = $99.56
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Dave54
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
NTO $4.07 8.376 $34.09 $3.94 3%
AUY $14.36 2.797 $40.16 $11.80 22%
HK $13.17 2.776 $36.55 $12.25 8%
Dave54 Total = $110.80
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DavidAlanCook
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
MRVC $3.55 14.793 $52.51 $3.38 5%
Cash $1.00 50.000 $50.00 $1.00 0%
DavidAlanCook Total = $102.51
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Iktomi
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
Cash $1.00 115.547 $115.55 $1.00 0%
Iktomi Total = $115.55
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richardred
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
AIRT $7.99 4.510 $36.03 $8.87 -10%
LCI $5.15 5.806 $29.90 $6.89 -25%
SPPI $6.27 1.887 $11.83 $5.30 18%
WLM $3.60 3.040 $10.94 $3.29 9%
richardred Total = $88.70
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Brian
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
PTEN $22.44 1.565 $35.12 $25.56 -12%
THE $40.33 1.083 $43.67 $36.94 9%
XTO $54.81 0.431 $23.65 $46.35 18%
Brian Total = $102.44
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Madharry
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
SIL $12.91 2.996 $38.68 $16.69 -23%
QEE $0.14 208.333 $28.15 $0.24 -44%
Madharry Total = $66.82
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tejek
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
ALY $15.75 1.103 $17.37 $17.85 -12%
EGY $5.18 3.157 $16.35 $7.92 -35%
Q $8.99 1.783 $16.03 $7.56 19%
APKT $14.78 0.812 $12.01 $20.64 -28%
MRVC $3.55 1.480 $5.25 $4.29 -17%
TGC $0.76 7.500 $5.70 $0.80 -5%
NTO $4.07 2.346 $9.55 $4.22 -4%

tejek Total = $82.26
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Patrick Slevin
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
PCLN $53.26 0.200 $10.66 $54.00 -1%
PCU $71.66 0.144 $10.33 $75.00 -4%
USU $16.25 0.473 $7.69 $12.72 28%
ARAY $22.24 0.400 $8.90 $27.01 -18%
ACH $25.99 0.305 $7.91 $26.62 -2%
IIG $19.46 0.349 $6.79 $19.70 -1%
TPX $25.99 0.315 $8.19 $25.72 1%
HTX $30.59 0.191 $5.84 $36.00 -15%
IMMR $9.02 1.967 $17.74 $6.99 29%
DTV $23.07 0.236 $5.45 $22.88 1%
AVAV $22.86 0.198 $4.52 $23.16 -1%
Patrick Slevin Total = $94.03
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Lizzie Tudor
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
RVBD $27.64 1.594 $44.05 $31.37 -12%
APKT $14.78 2.899 $42.84 $17.25 -14%
Lizzie Tudor Total = $86.90
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Sultan
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
CHINA $9.04 4.592 $41.52 $8.71 4%
CREE $16.46 2.008 $33.05 $18.52 -11%
MRVC $3.55 3.754 $13.33 $3.93 -10%
KLIC $9.25 1.873 $17.32 $8.01 15%
Sultan Total = $105.22
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J. Chris Parsons
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
PAYX $37.87 0.850 $32.20 $39.21 -3%
XOM $75.45 0.460 $34.70 $72.47 4%
IM $19.31 1.616 $31.21 $20.62 -6%
J. Chris Parsons Total = $98.11
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Tom Shutters
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
NICH $5.29 8.333 $44.08 $6.00 -12%
NTO $4.07 12.690 $51.65 $3.94 3%
Tom Shutters Total = $95.73
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yahoogle
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
AUY $14.36 4.237 $60.85 $11.80 22%
SLW $9.48 4.409 $41.80 $11.34 -16%
yahoogle Total = $102.65
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Jim McMannus
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
SUN $70.44 0.786 $55.39 $63.58 11%
Cash $1.00 36.080 $36.08 $1.00 0%
FCX $66.19 0.275 $18.18 $64.70 2%
Jim McMannus Total = $109.66
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- with a K
Stock Price Shares Value Cost Change
OVTI $12.96 1.427 $18.49 $17.52 -26%
NTO $4.07 3.807 $15.49 $3.94 3%
BMD $2.99 7.092 $21.21 $2.82 6%
IRL $35.88 0.333 $11.94 $30.05 19%
TEVA $37.43 0.305 $11.43 $32.76 14%
VLO $64.49 0.096 $6.22 $51.88 24%
USG $46.68 0.293 $13.70 $51.12 -9%
- with a K Total = $98.47

S&P 500 1,420.86 0.072 $102.82 1,381.90 2.8%

Stock Change
STKR 56%
IMAX 49%
VRGY 36%
USU 28%
VLO 24%
AMPX 22%
AUY 22%
IRL 19%
Q 19%
SPPI 18%
XTO 18%
NOVL 16%
FCEL 16%
KLIC 15%
RVSN 15%
PSAI 15%
TEVA 14%
SUNW 12%
NT 12%
SUN 11%
WLM 9%
THE 9%
HK 8%
ATHR 7%
EDS 7%
BMD 6%
MO 5%
MRVC 5%
XOM 4%
CHINA 4%
A 3%
NTO 3%
OTD 3%
S&P 500 3%
TXN 2%
FCX 2%
AMAT 2%
UTEK 2%
CHTR 1%
MAGS 0%
GE 0%
CCU -1%
CSCO -1%
PCLN -1%
AHN -3%
PAYX -3%
ABX -4%
ORCL -4%
PSYS -4%
PTEK -5%
SNDK -5%
BOBJ -5%
IM -6%
CRIS -7%
FONR -7%
BRL -8%
NEM -8%
USG -9%
INTC -9%
MRVC -10%
AIRT -10%
CROX -10%
CREE -11%
ALY -12%
NICH -12%
RVBD -12%
PTEN -12%
ISIS -13%
TPO -13%
APKT -14%
IKAN -15%
SLW -16%
ARAY -18%
CACS -19%
PAL -21%
SIL -23%
SIEB -24%
CNXT -24%
LCI -25%
OVTI -26%
APKT -28%
RMTR -32%
CLWT -33%
EGY -35%
VLNC -39%
AMD -40%
QEE -44%
WFII -46%
ISON -64%

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To: Elroy who wrote (2960)4/1/2007 12:51:03 AM
From: epicure
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This has been a tough quarter. I wonder if the next one will be any better?

and thank you again for all the work you did, and for rigging it so I would win ;-) I owe you

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To: Elroy who wrote (2960)4/1/2007 2:52:36 AM
From: Elroy
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OK, it's time to start getting ready for the 5th round. If you want to get posters from other boards to join, ask them to breeze the header and read this post.

Newbies - What we need from you is how you would allocate $100 among a portfolio of zero to five stocks. We need your portfolio picks before Monday's close of trading on April 2nd. You can buy stocks, stay in cash, and/or short one stock (w/share price at least $5). The max you can put into a stock long or short is half your capital when you buy/sell it.

Some sample starting $100 portfolios are as follows:
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Portflio 1:
Buy $20 Stock A
Buy $30 Stock B
Buy $50 Stock C
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Portfolio 2:
Buy $50 Stock A
Hold $50 Cash
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Portfolio 3:
Buy $20 Stock A
Buy $40 Stock B
Short $40 Stock C
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Basically your long, cash and short position should add up to $100, and you will buy or short the stocks based on their closing price on Monday, April 2nd.

I'll post daily updates to see how we are progressing which look like this:

Message 23411057

Whoever has the most money on August 3rd, 2007 is the winner. This is the 5th match. Previous winners were:

Match 1. Taro
Match 2. Peace
Match 3. Jatin Kadakia (also most consistent, having beaten the S&P three times in a row)
Match 4. Iktomi

If you have any questions, please ask away, someone will answer. Good luck!

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