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Picks of the quarter
An SI Board Since November 2005
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Emcee:  Taro Type:  Moderated
This board is dedicated to our little contest on best picks of listed stock for a $100 fictive portfolio, no real cash involved.

Our first competition took place 11/14/2005 through 02/28/2006 and since then we have had 30 back-to-back races with our most recent 30th game ending Friday, May 12, 2017 and with Da Rookie taking "The Price" for the first time and thus joining our exclusive 'W' circle! Hearty Congrats from us all, D Rookie!!!

Another round may be announced here later, so check in from time to time.

List of Winners by Rounds:
30.- Da Rookie
29.-Jatin Kadakia
26.-Frank Folupa
25.-Jatin Kadakia
24.-Glenn Petersen
12.-Peter van Steenis
11.-Arthur Radley
07.-John Fowler
06.-J. Chris Parsons
02.-Jatin Kadakia

1. Trading days are any one weekday, (Changes to that including other or additional trading days optional. Such changes, if any, will be announced no later than the previous trading day the week before.).

2. Hold max 5 positions picks at any time, each of the 5 positions being long, short or cash, no more than 50% value of any long or short position.


- Sorry, but newcomers can no longer join in the middle of our game -

Portfolio Rules:

1- Our recent round and 30th competition kick-off date was Monday, Nov 21st, 2016 and it ended on Friday, May 12th, 2017.

2- You start out with $100 fictive money, no real cash required.
Initiate your position by buying or shorting*) a stock, or by announcing your cash position, max 5 items - long, short or cash - , to Elroy as usual before closing hours on the Friday before a competition kick off. If no picks as yet, your "I'm in for $ 100" by same time will suffice, and further on any 'tradingday' (currently any single weekday, see header above) of your choice, as long as you get your order in before the trading closure that day.
Same day's - or first Monday kick off - closing price for your transaction applies.

*) Shorting stocks of PP 5$ value or higher only!
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" mean US listed stock and traded on either Nasdaq, NYSE, incl. NYSE Alternext U.S. or NYSE MKT (former NYSE Amex).
No BBs, OBs, PKs, ETFs, PIZZAs 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 closing value of the next regular trading day within the contest period only.
In clear language, no purchases of or holding on to bulletin board or pinko sheet stocks!

4- You can invest long or short (shorting stock: PP min $5 min as is mostly the rule in the real investment world) 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 - on a trading day - 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 before same day's market close.
Initializing, holding or closing out your portfolio in all cash is allowed.

6- Post your picks - (long and/or 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.
Also make sure getting the symbols right or your whole transaction of that time may be declared void.

Should someone, however, by mistake enter an illegal order which is refused, then he will be allowed to put in a new order the next day.

No cheating please, such action will be punished by deduction of 2$ from the cheater's portfolio.

Ringmaster and 2 times winner Elroy exclusively rules in such cases - unless out-ruled by a majority of our board - or a hurricane!!!
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20398Thanks, buddy! Yes, the Islands are quite expensive, which I guess you learned tTaro-January 14
20397Thanks, Steve!Taro-January 14
20396We are leaving Hawaii on Feb 2 and heading to the home of a sister in law in NorElroy-January 13
20395Happy Birthday!steve harris-January 13
20394Things are getting better over there for you now? Hope so and wish you a Good YeTaro-January 13
20393Thank you Taro, same to you! Life in the USA so far is best described as so so.Elroy-11/14/2020
20392Then celebrate our 15 years birthday of our investment competition board 'PiTaro-11/14/2020
20391You did indeed win one round and you did it in style! In a few we can celebrate Taro-10/27/2020
20390Always glad to check back here just to be sure I wasn't dreaming that I realDa Rookie110/27/2020
20388Happy Birthday, Elroy! /TaroTaro-9/26/2020
20387Well, just now it seems to work again ... :)!Taro-8/3/2020
20386its been hosed for several weeks now when it's down, you can still ping itssteve harris-8/3/2020
20385Come on man, I've been on planes and vans and taxis and hauling luggage for Elroy-8/3/2020
20384There is a known issue with service unavailable notices happening. You just havclean86-8/3/2020
20383Elroy, I have had some problems with SiliconInvestor since yesterday evening. NoTaro-8/3/2020
20382Aloha! Day 1 of quarantine is almost over, 14 more to go. The kids are officiaElroy-8/3/2020
20381Aloha Elroy, Stay put until the 16th so you don't get/give Covid or get arrclean8618/3/2020
20380Welcome home Elroy. Bobrobert b furman18/2/2020
20379Aloha Kirk! We're unpacking and I've just got the PC and printer up andElroy-8/2/2020
20378I heard they threw an earthquake to welcome you to Hawaii.... M4.2 Earthquake -Kirk ©-8/2/2020
20377Welcome back home, Elroy :) !Taro-8/1/2020
20376Ammo and guns really out of stock, tough to buy these peaceful demo times?Taro-7/31/2020
20375dunno how you're going to do anything all ammo and guns are gone, out of ststeve harris-7/30/2020
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