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2016 Biotech Charity Contest
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Welcome to the 2016 Biotech Stock Picking Charity Contest.

Here are the 2016 Contest Guidelines:

1) Each contestant starts with a virtual $100,000 cash to be allocated to a portfolio of biotech stocks. At the Contest’s end date, Friday, December 30, 2016, 4PM EST, the contestant with the year’s best-performing portfolio will select a charity to which other contestants are pledged to donate.

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:
EGRX 10%
As indicated above, all I need is the symbol (in UPPERCASE) and %age of $100,000 you wish to invest. Please leave about five spaces between the symbol and %age.

7) Contestant 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) Initial portfolio stock prices for the 2016 Contest will be set at their closing price on Thursday, December 31, 2015.
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 12/31/15 market close but prior to the 1/3/16 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 30, 2016, 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.

12) Contestants objecting to decisions I make (e.g., rejection of a stock pick) may appeal my decision to the other contestants. In case of such appeal, I will change my decision if the majority of contestants who indicate their opinion on the appeal want me to do so.

I generally post weekly Contest updates. For prospective new contestants who’d like to check out the 2015 Contest board, here’s the link:
Subject 59557
The Biotech Charity Contest boards prior to 2015 are also available at Silicon Investor by searching for:
[year] Biotech Charity

Best wishes for a Healthy & Prosperous 2016 Biotechies!
Peace & good health,
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311Checks are coming in to Catalyst Garden by way of Master garden - so big THANK YSteve Lokness51/8/2017
310Bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator. [graphic]hollyhunter-1/6/2017
309 Congrats, Steve. Well done! Check for $200 going out today. Just donated $10FiloF-1/4/2017
308Steve- Congratulations on your nice results. Today I sent my check in toBiotech Jim11/3/2017
307I didn't have TBRA in my personal account so I can't even say what I wouSteve Lokness-1/3/2017
306Just sent my check to Catalyst Park, congrats to Steve!Daniel Ward21/3/2017
305 Hi Jbog, Would you please repost your 2017 stock picks on the 2017 Contest boarBulbaMan-1/2/2017
304 I think you meant to post that here: Subject = 59795The Dodgy Ticker-1/2/2017
303I look forward to another year. $250 to the winning charity. TBPH 20 ARIA jbogd-1/2/2017
302 Much appreciated IJ! All the best for 2017! Peace & good health, BulbaBulbaMan-1/2/2017
301Steve, Congratulations - Check is in the mail to MGF $200 Marty - There is no IRWIN JAMES FRANKEL-1/2/2017
300 Hi Tom, My charity pick is the East Bay College Fund: Here’s a link to their weBulbaMan-1/1/2017
299$200 to Catalyst $100 to East Bay. Another great year, thanks Bubba. Stevegeneguru-1/1/2017
298Congrats Steve, I sent my check today. JackJack Hartmann-1/1/2017
297Congrats Steve very well done! I sent my check for $250 yesterday and had alreaThehammer-1/1/2017
296Tom; No I'm sure you are good as long as Shelton Wa 98584 is in the address Steve Lokness-12/31/2016
295Just catching up. Congratulations Steve. Check will be set sent to the addressohmsonite-12/31/2016
294I sent my check to the willingham care of address. Let me know if theres a glicttom pope-12/31/2016
293Catalyst Park address; WSU Mason Co Extension Service 303 N. 4th Street SheltonSteve Lokness112/31/2016
292<i>along with a matching donation to Bubba's for all his efforts.--<tom pope-12/31/2016
291Congrats Steve, I'm sending out my $250 donation to Gardners along with a jbogd-12/31/2016
290Below is a table showing the 2016 performance of each of the Contest portfolio sBulbaMan112/31/2016
289Below is a table showing the 2016 performance of each of the 58 Contest portfoliBulbaMan-12/31/2016
288Below is the 2016 full year performance for the 223 Contest stock picks sorted aBulbaMan-12/31/2016
287Below is the 2016 full year performance for the 223 Contest stock picks sorted fBulbaMan112/31/2016
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