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Biotech / Medical
2017 Biotech Charity Contest
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Welcome to the 2017 Biotech Stock Picking Charity Contest.

Here are the 2017 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 2017 Contest will be set at their closing price on Friday, December 30, 2016. The Contest’s end date is Friday, December 29, 2017, 4PM EST. Contestants are pledged to donate to the charity selected by the contestant with the year’s best-performing portfolio. The Contest portfolio submission deadline is Monday, January 2, 2017, Midnight, PST.

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:
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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 12/30/16 market close but prior to the 1/2/17 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 29, 2017, 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 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 2016 Contest board, here’s the link:
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The Biotech Charity Contest boards prior to 2016 are also available at Silicon Investor by searching for:
[year] Biotech Charity

Best wishes for a Healthy & Prosperous 2017 Biotechies!
Peace & good health,
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344The 6 core losers from 2017 now up from 60K to 110-115k. The sub-ins only up froRobohogs29/2/2018
343Interesting, but not sure if my employer will match the donation from a trust (mdna_joe-3/9/2018
342Biomaven's idea of using a Charitable Gift Account to anonymize donations loA.J. Mullen12/5/2018
341Robo Please post a reminder on Dec 31 2018 - thanks :) :) stevesjemmeri-1/2/2018
340Again, the bottom 10-15 US exchange losers just exploding higher on day 1 of newRobohogs11/2/2018
339Congratulation kamstra on stellar performance for 2017. Best wishes for 2018 conMiljenko Zuanic-12/31/2017
338Your generous donations will be much appreciated, Jim. And many thanks for the kBulbaMan-12/31/2017
337Donations to Hartman and East Bay done - $200 each. This is the best contest inIRWIN JAMES FRANKEL212/31/2017
336Much appreciated, dna_joe! All the best for 2018! Peace & good health, BulbaBulbaMan-12/31/2017
335Congrats KMASTR and thanks BULBAMAN! $200 each sent online to Hartman and East Bdna_joe-12/31/2017
334Below is a table showing the 2017 performance of each of the 195 Contest portfolBulbaMan112/30/2017
333Below is a table showing the 2017 performance of each of the 48 Contest portfoliBulbaMan-12/30/2017
332Below is the 2017 full year performance for the 195 Contest stock picks sorted aBulbaMan-12/30/2017
331Below is the 2017 full year performance for the 195 Contest stock picks sorted fBulbaMan112/30/2017
330I sent $100 for the charity. COngrats!Jack Hartmann-12/30/2017
329Thanks IMAN. That is very nice of you! I guess we had a similar idea with SAGE akmastra-12/30/2017
32812/29/17 Final Contest update (more detailed 2017 data to come, probably tomorrBulbaMan112/30/2017
327Rick, maybe they want you to access donation form from EBCF home page? eastbaycoBulbaMan-12/29/2017
326Much appreciated, Smallbio! Best wishes for a healthy & prosperous 2018! PeaBulbaMan-12/29/2017
325Thanks Rick, I should have qualified it by saying the first non-U.S. biotechie fBulbaMan112/29/2017
324I got it to work a little bit ago. I use Chrome on windows for what it's worghmm212/29/2017
323Message 31361249 You are not alone, regarding Alfredo. Congrats on your great scaram(o)uche-12/29/2017
322Didn't work yesterday. Immediately returned blank form after I hit submit, scaram(o)uche-12/29/2017
321Congratulations Kmastra! Donated to your US charity as I am in US. Bulba, thanSmallbio-12/29/2017
320Congratulations from me, as well. I donated my $200 to The Hartman Center, as Ituck-12/29/2017
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