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Biotech / Medical
2019 Biotech Charity Contest
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Emcee:  BulbaMan Type:  Moderated
Contest Portfolio Submission Deadline: TUESDAY, 1/1/2019, MIDNIGHT, PST!

Welcome to the 2019 Biotech Stock Picking Charity Contest!

Here are the 2019 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 2019 Contest will be set at their closing price on Monday, December 31, 2018. The Contest submission deadline is Tuesday, 1/1/2019, Midnight, PST. The Contest’s end date is Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 4PM EST.

2) Contestants are pledged to donate to the charity selected by the contestant with the year’s best-performing portfolio.

3) 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.

4) 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.
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.

5) Each portfolio should include a minimum of 8 stocks and a maximum of 10 stocks. And 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:
FGEN 10%
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 12/31/18 market close but prior to the 1/1/19 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: Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 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 prior Contests, some contestants have also 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 2018 Contest board, here’s the link:

The Biotech Charity Contest boards prior to 2018 are also available at Silicon Investor by searching for:
[year] Biotech Charity

Best wishes for a Healthy & Prosperous 2019 Biotechies!
Peace & good health,
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279And now I see that last night's attempt to congratulate Hood and commit to Fquidditch-January 6
278Only 2 more days to enter 2020 Biotech Stock Charity Contest! Match wits againstBulbaMan-January 4
277Thanks Lance. I donated my $500 to Fred Hutch as well last night. Best wishes foBulbaMan-January 2
276Commitment to Fred Hutchinson fulfilled.Lance Bredvold-January 2
275That's what the Giants keep saying to my Dodgers. Greetings from sunny SoutBladerunner17-January 2
274Much appreciated Joe! Good luck in the 2020 Contest and best wishes for a joyfulBulbaMan-January 1
273Also, just noticed the 1st message of this contest. Wow! Subject 60008dna_joe-January 1
272Congrats Hood and thanks Bulba. $100 each sent to Fred Hutch and Life Long. Lookdna_joe-January 1
271Attention Veteran Contestants! Please help me publicize the 2020 Contest by postBulbaMan-January 1
270Below is a table showing the 2019 performance of each of the 167 Contest portfolBulbaMan-January 1
269Below is a table showing the 2019 performance of each of the 39 Contest portfoliBulbaMan-January 1
268Below is the 2019 full year performance for the 167 Contest stock picks sorted aBulbaMan-January 1
267Below is the 2019 full year performance for the 167 Contest stock picks sorted fBulbaMan1January 1
266Appreciate the thought, Stox. And kudos on making the Top Ten! All the best for BulbaMan-January 1
265Congrats Hood! And thanks again Bulba for your hard work! An $100 donation was Stoxchix-January 1
264Thanks much, Kmastra! And congrats on you terrific portfolio performance! All thBulbaMan-January 1
263Many thanks, Smallbio! All the best for 2020! Peace & good health, BulbaBulbaMan-January 1
262Thanks much, Blade! All the best for 2020! Peace & good health, BulbaBulbaMan-January 1
261Well, you did beat me out for the 7th spot. But wait ‘til next year. Peace &BulbaMan-January 1
260Congrats again, Hoodrich! Meanwhile, I count 11 picks and Contest max is 10. So BulbaMan-January 1
259Congratulations Hood! That was an awesome performance! Or axsome performance as kmastra-January 1
258No idea if it's your real name, but a donation made in honor of James Hoodrirkrw-January 1
257Congratulations to Hoodrich! $100 goes to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. $100 Smallbio-January 1
256Congratulation Hoodrich on a great stock picking performance. $100 to Fred HutcBladerunner17-January 1
255Congratulations on a great performance.ghmm-January 1
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