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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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24012/13/2019 Contest update Attention Biotechies: It appears likely (fingers crossBulbaMan-last Friday
239Yeah, I noticed. Checking the rankings a few minutes ago, you’re in third place BulbaMan-last Monday
238Big changes coming with this week's update----HOOD should hang on to the topArthur Radley-last Monday
23712/6/2019 Contest update The SAGE blow-up notwithstanding, the sagacity of CoBulbaMan-December 6
236What Hood is doing with his portfolio is destroying the myth that cheap stocks oArthur Radley-December 6
23511/29/2019 Contest update Despite an early week surge by the sector, there waBulbaMan-November 29
23411/22/2019 Contest update Biotechs had a hot week, significantly outperforminBulbaMan-November 22
23311/15/2019 Contest update Impeachment hearings did nothing to diminish investBulbaMan-November 16
23211/8/2019 Contest update Let the trumpets blare! The Contest crown now rests BulbaMan-November 8
231You’re still in the wrong galaxy. Hint: It’s the birthplace of the avatar Bulba BulbaMan-November 6
230YES.....and my new guess is Minneapolis. That must be the place!Arthur Radley-November 5
229Thanks for the compliment Boo (I hope that was your intent). But your guesses arBulbaMan-November 5
228Two guesses---both based on the fact the day you were born, the world had a smarArthur Radley-November 4
22711/1/2019 Contest update It was a bigly Halloween week for biotechs with moreBulbaMan-November 1
226If you’re so clever Boo, where was Bulbaman born? No cheating! Peace & good BulbaMan-November 1
225RK, This is the way I see this year’s contest is going to unfold! I grant thaArthur Radley-October 28
224No comment. Peace & good health, BulbaBulbaMan1October 28
223We're all pulling for you, everyone knows if Bulba wins, the contest will berkrw-October 27
222youtube.comBulbaMan-October 27
221I'll be darned! And I was just thinking I would save on stamps this year havSteve Lokness1October 27
220Bulbas Door: Knock! Knock! Who is there? Hood and OHMS and Arthur standing onArthur Radley-October 25
21910/25/2019 Contest update Biotechs got a lift this week as President Trump diBulbaMan1October 25
21810/18/2019 Contest update Biotech stocks and Contest portfolios, in particulaBulbaMan1October 18
217Linked below is a NYT piece from Saturday that has background on the origins of BulbaMan-October 14
216Ops, I wanted to say: It is NOT fair....andre_ybio1October 13
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