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Biotech / Medical
2020 Biotech Charity Contest
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Emcee:  BulbaMan Type:  Moderated
Contest Portfolio Submission Deadline: SUNDAY, 1/5/2020, MIDNIGHT, PST!
(Initial portfolio stock prices will be set at the Friday, 1/3/2020 closing prices)

Welcome to the 2020 Biotech Stock Picking Charity Contest!

Here are the 2020 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 2020 Contest will be set at Friday, January 3, 2020 closing prices. The Contest submission deadline is Sunday, January 5, 2020, Midnight, PST. The Contest’s end date is Thursday, December 31, 2020, 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 (Private Message) 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 1/3/20 market close but prior to the 1/5/20 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: Thursday, December 31, 2020, 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 2019 Contest board, here’s the link:
Subject 60008

The Biotech Charity Contest boards prior to 2019 are also available at Silicon Investor by searching for:
[year] Biotech Charity

Best wishes for a Healthy & Prosperous 2020 Biotechies!
Peace & good health,
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259I hear ya. I didn't do so well. I will look at the winners of this year anCuttingEdge Bio-1/2/2021
258You do have the Top Ten portfolio names, CuttingEdge. I don’t post the names of BulbaMan-1/2/2021
257I'd like to see with the names... Any chance of that?CuttingEdge Bio-1/2/2021
256Hi Blade, I already posted Tables showing the performance of all the portfolio sBulbaMan-1/2/2021
255No,Bulba, I meant the entire portfolios. BladerunnerBladerunner17-1/2/2021
254I already did, Blade. See: Message 33118387 All the best in 2021! Peace & goBulbaMan-1/1/2021
253Bulba, Can you list all the portfolios in order of performance? You don't Bladerunner17-1/1/2021
252Below is a table showing the 2020 performance of each of the 197 Contest portfolBulbaMan-12/31/2020
251Below is a table showing the 2020 full year performance of each of the 42 ContesBulbaMan-12/31/2020
250Below is the 2020 full year performance for the 197 Contest stock picks sorted aBulbaMan-12/31/2020
249Below is the 2020 full year performance for the 197 Contest stock picks sorted fBulbaMan-12/31/2020
24812/31/2020 Final Contest update (Contest and Index YTDs are calculated from 1/3/BulbaMan-12/31/2020
247DONE: $200 to EcoEquity Great site Congrats on blowing away the competitionquidditch-12/31/2020
246Congrats to jbog on a great year. Great call on TRIL. Congrats also to FILO, Bladerunner17-12/31/2020
245Congratulations JBOG on a great performance and also a very nice "charity&qghmm-12/31/2020
244In honor of JBOG's awesome 2020 Contest portfolio performance I just donatedBulbaMan-12/30/2020
243Let me go second so I can lock in finishing second from the end--- ALKS ---10% Arthur Radley-12/29/2020
242Much appreciated, Tomato! All the best in 2021! Peace & good health, BulbaBulbaMan-12/29/2020
241$200 sent today, divided between Alameda County Food Bank and Phages For Global Tomato-12/28/2020
240Thanks much, AJM. I’ve been at a presentation by the Phages for Global Health FoBulbaMan-12/27/2020
239Bulba, during your reign you've consistently chosen charities that seem deseA.J. Mullen-12/27/2020
238Link to 2021 contest: Subject 60185technetium-12/26/2020
237Thanks much, DNA_Joe! I’m sure the Phages folks will appreciate your generous doBulbaMan-12/25/2020
236Congrats JBOG! I'm adding $25 to my normal tip for 4 doordash/uber eats delidna_joe-12/25/2020
23512/25/2020 (it is in Australia) Contest update (Contest and Index YTDs are calcuBulbaMan-12/24/2020
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