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  • March Madness Trading Challenge 155 comments
    Feb 19, 2013 12:22 PM | about stocks: SPY, DIA, QQQ

    Contest Rules

    Every person that enters picks 1 stock/ETF that meets the below selection criteria by the CLOSE on MARCH 8th. Picks should be posted in the comment section of this instablog. No Stock Pick Repeats!! Once a Stock is chosen by a user, no one else can choose that stock. I will be taking the first 64 Entries I receive for the contest. I will calculate returns from the close on Friday March 1st. and for each subsequent round I will calculate returns from the Friday close of that given week. I have created a Google spreadsheet for the trading challenge, and is able to be viewed by everyone.

    Bracket Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AphdhVxTO0uudGd4RUg5bjNud1VGU00tb3hQcjVmdEE&usp=sharing

    Seed Ranking

    As anyone who watches the NCAA tournament knows each team is assigned a seed number ranging from 1 to 16. So for this contest I will calculate each seed by the following method:

    • I will base each users seed by their article count, so based on 64 user, the top 4 people with the most articles will get 1 seeds, the next 4 will get two seeds and so on.
    • For users that have not submitted an article I will put their name in a spreadsheet and use a random generation tool to determine their seed.

    Stock/ETF Selection rules:

    1. Only LONG or SHORT a stock, and No shorting a ETF.
    2. Price of atleast $1/share
    3. For stock they must have a market cap of atleast $100 million
    4. Traded on the NYSE, NASDAQ or AMEX
    5. No leveraged ETFs
    6. No Closed-End-Funds

    Good Luck Everyone!!

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Stocks: SPY, DIA, QQQ
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  • realornot
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    March will belong to $BBRY.

     

    LONG!

     

    This is a MAD stock.
    19 Feb 2013, 12:37 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Thank you, got your entry down.
    19 Feb 2013, 12:42 PM Reply Like
  • Bill Maurer
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    Right now, my pick is long REGN. However, I'm assuming we can change it up until March 1st?
    19 Feb 2013, 12:49 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Correct, any picks made before the Close on March 1st can be changed, after the close that day, picks are locked.
    19 Feb 2013, 01:00 PM Reply Like
  • Ghosts of Kariela
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    Long $SHLD, short squeeze time!
    19 Feb 2013, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright got it down. Thank you.
    19 Feb 2013, 08:17 PM Reply Like
  • E.W. Barnaba
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    So I know the rules are set and everything, but would you consider changing this contest so that we pick a different stock each week?

     

    I think it would make it a bit more interesting, and also further differentiate it from the trading survivor contest.
    21 Feb 2013, 12:16 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Thank you for the idea, I thought about that, but it is more difficult to make sure a large number of people make their picks each week.
    21 Feb 2013, 01:56 PM Reply Like
  • WSUMBATurbo
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    I'm relatively new to the investment game but if I can jump in with #QCOR, I'd like to. May change after earnings are reported...
    23 Feb 2013, 07:31 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Welcome to investing!! I got your QCOR pick down.
    23 Feb 2013, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • E.W. Barnaba
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    Well, this is only a one month contest, so I'll go with the pick I'm too timid to make for the trading survivor contest.

     

    Long LOCK (Lifelock)

     

    Perhaps the rash of recent hackings will stoke demand for indentity theft protection. Perhaps not.
    25 Feb 2013, 08:03 PM Reply Like
  • mc10010
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    Comments (168) | Send Message
     
    I will enter IDT
    26 Feb 2013, 03:37 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright got it down, Thank you.
    26 Feb 2013, 04:28 PM Reply Like
  • tim_bbates
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    Comments (21) | Send Message
     
    Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc - FSYS
    26 Feb 2013, 10:05 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright got it down Tim, thank you, spread the word to others.
    26 Feb 2013, 10:28 PM Reply Like
  • Ocean Man
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    Comments (537) | Send Message
     
    Long SN.
    27 Feb 2013, 07:42 AM Reply Like
  • joe kelly
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    Shorting Apple. Yeah. You heard me.
    27 Feb 2013, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright got your picks down,and also please spread the word about the contest. I would like a full 64 person field, but at min I want 32. I will keep letting people know my stock talk or direct message.
    27 Feb 2013, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • Vampyroteuthis infernalis
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    SLW long
    27 Feb 2013, 11:58 AM Reply Like
  • Bobbert333
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    Long MJNA, yea I know it is very speculative, But recently a bill has been introduced in congress that would allow people and businesses to use medical marijuana in states that have approved it. So if the bill passes in March, MJNA could see significant gains.
    27 Feb 2013, 12:14 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Got your pick down vamp, and Bobbert333, MJNA is not eligible because it does NOT trade on the Nasdaq,NYSE or AMEX. Please select another stock.
    27 Feb 2013, 12:20 PM Reply Like
  • Bobbert333
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    Long BAC, Its has been taking a hit in Feb, and could rebound a nice 10-15%.
    27 Feb 2013, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright thank you got it down.
    27 Feb 2013, 12:33 PM Reply Like
  • Matt Jonza
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    Comments (86) | Send Message
     
    Long ZAGG
    27 Feb 2013, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright got your pick down Matt. Thank you, spread the word.
    27 Feb 2013, 01:41 PM Reply Like
  • Hornblower09
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    Long SRPT
    27 Feb 2013, 01:56 PM Reply Like
  • The Enthusiast
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    Good ol SRPT. Got in at 12 sold at 16 and a day before my birthday it hit its high. Terrible lol
    1 Mar 2013, 06:30 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright got your pick down hornblower. Thank you, please spread the word about the contest.
    27 Feb 2013, 02:03 PM Reply Like
  • Andrew Sherlock
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    Brad Could I have BYD
    27 Feb 2013, 02:16 PM Reply Like
  • Youngone91
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    Comments (198) | Send Message
     
    Give me PZG please
    27 Feb 2013, 02:48 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » OK, got your pick down Andrew and Youngone. Thank you, please spread the word about the contest.
    27 Feb 2013, 03:18 PM Reply Like
  • krisprice22
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    Great idea, i'll take COH
    27 Feb 2013, 07:25 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright thank you for your pick, I got it down. Please spread the word about the contest.
    27 Feb 2013, 07:26 PM Reply Like
  • wrocnrob
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    Clever & ambitious, I'll go long Cenovous(CVE).
    27 Feb 2013, 08:18 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright I got it down, thank you for the pick.
    27 Feb 2013, 08:29 PM Reply Like
  • Bryan Wagman
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    After the price drop got it down to a fair level, I'm going to go with a long position on DDD.
    27 Feb 2013, 09:53 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright got it down, thank you, and please spread the word about the contest.
    27 Feb 2013, 10:24 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Since the contest isnt full, yet would you guys be willing to let me extend the contest entry period another week so that it could fill up all the way to the full 64 users??
    28 Feb 2013, 10:30 AM Reply Like
  • Bill Maurer
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    I'm fine with that - the NCAA tourney really doesn't start until 3 weeks from now (not counting play in games). It's a week later this year, so I'm fine moving this back.

     

    Might be worth it to make the start date March 11th - simple reason is that next Friday is the Feb jobs report and we could have huge price swings at the open - I think this happened with the other contest when we started in January.
    28 Feb 2013, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » I like the idea of starting on the 11th.Should be able to fill up by then.
    28 Feb 2013, 11:28 AM Reply Like
  • Peter Larson
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    How many spots do we need to fill? Perhaps two entries per competitor would help in the first round.

     

    If we start tomorrow, my pick is FNP. My secondary pick is LXP.

     

    If we start on the 11th I'll change them.
    28 Feb 2013, 05:30 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » We will start on the 11th I would rather have a full field and anyone can change their picks up until the close on Friday March 8th.
    28 Feb 2013, 06:59 PM Reply Like
  • Matt Schilling
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    I'm In - Going Long DNDN
    28 Feb 2013, 06:03 PM Reply Like
  • showalter08
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    Long AUY...im giving my self the same chances as Army making the tournament
    1 Mar 2013, 07:16 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright I Got your picks down Matt, and showalter.
    1 Mar 2013, 12:27 PM Reply Like
  • David Fish
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    Comments (7567) | Send Message
     
    Long SPLS
    1 Mar 2013, 12:55 PM Reply Like
  • Chris Lau
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    Comments (1632) | Send Message
     
    Short (SPWR)
    1 Mar 2013, 01:03 PM Reply Like
  • Teenie Cap Research
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    Comments (73) | Send Message
     
    Why not... Long IMMR
    1 Mar 2013, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • Eric Landis
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    Comments (774) | Send Message
     
    Long HLF
    1 Mar 2013, 02:26 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright got all your entries down, spread the word about the contest.
    1 Mar 2013, 03:05 PM Reply Like
  • tallguyz
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    You might want to think about "advertising" your contest in comments you make in SA articles about highly volatile or controversial stocks. I stumbled on your contest when my cursor moved over your handle and your bio and the contest link popped up.
    3 Mar 2013, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » I have posted on the seeking alpha twitter page, stocktalks, and contributor forums.
    3 Mar 2013, 05:28 PM Reply Like
  • Swedish Speculator
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    Comments (33) | Send Message
     
    Short CRM (Salesforce.com)
    1 Mar 2013, 03:26 PM Reply Like
  • tallguyz
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    I will go Short GTAT please
    3 Mar 2013, 04:09 PM Reply Like
  • Andrew Sherlock
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    Brad would love it if we started today with BYD.
    4 Mar 2013, 12:26 PM Reply Like
  • Andrew Sherlock
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    oh well
    4 Mar 2013, 12:26 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » As I have told others, you can change your pick up until the close on March 8th.
    4 Mar 2013, 12:54 PM Reply Like
  • Albert Alfonso
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    Comments (1384) | Send Message
     
    Long PGH
    4 Mar 2013, 02:19 PM Reply Like
  • Jayson Derrick
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    short FOE
    sounds fun!
    4 Mar 2013, 02:26 PM Reply Like
  • Intangible Valuation
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    While I disagree with the short time horizon, this might be fun.

     

    Long AIQ
    4 Mar 2013, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Intangible Valuation AIQ is not eligible because it has under $100 million market cap, please change your pick.

     

    Thank you.
    4 Mar 2013, 02:35 PM Reply Like
  • Intangible Valuation
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    Oh that's right isn't it? I've been thinking about it in terms of how much its actually worth -- which is many multiples of the $100mm floor. Oh well, never mind.
    4 Mar 2013, 02:43 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Feel free to make another pick sometime before the close Friday if you wish.
    4 Mar 2013, 02:44 PM Reply Like
  • Jayson Derrick
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    Hey Brad - did you get my pick in?

     

    Cheers
    4 Mar 2013, 05:51 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Yep got your pick down.
    4 Mar 2013, 06:18 PM Reply Like
  • monumentalgains
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    Comments (220) | Send Message
     
    Long BMA, thanks!
    4 Mar 2013, 08:37 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright got it down, thank you.
    4 Mar 2013, 08:39 PM Reply Like
  • 3Pete
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    Comments (7) | Send Message
     
    I will take NTI please.
    5 Mar 2013, 04:43 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright got it down pete.
    5 Mar 2013, 10:04 AM Reply Like
  • Buffet_or_Broke
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    Long PAL
    5 Mar 2013, 02:34 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » K got it down, thank you.
    5 Mar 2013, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • mathewjordan
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    Long SZYM
    5 Mar 2013, 03:42 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » K mathewjordan I got it down. Thank you.
    5 Mar 2013, 04:24 PM Reply Like
  • oneotherfool
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    My first comment on SA. Long AMD, please.
    6 Mar 2013, 02:11 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Thank you and Welcome to Seeking Alpha!!
    6 Mar 2013, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • FleetUSA3226
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    Long VNQ
    6 Mar 2013, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • Chris Grunewald
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    hopefully it's not too late to enter in. I'll go Long SKUL
    6 Mar 2013, 12:46 PM Reply Like
  • Chris Grunewald
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    oh jeez. I'll change to long WPRT, if possible.
    8 Mar 2013, 11:15 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » K got it down, thanks.
    8 Mar 2013, 12:05 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » I got your entry and FleetUSA's and there is still plenty of time to enter, please share with your followers if you think they would be interested,
    6 Mar 2013, 01:04 PM Reply Like
  • Robert Molzahn
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    Long TSCO Thanks Brad
    6 Mar 2013, 01:25 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Thank you Robert I got it down.
    6 Mar 2013, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • Justin Giles
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    VRNG. #1 seed baby! haha
    6 Mar 2013, 04:20 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright got it down, thank you, spread the word about the contest.
    6 Mar 2013, 04:31 PM Reply Like
  • ccjuan
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    Short JCP. Thanks for the contest
    7 Mar 2013, 05:08 AM Reply Like
  • ccjuan
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    Short JCP
    7 Mar 2013, 05:13 AM Reply Like
  • Ong Kang Wei
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    Short NFLX, thanks
    7 Mar 2013, 09:56 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » K Got ccjauns and Ong picks down, good luck, spread the word about the contest.
    7 Mar 2013, 10:20 AM Reply Like
  • growingmoney
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    Long AMD. Thanks and good luck all!
    7 Mar 2013, 05:14 PM Reply Like
  • growingmoney
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    Arrghh.. Looks like AMD was picked. I'll go with long ALU. Thanks.
    7 Mar 2013, 05:14 PM Reply Like
  • WSUMBATurbo
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    Changing my pick - long EEMS.
    7 Mar 2013, 05:16 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » K got your two picks down, thank you.
    7 Mar 2013, 08:17 PM Reply Like
  • Mickey45
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    Long SIRI
    8 Mar 2013, 12:51 AM Reply Like
  • Mickey45
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    Changing pick too GNIN LONG
    8 Mar 2013, 12:57 AM Reply Like
  • O.
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    Long SCTY

     

    Thank you!
    8 Mar 2013, 01:03 AM Reply Like
  • Mickey45
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    I`m a average trader ,i been trading for about 2 yearS
    SIRI
    8 Mar 2013, 03:30 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright Mickey and O. I got your picks down.
    8 Mar 2013, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » After the close today, I will update the bracket so everyone can see who they are up against.
    8 Mar 2013, 10:15 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Just a reminder all picks need to be in BEFORE the end of trading today. You can change your picks up to that point if you like.
    8 Mar 2013, 10:39 AM Reply Like
  • Bill Maurer
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    I assume we are using today's closing price then - instead of Monday's opening?
    8 Mar 2013, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Correct, prices for the first round are based on the closing price of today.
    8 Mar 2013, 10:46 AM Reply Like
  • Bill Maurer
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    I am going to switch my pick to Short APAM (Artisan Partners Asset Management), which just IPOed.
    8 Mar 2013, 01:19 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » K got it down, thanks
    8 Mar 2013, 01:31 PM Reply Like
  • Vampyroteuthis infernalis
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    Changing to AFFY short.
    8 Mar 2013, 01:46 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » For my pick I'm going LONG American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARII)
    8 Mar 2013, 02:45 PM Reply Like
  • mc10010
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    changing my pick. CYTX
    8 Mar 2013, 02:59 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » OK got it down, one hour to go. Then I will construct the bracket.
    8 Mar 2013, 03:05 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright everyone, bracket is posted link is above under the contest description, or here:

     

    http://bit.ly/WzmQ2S

     

    Since I didn't get the full 64 players [I got 44] So for the remaining 20 spots, I selected 20 stocks from the S&P 500 and ordered them 1-20, and put them in a spreadsheet and ran a random number generator to see where each would be in the bracket.

     

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!
    8 Mar 2013, 05:06 PM Reply Like
  • Bill Maurer
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    Not sure if FB is in the S&P 500 yet, but it's large enough that it really doesn't matter.
    8 Mar 2013, 05:15 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » I thought it was, still will include it anyways.
    8 Mar 2013, 05:18 PM Reply Like
  • toptiger7
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    AFOP long. ... thanks Brad
    8 Mar 2013, 07:46 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » sorry toptiger, the contest entry period has ended.
    8 Mar 2013, 08:03 PM Reply Like
  • toptiger7
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    That's to bad Brad. Entered this post before 9am EST on March 8th.
    By the time post appeared on this site.....11 hours later, market had closed.... and I am out.
    9 Mar 2013, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » I'm sorry I have to go by the time the post says, I apologize.
    9 Mar 2013, 01:39 PM Reply Like
  • mathewjordan
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    Thanks Brad for setting this up. Let's hope a computer doesn't win :)
    11 Mar 2013, 09:39 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Yeah I know, will be a good test of how good stock pickers are on seeking alpha.
    11 Mar 2013, 10:48 AM Reply Like
  • Ocean Man
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    Realornot has got to be the best 15-seed in the history of the tournament!
    13 Mar 2013, 04:47 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » He is this years 15 seed LeHigh who beat 2nd seed Duke last year!
    13 Mar 2013, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • Bill Maurer
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    I went to Lehigh.
    13 Mar 2013, 05:44 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Very cool.
    13 Mar 2013, 05:48 PM Reply Like
  • Albert Alfonso
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    Wow, I just saw who I was put up against! PGH vs BBRY....
    15 Mar 2013, 04:50 PM Reply Like
  • joe kelly
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    How did I get a 12 seed? If I were Realornot I'd be pissed at the disrespect.
    13 Mar 2013, 05:09 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Joe, You both randomly got selected, as stated in the contest description

     

    -"The top 4 people with the most articles will get 1 seeds, the next 4 will get two seeds and so on."

     

    -"For users that have not submitted an article I will put their name in a spreadsheet and use a random generation tool to determine their seed."

     

    Just luck of the draw, blame Microsoft excels random number generator LOL
    13 Mar 2013, 05:48 PM Reply Like
  • mathewjordan
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    Will today's closing price be the start point for the next week's matchup?
    15 Mar 2013, 02:31 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Yes that is correct.
    15 Mar 2013, 04:46 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Alright everybody, the first round is over, and the second round is posted now on the bracket so you can check out your second round match ups. Sucks I didn't even make it past the first round in my own tourney lol.
    15 Mar 2013, 08:07 PM Reply Like
  • Ocean Man
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    14 double-digit seeds advanced!
    15 Mar 2013, 08:52 PM Reply Like
  • Bill Maurer
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    Only 5 computers seemed to advance. Looks like I'm the only one to face a computer twice.
    15 Mar 2013, 10:06 PM Reply Like
  • mathewjordan
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    Who was the biggest gainer for the first round?
    16 Mar 2013, 09:36 AM Reply Like
  • Ocean Man
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    PGH went up 9% in one week and LOST!
    16 Mar 2013, 09:48 AM Reply Like
  • Albert Alfonso
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    Tell me about it, lol!
    16 Mar 2013, 09:53 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Biggest gainer from round 1, was realornot with BBRY at gain of 14.78% just happened that the number 2 gainer for the week was Albert Alfonso who he was playing and had a return of 8.86%. Just the luck of the draw.
    16 Mar 2013, 11:03 AM Reply Like
  • mathewjordan
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    And yet my pick loses 6% and I advance. Ugly.
    16 Mar 2013, 03:46 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Yep, sometimes its not pretty but it works lol.
    16 Mar 2013, 07:26 PM Reply Like
  • joe kelly
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    God I suck at swing trading. I'd be retired now if I never had tried any. Brad's contests are great examples. Of course I will try again in his next one. This is my porn.
    16 Mar 2013, 07:45 PM Reply Like
  • Youngone91
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    What happened I though you had pzg down for me
    17 Mar 2013, 07:44 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » I do, check out the bracket, you made it to the second round.
    17 Mar 2013, 09:09 PM Reply Like
  • Ghosts of Kariela
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    Uh oh I'm up against Ocean Man, I've got a bad feeling about this.
    19 Mar 2013, 01:01 AM Reply Like
  • Ocean Man
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    Nice comeback Ghosts! I was winning by 1.5% with less than an hour to play - wow.
    23 Mar 2013, 07:17 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » I feel bad for growingmoney, he us up against Vampyroteuthis infernalis who is SHORT AFFY and today affy is down 57% because they might be planning a bankruptcy.
    19 Mar 2013, 10:36 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Next round has been updated and can now be viewed. Congrats to Vampyroteuthis infernalis for biggest % gain of the week with a 53.47% gain on his Short AFFY pick.
    22 Mar 2013, 10:09 PM Reply Like
  • Justin Giles
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    Brad,

     

    How do you decide who goes on to the next round.
    Is it just the starting point from Monday?

     

    Check out the link: http://cnnmon.ie/ZUj8Oc

     

    Looks like we tied.
    23 Mar 2013, 01:17 AM Reply Like
  • Bill Maurer
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    Closing prices from Friday.
    23 Mar 2013, 10:09 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » AS the rules in my post say prices are based on the close on friday of each week.

     

    So the close for VRNG on Friday March 15th was: 2.98 and its closed yesterday at 2.90.

     

    So (2.90-2.98)/(2.98)= -2.68% return for the week

     

    Your challenger was AMD

     

    Close last friday of 2.60, and close yesterday of 2.54.

     

    SO (2.54-2.60)/(2.60)= -2.31% return for the week.

     

    So because his return was higher than yours he moved on.
    23 Mar 2013, 10:44 AM Reply Like
  • Justin Giles
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    Dang! oh well maybe next year haha
    23 Mar 2013, 12:26 PM Reply Like
  • oneotherfool
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    Glad i made it despite AMD's Friday dip. Sorry for VRNG, Justin. Good luck with your investments...Go AMD, mainly because I'm long AMD.
    24 Mar 2013, 11:38 PM Reply Like
  • Justin Giles
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    oneotherfool,

     

    No worries. I'm long VRNG as well. Should see a major turnaround soon. Looking for a pop to $5 soon. Good luck!!
    25 Mar 2013, 12:30 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » I have updated the bracket and elite 8 matchups are now set. Good luck!
    28 Mar 2013, 07:51 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » I am starting a new 2013 investment contest using updown.com that will start April 8th and go until the end of the year.

     

    http://bit.ly/XOugdX

     

    Contest Details:

     

    -updown.com is free.

     

    -What is great about updown.com is that dividends are INCLUDED, unlike most other contests.

     

    -Start with $1 million

     

    -For the stocks in your portfolio it has a news feed, which includes articles which includes articles from Seeking Alpha.

     

    -Winner is person with highest percentage gain.

     

    Good Luck Everyone!!
    30 Mar 2013, 11:55 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Letting everyone know about a sell signal that was triggered yesterday from a custom technical study I have.

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    3 Apr 2013, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » I have updated the Bracket one the left side its computer vs computer, and on the right its Andres S vs Chris Lau
    8 Apr 2013, 11:52 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Just a reminder to everyone I started a new contest on updown.com http://bit.ly/XOugdX
    8 Apr 2013, 03:29 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Good luck Andrew S. your in the Title Game against MCD.
    15 Apr 2013, 10:18 AM Reply Like
  • Andrew Sherlock
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    Thanks Brad
    18 Apr 2013, 04:28 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    Author’s reply » Hey every just letting you know I started a new instablog for my 2014 march madness tourney.

     

    Here is the link: http://seekingalpha.co...
    28 Feb, 07:57 PM Reply Like
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