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Mark Ritchie Wins Stock Market Wizard's Triple-Digit Challenge

New York City, New York, April 7, 2011 -- Stock Market Wizard and U.S. Investing Champion Mark Minervini today announced the winner of his “Triple-Digit Challenge” a contest that started at the conclusion of Minervini’s 2010 Master Trader Program in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Minervini challenged conference attendees to produce a 100% return in their trading accounts within twelve months. “The first one of you that reaches this goal,” Minervini said, “will be welcomed as a guest in my home where you can trade side-by-side with me for a day. All expenses for the trip will be paid by me.” Mark Ritchie II from the Chicago area won the challenge utilizing the SEPA® techniques that Minervini taught in the two-day Master Trader Program. “What can I say, the guy is as good a teacher as he is a trader.” Ritchie said.

Ritchie turned his $25,000 trading account into more than $50,000 in just over five months. When asked how his trading ideas were generated Ritchie commented, “I used screens which I derived from information learned at Mark Minervini's Master Trader Program and on Minervini Private Access and Mark’s blog; such as earnings, relative strength, Mark's Trend Template and other techniques that Mark has disclosed.” More details can be found on Minervini’s blog at

There’s more…

Just two days after confirming Mark Ritchie’s results, a second Master Trader Program alumnus reached the 100% mark. Matt G from Connecticut traded his $850,000 account to a triple-digit gain.

Minervini said his next Master Trading Program will be held October 14-16, 2011 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Reservations are being accepted at Seating is limited.