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Spring Showdown Stock Contest

|Includes: DIA, QQQ, SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY)

With the success of my March Madness stock contest, I decided to start a new longer contest called the Spring Showdown, which will run three months from April 1st until June 30th. Like my previous contest, the goal is to highlight some of Seeking Alpha's underfollowed contributors.

PLEASE READ CONTEST RULES

Contest Rules

1. The contest is ONLY OPEN TO CONTRIBUTORS who have less than 1,000 followers at entry.

2. All entries must be in by the close on March 31st 2016.

3. Each person selects a stock from the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) that they think will perform the best long or short during the period from April 1st to June 30th.

4. When submitting their pick, entrants must write a short paragraph or two, as to why they are bullish/bearish on their selected stock.

Entries can be submitted here:

http://goo.gl/forms/CsRkI7oXER

After the entry cut-off I will post everyone's selections as well as why they were bullish/bearish.

What does the winner receive?

I will interview the winner about his/her contest selection in detail as well as general questions about their investment strategy and post it on Seeking Alpha. The goal of this contest is to highlight lesser-known authors by giving them a chance to show off their stock picking abilities and gain a larger following.

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