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  • dcxavier dcxavier Dec 20, 2013 7:19 PM Flag

    13th Annual Cr-ppy Stock Picking Contest

    This is cross-posted on the NKTR board.

    It's time for the annual Cr-ppy Stock Picking Contest. It is a well known phenomenon that the previous year's worst performers often do exceptionally well in January. The general explanation is that they see large tax-related selling, and end up oversold. As a contest participant, your task is to identify which stock will do the best in the month of January. There is a prize, I will give a $100 donation to the charity of the winner's choice. The contest is open to all, but the competition will be tough, you are likely to be up against defending champion gladpick and *four time* champion rash_more. Full year performance from last year's contest will be posted later, if I don't forget.

    Remember,"Cr-ppy Stock" Picking Contest, not "Cr-ppy" Stock Picking Contest.

    Rules on next message. Yahoo (jerks) shortened the maximum message length.

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    • bump -
      Any way the bituminous- carrier can get banned?

    • My entry (I usually don't enter but LOVE to watch and get idea's) isn't very good - CY.

      I have been playing CY, UTEK and some laser stocks as tax loss plays and they have already run with higher BETA's than the general market the last month, and especially few weeks.

      So CY is 1.6B market cap. So to me not really in the spirit of the contest, and pays a 4% dividend (just went ex 12/23).

      TJ Rogers company. I owned it years ago and sold when they spun out the solar company - actually sold both stocks back then.

      CY has missed some product things, can service this 4% dividend and has already started to bounce. Really most of my DD was just looking for tax loss candidates base don the simple finviz chart I believe specsit originally posted a link to.

      VSH could have been a candidate too.

      Anyways CY is my pick. It won't double (too big of a market cap), not much real reasoning. I started buying in September around 9 a half dozen lots, and only have half left- but not a bad return in a short amount of time and the 1% divvy on 12/23.

      If I get another 10-15% in JAN I'll sell the common or write calls against it.

      Maybe next year I'll have a pick more in the spirit of the contest.

      Again - I thank DCX for hosting this contest. The picks and discussions I look forward to every year. And I'd be willing to contribute to the purse as well.

      • 1 Reply to davebugs
      • This is cross-posted on the NKTR board. There is a late entry from davebugs, chip maker Cypress Semiconductor.

        There were only two stocks rising today, but it was enough to produce market beating results. TC was up over 9%, perhaps related to the MCP upgrade. LNKD was down as Citigroup cautioned about slowing revenue gains. TWGP gave up some of its recent strong gains.

        Good luck to all!

        Entrant..................... Stock.... 12/31/13... Today... Change

        lonerunner_99...........TWGP......3.38.........3.18......-5.9%
        cow_4_beans..............TC..........2.18.........2.38.....+9.2%
        tennlipps.....................CIE........16.45.......16.24.....-1.3%
        tlcjam1......................CYTX........2.57.........2.52......-1.9%
        bugsisdog....................HK.........3.86.........3.78......-2.1%
        corona_and_a_cigar..LDK.........1.31.........1.40.....+6.9%
        flyktning.....................LNKD...216.83.....207.64.....-4.2%
        dcxavier.......................VG.........3.33.........3.29.....-1.2%
        davebugs....................CY........10.50.......10.28.....-2.1%

        Total......................................................................-0.3%

    • ***** The Rules *****

      1. Pick one stock you think will do the best in January, 2014. Winner will be the one whose stock rises by the greatest percentage (or goes down the least if it comes to that).

      2. Stock must be priced at $1 per share or greater at close on December 31, 2013. It doesn't have to be a lousy company, but those selections are encouraged.

      3. Only one stock per person, and only one person per stock. First come, first served. It must be a stock. No options, warrants, leveraged/inverse ETF's, etc. Straight ETF's are OK.

      4. Your selection must be made by 12:01 AM, January 2, 2014.

      5. You will not be forced to hold your position until the end of January. At any point during the month, you can exit and your result will be final. If you declare sell during the trading session, your result will be based on the closing price that day. If you declare sell during non-trading hours, your result will be based on the closing price of the next trading day. If you go the whole month, your result will be based on the closing price on January 31, 2014.

      6. Although not a requirement, it would be good if you could provide a profile of the company, why you think it is a good choice, and whether you are investing your own money in the stock.

      7. Ongoing results will be posted semi-regularly during the month.

      8. Good luck to all!

 
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