First and foremost...congratulations to mouserman! The February 2011 Big Board Contest Winner!!!
On to the next! The March 2011 Big Board Contest starts at the opening bell on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
Important - Please read carefully: IF ONE OR MORE OF YOUR PICKS ARE OUT OF COMPLIANCE AFTER THE START OF THE CONTEST, YOUR POSITION WILL BE FORFEITED.
* When you make your picks, please make sure there are empty spaces around them, so they come up in the thread search.
Correct: AAPL - Long (Blank space after AAPL)
Incorrect: AAPL- Long (No space after AAPL)
-Pick 2 stocks, either long, short, or one of each.
-You cannot duplicate someone's exact play (either of them), use the "Search This Thread" link, which is located in the top right, right above the top most post. It takes 10 seconds to see if the ticker has been mentioned.
-Get your picks in before the opening bell on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, but anytime after that (within the first week) you must quote the post with your picks and then enter your opening price for each stock on the day the contest started. This saves me from looking up the opening price for everyone's picks and saves me a couple hours of work.
-The stock/ETF must open at $5 minimum. No Indexes or pinks/OTCBB.
-You are only allowed 1 leveraged ETF. If you choose two, the second of the two does not count and is still up for grabs. If incorrect picks go un-noticed, you risk your position being forfeited. (These are the 2x/3x ETF's)
-Once you pick something, that is it, it is yours unless it is not a valid pick. This way someone doesn't pick a stock that others want, then at the last second change it. Please don't edit your posts with your picks. If you pick one at a time, just use two separate posts instead of editing your first.
Once again, it is your responsibility to check that your pick is not a duplicate. The "Search This Thread" link I mentioned makes this as simple as it can be. If you choose to not check and should you duplicate someone's pick, it will not only not count, but you will be ridiculed and laughed at as well.
You can close out one or both of your picks at anytime by posting the fact you want to close it on the thread. If you state you want to close a position during trading hours (before the closing bell), you will get that day's closing price. If you decide to close a position after the trading day is finished (after the closing bell), you will get the next day's opening price. PLEASE POST YOUR OWN CLOSING PRICES!
You have have until Saturday, March 5, 2011 to post what your opening prices were, but you should do it opening day or soon thereafter. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and if anyone sees someone else messing up, please correct them. Also, please look at your positions after I post the spreadsheets. I try to catch mistakes, in and out of my control, but need your help in making sure the information is accurate. Please PM me if something major needs my immediate attention on this thread - if it is something that cannot be worked out by thread contestants.
Remember...the contest starts at the bell on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. No picks will be accepted once trading starts that day.
Edited by Acegraphix - 3/31/11 at 9:49pm