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yuvaltaylor
2021 stock-picking contest

In December 2016 I started a stock-picking contest on this forum, and we've been doing it annually ever since. Here are the rules.

Before market open on Monday, January 4, each contestant picks twenty stocks, each with an average daily total over the last three months greater than $50,000 and a price greater than $1, and publishes the list of those stocks in this forum thread. Contestants will set up a public live strategy in their account with the words "2021" and "Contest" in the name; those live strategies will hold those twenty stocks until market close on December 31. (This is a buy-and-hold contest; there is no further stock-picking after New Year's.) There are no prizes, but there is conversation! Contestants can submit more than one group of stocks. We also like to track Eddy Elfenbein's picks for comparison, and in 2020 Kumar did us the favor of adding Kiplinger's picks to the contest too.

We'll have the final results of the 2020 contest pretty soon. At the moment, Kiplinger's is in the lead, though Kumar's mid-cap growth strategy could easily overtake it.

Please list your picks on this thread or else provide a link to the live strategy so that we can see it. And please respond before January 4.

Yuval Taylor
Product Manager, Portfolio123
invest(igations)
Any opinions or recommendations in this message are not opinions or recommendations of Portfolio123 Securities LLC.

Dec 21, 2020 1:36:57 PM       
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abwillingham
Re: 2021 stock-picking contest

Where can I see last year’s entrees and the results?

Dec 25, 2020 7:40:30 AM       
yuvaltaylor
Re: 2021 stock-picking contest

Where can I see last year’s entrees and the results?

Go to https://www.portfolio123.com/app/opener/PTF/search and put in "2020" in model name. X out the author field and make sure Model Type is "Live Strategy." You'll see 17 live strategies and their annualized returns; you can see each one's picks by clicking on it.

Yuval Taylor
Product Manager, Portfolio123
invest(igations)
Any opinions or recommendations in this message are not opinions or recommendations of Portfolio123 Securities LLC.

Dec 25, 2020 12:43:17 PM       
ETFOptimize
Re: 2021 stock-picking contest

Is there some reason why ETFs cannot be used in this contest? Perhaps the organizer and contestants recognize that the ground is not even and that ETFs would have a significant, unfair advantage over stock-based portfolios? 😝

Is there any interest in an annual ETF-based contest with different criteria? Please let me know and I'll organize it!

Dec 26, 2020 9:15:46 AM       
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abwillingham
Re: 2021 stock-picking contest

I would love to see an ETF entry. Do it!

Dec 26, 2020 10:52:56 AM       
ETFOptimize
Re: 2021 stock-picking contest

OK great! Who else wants to do it?

Dec 26, 2020 2:05:27 PM       
yuvaltaylor
Re: 2021 stock-picking contest

I don't see why we shouldn't open the contest to ETFs too, or a combination of stocks and ETFs in a book. But not leveraged ETFs. That would not make for a level playing field.

Yuval Taylor
Product Manager, Portfolio123
invest(igations)
Any opinions or recommendations in this message are not opinions or recommendations of Portfolio123 Securities LLC.

Dec 26, 2020 2:08:42 PM       
InspectorSector
Re: 2021 stock-picking contest

Yuval - I don't plan on participating, it's not my thing. But I do have a suggestion and that is to limit entries to one per person. I think it is better all around if everyone has to commit to one set of 20 stocks.

Steve

Dec 26, 2020 3:06:44 PM       
geov
Re: 2021 stock-picking contest

I don't think a static list of 20 ETFs will work.

Dec 26, 2020 3:32:22 PM       
geov
Re: 2021 stock-picking contest

Before market open on Monday, January 4, each contestant picks twenty stocks, each with an average daily total over the last three months greater than $50,000 and a price greater than $1, and publishes the list of those stocks in this forum thread.
Please list your picks on this thread or else provide a link to the live strategy so that we can see it. And please respond before January 4.

Here is my list:
ticker("AMD CCXI CRSP DKNG DOCU FLEX FND GDDY IOVA MTCH NPO PENN PINS RPTX SHOP SMAR SNOW TEAM TWLO UBER")

Dec 27, 2020 10:23:39 AM       
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