Sunday, April 27, 2008

Financial Bloggers Stock picking Contest

Attention all Financial Bloggers:

I enjoy reading all of the personal finance and investing blogs on the web and would like to create a mechanism to capture the best investing ideas that are being published on a daily basis. I would like to invite you to a stock picking/investing contest. This is a simple contest in which all interested bloggers will compete against each other for the highest percentage return on a monthly basis. Along with the bragging rights, the winner will receive a prize for their superior results.

Rules:
- You have a mock portfolio of $10,000 at the start of the month.
- Provide me an email of how you would like to invest those funds for the month
- You will not be able to change your initial investment allocation throughout the month.
- To kick this off, I would like to maintain this to US stocks/bonds/ETF's/mutual finds/options
- This will be a transaction free contest
- The blogger with the highest percentage gain at the close of the month is deemed the winner.
- Each month will start with a new $10,000 portfolio, no gains/losses will carryover to the next month
- The winner will receive a prize to be identified at the start of the month
- If you are interested in playing, I would just request a link to FinancePuzzle.com

I know this is late in the month, but I would like to start this contest on 5.1.2008. If you are interested, please submit your model portfolio to me by the end of day 4.30.2008. I will create each portfolio as of closing prices on April 30th and will post all submissions on my site.

The prize for this month will be a free copy of "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns" by John Bogle.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions....

Let's see who is the best investor across our personal finance / investing blogging community.

Updated: Here is the link to tracking the portfolios for the stock picking contest. Also can be found under my quick links section. Stock Picking Contest

5 comments:

Trent Hamm said...

I'll be the baseline. Here's my portfolio - 100% VGTSX. And I'll stick with it in perpetuity. We'll see who beats it!

ETStockideas said...

Thanks Trent for being the first to submit....I will consolidate all of the responses and provide a spreadsheet at the beginning of the month...

Good Luck.

Smarty said...

I will go with NVDA for my entire portfolio.

budgets are sexy said...

i'm feeling spicy:

34% - Norfolk Southern (NSC)
33% - Mastercard (MA)
33% - Monsanto (MON)

QUALITY STOCKS UNDER FIVE DOLLARS said...

Good luck everybody