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iBankcoin Presents March Madness!

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Welcome to the annual iBC stock tournament. We will have 64 stock picks competing against one another, each week, for the championship prize. To enter, simply leave your name and stock pick in the comment section.

Rules: Your stock must outperform your opponent for the week to advance. Contest will run for six weeks with the championship falling on the same week as the NCAA tournament.

Note: Stock must be over $5

Contest starts Monday, and no duplicates. Spaces are limited, make sure to enter soon.

Here is the bracket, feel free to place you bets.

Update:

Wow, I did not expect such a quick response to the contest. I’m curious to know if some of the names are made up, as people try to enter two stock picks. I will leave registration open for 2 more days with Financial bloggers getting first dibs to the tournament. After that, it’s on a first come first serve basis.

Date Bump: Contest starts Monday!

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134 comments

  1. Woodshedder

    Cajun, can we choose one today, to hold it so no one else can grab it, but then switch before March 1st if we want?

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  2. RaginCajun

    Woody, maybe.

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  3. Leawoodblues

    Ragin –
    I’ll take DNDN

    btw – cool idea RC

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  4. mdawsz

    I choose TC on the NYSE, not to be confused with the legendary Trader Caddy who hails from Florida.

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  5. Chris

    APWR is my pick.

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  6. Sahib Bilderberg's Personal Assistant

    Kindly accept Bilderberg’s choice: CSWC

    Good day,
    Rag

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  7. buylo

    trust an etf is ok – I choose or chose: GDX
    please advise if etf is not ok

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  8. Mike R.

    BIDU short is my choice

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  9. JJ

    PTR

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  10. BOTD

    BOTD picks COST.

    looking for a week 1/first round earnings pop.

    Mar 5, 2008 Q2 2008 Earnings Conference Call.

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  11. The Birdman

    DUG

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  12. Disgrace

    GOOG short

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  13. RaginCajun

    if you have a website let me know. I will show you some link love!

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  14. Shane

    I’ll take ASIA and I’ll link to the contest tomorrow

    Shane

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  15. The Fly

    Short WM

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  16. Justin

    I’ll take MTL

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  17. Justin

    looking for link love too.

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  18. Ryan

    My Choice is PWRD! Lots of Catalysts!

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  19. treepart

    MMR please

    Lots of insider buying, energy play.

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  20. Gunners

    I’ll take HANS. what the hell, right?

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  21. jeffpaz

    TGT

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  22. BreakingOut17

    I’ll take slow and steady MO!

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  23. Jose V.

    JOYG short

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  24. aliennation

    I’ll go with GIGM.

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  25. adam

    RJA long

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  26. MasterDebater

    I choose GS.

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  27. BOOMER

    BOOM is my pick.

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  28. RaginCajun

    naturally

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  29. Cody=DB

    GG for the win!

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  30. mrkcbill

    LOGI

    Good Idear Cajun—Let me take on the Fly…this Mid Major has no fears. You have to beat the best to be the best!

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  31. Woodshedder

    ISRG short

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  32. RaginCajun

    mrkcbill,

    if you win the first round The Fly will be next.

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  33. slater866

    Long RIO

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  34. Matt

    UA is my symbol. Yeah under armor

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  35. yeomps

    Long pbr for me

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  36. DownTick

    long GRMN. No matter where you go, there you are.

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  37. Bubs

    Let me get long MA

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  38. Danny

    povn, fuck it

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  39. Sahib Bilderberg's Personal Assistant S
    Sahib Bilderberg's Personal Assistant S

    My pick is to sell short all available shares of BZH

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  40. Richard

    Long Mosaic. Ag baby!

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  41. Dan Johnson

    Dan Johnson

    Stock Pick: Wynn

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  42. DPeezy

    And here I thought we’re running an actual bracket.

    Oh well, I guess I’ll have to spank you all with my ‘personal’ stock instead (thanks for the inspiration, Boomer): DPZ.

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  43. FerrariF50

    short BCE

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  44. Q4

    Great idea. I’ll take AEM. There can only be

    One Shining Moment

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  45. Gio

    Hmmm, a stock that will trend in 6 weeks? I’ll say short LULU.

    -gio

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  46. Steady for 6 weeks? Somethig in gold for me.

    I’ll go with CEF

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  47. nncoco

    Steady for 6 weeks? Somethig in gold for me.
    I’ll go with CEF

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  48. CubsRock

    I’ll take DRYS, see you in March!

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  49. ovtiboboy

    I’m trying to decide between mmab.pk and nbix…

    this is a tough one. nbix was still over 5 for part of yesterday (lol) and I believe the gnrh news will be announced, but who knows when that is…

    so mmab.pk for me. (technically, a pink sheet stock but imo for all intents and purposes, a big board stock)

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  50. mvjohn

    I’ll take GOOG long.

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  51. brushbuck

    MVIS…Go Wazzu cougs and Go Zags!

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  52. kinger

    ROLL

    letsdoit

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  53. TraderCaddy

    BZH

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  54. matt h

    FSLR

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  55. Dinosaur Trader

    Long WNR.

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  56. Dinosaur Trader

    Wait, I want to change that to short SWC. It’ll be more fun that way.

    -DT

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  57. Newbtrada

    Long SOV

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  58. kigol

    Short SMN. Stick with the trend.

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  59. nineiron

    I’ll take arsd.

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  60. mst

    RUSHA for me.

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  61. JakeGint

    If no one took SLW, I’ll take that one.

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  62. JakeGint

    Although I like GG here, but some piker stole it.

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  63. JakeGint

    Oh yeah, and I’ll take Louisville over North Carolina in the final, 72-66.

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  64. JakeGint

    You should do a hoop pool too.

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  65. B.T. Asby

    ETFC

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  66. Zip McDingle

    Long MBI

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  67. Michael

    I’ll go out a limb and say SHORT MON

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  68. JakeGint

    Short MON is a good one.

    Hey Rage, let me change my pick to long HOC, unless I can have two? (ggg)

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  69. Jayhawker

    I’ll take NYX long

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  70. alphadawgg

    Rage,

    Long MOS

    No matter what Shorticus says.

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  71. kidstock

    WFR

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  72. alex

    Long VLO

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  73. Dover

    Short DECK

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  74. CBS LEGAL

    Who owns this shithole?

    Please cease and desist the using of the word Final Four. Also please remove that logo. We will not tolerate this with out a licensing fee.

    And furthermore get me long FXP if available.

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  75. Roche

    long YGE

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  76. West

    I’ll take UNP dawgs

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  77. Madhatter

    long MA. if that’s taken or whatnot, then i’ll go long POT

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  78. Gwar

    TBSI – Go BDIndex!

    Send me a sign regardless of outcome. Taking this much time to play a stupid game entitles me to at least a dozen.

    I just bought a new house in Utah and need some thing to decorate my yard & to beleive in.

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  79. Johnson

    Long HOC for me RC, if that is taken then long AKS

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  80. Mike R.

    Ragin,

    On the bracket you have me as picking BIDU long, but I want to play it short as stated in my previous post.

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  81. Miller

    I’ll take DOW Chemical

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  82. fortune8

    short CMG

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  83. BOOMER

    Not only am I gonna spank Jose with his JOYG pick, I will have the highest return of all yous. Mark it. You will be my bitches. I will rule with an explosively clad fist. I want to face Fly in the finals.

    Comin for you Fly.

    Jus starting the trash talk.

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  84. The Birdman

    just curious Boom, the fact that Easter falls pre Final 4 this year allowing you to do this?

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  85. Tcat

    IMB Shortstacked

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  86. TraderCaddy

    RC-Please make sure that’s long BZH-Thanks

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  87. Gwar

    by the way, I am long TBSI

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  88. todd

    I’ll say two of the final four will be long both COIN and WLT. If I have to take one I’ll go with long WLT.

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  89. sellSELLsell

    my pick is to go long Rite-Aid (RAD)

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  90. skot

    If there are still slots, and if otc stocks are allowed, I’d like Nintendo (NTDOY.PK).

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  91. I’ll take Goldman Sachs long

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  92. BOOMER

    birdman – its all fun, so I’m good. you afraid to face me in the contest?

    (more trash talking)

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  93. fiaz

    long XOM

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  94. shaneski

    short FFH for the contest

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  95. Ferrari321

    Long GMO

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  96. Ecchymosis

    Long ELRN

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  97. Leonard The Monkey

    Long VNR

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  98. Austin

    Long GU

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  99. The Mexican

    long RIO

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  100. Dinosaur Trader

    Meanwhile, this is about % moves, correct?

    -DT

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  101. Alex

    AAPL !! all the way

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  102. Alex

    Sorry my bad, i mean ERTS All the way!!

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  103. RaginCajun

    Dt, correct

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  104. dwn_n_drty

    a little doom to match a missed 3 pointer in the final seconds, make mine SKF

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  105. CAP

    VLNC

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  106. CAP

    Nevermind I missed the above $5. Scratch VLNC.

    I’ll take some YGE

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  107. Fighterpilotmafia

    HPQ Hewlett-Packard Co.

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  108. Faggot Bruce

    DTIG = Dinosaur Trader’s Gay Limited FTW!

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  109. TraderCaddy

    Everybody wants to win that sign!!! I predict a Fly landslide in the Guam primary next week.

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  110. Boomfan

    BOOM Long GL

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  111. Cajun :

    I want TSO

    Wathen

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  112. wahawk

    tso for wathen

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  113. kittoo

    long fxp

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  114. anonII

    I’ll take IVN

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  115. acropora

    short MA !!!!!!!!!

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  116. TraderCaddy

    Hello RC-You have me down as BZE in the brackets. That should be BZH-thanks.

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  117. Flyhigh

    Long MGM

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  118. James Cramer

    Booya Cajun!!! Put me down for Enron.

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  119. skot

    Do I get Nintendo? Or do I need a blog to participate?

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  120. RaginCajun

    skot,

    pick something else, and maybe if there is a slot left

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  121. brushbuck

    rc,
    missed the over $5…if available I’ll go long CSCO. tnx

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  122. skot

    TRMB if you can squeeze me in.

    Thanks.

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  123. skot

    Actually I’ll take SYK. Feeling good with the SCOTUS decision.

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  124. EarningsCall

    GRS long

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  125. kmorph

    ABH long

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  126. STLPlace

    long MR, please place me on the west (as I saw there is a slot open).

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  127. kigol

    hey RC, my entry (SMN) doesn’t say short in the “West” tab. is that going to cause my g/l to be reversed? thanks for the entry btw.

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  128. reehab

    Ill take AAPL short

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  129. BlackSwan

    Long CAF.

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  130. joe meyers

    drys long

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