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Stock of The Year Contest

Welcome to the 3rd annual MadStocks ‘Stock of the year contest’. Started in 2007, the contest had winners across the board with Zillionaire wining the Crown in ’07 with his pick in APOL. However, he failed to claim his prize. What ever happened to him?

This year produced a bunch of losers as many did not anticipate a financial meltdown. However, it looks like Market Monk, a great friend of mine, got it right, and will win the title for 2008 with his short in ABK. Here are the top 5 leaders:

The 2009 contest starts this weekend and will remain open for the remainder of 2008. The rules are the same: no duplicate entries & stocks must be above $10. To enter, you must be a regular around iBC, wallstreak, stocktwits, or run a financial blog, simply leave a comment with your stock pick. Let the games begin!

Note: Your cost basis is determined by the closing price on December 31st.

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65 comments

  1. Blue

    Should I start?

    My pick, LDK long

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  2. Gio

    Since i have 2 blogs, do i get 2 picks? Hehe.

    Short NILE and short the Celtics.

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  3. crude_oil

    RC, Long FSLR.

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  4. Small Fry

    What is the deadline for picking? A lot can happen in two weeks that will affect entry.

    If we have to pick right now, I’ll go short SHLD. That bitch is going to 0.

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  5. arch

    RC time to finish the game..

    please enter “X” long..for me in your contest

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  6. Ass Napkin Mike

    Celtics win again!!!!

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  7. TraderCaddy

    Long BZH- Beazer Homes

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  8. kidstock

    TIVO

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  9. mrkcbill

    Short GM

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  10. j.M

    i may not be known as a regular but read iBC everyday. i had TITN last year and this year the pick is long EME

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  11. StarscreamPowerPlay
    StarscreamPowerPlay

    HEV

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  12. siskiU

    NGD

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  13. Ass Napkin Mike

    Ragin

    My stock of the year for 2009 is:

    Drum roll, please…….

    SHORT TLT

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  14. Zillionaire

    RC-

    Holy crap!!! I totally forgot about the contest. How do I get my prize? What is it anyway? I hope there was no experation to calim it.

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  15. handles aka BHBgroupTrader
    handles aka BHBgroupTrader

    RRZ is my pick for 2009 baby!

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  16. Kiwin

    Fuck China, short CHL.

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  17. lol

    Not sure how I’ll do on this, since I’m more of a neutral trader. Am I allowed to change it by December 31st if I give you a pick now? If so, I’ll go Short ZSL, if not cancel that, and I’ll wait, because I may change my mind.

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  18. Born2Code

    AIPC long

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  19. RC

    You are allowed to change picks, since the price is determined on dec 31.

    no duplicate picks and stocks must be over $10.

    Nice pick Mike.

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  20. The Fly

    I remember when I was in first with FXP.

    The call to be short China was a great one. However, the 200% inverse etf’s have proven to be idiotic.

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  21. The Fly

    long C

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  22. boca

    If nobody has picked it yet, I pick AMZN. Thanks.

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  23. jeffpaz

    Long MOS

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  24. BOTD

    HK.

    All American AUTOS forced to switch to NATGAS by 2010.

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  25. Tyler

    I also may not be a frequent poster, but I’m at the site multiple times a day. My pick is IPI as Inflation will be the next killer.

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  26. Goldie

    Short XOM

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  27. Anton Cigur

    I pick X.

    Would have picked CX, but they closed under $10 on Friday.

    I understand first prize is a one year subscription to iBC.

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  28. BOOMER

    Long BOOM.

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  29. Robotrader

    Long AAPL

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  30. Short BRKA….Buffett is Fucked!

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  31. Tony

    BRKA is mine. Didn’t mean to post anonymously.

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  32. Shouting for Ha!

    Long DRYS

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  33. fortune8

    long CF

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  34. crude_oil

    Live in my Van,DOWN BY THE RIVER!

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  35. charlie

    Long EXC

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  36. charlie

    WWE LONG

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  37. Da_bears

    if i can i go long X

    if i got to pick seperate i will go meli

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  38. Hattery

    Obviously this is an all or nothing game, no?
    hmmm… I’m so tempted to short an double or triple ETF…
    but since this game is played to win, I’m worried about owning something with only 100% upside.

    tempted to grab one of those new double long commodity or double long gold
    But alright, lets just go with a high beta name and hope the timing’s right.
    CHNR seems to be the highest beta I can find.
    Now it just needs to stay above $10.

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  39. Hattery

    and if CHNR is under 10, give me CBI, and if that is under 10, give me SSRI…
    lol all these stocks are near 10…
    if that doesn’t work, fuck it give me SRS

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  40. ShortBus

    My pick – short MAC

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  41. jcvtwo

    Short LTM they are headed for bankruptcy, just like Ballys.

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  42. Goldie

    RC,
    Can I change my pick from short XOM to Long SIRF. Gotta swing for the fences man…

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  43. ZMoose12

    FCX long!

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  44. Employee8

    RC … I’ll take AA long

    Thanks

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  45. Crude Oil Trader

    DXO….it’s a no brainer. Might be in the toilet now, but I can put your kids through college on what it did for us this summer! So DTO has been just fine as of late, damn thing is so thinly traded though, come on you guys!

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  46. AJ

    Long POT.

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  47. JakeGint

    Long… TBT.

    ______

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  48. ottnott

    The problem with being long TBT is how long you might have to be long TBT.

    If we end up mimicking Japan’s ZIRP experience, TBT would be a very long long:
    http://sdw.ecb.europa.eu/quickview.do?SERIES_KEY=143.FM.M.JP.JPY.4F.BB.JP10YT_RR.YLD

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  49. Bob the Builder

    My pick is short SPG — That is, if I am allowed to play.

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  50. optimatis

    my pick is long JJN ….

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  51. Sia

    Short RBCAA

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  52. Michigan Option Freak
    Michigan Option Freak

    V long

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  53. Topper Harley

    Long GU

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  54. little2Rich4u

    GIVE ME LVS!

    I will win. I always do. When I win, I will donate my prizes to Danny so he can make some extra coin at the flea market.

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  55. whpaw01

    VRX- VARIENT PHARMA

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  56. Leonard The Monkey

    short COF

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  57. DPeezy

    long STP

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  58. stewie

    long MGM

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  59. BOOMER's Wife

    May I play? I would like to short MON if that has not been claimed.

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  60. JL

    Long GNK

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  61. CubsRock

    Long JNPR

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  62. Jakegint

    Boomer’s Wife??

    Boomer’s Wife?

    Does she know Coach Cawfee??

    ___________

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