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!
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Should I start?
My pick, LDK long
Since i have 2 blogs, do i get 2 picks? Hehe.
Short NILE and short the Celtics.
RC, Long FSLR.
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.
RC time to finish the game..
please enter “X” long..for me in your contest
Celtics win again!!!!
Long BZH- Beazer Homes
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
My stock of the year for 2009 is:
Drum roll, please…….
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.
RRZ is my pick for 2009 baby!
Fuck China, short CHL.
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.
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.
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.
If nobody has picked it yet, I pick AMZN. Thanks.
All American AUTOS forced to switch to NATGAS by 2010.
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.
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.
Short BRKA….Buffett is Fucked!
BRKA is mine. Didn’t mean to post anonymously.
8 predictions for ’09: http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/fortune/0812/gallery.market_gurus.fortune/index.html
Live in my Van,DOWN BY THE RIVER!
update on 2009 picks:
if i can i go long X
if i got to pick seperate i will go meli
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.
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
My pick – short MAC
Short LTM they are headed for bankruptcy, just like Ballys.
Can I change my pick from short XOM to Long SIRF. Gotta swing for the fences man…
RC … I’ll take AA long
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!
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:
My pick is short SPG — That is, if I am allowed to play.
my pick is long JJN ….
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.
VRX- VARIENT PHARMA
May I play? I would like to short MON if that has not been claimed.
Does she know Coach Cawfee??