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HAIFinancial Challenge 2010-11

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It is yet time again to see which HAIFers are the best at investing, and who can beat the market.

Announcing: The HAIFinancial Challenge v2

Rules: Each HAIF member has $1,000 in pretend money to spend on whatever stocks they want. You don't get to trade in your HAIF portfolio until the end of the challenge. Everybody buys on the same day ( Friday Dec 17th, 2010 ) and everybody sells on the same day ( Tuesday March 1st, 2011 )

Everyone has one week to pick their stocks. To do so, reply to this message listing the stocks you want to play with. For example:

I want...

AAPL - 10 shares

XOM - 30 shares

JNJ - 15 shares

PTR - 40 shares

Like last time, On Friday 17th, your HAIFinance account will be credited with those stocks at their closing price on Friday, December 17.

If the prices have gone up a lot since you posted, we shall knock shares off the ticker symbol at the bottom of your list to get it as close to $1,000 as possible, so list the stocks in the order you like them.

If the prices have gone down since you posted, the extra pretend cash will remain in your account and be counted toward your total score at the end of the challenge.

Prize: HAIF and Editor are graciously contributing a prize to this contest - A coffee table book on the World's Greatest Concrete Architecture, put out by ACI.. details and pics to come.

You have a week to get your stocks picked.

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Half of it in Bank of Ireland (NYSE IRE), right now 179.2 shares at $2.79 per

Half of it in Allied Irish Banks (NYSE AIB), right now 400 shares at $1.25 per

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Thread bump..

Start getting your stock requests posted. You have till Friday.

One third in Silver.

The rest divided equally:

MJN = Mead Johnson

ORLY = O Reilly Automotive Inc

MCD = McDonald's (I despise them, but they're steady)

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I'm going to take

AAPL ( 1 share )

The rest split 3 way between the following mutual funds.

OTCFX

VMGIX

VISGX

I assume mutual funds are allowed. I don't know if it ever came up last time. If anyone has an issue with deviating from pure company stocks, I'll find something else.

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Ricco.. I've found silver on Yahoo finance.. do you happen to have a link for following it on Google?

XAG/USD doesn't appear to be working.

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The only way to win this is to find stuff that has the potential to have a huge percent increase. Some of the steady stuff, or things already high priced, don't leave much option for that. Just sayin'.

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The only way to win this is to find stuff that has the potential to have a huge percent increase. Some of the steady stuff, or things already high priced, don't leave much option for that. Just sayin'.

That's in response to Apple isn't it?

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That's in response to Apple isn't it?

Not specifically but maybe in general. And I'll be mad if Apple goes up that much more after I've already sold it in real life...

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The only way to win this is to find stuff that has the potential to have a huge percent increase. Some of the steady stuff, or things already high priced, don't leave much option for that. Just sayin'.

That's what Im hoping with Sirius (SIRI)......I hope they keep going up....In real life, I bought a ton way back when they were supposedly going bankrupt -- at $.07 -- now they are at $1.38......I wish I had bought about 10 tons !!!

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6 people in... 3.5 days left.... Come on haifers !!

u080570

SIRI 100%

sevfiv

UNFI 25%

AMZN 25%

CAJ 25%

NVO 25%

20thstdad

IRE 50%

AIB 50%

ricco67

Silver 33.4%

MJN 22.2%

ORLY 22.2%

MCD 22.2%

highway6

AAPL 1 share

OTCFX remaining/3

VMGIX remaining/3

VISGX remaining/3

brian0123

FRO 100%

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The prize...

This 264 page coffee table book was published in 2004 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Institute.

It was put out by American Concrete Institute for members of ACI; This can't be found in bookstores or on Amazon.

Big thanks to Editor.

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7, possibly 8, people entered in our little contest

Come on people.. only 53 hours left to get your stocks in.

Is this what we have for real? All I have right now are FMNJ and C.

Need clarification. Your response makes it appear that you didn't read the thread, had no idea this was a contest, and just mentioned some stocks you own.

Is that the case or are those the 2 stocks you want for our little competition?

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All on Banco Santander for me. STD. Do drips count in the final tally or just base share price?

If you have STD,then drips might come with it.

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7, possibly 8, people entered in our little contest

Come on people.. only 53 hours left to get your stocks in.

Need clarification. Your response makes it appear that you didn't read the thread, had no idea this was a contest, and just mentioned some stocks you own.

Is that the case or are those the 2 stocks you want for our little competition?

Both.

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Now we're rolling. 10 people so far.

1 more day to get your picks in.

u080570

SIRI 100%

sevfiv

UNFI 25%

AMZN 25%

CAJ 25%

NVO 25%

20thstdad

IRE 50%

AIB 50%

ricco67

Silver 33.4%

MJN 22.2%

ORLY 22.2%

MCD 22.2%

highway6

AAPL 1 share

OTCFX remaining/3

VMGIX remaining/3

VISGX remaining/3

brian0123

FRO 100%

native_Houstonian

BLOAQ.PK 100%

ltawacs

FMNJ 50%

C 50%

tanith27

STD 100%

Chamo

China 100%

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Apparently Haif is full of procrastinators. I was expecting a handful more to sign up.

You have till 5 pm today.

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I'm late to the party, but I'll put it out there anyway in case you haven't keyed it in. If you can't make it happen, no big whoop.

Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS)

30%

Exterran Holdings (NYSE:EXH)

20%

Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX)

25%

Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS)

25%

My strategy: I'm willing to bet that the market is pricing in some significant amount of risk to highly leveraged oilfield services companies on the basis of that they have relatively few tangible assets, yet lots and lots of debt. They will thrive or dive according to the price of energy. ...they might dive anyway.

There are two conditions that are necessary for my play to succeed; global economic growth or a weaker dollar. Both would be ideal, and I think that at least one of those circumstances is likely to occur in 2011. (Anybody care to guess which?)

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I'm late to the party, but I'll put it out there anyway in case you haven't keyed it in. If you can't make it happen, no big whoop.

Thats fine.. but you need to fix your %s first

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Is this what we have for real? All I have right now are FMNJ and C.

FMNJ Is worth 0 per share.

Not even debating the strategy in buying $500 worth of a stock that has had zero value for the last 2 years, You can't buy $500 worth of something valued at nothing. It is impossible.

You need to pick another stock today or I'm putting your $1000 all in your 2nd stock.

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native_houstonian... You're on pace to lose almost 1/4 of your portfolio. That is quite an amazing feat considering this is only day 1.

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native_houstonian... You're on pace to lose almost 1/4 of your portfolio. That is quite an amazing feat considering this is only day 1.

Big % losses also means it has the propensity for big % gains. At least that's what I'm telling myself.

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I missed out!

Can I still join!?!?!

Just give me shares of Apple if I can.

I can add you as an unofficial contestant with last Friday's Apple price.

But since there's a prize involved, and since we are already seeing gains and losses, I'm not sure if its fair to make you an official contestant, eligible for the prize.

That's up to the rest of the participants, if its okay with them, its okay with me.

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I can add you as an unofficial contestant with last Friday's Apple price.

But since there's a prize involved, and since we are already seeing gains and losses, I'm not sure if its fair to make you an official contestant, eligible for the prize.

That's up to the rest of the participants, if its okay with them, its okay with me.

Either way I am good, official or unofficial. :D

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Puma.. I've added you.

No chance to win with Apple, so I'm ok with it.

Yeah.. APPL was a mistake. I didn't realize it was so high. Doesn't matter how high it goes if you can only afford a share or 2.

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Week 2 update:

U080570 is doing quite well.

20thdad is doing quite poorly.

native_Houstonian has been all over the place.

The rest of us are just hovering at the starting line.

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Week 2 update:

U080570 is doing quite well.

20thdad is doing quite poorly.

native_Houstonian has been all over the place.

The rest of us are just hovering at the starting line.

I'm just waiting for the bounce. All mine have to do is go up $1 each and I blow everyone away.

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FMNJ Is worth 0 per share.

Not even debating the strategy in buying $500 worth of a stock that has had zero value for the last 2 years, You can't buy $500 worth of something valued at nothing. It is impossible.

You need to pick another stock today or I'm putting your $1000 all in your 2nd stock.

It's OTC and it's 0.0001 a share... Dont know if that's good or bad... :)

Anyway the board can be changed? I just got ILIU the other day too. :)

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The graph is now slightly meaningless since I've been terrible the past 2-3 weeks about filling in the historical data.

Anywho.. with less than 2 weeks left, U080570 still has a commanding lead and native_houstonian with his Blockbuster stock is still wayyy at the back.

Full Scoreboard

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The Haif Financial Challenge has ended and the winner is.....

inconclusive at this moment.

It's probably U080570.. but it's showing 20thdad

Full Scoreboard.

20thdad's AIB stock did a jump in value last week, but it was like an adjustment as if the price was that way all along.

Prior to last week... The AIB stock price for the start date, Dec 17th, was shown to be 1.23

Now its showing the stock price for the same day to be 6.15.

This happened in the last challenge too as a result of a stock split, though that does not appear to be the reason this time.

Anyone know what happened or why stocks do this ?

20th... If we adjusted your AIB to reflect the historical stock price of today... at 6.15 a share, you'd have been able to purchase 81.3 shares ($500 worth) instead of the 406.5 shares. And at today's price of 3.54, those 81 shares would be worth $287.8

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The Haif Financial Challenge has ended and the winner is.....

inconclusive at this moment.

It's probably U080570.. but it's showing 20thdad

Full Scoreboard.

20thdad's AIB stock did a jump in value last week, but it was like an adjustment as if the price was that way all along.

Prior to last week... The AIB stock price for the start date, Dec 17th, was shown to be 1.23

Now its showing the stock price for the same day to be 6.15.

This happened in the last challenge too as a result of a stock split, though that does not appear to be the reason this time.

Anyone know what happened or why stocks do this ?

20th... If we adjusted your AIB to reflect the historical stock price of today... at 6.15 a share, you'd have been able to purchase 81.3 shares ($500 worth) instead of the 406.5 shares. And at today's price of 3.54, those 81 shares would be worth $287.8

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Yeah I don't know what happened to the AIB stock, it just went up. Honestly, I'm just in it for the fun. If U080570 says he's interested in the prize at all, it's his. That yellow line is pretty awesome. Last or 2nd to last the whole time, then BAM!

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Yeah I don't know what happened to the AIB stock, it just went up. Honestly, I'm just in it for the fun. If U080570 says he's interested in the prize at all, it's his. That yellow line is pretty awesome. Last or 2nd to last the whole time, then BAM!

Im not a stock market expert by any means (not even a novice)....if 20th's stock went up that much -- then he won...that's one of the little things I have learned about the stock market -- you can't figure it out!!!

Congrats 20 !!

Im just happy my SIRI keeps going up since I bought a bunch of it with my "real" money ....

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