2015 Investment Contest - FINAL Results Posted

Post your picks for the best investment ideas for 2015!



Post your picks for standard, trackable, fungible securities with published prices before the calendar changes to 2015, and let them run throughout the year. The goal is highest % increase in one calendar year. One entry per person. Post them here or send a PM. For those of you who pick something where a quote isn’t readily available on Yahoo! Finance, please post a link or website where it can be tracked. Examples from the 2013 or 2014 contests would include Greek 10 year bonds, bitcoins and ammo, as I am assuming at least one person will include that in their portfolio.



Same rules as last year. We'll start with a $9,000 portfolio (since it is evenly divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.).



To keep the list manageable, try to limit yourself to 3 or at most 4 picks (naturally, performance of both good and bad picks will be "diluted" by diversification from more than one pick).



We'll assume even division among the assets, if more than one is chosen, unless some other proportion is specified before the deadline.



You need to advise me when a split or dividend happens.



We'll track the picks periodically throughout the year. I will commit to at least one update per calendar month. I would like to do it more often, but can’t guarantee that.



At the end of the contest, I will donate a 1 oz silver bar, ASE, etc. to the person with the lowest portfolio balance.



Here's to a profitable year, Have fun!



*NO naked puts.



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Notes to all: 3stars has replaced CMGO with FCEL. Renman95 has also pointed out I had him listed twice, with one of his choices of "TTT" being deleted as I misinterpreted it as his entry.
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Comments

  • Same as last 2 years, All $9,000. in Silver . Glutton for punishment :-)
    Support your local Coin Shop
    LM-ANA3242-CSNS308-MSNS226-ICTA
  • mhammermanmhammerman Posts: 3,802 ✭✭✭
    Here's to a better year for my back to back middle of the pack finishes for the last two years.

    RAD 20%
    GE 40%
    INTC 40%

  • MGLICKERMGLICKER Posts: 8,089 ✭✭✭
    I will short $9000 of Facebook.

    Thanks for another year of the contest, WR!
    It is more fun to buy the book and the coin.
  • guitarwesguitarwes Posts: 9,199 ✭✭✭
    ODP 50%
    Silver 50%
    @ Elite CNC Routing & Woodworks on Facebook. Check out my work.
    Too many positive BST transactions with too many members to list.
  • joefrojoefro Posts: 1,885 ✭✭
    $9000 in MAUXF

    Thanks!
    Lincoln Cent & Libertad Collector
  • 3stars3stars Posts: 634 ✭✭✭
    50% CMGO
    50% PLUG

    Glad its not real money...
    Previous transactions: Wondercoin
  • renman95renman95 Posts: 6,557 ✭✭✭✭
    100% in KIQ.

    Let it ride!
    HE>i


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  • dbcoindbcoin Posts: 2,253
    IDSY 50% (year end closing price $6.69)
    RVM 50% (year end closing price 73.67c)

    edit - added yr end closing prices
    Investor
  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 19,061 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What's the deadline? I'm still thinkin'.image
    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 3,757 ✭✭✭


    << <i>What's the deadline? I'm still thinkin'.image >>



    Ditto
  • BaleyBaley Posts: 20,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll guess it's midnight, 12/31/14, but what timezone?

    Liberty: Parent of Science & Industry

  • MGLICKERMGLICKER Posts: 8,089 ✭✭✭


    << <i>I'll guess it's midnight, 12/31/14, but what timezone? >>




    Zulu!


    Edit: That is a time zone, not a pick. image
    It is more fun to buy the book and the coin.
  • natetrooknatetrook Posts: 550 ✭✭✭
    50% silver
    50% gold
    Matt
  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Posts: 766 ✭✭✭
    USO - 30%
    UGAZ - 30%
    FCX - 40%



    Thanks Wingsrule!!!
  • VALE: 33%
    BABA: 33%
    TRQ: 33%
  • seebelowseebelow Posts: 1,643 ✭✭✭
    Hey thanks for the contest. Sounds fun.

    When is the entry deadline? 31st? Or limited to a certain number of participants?
    Interested in higher grade vintage cards. Aren't we all. image
  • GrumpyEdGrumpyEd Posts: 4,749 ✭✭✭
    OLO 100%
    Ed
  • OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,243 ✭✭✭✭
    WMIH 50%
    FNMA 30%
    RDWD 5%
    Call Option SLV, Exp. 2016-01-15, Strike Price $14. (SLV160115C00014000) 15%

    My Adolph A. Weinman signature :)

  • 1970s1970s Posts: 1,824 ✭✭✭
    25 percent COP
    25 percent FB
    25 percent GLD
    25 percent AAPL

    thank you
  • 100% Alibaba

    Especially when they buy Amazon, precipitating WWIII (ok, only 1/2 serious about the war).
    ASE Addict...but oh so poor!
  • CoulportCoulport Posts: 1,203 ✭✭✭
    NOK
    BP
    GDXJ

    Even amounts.

    Thanks for all your effort.
    The most money I made are on coins I haven't sold.

    Got quoins?
  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 40,036 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's a tough game playing with my own money. I lack patience
    I'm thinking sun screen. With that said, I'm going 100% with CSIQ for 2015. image
  • seebelowseebelow Posts: 1,643 ✭✭✭
    I'll go

    FAS 50%
    SPXL 50%

    Thanks for the fun.
    Interested in higher grade vintage cards. Aren't we all. image
  • WingsruleWingsrule Posts: 2,745 ✭✭✭
    Note to self: Spreadsheet updated to this point, including the various PMs.
  • 50% UCO
    50% FAZ

    Thanks!
    Gold is for savings. Fiat is for transactions.



    BST Transactions (as the seller): Collectall, GRANDAM, epcjimi1, wondercoin, jmski52, wheathoarder, jay1187, jdsueu, grote15, airplanenut, bigole
  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 19,061 ✭✭✭✭✭
    $3,000 on TTT

    $3,000 on TNX.TO

    $3,000 short TSLA
    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • cohodkcohodk Posts: 15,138 ✭✭✭✭
    I have high confidence in the previous picks I mentioned but in an effort to be more mainstream and pretty much throw a dart, no chartwork or serious fundamental analysis, I will choose...

    50% REDF
    50% SIFY

    Master of Puppets----AKA The Boogeyman.
    "Troll"er of Mis-information and Lies
    Excuses are tools of the ignorant
    Knowledge is the enemy of fear
  • Weather11amWeather11am Posts: 1,824 ✭✭✭
    1/3: VDE
    1/3: USO
    1/3: SPY
  • renman95renman95 Posts: 6,557 ✭✭✭✭
    The more the merrier.
    TTT
    image
    HE>i


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  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 3,757 ✭✭✭
    50% UNH
    50% NYMEX WTI Crude
  • BaleyBaley Posts: 20,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Going to go with 100% HALO for the thread, have a couple other ideas I'll be following alongside but think this one has the best chance of them in '15

    Liberty: Parent of Science & Industry

  • bluelobsterbluelobster Posts: 1,177 ✭✭✭
    50% short JDST
    25% AFMD
    25% ARRY


    Danke
  • fishcookerfishcooker Posts: 3,544 ✭✭
    I have no idea so I used a random stock picker.

    50% CNAT
    50% CTAS
  • bronco2078bronco2078 Posts: 6,220 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Same thing this year . 100% greek 10 year bonds symbol GGB10yr .



  • Musky1011Musky1011 Posts: 3,745 ✭✭✭
    $9000 gold coins in hand
    Pilgrim Clock and Gift Shop.. Expert clock repair since 1844

    Menomonee Falls Wisconsin USA

    http://www.pcgs.com/SetRegistr...dset.aspx?s=68269&ac=1">Musky 1861 Mint Set
  • SNMANSNMAN Posts: 1,345 ✭✭✭
    Crude Oil 25%
    BABA 25%
    AAPL 25%
    FB 25%

    Positive Transactions with: Doily Dude (Drunner) Segoja, Dragon, fivecents, Connecticoin, WTCG, gsa1fan, abitofthisabitofthat; commoncents05;Broadstruck;
    Wondercoin; ModernCoinMart; johnperk747; Stockford; Metalsman
    tradedollarnut; tennesseebanker; mirabela; WinPitcher; a039;
    Meltdown; halfnut; notlogical; ibzman350; astrorat; cohodk
    Bochiman; and ......more
  • SurfinxHISurfinxHI Posts: 1,147 ✭✭✭✭
    Hey wings. Thx for doing this again!

    TNH
    KIQ
    ACAD
    GILD

    Cheers,
    Surf
    Dead people tell interesting tales.
  • jjwormjjworm Posts: 196 ✭✭
    100% RADA

    Collecting:

    - Post War baseball HOF RC's
    - 1980's unopened baseball
    - All Mutoscope and American Beauties

  • renman95renman95 Posts: 6,557 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Hey wings. Thx for doing this again!

    TNH
    KIQ
    ACAD
    GILD

    Cheers,
    Surf >>



    Oh no you didn't.
    image
    HE>i


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  • Thanks for doing this again!

    XOM $3000
    SVM $3000
    ZOES $1000
    BABA $2000
    The member formerly known as Ciccio / Posts: 1453 / Joined: Apr 2009
  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 20,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    70% EROC
    30% CLCT


    thanks and good luck to all~
    BST deals: Dozens of buys/sells. Will provide a list upon request.
    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • CoinCastCoinCast Posts: 493 ✭✭✭
    100% OIL

  • $7000 long LC
    $2000 short EUR/USD
    Veni, Vidi, Vici
  • 1/4 cvs health (cvs)
    1/4 discover financial services (dfs)
    1/4 northrop grumman (noc)
    1/4 vanguard reit index fund reit shares (vnq)

    I am playing the trend of continuing growth in healthcare, banks/consumer finance improving with rising interest rates, an uptick in defense spending due to the recent elections, and I am sticking with what works in real estate, along with the dividends-which are being added to our YTD gains, no?
    Positive BST transactions with Timbuk3, coindeuce, charlottedude.
  • On a side note, I like gilead sciences, berkshire hathaway, hewlett packard, and intel...but I will stick with my above picks.
    Positive BST transactions with Timbuk3, coindeuce, charlottedude.
  • MesquiteMesquite Posts: 4,075 ✭✭✭
    OK, this year I want $2250 in each of the following.

    1. GSV
    2. KMI
    3. NSRPF
    4. OHI

    Thanks for setting this up.

    Mesquite
    There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.
    –John Adams, 1826
  • You should post the results of the 2014 investment contest after the financial markets close today at 4...I want to see how everybody did.
    Positive BST transactions with Timbuk3, coindeuce, charlottedude.
  • MGLICKERMGLICKER Posts: 8,089 ✭✭✭


    << <i>You should post the results of the 2014 investment contest after the financial markets close today at 4...I want to see how everybody did. >>



    ....or Wingsrule can enjoy the holiday and all the football action and post the results at his convenience.





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    It is more fun to buy the book and the coin.
  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 40,036 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Information for hopsin HERE on last year's contest.

    Thanks again to Wingsrule for the work in this free and fun environment.
    Happy New Year all.
    … Now, if PCGS would do the World Series of Trading again…. that was a fun contest.
  • massscrewmassscrew Posts: 1,995 ✭✭✭
    INVN 100%
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